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Old 09-22-2017, 01:27 PM   #51
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Ha that place hasn't changed at all! There are quite a few hustlers around ole bostocks and bar c too.
Showing my age here. I usually played at the dodge house. Pool Tuesday and Thursday. Darts on Wednesday. Got to know the bartenders real well. Never had to wait in those long lines for a drink. Just walked to end and they would slide me one. May be why it took me almost 7 years to graduate. Realized it was time to get serious about school when everyone I knew was leaving
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Sounds like you are dang good. Im guessing pretty young as well.. The thing about safe shots is that they are well accepted now.. 30 years ago, the same shot would get you blind sided in the jaw.

Im not into the one pocket or 9ft action but if you wanna drive to Lufkin and play on some perfect Diamond pro/am bar tables, Im your huckleberry. Spot me three on a race to ten? after all, Im a beginner again..
Sounds like fun. I would come down for a Sat night or something. I love to play. Diamonds are definetly the preferred tables. That long shelf is a monster.
And you can have 3 on the wire all night
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Showing my age here. I usually played at the dodge house. Pool Tuesday and Thursday. Darts on Wednesday. Got to know the bartenders real well. Never had to wait in those long lines for a drink. Just walked to end and they would slide me one. May be why it took me almost 7 years to graduate. Realized it was time to get serious about school when everyone I knew was leaving
You must have been there around the time my father in law was there. His name is James Hooser, he was a purple poo he ran around with tomcat and that group.
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Sounds like fun. I would come down for a Sat night or something. I love to play. Diamonds are definetly the preferred tables. That long shelf is a monster.
And you can have 3 on the wire all night
I would prefer to do it on a quiet afternoon. I recon i could hook you up with all that three on the wire action you wanted with a little notice. I guess 400 bucks would be pretty cheap for lessons like that anyway. Im in.
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I learned how to play snooker at a private club in Garland many years ago!
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I learned how to play snooker at a private club in Garland many years ago!
Did an old man named SAM own it?
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:39 PM   #57
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Snooker tough? After watching this, it doesn't look that tough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYqSATdr62Q
That was a work of art
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I would prefer to do it on a quiet afternoon. I recon i could hook you up with all that three on the wire action you wanted with a little notice. I guess 400 bucks would be pretty cheap for lessons like that anyway. Im in.
Sounds like fun, and a beer . Let's try for the first week or so in Nov. I'm fishing right now, and will be headed to Co a week after I get back, so Oct is shot.
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That was a work of art
Unbelievable talent right there.
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Unbelievable talent right there.
Yes he is.

If 8 ball is more your speed check this one out. Happened a couple months ago.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vKD7EdzMjAM
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:01 PM   #61
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Well now that deer season is over, i have been shooting a little 8ball again. Im having fun learning the game anew.
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I kept Madhatters 500 bucks folded up in the corner of my wallet all winter be he never did come get it.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:50 PM   #63
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9 ball and 8 ball kept spending money in my wallet when I was in college. Mainly 9 ball, money on the 9 and the 5 balls.

Been a long time since I played though, a really long time.

Now I want to play some pool.

I don't even know where my cue is that Jerry Olivier made for me.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:57 PM   #64
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This brings back memories! Both of my grandfathers had pool halls in their basement I grew up in. I still have my grandfathers custom graphite cue and had a McDermott made for myself I plan to give to my son once he’s through the college phase of life. We had a fun crew of guys at UH that would play various tourneys around town while trying to dodge trouble. Not sure I could ever pick it up again to that degree knowing the hours we spent playing and missing classes.

As a kid I remember watching Minnesota Fats play in Galveston and thought I met the President, haaaa

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Old 02-21-2018, 05:25 PM   #65
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Yes he is.



If 8 ball is more your speed check this one out. Happened a couple months ago.



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vKD7EdzMjAM


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Old 02-21-2018, 05:28 PM   #66
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I never was very good at pool. Had a buddy that was outstanding at it. Running the table on guys at the bar will make them mad. Doing it with the mop handle from behind the bar will get you into a fight every time


Used to be a guy in Salado that would shoot with a broom once folks wanted to start making bets.


