March 2015

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Jump Drill. ~Dominic Esposito

For some of you, it’s about time you learned how to jump a cue ball. For others, it’s time to perfect your jumping skills even more. While some people would rather complain that jump cues don’t belong in the game—most of whom, I guess, don’t jump very well themselves—jumping is an integral part of pocket

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X-Rated. ~ Jacqueline Karol

This one rail kicking system is very effective and is easy to use. First, draw an imaginary X with both of the bottom points being the object ball and cue ball. The top points are then placed directly above the other ball, on the rail. Then, find the point where both lines cross. Finally, draw another line

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Worldwide Chris. ~Hannah Blue {Interview}

I spoke with Chris Lawson—nicknamed Worldwide Chris—from his home-base of Indianapolis, IN. Chris has almost literally been playing pool since he was in diapers; he had his first mini table by the age of three, and won his first in 9-ball championship, at the age of 23, in 1994. Chris then quit the world of

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Bad Angles. ~Allan Sand

A bad angle is any shot that is not within the shooter’s skills to pocket. It does not have to be impossible, but must be a low percentage shot for your opponent. (Low percentage means that the shot cannot be pocketed more than 30-40% of the time – 3 or 4 out of 10 tries.)

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The Hustler Masse. ~Florian Kohler

For this article, we’re going to learn an old and very famous shot from the 60’s. First seen in the movie The Hustler, starring a young Paul Newman. From what I remember, it’s his character ‘fast Eddie’ who shoots that masse during a game. In reality it was the legendary Willie Mosconi who executed that shot

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Choosing A Predator LD Shaft. ~Cary Thompson

One of the most common questions I receive is, “What is the best low deflection, high performance shaft?” In the years I have worked at Seybert’s there have been many shafts come through, from every manufacturer, and I can tell you that they are all good for what they do and the price they are

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Dynamite Fundamentals. ~Darren Appleton

Firstly, the game at all levels of play starts with fundamentals. With no solid fundamentals, nobody can improve or compete to a decent level. I see too many players—even good players—with poor fundamentals; they hold the cue wrong, along with bad stance and no balance. The three main keys to good fundamentals are cue action,

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BEF March Madness. ~Samm Diep-Vidal {Press Release}

The Billiards Education Foundation announces six more Junior State Championships this month. Indiana Junior State 9-Ball Championships March 21 @ 8:00 AM – March 22 @ 5:00 PM Marrott East, 7201 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219 United States   The 2015 Indiana Junior State 9-Ball Championships will be held alongside the APA 10K Challenge

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On The Case. ~John Barton

The art of decorating leather has probably been around as long as man has been making and using leather. Leather is simply the skin of an animal that has been preserved from decay for some use. While leather can be made to last almost indefinitely, it is skin, and that requires some care so that

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