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09-01-2018, 05:44 PM

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While playing on smaller pockets could well improve your accuracy, if you have ever had two balls jam & hang up in a corner pocket (suspended equadistant at the edge of the shelf drop) and thus possibly ending your run (a likely source of disagreement/friction), you might then prefer pockets that are slightly larger.
I once tried to make an object ball of a carom in a match while making the intended ball as well, and the cueball jammed in the pocket with the object ball. I was so frustrated and scared to double hit the ball, that I miscued and lost the game.

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behind the snooker pocket - 11-17-2018, 12:48 PM

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I agree with your post, but I guess I'm a masochist, as I practice all my 14.1 on two very tough tables. A 9-foot table with 4-1/8" corners and Andy Pro cloth (which makes the pockets play smaller than Simonis 860 cloth does), or on our 10-foot table with 4-3/8" corners and Andy Pro cloth. It's no wonder why I very rarely can run more than 28 balls and have never run 50 balls on either of those tables, although my personal best high run was 98 on a 4-3/4" pocket table.

I just enjoy the challenge (and I guess the frustration) of practicing on those tables - very hard to explain. I'm just afraid if I go to the bigger pocket tables to practice, I'll never be able to return to the tight tables with any degree of confidence.
My first home table was a super shimmed diamond as well, I eventually decided that it was more important to start running racks. I figured if I wanted to work on precise potting skills I would practice on snooker table with pool balls. This way I had no excuse to say i know no runs of century+. Not saying your making excuse either - it's your table, I just figure if I wanted to join china 8 ball tour I would have a table like yours and practice 8 ball. I'm a straight pool dude first and foremost, so that's my story looks like I will stick to it even if there are no tournaments worth competing in here in the usa or other.
  
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11-17-2018, 01:06 PM

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11-17-2018, 03:59 PM

Mine is 1.14 tdf on Dr. Dave measure method. I know it is too tight and I feel tight Diamond is easier. I soon gonna have alternative place for practice and easier table. Dunno yet what kind pockets it will have.


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Nasty Big Kling! - 11-18-2018, 01:40 PM

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Blue Fin Billiards (Fresno, CA) - 12-04-2018, 02:28 PM

Less than 4”

The last time I checked the front row 9’ table pockets at Blue Fin Billiards played less
than 4” and table #1 had the tightest pockets measured at 3.8” which can play nasty.

I have been urging Tommy to convert the snooker table into a 10’ pool table with 3.75”
pockets and lets play some championship 14.1 like during the golden era of pool when
this game was the truest measure of players’ skills, knowledge and shot execution. Sadly,
I was outvoted by a lot by other players that rather keep it as a golf table. Unfortunately, as
a snooker table, it doesn’t see a lots play whereas as a pool table, it would be the most
difficult and challenging pocket billiards table bar none anywhere in my neck of the woods.

10’ tables take a bit of initial adjustment but it is truly an equalizer and distinguishes pretty
quickly the skill levels of the players and I might add with sharp distinctions too. It’s a blast.


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