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how has pool play changed over time? - 06-24-2019, 04:19 PM

of course gear has evolved, information about the game is more accessible, etc.

but does the way players actually play the game today differ much from the way players used to play?

rules impact game play..but I'm especially curious about strategy, development of offense, defense, etc.


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06-24-2019, 04:39 PM

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of course gear has evolved, information about the game is more accessible, etc.

but does the way players actually play the game today differ much from the way players used to play?

rules impact game play..but I'm especially curious about strategy, development of offense, defense, etc.

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06-24-2019, 04:40 PM

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of course gear has evolved, information about the game is more accessible, etc.

but does the way players actually play the game today differ much from the way players used to play?

rules impact game play..but I'm especially curious about strategy, development of offense, defense, etc.
Easily in the last 20-30 years the biggest change beyond the equipment is in one pocket.

While in the past an occasional 8 and out, now it is a common. I can remember the "Chicago Style" one pocket where you lucky if you got a shot every other week.

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06-24-2019, 04:55 PM

All versions of the game are faster and looser due to the switch to Simonis 860 cloth. Similarly, the nappy cloth, composition balls, and less lively rails of yesteryear required a somewhat different, and more patient, approach.
  
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06-24-2019, 04:58 PM

More 1 pocket, less gambling, less rooms, and of course leagues.


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06-24-2019, 05:00 PM

I would say the filipinos (pick one) have shown us how the game can be played (kick safes for example). Efren with a cue is like Hendrix with 6 strings (IMO).
  
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06-24-2019, 05:13 PM

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06-24-2019, 05:20 PM

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I would say the filipinos (pick one) have shown us how the game can be played (kick safes for example). Efren with a cue is like Hendrix with 6 strings (IMO).
Or 12 strings!

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Safety play - 06-24-2019, 05:43 PM

When I was growing up, if you played safe intentionally, you were in jeopardy of a butt whoopin. You went for EVERYTHING.


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06-24-2019, 06:01 PM

The dollar an hour pool rooms are gone. Those, you could get a soda and maybe a sandwich. The players kept them alive.

Today, a room needs a bar, loud music, and a lot of brass to succeed. They're more bar/restaurants than pool halls. In addition to equipment, that's the biggest change.

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06-24-2019, 06:21 PM

What ever became of $1 on the five and $2 on the nine? Ah, those were the days.
  
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06-24-2019, 06:27 PM

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of course gear has evolved, information about the game is more accessible, etc.

but does the way players actually play the game today differ much from the way players used to play?

rules impact game play..but I'm especially curious about strategy, development of offense, defense, etc.
The biggest difference ive noticed is there are more crybabies today vs "anytime".


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