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Old 02-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #67
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Well now that deer season is over, i have been shooting a little 8ball again. Im having fun learning the game anew.
That private place you talking about on 94 in hudson? Man seeing this post sure makes me miss Garons pool hall. We used to go 3-4 nights a week and play there. He had the best table ever and only place I would use house cues when i didn't bring mine. Jimanns has decent tables for a bar and now theres no smoking in there so its not too bad. I haven't played in years though.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:08 PM   #68
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I have a very nice table in my house but rarely play.
Same here, my daughter and her friends have taken over my man cave. Maybe I can start a Tbh fun league with darts. FYI fireball is usually involved, the way I play.
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:21 PM   #69
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I love to play snooker and one pocket. I wish there was a good place to play snooker here in the DFW metromess.
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I kept Madhatters 500 bucks folded up in the corner of my wallet all winter be he never did come get it.
I'm here, and hunting is over. Let's get it on .
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:13 PM   #71
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I love to play snooker and one pocket. I wish there was a good place to play snooker here in the DFW metromess.
There is, the Billiard Den in Richardson. Also about 2 dozen other snooker tables scattered around if you know where to find em.
You can throw a rock in any direction, and hit 50, 1 pocket players.
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There is, the Billiard Den in Richardson. Also about 2 dozen other snooker tables scattered around if you know where to find em.
You can throw a rock in any direction, and hit 50, 1 pocket players.
I am obviously looking in all the wrong places for a snooker table. The only one that I have been able to locate is Dave and Busters in Dallas. Can you either post or PM me a list of places, preferably on the FW side.

I learned to play at Wilt's in Arlington which closed many years ago.
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Old 01-12-2021, 04:59 PM   #73
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Found this old thread and have a question for you pros. I’ve always been an above average non-player. Just played a ton in college (15 years ago). My neighbor and I hang out quite a bit and he recently put a nice 8’ table in his house. We play fairly often but we’ve only ever had crappy sticks. The beat being a $50 graphite cue from Academy.

I want to get into a nice set of cues but don’t know what I’m looking for. I am fairly handy at putting English on the ball but need to be way better.

Should I be looking for 1 do it all cue? Should I have a fat tipped 25oz breaking cue?

Also, if I go to a billiards store can I demo them or am I better off listening to advice here and ordering online?

I tend to gravitate towards heavier cues when available, love a 21oz stick.

Take me to school please.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:38 PM   #74
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I'm curious if the match ever happened between Garguy and Madhatter.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:55 PM   #75
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Played APA for 2 years when I was serving in Fort Worth. Great memories.
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:57 PM   #76
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Tmurray-I would get you a good two piece cue and a nice case. I usually use a house cue to break with. A quality tip can make a huge difference in putting english on the ball.

Most of the bigger names cue makers make quality cues. Just figure out if you prefer a wood or carbon fiber shaft.

If your budget allow there are some top notch custom cue makers out there.
AZ Billiards is a good forum to browse for billiard info.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:33 PM   #77
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I played with a www.mcdermottcue.com

I like a 19 slim neck. Not sure if those are still considered high end ques, but they were back in the 90s.
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Old 01-12-2021, 06:59 PM   #78
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If your playing "safeties"............
I don't want to play, you...............
And you don't want, to play me.............
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Found this old thread and have a question for you pros. I’ve always been an above average non-player. Just played a ton in college (15 years ago). My neighbor and I hang out quite a bit and he recently put a nice 8’ table in his house. We play fairly often but we’ve only ever had crappy sticks. The beat being a $50 graphite cue from Academy.

I want to get into a nice set of cues but don’t know what I’m looking for. I am fairly handy at putting English on the ball but need to be way better.

Should I be looking for 1 do it all cue? Should I have a fat tipped 25oz breaking cue?

Also, if I go to a billiards store can I demo them or am I better off listening to advice here and ordering online?

I tend to gravitate towards heavier cues when available, love a 21oz stick.

