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APA Pool Diaries: Entry 1 ~ Ralf Greenleaf

APA Pool Diaries Entry One   The pool hall calls the players to that perpetual sea of green felt that blankets the tables in most pool rooms across the country and around the world. Billiard balls are spheres, and so is the moon, and I hear pool balls colliding in the gargantuan scope of infinite

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Champion Sports — Quality Cues At Great Prices ~ Patrick Sampey

Champion Sports — Quality Cues At Great Prices (The Cues I Play With)     Pool players want a pool cue they can count on for repeatable precision, solidly constructed, smooth in their hands, and a standard they can rely on time and again — shot after shot. Champion Sports has said cues.   My

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The Game That Quiets Down My Mind ~ Pepijn de Wit

Excerpt: A glimpse inside the mind of Pepijn de Wit and why he loves to play one pocket so much.   I frequently wonder what pool means to me and what I want it to mean. Pool was my sport at first. Now, it’s a hobby. I want it to quiet down my mind. That’s

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Pool And The Facebook Phenomenon ~ Ralf Greenfleaf

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to Facebook, always remember that pool is the buzz! Yes indeed! Pool players worldwide are uniting, networking, and getting the word out about the game we all love, “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” And the word is spreading, and people are listening — and

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Purse Snatcher ~ Tim Chin

The Purse Snatcher is a classic set up shot that can get infuriating when you try it on an unfamiliar table. It was once in the Artistic Pool shot program but has been removed for so long that some of the younger, aspiring trick shot artists wouldn’t even know where to begin. The objective is

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Just Look in the Mirror ~ Jacqueline Karol

There are several powerful exercises that you can do using a mirror.  You can use it to break bad habits or to help you visualize a bank/kick shot.  For example, if your cue stick is not staying level, it is typically due to inadvertently raising or dropping your elbow.  Fixing this bad habit usually requires

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CJ Wiley: The Tao Of The Pool Warrior ~ Patrick Sampey

The Tao flows through all things, and is the underlying current that electrifies CJ Wiley’s pool game — guiding him towards a greater meaning and purpose in life — the life of a consummate martial artist, and professional pool player.   “Lao Tzu, in the Tao Te Ching explains that the Tao is not a

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