January 2016

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Totally Hogsome. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Leslie Adams is not your typical wife, mother, and pool player. Also she is a small business owner (“Blossoms & Memories,” Cerro Gordo, six years,) and co-chairperson for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) “Kiss a Pig Gala” (Springfield, IL, 5 years). In her business, Leslie transforms silk, fresh, and even dried flowers into mementos such

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Jacoby Cues: A Love Story. ~ Sharon Jacoby

My husband once said that he fell in love with me because being with me made him want to be a better person. I strongly believe that, many years before, he fell in love with cue making for the same reason. It is rare to find someone so passionate about their art that it causes

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Mr. 403. ~ Patrick Sampey {Interview}

Monday, September 22, 2014: John Schmidt is called Mr. 400. However, when I interviewed him today, he informed me that he actually ran 400 the first time he got his high run in straight pool (14.1), and then 403 the second time. Therefore, he is more correctly called Mr. 403. I’m here to set the record

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The Brown Kamikaze. ~ William Hurst {Review}

This morning I cut down and shaped a Brown Kamikaze Cue Tip that I installed yesterday on a Mezz Hybrid Pro II shaft which I use on one of my Schons. I wanted to see how it would compare to the Moori III tip that the Mezz shaft has had on it since I bought

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Ode To Billiards. ~ Patrick Sampey

The ocean of green felt that canvases most pool halls calls to me, and I feel like a musician when I play the game, holding a good piece of wood in my hand — the instrument we pool players use to perform our art with — the cue stick. This is my Zen. This is where

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Predator S-Tuned Z3 Shaft. ~ Jaared Arosemena {Review}

I’ve been using Predator S-Tuned Z2s exclusively for years as, in my opinion, they were the best LD shafts produced… until now! I just received my Predator S-Tuned Z3 today to use with my Predator Throne 4 and 20th LE-2 Cues, and all I can say is, WOW! This shaft is slightly thicker at 11.85mm (vs

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