April 2015

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V-Crush Review. ~ Dakotah Schmidtknecht

Viking Cue Company started in the early sixties. As they grew in popularity, they moved to a new facility in Madison, Wisconsin. At this location, the company was really able to take roots and start making high quality cues. In the early 2000’s the company had to shut down for economic reasons. In 2011, a

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Venom in Osseo. ~ Hannah Blue

I had the pleasure of meeting Florian “Venom” Kohler yesterday, in Osseo, WI, of all places. He was booked for shows this Saturday and Sunday (the 25th and 26th of April) at Exit 88. Unfortunately, I got there embarrassingly late, but I caught the tail end of the show and it was awesome. Fortunately for

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The Banshee. ~ Hurricane Wayne Jenkins

I am one who believes that the harder the practice routine is during practice time, the more likely one is to show extreme results and the ability to overcome and outplay a stronger opponent. So, if you do not like to be pushed to your limits during practice time—like going two or three and out

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Sharking A Shark. ~ Dustin Crowe

In 2014, I was playing in a preliminary round for the US Amateur Championships. I’m not afraid to say that it was not one of my best showings on a pool table. Yes, I played just fine, but my attitude and the stress got the best of me in my last match. My opponent and

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The Hatchet Man. ~ Patrick Sampey

Today I had the privilege to interview Dennis “The Hatchet Man” Hatch. Hatch is a man with a passion for pool; he has a seemingly indomitable heart for the competition, and his favorite color is red which may indicate the hue of that passion, the timbre of his moxie, and the fiery, all-guns-blazing way he

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Your Philosophy Is Vital. ~ Max Eberle

One of the things I’m most known for in teaching pool is fundamentals. I’ve been blessed to receive many compliments from many top players and world champions on my own technique, and I’m thankful to have helped players from dozens of countries improve their physical approach to the game and make them better players. This

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Meet “Build Your Game!” Author Mike Roque. ~ Samm Diep-Vidal {Press Release}

 Meet Mike Roque, author of Build Your Game!, at the BEF Booth at Super Billiards Expo. Pick up your copy, and support the juniors. Available exclusively at BEF booth. April 9, 2015 (Denver, CO): The Billiard Education Foundation (BEF) is pleased to announce Mike Rogue, author of the new inspir-structional pool book entitled “Build Your Game!” will

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Presenting, Garret Troop. ~ Serena Black

Here’s something new! Serena Black recently conducted an interview with Garret Troop—founder of Sneaky Pete Mafia—and transformed it into a sweet “presentation.” Use the arrows at the bottom to switch between areas, and the buttons on the right to toggle the zoom or start over. [prezi id=http://prezi.com/nu_czx4mpjwq/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share]

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Rolling Into The Blue

Carlos Coll. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Living in Los Angeles, to be near friends and family, Carlos Coll set up shop. A custom cue building shop. At the start, it’s purpose was for Carlos to fix his own personal playing cues. It then evolved into a shop to build and sell custom cues, as a Coll’s Custom Cues brand. Carlos credits

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