straight rail

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i rewatched the french final on kozoom, and was wondering that,
they might have slow cloth because they play it alot over there

or it could just be there incredible skill that makes it look slow
 

KissedOut

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Could you share the link?

Here is the link to the Daly Book:

http://www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org/files/1913_Daly_s_billiard_book.pdf

This is a link to a book published by Brunswick in the early 1900s that has tons of straight and balkline stuff

https://books.google.com/books/about/Modern_Billiards.html?id=qXIuAAAAYAAJ

And here are a couple of links to old pamphlets on system play:

https://carombil.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/1928systemplayin3c1.pdf


http://www.sfbilliards.com/Misc/Cannefax.pdf

The second one has the famous Cannefax Charts. That site, sfbilliards,com, has links to a ton of other billiards stuff
 

bbb

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Here is the link to the Daly Book:

http://www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org/files/1913_Daly_s_billiard_book.pdf

This is a link to a book published by Brunswick in the early 1900s that has tons of straight and balkline stuff

https://books.google.com/books/about/Modern_Billiards.html?id=qXIuAAAAYAAJ

And here are a couple of links to old pamphlets on system play:

https://carombil.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/1928systemplayin3c1.pdf


http://www.sfbilliards.com/Misc/Cannefax.pdf

The second one has the famous Cannefax Charts. That site, sfbilliards,com, has links to a ton of other billiards stuff

thanks for the links
 

Dean_H

luv the small modalities
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Off Topic Post but still about the small games

This post may be slightly off topic, apologies. The youtube channel for the" Federacion de Francaise de Billard" has put up a two part video for the final one cushion match that occured in Evian, France 2015. The match features Pascal Dessaint and Alain Remond.
This is a good chance to watch one cushion played at a high level at 480p on YouTube. Kozoom did the camera work for the event so it has multiple camera, and use of a crane goodness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unj3cJX3iIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-msTC6xDF0

Enjoy.
 

Texas Carom Club

play 1cushion & balkline
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either daily or almost daily Xavier Gretillat streams live his practice sessions of 1cushion or balkline from his home table, its a great learning experience

id reccommend if you are on fb that you friend him and tune in
 

maldito

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BTW - In just about every book/article I have read re straight rail it was always referred to as "gathering" the balls I have never heard of "crowding"
 

Texas Carom Club

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BTW - In just about every book/article I have read re straight rail it was always referred to as "gathering" the balls I have never heard of "crowding"

Only one person over seen referred to it as crowding he has a short video on crowding patterns on YouTube, playing on a gc

The rest simply say gather shot
 

Texas Carom Club

play 1cushion & balkline
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Hope not to maye/any rooms get ruined in this freak overnight flood we're having, and not out of the woods yet
 

Texas Carom Club

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Playing this game with my kilby made cue, specifically made for this game, is now even More of a joy

16 ounce, 15.8 is what he told me
11mm tip
54 inch long

I'm pretty stunned at the difference in shaft weight from 12 to long

The effort before spent trying to control my speed is now allowing me free-er cueing,
Small dia tip helping apply the English I want per shot more accurately

Already broke my previous high run with and because of this cue, while not even attempting to at that
 

billiard dave 7

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I've watched guys playing 4 ball and couldn't understand what they were doing. That was because they didn't know. Seen on You Tube with 2 good players and it all makes sense. How they shoot masses opposite handed is amazing.
 

Texas Carom Club

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This was uploaded today came across it by accident


First straight rail match I've seen that's taking place out side of Europe, I believe

The Americans seem to still enjoy the game, the guy was able to regather them in 2 shots


Ruso Vs. Baena Libre: http://youtu.be/KrjW13um0fc
 
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