Take me to school please.
At the moment you have no clue what you are looking for .
Just because it cost money, doesn't mean you will like it or if you will keep it.
All this depends almost entirely on how you good you plan on becoming, or how much time you want to put into it.
Pool takes immense amounts of dedication, of which only a very select few find time for.
It's the arrow not the Indian.
A cue will never make you play better, period.
The greatest that have ever roamed America were known for playing off the wall.
McCready(Color of Money Character), Hall, Varner, Strickland, and of course Reyes, of which there's no better example.
It didn't matter if the cue was crooked, the tip was good, or what it weighed.
A little chalk, between the leather and the ball, is all that is needed.
Many are famous for betting on their ability to play entire sets without ever chalking, so there's that.
All that to say, no cue will ever help you put more English on a ball, no matter what any one ever tells you.
Your stroke is what controls it all.
Nothing in the game matters except the stroke.
Find it, and the cuts, the straight in shots, the banks, they all follow suite naturally, as a result of rote memory.
You can labor for yrs in all that crap about aiming systems, and angles, and Yada Yada Yada, but it all bows to the stroke.
As mentioned Azbilliards is a great source, I've been on there since the beginning.
A wealth of information, and everything you ever thought of asking is there.
They also have a politics section, that is like ours,....aflame...
Much like this site, in many way, a little more free speech as far as cussing, be warned.
Pool can get serious .
Some really good people and good community.
They are pool in a sense.
But if you want to jump into cues, the latest rage is Carbon fiber. Wood has been thrown to the side, in favor of new technology and market hype.
Predator is at the top of their game, but like many companies(Arcteryx), you are going to also pay for the name.
Almost every one is playing with a carbon shaft, screwed to their favorite butt.
Pin size can be mixed and matched to any size anything.
If you want old school wood, but production and cheap, Lucassi is a favorite of mine.
Played for years with some of the older McDermott Masters series(wood to wood) and they were jam up.
Mezz is making nice production cues also.
Production is slowed across the board though and pool is taking a huge hit from covid.
I'm sure availability is scarce.
Players are not playing as the big tournaments have all had to cancel.
From there you can look into semi-custom cues, depending on how you class them.
Schon as always is holding the of the top spots if not the top spot.
Hard to go wrong there.
OB is making some new stuff, that is much better since Royce died.
2 buyouts, and a few greedy people later, they finally seem to be on the right track.
If you want custom it's hard to beat Huebler, Bloodworth or Olivier.
Some of my favorites and from right here in Texas.
Check out Samsara, amazing cue, old school design, and a pleasure to play with.
Taper if a very individual thing, you'll know it when you find it.
If you decide to go new school, it's like swapping parts on a AR.
Some guy's have 5 different playing shafts, 3 break shafts, 4 butts, 6 kinds of chalk, and 2 jump cues, rags, shapers, and scuffers, and to tote it around, requires something like a golf a bag.
For the entirety of pool, up until 20 yrs or so ago, 1 player had 1 cue, when he stepped up.
He brought skill, stamina, and a unbelievable amount of heart to the table.
Probably alot of whiskey as well
Nowadays there are million gimmicks that improve nothing.
If your end goal is to become better as mentioned, and your current cue isn't crooked, I wouldn't change it.
When you become proficient enough to play the ghost to a 5 or 6, then you can start thinking about a new cue.
Until then you are just guessing as far as feel, etc..
Over time(enough of it lol) your stroke improves, the feel changes, the hit changes, and you realize this cue sucks.
A cue can become a crutch real quick, don't fall into that wormhole, if skill is the end goal.
Sorry for the rant!
I love the game, it's been a mind consuming, 25 yr love affair.
There is nothing quite like it, when you become proficient enough to delve into the infinite possibilities it offers.

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Old 01-12-2021, 08:38 PM   #80
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This is the only thing I know about billiards

