October 2014

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Interview with Emily Duddy. ~ Joe Young

Every player would agree that pool needs all the help it can get. From manufacturers to retailers, from leagues to professional players—everyone talks, few take action. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Emily Duddy, WPBA’s 2010 Rookie of the Year and an enthusiastic ambassador for our sport. She frequents tournaments and events as much

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Hit the Cue Ball Low & Where you Want. ~ Max Eberle

One of the biggest problems new students of the game have in being able to draw the cue ball is that they are simply not hitting the cue ball low enough to generate the backspin required for the cue ball to change direction and come backwards from the object ball. Hitting the cue ball low

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Passing the Torch: The Game Found Us. ~ Justin Cutting

This story is about my daughter Tatum. She “found” the game through me as a way to spend time and bond with her father. From the time she was born (2002) till 2008 I was an alcoholic (not ashamed to admit it). People always ask me how long Tatum has been playing for and how she got into

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The OB2 Shaft Review. ~ Garret Troop

There are so many shafts on the market that are all amazing. I have had the pleasure of shooting with the OB-2 for the last couple of months and have to say, this is a shaft for a player. The feel it gives you when shooting is really one that you can trust, especially for those dead

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How To Improve Your Break Shot. ~ Allan Sand

If you are getting inconsistent results in your break, you have an inconsistent stroke. The key to developing a good break shot is to reduce the number of variables. Here are some tips to apply: Do not move the cue ball to different places each time you set up for a break shot. This is

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Don’t Get Beat by the Rules. ~ Jacqueline Karol  

Have you ever heard anyone arguing over pool rules? First of all there are hundreds of different rules for pool and different games of pool. It is best to go over  the rules with your opponent or league/tournament director before a match. However, there are so many, that it is near impossible sometimes to think

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PoolSchool: The Bridge. ~ Boris Vidakovic {Part 1}

The arm with which we hold the upper part of the cue (shaft), is the arm which controls the spot where cue hits the ball. We call it the bridge because when we are hitting the ball with that part of the cue, the cue ball and the hand look like a bridge. When we say “the

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Winning Ugly. ~ Max Eberle

Many times if you missed the end of a pool match but saw the players walking away, you can tell who won or lost from their body language alone. Not all the time, but many times. What this shows is that winning is important for most players. Of course it is. Now if you are

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