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Practice and Preparation. ~ Darren Appleton {Part 2 of 2}

This is part two of Darren Appleton’s article on practice and tournament preparation. Part one covers practice in general, and part two is specific to readying for competition. Usually while practicing for a tournament, let’s say U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, I practice 9-ball for a week. I play mainly against the ghost and play five

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Too Straight? ~ Jacqueline Karol

Imagine that the cue ball and the object ball are lined up straight and both very close to the end rail. You need to get position for the next ball which is at the opposite end rail. You could try hitting it hard with high left, but hitting it such force makes the pocket less

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April Larson. ~ Missy Moran Capestrain

Look who’s tearin’ it up in the Minnesota junior pool world! A very poised, well spoken, intelligent, 15 year old young lady: April Larson. She plays great pool and has been since she was eight years old. While she credits learning the game to playing on a pool league with her dad, Dave, he credits

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How It’s Made. ~ Kim Walker {Part 5}

This is part four of Kim Walker’s pool cue “How It’s Made” series—read parts one, two, three-A, three-B, and four to round out your knowledge. To prepare the butt sleeve, first we need to cut the ends off the sacrificial dowel, and drill and bore the sleeve to fit the main cue dowel. After the butt

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Practice and Preparation. ~ Darren Appleton [Part 1 of 2]

My first article covered mainly fundamentals and basics, which are key. We will now cover how to practice and prepare for competition. First off all, once you have your fundamentals down and are shooting balls into the pockets, the rest should be pretty basic. Cue ball control is key. So. Practice and preparation for tournaments.

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Bucket List Expo. ~ Dustin Crowe

As you are reading this, the 2015 Super Billiards Expo — held in Oaks, Pennsylvania — has come and gone. If you were there, you are going to relate to this article in a big way. For those who did not attend, you will be reading this with anticipation for next year. What is the

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Hammerhead Break/Jump Tips. ~ Aaron Berg [Review]

Chris Renfro (from Outsvillle.com) has not only reinvented a quality one piece tip in the Ki-Tech line, he’s also put together a break/jump tip he hopes will raise the bar on power with control. The Hammerhead. The Hammerhead break/jump tip was a culmination of years of researching the various plastics that are out there (but not

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Ever Decreasing Circles. ~ Jason Moss

Why don’t american love their billiards players as much as the Brits do? Congratulations to Stuart Bingham who, this past May, defeated Shaun Murphy to win the Betfred World Snooker Championship, a tournament that reached more than 330 million viewers last year. In winning the £300,000 (about $457,000) prize money, Bingham said, “Just to put

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