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Meet the Streamers, Volume II

In our last issue we interviewed Inside Pool’s Alvin Nelson, this issue we are featuring another well-known live streamer, Mr. Ray Hansen, aka Big Truck, who runs Pool Action TV. I first met Ray when I ventured down to Louisiana for my first Dragon Promotions event, the US Amateur Open, in 2009. At Emerald Billiards,

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The Viking V-Crush Shaft. ~ Dakotah Schmidtknecht {Product Review}

Viking Cue Company started in the early sixties, and 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 make high quality cues. In the early 2000’s, the company had to shut down for economic reasons. In 2011, a

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Will “River” Burke. ~ William DeYonker {Interview}

Q: How many years have you been playing pool?  A: I’ve been playing pool for 13 years but only serious about it for three. Q: Who are your sponsors?  A: Grinding clothing company, Diveney Custom Cues, Sergeants Sports Bar, Sharky’s Billiards, and Crafton Railroad Company Q: How many tournaments have you competed in?  A: I’ve played in 300+ tournaments in

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Young Gunz. ~ Brian Pauley

One of the phrases that you hear in many facets of life is that the children are our future. It’s no different in pool then it would be in any other sport. You need young kids that want to continue the sport and take it into the future, in order to have that, you need

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Derrick Burnham. ~ Katie Fiorilla

I first met Derrick Burnham at a New England 9-Ball Series Tour stop event as he was running racks. Many players can run a rack, but Derrick looked like he knew how to do it the right way. He chose good position routes, had a great stroke, and knew when to play a safety. When

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Emily Herpel’s Journey. ~ Peggy Mallen

What an honor it is for a junior pool player, age 14 through 18, to be chosen for the spring training camp, sponsored and put on by the Black Widow Foundation, to prepare for the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Atlantic Challenge Cup. Ten players are invited to the camp and out of ten, six

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Getting Comfortable With Your Dominant Eye. ~ Dominic Esposito

[Some very interesting information at the 2:26 mark!] ​​ We want to talk about an area you might have overlooked when you’re working hard to build up your playing skills. Please consider the benefits of The PRO ENGLISH TRAINER for the positive results it produces.: 1. Developing your center ball alignment accuracy. 2. Applying up

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Massé Away. ~ Florian Kohler {Tutorial}

This time I’ll introduce you a classical masse shot played in the trick shot championship. In the WPA program this shot is rated as a 7/10 regarding its DOD (degree of difficulty). This might look hard at the first sight but it’s actually very realistic for any good/medium pool player. A good thing too is

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Play One Shot At A Time. ~ Max Eberle

Many of us have heard this line of advice from friends or fans before we play a big match or as advice from a pro in a pool magazine or book, so let’s dive right in. First of all why do we get this line of advice? Well several things can take the place of playing the shot that you face at that point

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Excuses, Excuses. ~ Allan Sand

Many players need to have some handy excuses for missing a pool shot. Of course, your opponents don’t care — they’re just happy you screwed up and let them come to the table. For Railbirds, player excuses for a missed pool shot can be quite entertaining. As an audience, they always appreciate the more outrageous explanations for screwing up. There are

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