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09-06-2018, 09:02 AM

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When a cube of chalk cost more than your 1st cue. $25 Adam in 1975 . I bought my 1st custom cue from R Black,a merry widow for $250 in 83,won't hardly get a magical ld shaft today. I had all my cues out one day and realised I had 25 grand in cues and was living in a 40 g house,this was in the early nineties.I was single so evidently my priorities were not the same as they are now. I changed my lifestyle,live in a $250000 house with a wonderful woman and play with a Mottey I bought in 2002.The one thing that has stayed constant......I still can't make a ball!
My first cue was a complete POS I spent I think 5.00 on in 67. I used it maybe twice then stashed it in the garage and never touched it again, playing with house cues instead. The next one was @ 2 years later, a pretty nice Viking I paid 20.00 for. The ferrule was cracked and it had no tip. The room owner got it fixed for me. I Iiked that cue a lot. Kept it for @ 3 years or so until I went into the army when I sold it just before leaving.




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09-06-2018, 10:27 AM

When Meucci cues were the most desirable and popular cue on the market, even among pro players.

When, over the phone, you could place your custom order for a Gus Szamboti cue starting at $200.

When Johnston City, IL was the mecca of the pool world for 2 weeks every year.

When "The Miz" was "The Man" as the reigning 14.1 World Champion, although he was still a school teacher, and you could get him to drive to your home to give you a 3-4 hour lesson for less than $100 (negotiable) if you were lucky enough to live in NJ.

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09-06-2018, 10:45 AM

When in a pool room and someone would yell out "time on table 7" for the counter man to clock him out before he had even started putting the balls in the tray to save a couple of cents.
  
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09-06-2018, 11:00 AM

when a carbon fiber shaft cost as much as your first Gold Crown table.
  
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Thumbs down Good riddance to a mistaken idea - 09-06-2018, 11:32 AM

...when there was a sign on the front door of poolrooms (down south, anyway) that read......"No Colored"


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09-06-2018, 04:07 PM

When someone asked me how long have you been playing pool. and I answer, 78 years. I started as a rack boy when I was 13 years old and now I am 91. Last Saturday I was in a tournament to help a very sick player and I played 10 hours and came in third. Hows that for an old kocker. I was also inducted into the New England Billiard hall of fame in 2016. Look me up on Google, New York Larry Gendler.

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09-06-2018, 05:13 PM

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When someone asked me how long have you been playing pool. and I answer, 78 years. I started as a rack boy when I was 13 years old and now I am 91. Last Saturday I was in a tournament to help a very sick player and I played 10 hours and came in third. Hows that for an old kocker. I was also inducted into the New England Billiard hall of fame in 2016. Look me up on Google, New York Larry Gendler.
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When someone asked me how long have you been playing pool. and I answer, 78 years. I started as a rack boy when I was 13 years old and now I am 91. Last Saturday I was in a tournament to help a very sick player and I played 10 hours and came in third. Hows that for an old kocker. I was also inducted into the New England Billiard hall of fame in 2016. Look me up on Google, New York Larry Gendler.
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I was also inducted into the New England Billiard hall of fame in 2016. Look me up on Google, New York Larry Gendler.
Congrats Larry. Nice achievement.





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09-07-2018, 03:56 AM

you know you have been playing awhile
when the first cue you bought was a 57( not 58 ) inch joss
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What year is your Joss? I have an old Joss that is also an inch short. I always thought it was a special order for a kid or something, but this makes more sense.
  
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What year is your Joss? I have an old Joss that is also an inch short. I always thought it was a special order for a kid or something, but this makes more sense.
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09-07-2018, 06:49 AM

I have a Ď68 Joss that was 58 inches.
...it became 58 inches when I had the ivory ferrule cut off.


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What year is your Joss? I have an old Joss that is also an inch short. I always thought it was a special order for a kid or something, but this makes more sense.
Z - 57' was the standard until, I believe, the late 70s, early 80s. My 73 Meucci is 57.




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