May 2015

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How It’s Made. ~ Kim Walker {Part 3B}

This is part 3B of Kim Walker’s pool cue “How It’s Made” series—read parts one, two, three-A to round out your knowledge. (There will be six parts in total, published on a staggered schedule.) When the glue is dry, the veneer “sandwich” is removed from the press and measured for thickness. It measures .245 inches thick. Next the

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Meet The SPM Team. ~ Garret Troop

We are all coming together under the Sneaky Pete Mafia umbrella. What follows is an introduction to the core team. We all have a role to play, and there are many things each of us does that are not listed here (an unbelievable amount goes on behind the scenes) but are still very important to

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FingerSlides. ~ Garret Troop {Product Review}

Smooth strokes are hard to come by for some people. Whether you wear a glove, use chalk or powder, or constantly wash your hands, you need to find what works for you. I had the pleasure of using the FingerSlides, by Cue-Z, and I love them. As of right now, they come in two different

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The “Second Ball Break” In Eight Ball. ~ Paul Potier

The power breakers hit the head ball with as much energy and accuracy as they can muster. However, unless you have acquired a great skill in controlling your cue ball while also creating high cue tip speed, you should probably not use this break. When playing on a bar box table (seven or eight foot,)

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Rolling Into The Blue

Steve Markle The 10th. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Steve Markle is not your typical 23 year old man. A native Philadelphian, he attends college and is majoring in criminology. His three days a week class schedule allows plenty of time for his weekends as a professional pool trick shot artist. Yes, you read that correctly! Presently he is ranked eighth in the world,

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PoolPulse. ~ Garret Troop {Press Release}

Over the past few years, I have been making my dreams into a reality that we can all see and appreciate. I have been trying to bring this idea together for a while—starting with the Sneaky Pete Mafia website and magazine—and I’ve finally found the perfect team of people to further this goal. Sneaky Pete

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How It’s Made. ~ Kim Walker {Part 3A}

This is part 3A of Kim Walker’s pool cue “How It’s Made” series—read parts one and two to round out your knowledge. (There will be six parts in total, published on a staggered schedule.) In this section, I will glue the points in the butt sleeve and the forearm. I use a laminating epoxy. I always mix

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In All Things, Be Composed. ~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

Once you master composure, your actions take on a different tone. In your daily life you will walk strong. Composure is not how you act, it is who you are. People often talk about how a composed person is strong in all situations. Let it be said that you can’t act composed, you have to

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Juniors

Junior Trick Shot Extraordinaire. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

It was after seeing 14 year old Matthew Webber execute a trick shot and comment “Haha, I barely scraped it,” that I knew I had to interview this young man. As I continued to peruse his Facebook page, I saw several quite entertaining snippets. One where his mother, Gizelle, recommended that maybe he should not use

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