June 2015

Rolling Into The Blue

The Talents of Jaared Arosemena. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Jazz artist, pool player, and an administrator for Sneaky Pete Mafia Magazine (SPMM,) Jarred is a very busy married man who is father of two and grandfather of three. His nuclear family is “spread out,” as he and his wife live in Washington, D.C., one son lives in Florida, and one in Queens, New York. His

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A Piece of My Story. ~ Xzaviar Aune

Hello, everyone. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Xzaviar Aune. I am a 17 year old kid from Winona, MN. I want to take some time to share a piece of my story; where I started, how I got where I am a now, and where I hope to be

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Stroke Drill. ~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

This is a drill from The Monk, designed to hone your stroke with the purpose of running as many balls as possible. Look for 100% success with this, lesson thirteen. The shot on the five ball calls for a strong determined stroke. You cannot be shy about slamming this ball into the corner pocket and

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Missy’s Pool Mentalities. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Pool related conflicts are really quite easy to avoid with only a bit of knowledge and understanding. How many times have you heard that somebody does not want to play those really good players because they don’t have a chance, and would only be donating? Or on the flip side, s/he should want to play

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Use An Aiming System, Pocket More Balls. ~ Jeremiah Gage

Before I get into aiming, I want to iterate the fact that you need solid fundamentals for any aiming system to be effective. It will be difficult to learn how to aim if you don’t have a straight stroke! The purpose of any aiming system is to give you a systematic way to calculate aim,

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Rolling Into The Blue

Greg Hogue. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

When asked where he wanted to be in ten years, Greg Hogue chuckled then said “Hopefully still above ground.” At 38, this divorced father of three (two daughters and a black pit bull named Max, none of whom play pool) has many great accomplishments in the pool and billiard world. His first experience with pool

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How It’s Made. ~ Kim Walker {Part 4}

This is part four of Kim Walker’s pool cue “How It’s Made” series—read parts one, two, three-A, and three-B to round out your knowledge. (There will be six parts in total, published on a staggered schedule.) Now that we have the material to fill the slots in the ring billets, we have to make the billets. The material veneer

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Goal Setting. ~ Paul Potier

There is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin that goes something like this: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” If you are someone who wants to become a better pool player, you should take heed from this powerful statement. Setting goals is a key ingredient to accomplishing pretty much anything in

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