Who are the 'Old Schoolers' of AZ

mikemosconi

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Some of the biggest changes that I see since 1964 when I first got into the game- not much 14.1 played anymore, anywhere. There are many more very good players out of a group of every 100 players that play pool at least once a week - I think the internet has a lot to do with that.

IMO modern equipment such as cues, balls, cloth may make the game a bit easier in some respects; but tighter pockets and faster rebounds on some modern tables demand a more pure stroke and greater knowledge of multiple rail position play with speed control. When tables were slower, but pockets were much larger 4 7/8 to 5 1/8 - in rotation games, you could leave the CB 7 feet from the OB on a slow table and have no problem making the shots if you had a good eye and stroked straight. The playing conditions years ago did not demand the precision required today.
 

Chilifide

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I've been on AZB since 6/5/2005 and before that I was on RSB during the JAM wars. I am mostly a lurker but will occasionally chime in on something.
 

pt109

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Sorry, wrong thread..
Wrong thread indeed

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chefjeff

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This place has led me to many good players and instructors who have helped my game in every way. It's led me to tournaments and other fun things. It has allowed me to network with other players and doers in the game who have helped me in many ways, too.

I give it a 9.5.


Jeff Livingston
 

Joe P.

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Been here since 2007 when I started shooting serious. Doesn't seem that long...
 

WildWing

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My two favorite old school guys on AZ are Will Prout and the late Steve Piesner.

Will and Steve have some of the most high end historic collections I've ever seen, and they put them on the cue gallery now and then. They didn't do it to brag, but to give credit to the makers, some older, and some newer ones. Their posts were always the most gracious, and the ones I wanted to look at over and over.

It does make me think that in a pretty obscure sport like pool, and even more obscure activity like cue collecting, Will and Steve are and were two of the best that AZ will ever have, given their generosity to share what they have.

Having put up many cues of my own in the cue gallery, I've communicated with both of them, and they are as gracious as they are on the forum. Those are my two favorite old school guys.

All the best,
WW
 

cbi1000

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I joined in 2004. I don’t post much due to the amount of fighting that goes on these days. People hide behind screen names and type insulting or degrading shit. This once was a pretty good place to participate.
 
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AtLarge

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My two favorite old school guys on AZ are Will Prout and the late Steve Piesner.

Will and Steve have some of the most high end historic collections I've ever seen, and they put them on the cue gallery now and then. They didn't do it to brag, but to give credit to the makers, some older, and some newer ones. Their posts were always the most gracious, and the ones I wanted to look at over and over.

It does make me think that in a pretty obscure sport like pool, and even more obscure activity like cue collecting, Will and Steve are and were two of the best that AZ will ever have, given their generosity to share what they have.

Having put up many cues of my own in the cue gallery, I've communicated with both of them, and they are as gracious as they are on the forum. Those are my two favorite old school guys.

All the best,
WW
Steve died about 3½ years ago: https://forums.azbilliards.com/threads/passing-of-a-friend.485174/
 

WildWing

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I joined in 2004. I don’t post much due to the amount of fighting that goes on these days. People hide behind screen names and type insulting or degrading shit. This once was a pretty good place to participate.
I'm surprised you would pick the old school members thread to express displeasure. This is a thread about long-lasting members who contribute highly, knowledge, pictures of cues, tables, etc.

There is a bit of rough and tumble, as there is with any internet forum. But I wouldn't take back all the interaction I've had with the old school members here, trading stories, showing classic cue pictures, building materials, and the like.

But since you are disgusted with AZ, I hope you find something else. The only worse thing than a bad forum would be an unhappy person still posting in it. Best of luck.

All the best,
WW
 

chefjeff

If not now...
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I joined in 2004. I don’t post much due to the amount of fighting that goes on these days. People hide behind screen names and type insulting or degrading shit. This once was a pretty good place to participate.

What's your name?


Jeff Livingston
 

pt109

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I joined in 2004. I don’t post much due to the amount of fighting that goes on these days. People hide behind screen names and type insulting or degrading shit. This once was a pretty good place to participate.
Hmmm…’cbi1000’ complaining about screen names…noted by ‘pt109’….:)
….like most areas in life, there’s wheat and there’s chaff, getting tired of separating it is more of a personal problem….
….lot of good stuff on here
 

cbi1000

It is what it is...
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I'm surprised you would pick the old school members thread to express displeasure. This is a thread about long-lasting members who contribute highly, knowledge, pictures of cues, tables, etc.

There is a bit of rough and tumble, as there is with any internet forum. But I wouldn't take back all the interaction I've had with the old school members here, trading stories, showing classic cue pictures, building materials, and the like.

But since you are disgusted with AZ, I hope you find something else. The only worse thing than a bad forum would be an unhappy person still posting in it. Best of luck.

All the best,
WW
this is a perfect example of what I am saying. I only stated I don't post as much due to people taking topics way out of context. thanks for confirming my statements.
But I am old school.
 

cbi1000

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Hmmm…’cbi1000’ complaining about screen names…noted by ‘pt109’….:)
….like most areas in life, there’s wheat and there’s chaff, getting tired of separating it is more of a personal problem….
….lot of good stuff on here
People who are hiding are those that say things that they need to hide from. That is not most folks, but it happens.
 
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