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10-19-2019, 09:47 PM

Nope don’t use one at home.Sometimes at the pool hall When required
  
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10-20-2019, 01:26 AM

I use a very thin pad when breaking rotation racks.

Like others, I use one end of table for rotation type games and the other end for 14.1, 1hole etc... It makes a huge difference in how a table plays and breaks. It extends felt life by at least double.

Having said that ^^^^^^, a break pad will mess with your breaking skill if you "always" use a pad. I do two things to keep my 10 ball and AR breaks in check. I will go to a public room and get permission to practice breaking on a designated table.

Also, when I know I'm about to get my table recovered, lol....it's open season on breaking, jumping etc...etc. After the recover, well, it's right back to the pad or public room (with permission).

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10-20-2019, 08:08 AM

I've used one before on a bar box and didn't have issues with CB leaving the table. I feel I have a fairly powerful break but I wasn't using a break cue at the time.

My friends who aren't so used to using a break cue seem to launch the CB at least once a night. So maybe a break pad with them wouldn't be such a great idea.

My feeling is just play on it. Maybe I'll start experimenting more with different break spots on the table. I always have the standard spot and stroke.


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10-20-2019, 09:20 AM

should be required on every table. they keep your cloth from being ruined.

if a pool room doesnt care and wants to look like a dump go there and practice your breaks all day long. but at home if you break practice a soft break with the cloth and move your break spot all around.

or do like one of the above buy cheap cloth and let it be ruined.
  
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Break from the spot? - 10-20-2019, 09:28 AM

When i started playing back in 1980 I always broke off the head spot sticker. Now I use a break cloth. Thus thread makes me feel like buying some sopts and going back to my old routine. Anyone have any downsides to breaking from the soot for practicing at home?
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10-20-2019, 10:32 AM

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When i started playing back in 1980 I always broke off the head spot sticker. Now I use a break cloth. Thus thread makes me feel like buying some sopts and going back to my old routine. Anyone have any downsides to breaking from the soot for practicing at home?
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You could just lay it anywhere on the cloth (without gluing it down), right?

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10-20-2019, 11:54 AM

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Break pad? Like there's an actual product that is too thick? I don't even use my outsville ones, just a 2" square piece of Simonis.
Speaking of the Outsville “Shark Skin Table Saver,” does anyone use these or have feedback on them? Not terribly expensive I know, but if it’s a definite buy/don’t buy I’d like to gather opinions before proceeding.

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10-20-2019, 01:11 PM

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Speaking of the Outsville “Shark Skin Table Saver,” does anyone use these or have feedback on them? Not terribly expensive I know, but if it’s a definite buy/don’t buy I’d like to gather opinions before proceeding.

Any takers?
One came with my templates. It works fine. I never noticed any issues using an extra piece of simonis as a break pad either so maybe my style of break it just doesn’t matter but the outsville thing is real thin and shouldn’t cause any noticeable difference from raw table.
  
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10-20-2019, 01:33 PM

You can alleviate the problem by playing straight pool the ultimate test
of your skill. Try it you will like it
  
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You can alleviate the problem by playing straight pool the ultimate test
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I have a bar box in the house, all i could fit. I like 14.1 but it's downright criminal to play it on a 7 footer.


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10-20-2019, 02:39 PM

Use a piece of the table cloth the mechanic will have left over. Just the rails
alone will leave you with more break cloth material than you will ever need


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10-20-2019, 02:49 PM

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One came with my templates. It works fine. I never noticed any issues using an extra piece of simonis as a break pad either so maybe my style of break it just doesn’t matter but the outsville thing is real thin and shouldn’t cause any noticeable difference from raw table.
Thank you sir.

If I’da knowd, I’da got them table boys to cut me off a square. Oh well. What’s a guy to do? Seriously, thanks for the input. My pool-playing son insists on jump shots. He’ll take any jump he can, so I figure it can’t hurt to pony up for those Outsville pads if it preserves the cloth even a little bit.

Plus thanks for the tip from the poster(s?) who recommended switching break ends.

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10-20-2019, 03:15 PM

I've have used a break cloth on my home table for 25 years. It really extends the life of the cloth and does not detract from breaking at all.

I originally used a small piece of newspaper but now only use a patch of Simonis.
  
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10-20-2019, 03:21 PM

Never used one, although my table mechanic leaves me a couple every time I recover. Don’t see the need and recovering every 2-3 years is an acceptable investment to play pool normally.


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10-20-2019, 05:29 PM

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I have a bar box in the house, all i could fit. I like 14.1 but it's downright criminal to play it on a 7 footer.
Play 9.1 on a bar table. It’s super fun. You also still get the same “late rack” practice as in regular 14.1. Although the types of break shots you use are a lil different. I almost always go behind the pack with the 9.1 style.
  
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