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Old 01-12-2021, 08:46 PM   #81
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I play Carom, 9 ball and snooker with Carom being the game of choice. Learned it very young from my father.
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At the moment you have no clue what you are looking for .
Just because it cost money, doesn't mean you will like it or if you will keep it.
All this depends almost entirely on how you good you plan on becoming, or how much time you want to put into it.
Pool takes immense amounts of dedication, of which only a very select few find time for.
It's the arrow not the Indian.
A cue will never make you play better, period.
The greatest that have ever roamed America were known for playing off the wall.
McCready(Color of Money Character), Hall, Varner, Strickland, and of course Reyes, of which there's no better example.
It didn't matter if the cue was crooked, the tip was good, or what it weighed.
A little chalk, between the leather and the ball, is all that is needed.
Many are famous for betting on their ability to play entire sets without ever chalking, so there's that.
All that to say, no cue will ever help you put more English on a ball, no matter what any one ever tells you.
Your stroke is what controls it all.
Nothing in the game matters except the stroke.
Find it, and the cuts, the straight in shots, the banks, they all follow suite naturally, as a result of rote memory.
You can labor for yrs in all that crap about aiming systems, and angles, and Yada Yada Yada, but it all bows to the stroke.
As mentioned Azbilliards is a great source, I've been on there since the beginning.
A wealth of information, and everything you ever thought of asking is there.
They also have a politics section, that is like ours,....aflame...
Much like this site, in many way, a little more free speech as far as cussing, be warned.
Pool can get serious .
Some really good people and good community.
They are pool in a sense.
But if you want to jump into cues, the latest rage is Carbon fiber. Wood has been thrown to the side, in favor of new technology and market hype.
Predator is at the top of their game, but like many companies(Arcteryx), you are going to also pay for the name.
Almost every one is playing with a carbon shaft, screwed to their favorite butt.
Pin size can be mixed and matched to any size anything.
If you want old school wood, but production and cheap, Lucassi is a favorite of mine.
Played for years with some of the older McDermott Masters series(wood to wood) and they were jam up.
Mezz is making nice production cues also.
Production is slowed across the board though and pool is taking a huge hit from covid.
I'm sure availability is scarce.
Players are not playing as the big tournaments have all had to cancel.
From there you can look into semi-custom cues, depending on how you class them.
Schon as always is holding the of the top spots if not the top spot.
Hard to go wrong there.
OB is making some new stuff, that is much better since Royce died.
2 buyouts, and a few greedy people later, they finally seem to be on the right track.
If you want custom it's hard to beat Huebler, Bloodworth or Olivier.
Some of my favorites and from right here in Texas.
Check out Samsara, amazing cue, old school design, and a pleasure to play with.
Taper if a very individual thing, you'll know it when you find it.
If you decide to go new school, it's like swapping parts on a AR.
Some guy's have 5 different playing shafts, 3 break shafts, 4 butts, 6 kinds of chalk, and 2 jump cues, rags, shapers, and scuffers, and to tote it around, requires something like a golf a bag.
For the entirety of pool, up until 20 yrs or so ago, 1 player had 1 cue, when he stepped up.
He brought skill, stamina, and a unbelievable amount of heart to the table.
Probably alot of whiskey as well
Nowadays there are million gimmicks that improve nothing.
If your end goal is to become better as mentioned, and your current cue isn't crooked, I wouldn't change it.
When you become proficient enough to play the ghost to a 5 or 6, then you can start thinking about a new cue.
Until then you are just guessing as far as feel, etc..
Over time(enough of it lol) your stroke improves, the feel changes, the hit changes, and you realize this cue sucks.
A cue can become a crutch real quick, don't fall into that wormhole, if skill is the end goal.
Sorry for the rant!
I love the game, it's been a mind consuming, 25 yr love affair.
There is nothing quite like it, when you become proficient enough to delve into the infinite possibilities it offers.
Me and you need to play sometime sir and its not whisky for me, ALWAYS tequila and a good cigar.
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:24 PM   #83
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Me and you need to play sometime sir and its not whisky for me, ALWAYS tequila and a good cigar.
We've talked about it before, I would love the pleasure.

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Use to play snooker at Wilt's in Arlington back when they were open.
I just saw your post. Did we speak before?
Been in Walts several times.
Did you ever play snooker at Mr Kim's off Harry Hines back when?
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Old 01-12-2021, 09:37 PM   #85
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To add, you accelerate a lighter cue faster, therefore hitting the ball "harder".
It's a common misconception that a heavier cue, helps you hit the balls harder, such as for the break shot.
Heavier cues are for the Carom/Billiards guys.
They move big balls, on big 10fts tables, long distances
Snooker has real light cues, but real small balls.
Pool has medium balls.
I like 18-19 Oz, and you will find 99% of all pool players in that range.

Me and the OG GG have not played yet. Maybe we can make that happen if the world doesn't fall apart.
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I was pretty good as an 18 year old. Had a pool table in the house I grew up in.
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Growing up we had a table in the shop behind the house. Just a 350$ table from Sears. We would cook fish, play pool and drink a lot of beer. My old stray black Labrador had a comforter under the table he would sleep on no matter how loud it got in there. There’s no doubt we got our money’s worth out of that table. We all ended up getting pretty good at the game. A persimmon tree blew down in a storm and busted the old asbestos tile roof and the table ended up warping from the rain water. That table seen lots of beer and cigarette ashes. All good things must come to an end I suppose
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"Indian not the arrow" ^^^^^
That was bad one to screw up..
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To add, you accelerate a lighter cue faster, therefore hitting the ball "harder".
It's a common misconception that a heavier cue, helps you hit the balls harder, such as for the break shot.
Heavier cues are for the Carom/Billiards guys.
They move big balls, on big 10fts tables, long distances
Snooker has real light cues, but real small balls.
Pool has medium balls.
I like 18-19 Oz, and you will find 99% of all pool players in that range.

