So how & why does chalk become embittered, and how do the little guys communicate these feelings to you? I've yet to come across any brand of chalk that was angry or resentful at having been treated unfairly.When starting this thread, I had used Masters Chalk for over 50 years playing this sport. I had used other chalks from time to time, but only because it was what was available to me at the time, such as being in a room where there wasn't Masters being available. Masters was and might still be the best on the market. When seeing that Jason Shaw had used Toam chalk while breaking the high run in 14-1 I thought if he had used the stuff , there might be somewhat of an advantage too at least giving the Toam chalk a try and see of what quality the product really was.
Now with that stated, I didn't for a minute think I was ever going to play his speed using the product because I know it's the Indian and not the arrow. I didn't start this cross fire hurricane to start adversity between other forum members or did I mean to say that either chalk would make anyone a better player. I will try to reiterate that I liked the new chalk for a few reasons.
1, the chalk performed for me just as well when using it as when I was using the Masters.
2, the table in my home that I play on exclusively now stays cleaner and the balls roll straighter with no kicks and skids.along with no residue of chalk laying about the room , which keeps the table room itself cleaners
3, I can play for hours and hours and my hands stay clean to the point that one wouldn't know that I had ever been around a table. Even my clothes stay cleaner, I'm a sales rep and I must dress accordingly when calling on corporate accounts. Before using Toams when getting near my table with dress Khakis, I would inadvertently come away from the table some times with blue smudges , staining my clothes.
Now if to take it home on my thoughts , the new chalk plays great, but it is expensive but it saves me time at home too the point I don't mind the cost and I now buy in bulk. Probably have 5 years of the stuff now.
Is Toam going to help one perform better than Masters, or is Masters going to help one perform better than Toam ? Damn if I have a clue , I'm almost 70 now the Toams works just fine for how I'm playing now, and I would probably play just as well going back to my one time favorite
Masters chalk. Doubt that I would ever venture into any room any where that only Toam was used because of the price of the product, so Maters would be what I would hope they had picked as their choice. The greatest things I can say about Toam Calk ? It plays as well as Masters as far as I can gather. The table as well as the balls and including the room in which the table is set up stays increadably clean. The balls roll straighter because there's no embittered chalk laying about the cloth. These are the reasons that I have stated many times why I don't care what the price of the stuff is . It's worth it to me because of time cleaning equipment is so greatly reduced along with, one cube of the stuff last about the same as 6 blocks of Masters. If you have a table at home and would like to improve the conditions in which your playing while around your table, I suggest using Toam chalk. There is the only spot which I think there is a great advantage while using the product, it's just that damn clean when everything is set up too use this new chalk. 2 cents issued
Just kidding man. As this thread accumulates dozens of pages, it's good for you to reinforce your views every 400 posts or so.