May 2016

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Snap Out Of It ~ Anthony Beeler

Pool is a game of ups and downs. Most pool players experience a slump at some time or another. Slumps occur when you play below your expected ability for a prolonged period of time. Most pool players do not know why they are playing bad, so they tend to look for solutions in all the

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How It’s Made: Episode 6 ~ Kim Walker

Turn the butt on the lathe using the butt taper bar. (figure 1) Figure 1 The points in the butt sleeve are looking good. (figure 2) (figure 2) The points in the forearm also look good. (figure 3) (figure 3) The butt of the cue will need a weight bolt and a rubber bumper.  Drill

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Throwing Frozen Balls ~ Jacqueline Karol

  The game is 9-ball here.  In Diagram 1, the cue ball is frozen to the 8-ball and their line of centers are aimed to miss to the right hand corner of the pocket. The 9-ball is on the same end of the table. How would you make the 8-ball and also get position for

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Art You Can Hit Stuff With ~ CD Olano

I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again, “Human beings really seem to love hitting things with sticks.” That’s just pure undeniable truth right there. You take a little kid on a nature walk through the woods and that child will pick up a stick. They will use it to poke and

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Timmy Bly Interview ~ Jeanna Diedrich

Timmy Bly, 17, of Decatur Illinois, just recently won the APA Junior National Championship of 2016 held in Davenport, IA. Bly started shooting pool when he was 4 years old. His mother and stepfather played, and peaked his interest. Bly says when he first started his drive was nowhere near what it is today. Bly

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Bob Danielson Cues Interview ~ Keith Diaz

Twenty-six years of work within the industry, with twenty-four of them constructing custom cues, Bob Danielson (BDCuesAndComix.com) could never be seen as a new-comer to the world of billiards. Originally from Seattle, where he lived most of his life, before a decade in the Tri-Cities of southeastern Washington, now living on five acres of land

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OB Chalk Review ~ Jaared Arosemena {Review}

When I found out that OB had finally come out with their new brand of chalk, I jumped at the chance to try it and review it.  In order to do my review objectively (as people who know me know that I love and prefer Kamui .98 and 1.21 chalk), I compared it to a

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Interview with Curtis Robertson ~ Brian Pauley

Cue making is an art form that many possess. Everyone has their own style and that is no different for “The Redneck Cue Guy” Curtis Robertson. Curtis is based out of Abilene Texas and is a member of the American Cuemakers Association.  Curtis is also the only member of the ACA that crafts custom cues

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