Me and the OG GG have not played yet. Maybe we can make that happen if the world doesn't fall apart.
Man you done gone and skeered me with all that pool info. I got me an ol 1980s Mucci poker to hit balls with. Bought me a custom OB Diablo with a rare #1plus shaft pro tapered to 13mm. Low deflection after shooting a high deflection 9.5mm shaft. Hated it. Played a Predator full carbon shaft. Hit great but just didnt have the feel of that limber old hoe handle . I'm back to th ge Mucci with a medium soft.

I'll never be all great. im too old and my back is bad. I will play you left handed though. 500 bucks race to ten if you give me 4 on the wire.
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dumb question: why do guys put chalk on the cue after every shot? what does the chalk do?
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Man you done gone and skeered me with all that pool info. I got me an ol 1980s Mucci poker to hit balls with. Bought me a custom OB Diablo with a rare #1plus shaft pro tapered to 13mm. Low deflection after shooting a high deflection 9.5mm shaft. Hated it. Played a Predator full carbon shaft. Hit great but just didnt have the feel of that limber old hoe handle . I'm back to th ge Mucci with a medium soft.

I'll never be all great. im too old and my back is bad. I will play you left handed though. 500 bucks race to ten if you give me 4 on the wire.
A red dot Meucci is one of the greatest cues in existence.
Ole Bob built a unique niche for himself in the pool community.
As did Royce Bunnell, the original owner of OB, prior to his untimely death.
He was a personal friend, and I busted a many OB-1 for him, when he was trying to figure out how to glue all that laminate together, and keep it from busting apart.
And you will have to try better than that!
I've seen plenty a old man, with a old worn out Meucci, shoot the nuts off balls, and leave with the cash .
Do you know what a good player looks like, cuz I dam sure don't
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dumb question: why do guys put chalk on the cue after every shot? what does the chalk do?
Creates friction between the ball, and the tip.
If you don't have enough friction, the tip won't hold in that millisecond of contact, it will slip.
Only applys though when you hit off the center axis(english).
The game of pool can be played almost entirely without English.
If you hit center ball on every shot, chalk is not needed.
Most people never learn this, and their game develops around always spinning the ball in some fashion.
English is essential from the top to the bottom, but is not needed for 90% of all shots.
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We just reclothed and new raiks on all our diamond pro/ams saturday. Come on over to Lufkin and we will hit a few. Deer season over and im out of practice

