Showin some A$$
Icon of Sin said:The jump cue is there to make the shot easier. Both parties are allowed to use it making the game still fair.
Why not force golfers to use the same club for every shot. They dont because certain clubs make certain shots easier. Same idea with a break cue, jump cue, bridge, playing cue.
Just my opinion, but I think the Jump cue should not be excluded from any pool venue.
Golfers are limited on the number of clubs they can carry....Limiting them to one club is not realistic...You can't expect someone to hit a wedge 230 yards with very much accuracy...at the same time you are not going to hit a flop shot with a 3-iron.....now for the part of Golf that most resembles pool. (on the green)...... nobody is using more than one club ..(Well I should say that you can use other clubs but only a few greens in the world would the necessity occur...and its usually frowned upon outside the pro ranks...)
However....if you decide you want to carry 4 wedges in your bag.....you can....but you have to sacrifice other clubs in your bag,
I think Cameron's intent was to show that Golf is attempting to put limits on the technology...how far the ball goes...how much it does spin, how much it does not spin. club face technology, etc...
I also don't think that Cameron's intent was against the jump cue itself.....per say...but more against the technology behind the jump cue that makes it so easy to jump a ball a monkey could do it...
For others (people like SJM I would guess) it is more about preserving the origonal intent and or tradition of the game...I would imagine that when the game was first thought up, the intent of the game was to be played on a flat surface.
I fall into both catagories...I don't want technology to improve the game to make it so easy a monkey could do it, I want skill to remain a factor..Faster cloth faster rails don't take the skill factor away from the game...It does play to a slightly different skill set, but there still is much skill involved...(similarly like a long golf course vs a short tight golf course) ......there still is skill involved in jumping a ball and making it, but the skill of actually jumping a ball is gone in my opinion, and it also robs the opponent in regards to the skill it took to pull off a snooker...(even if the balls are not locked together)..
I also want to see the intent of the game preserved.....I belive the game was intended to be played on a flat surface at all times...not in the air
With all that being said....Just tell me the rules before we start, and lets play.