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At the moment you have no clue what you are looking for .
Just because it cost money, doesn't mean you will like it or if you will keep it.
All this depends almost entirely on how you good you plan on becoming, or how much time you want to put into it.
Pool takes immense amounts of dedication, of which only a very select few find time for.
It's the arrow not the Indian.
A cue will never make you play better, period.
The greatest that have ever roamed America were known for playing off the wall.
McCready(Color of Money Character), Hall, Varner, Strickland, and of course Reyes, of which there's no better example.
It didn't matter if the cue was crooked, the tip was good, or what it weighed.
A little chalk, between the leather and the ball, is all that is needed.
Many are famous for betting on their ability to play entire sets without ever chalking, so there's that.
All that to say, no cue will ever help you put more English on a ball, no matter what any one ever tells you.
Your stroke is what controls it all.
Nothing in the game matters except the stroke.
Find it, and the cuts, the straight in shots, the banks, they all follow suite naturally, as a result of rote memory.
You can labor for yrs in all that crap about aiming systems, and angles, and Yada Yada Yada, but it all bows to the stroke.
As mentioned Azbilliards is a great source, I've been on there since the beginning.
A wealth of information, and everything you ever thought of asking is there.
They also have a politics section, that is like ours,....aflame...
Much like this site, in many way, a little more free speech as far as cussing, be warned.
Pool can get serious .
Some really good people and good community.
They are pool in a sense.
But if you want to jump into cues, the latest rage is Carbon fiber. Wood has been thrown to the side, in favor of new technology and market hype.
Predator is at the top of their game, but like many companies(Arcteryx), you are going to also pay for the name.
Almost every one is playing with a carbon shaft, screwed to their favorite butt.
Pin size can be mixed and matched to any size anything.
If you want old school wood, but production and cheap, Lucassi is a favorite of mine.
Played for years with some of the older McDermott Masters series(wood to wood) and they were jam up.
Mezz is making nice production cues also.
Production is slowed across the board though and pool is taking a huge hit from covid.
I'm sure availability is scarce.
Players are not playing as the big tournaments have all had to cancel.
From there you can look into semi-custom cues, depending on how you class them.
Schon as always is holding the of the top spots if not the top spot.
Hard to go wrong there.
OB is making some new stuff, that is much better since Royce died.
2 buyouts, and a few greedy people later, they finally seem to be on the right track.
If you want custom it's hard to beat Huebler, Bloodworth or Olivier.
Some of my favorites and from right here in Texas.
Check out Samsara, amazing cue, old school design, and a pleasure to play with.
Taper if a very individual thing, you'll know it when you find it.
If you decide to go new school, it's like swapping parts on a AR.
Some guy's have 5 different playing shafts, 3 break shafts, 4 butts, 6 kinds of chalk, and 2 jump cues, rags, shapers, and scuffers, and to tote it around, requires something like a golf a bag.
For the entirety of pool, up until 20 yrs or so ago, 1 player had 1 cue, when he stepped up.
He brought skill, stamina, and a unbelievable amount of heart to the table.
Probably alot of whiskey as well
Nowadays there are million gimmicks that improve nothing.
If your end goal is to become better as mentioned, and your current cue isn't crooked, I wouldn't change it.
When you become proficient enough to play the ghost to a 5 or 6, then you can start thinking about a new cue.
Until then you are just guessing as far as feel, etc..
Over time(enough of it lol) your stroke improves, the feel changes, the hit changes, and you realize this cue sucks.
A cue can become a crutch real quick, don't fall into that wormhole, if skill is the end goal.
Sorry for the rant!
I love the game, it's been a mind consuming, 25 yr love affair.
There is nothing quite like it, when you become proficient enough to delve into the infinite possibilities it offers.


Interesting to see progression in cues, I still have my old McDermott and my old Sneaky Pete.

That Pete took many a dollar on bar room tables in the day.

Definitely had to switch rules/tactics between tournament and bar play though
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Interesting to see progression in cues, I still have my old McDermott and my old Sneaky Pete.

That Pete took many a dollar on bar room tables in the day.

Definitely had to switch rules/tactics between tournament and bar play though
I shot a McDermot for many years. Still a bunch of Sneaky Petes around too. Look like an old house cue.
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We just reclothed and new raiks on all our diamond pro/ams saturday. Come on over to Lufkin and we will hit a few. Deer season over and im out of practice
We definitely gotta do it .
Make it a live hunt
And I have cobb webbs growing on my cues, so don't tell me how rusty YOU are .
My 2 favorite places have closed permanently since the chynaaa virus hit.
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We definitely gotta do it .
Make it a live hunt
And I have cobb webbs growing on my cues, so don't tell me how rusty YOU are .
My 2 favorite places have closed permanently since the chynaaa virus hit.
Well I have a private spot.... its closed to the public but I have a key.
These are not sloppy pocket bar tables. Be warned. Let's set a date .

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:36 AM   #98
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"Indian not the arrow" ^^^^^
That was bad one to screw up..
I knew what you meant

Thanks for all the info. I'm still probably gonna buy a stick just cause I want to

I like the idea of keeping my stick aside so no kids grab it and jack it up, a stick that I can shape the tip my own way and just have some consistency with. I know you said it's not worth it right now as I should be off the wall, and I believe you, but I'm probably still gonna buy one lol.
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Well I have a private spot.... its closed to the public but I have a key.
These are not sloppy pocket bar tables. Be warned. Let's set a date .

Ole garguy may be a sleeper! Better come prepared MadHatter.
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I knew what you meant

Thanks for all the info. I'm still probably gonna buy a stick just cause I want to

I like the idea of keeping my stick aside so no kids grab it and jack it up, a stick that I can shape the tip my own way and just have some consistency with. I know you said it's not worth it right now as I should be off the wall, and I believe you, but I'm probably still gonna buy one lol.
No worries, everyone does .
Now what tip are you going to put on it?
That's as bad as what broadhead to shoot
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