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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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Taom Chalk ~ by Garret Troop

In this industry we are all looking for that competitive edge.  In the end your stroke and creativity on the table is the only thing that will separate you.  With that being said the equipment that you choose to put in your case and on your cue really defines what you’re capable of doing on

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THE SECRET OF A GREAT POOL STROKE!~ by Anthony Beeler

As you well know, I’m a Master Instructor that focuses a lot on mental game, so if you think you are getting a magical stroke tip here, this article may disappoint you.  But if you want enhance the way you think and allow yourself to deliver more straight, smooth strokes, well then maybe I can

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NO AIM, NO GAME!~ by Anthony Beeler

As a Master Instructor, I work with numerous students each year. One of the most popular topics in pool of late has been the discussion of how professional players aim. Many pros use the old ghost ball system, or aim through the aid of their memory from thousands of shots they have struck during their

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Review of CueZ Finger Slides vs. Unglove~ by Steve Sherman

This is a review of two products that are alternatives to full gloves, the Cue-Z Finger Slides and UnGlove V2.  I also reviewed a $7 generic pool glove I ordered from Amazon to have as a reference. Both the Cue-Z Finger Sleeves and the UnGlove V2 fit over the thumb, index and middle fingers.  In

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Black Ice Shaft Review ~ by Garret Troop

There are a lot of different styles of breaking cues appearing on the market today.  Some are lighter than others and it really depends on your style and stroke as to what is best for the player. For those of you that like the forward weighted breaking cues there are some options.  The idea is

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Carom Billiards:  Around the World Patterns Patterns~ Allan Sands

Three-cushion Carom Billiards From the book “Carom Billiards:  Around the World Patterns Patterns” Group A: Short Leg into Long Rail, Group 1, Shot A1b Starting layout For this shot, this is how the balls are laid out on the table. With the cue ball at the lower left corner of the table, the other balls

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Roku Chalk Review ~ by Steve Sherman

Roku is another high quality chalk manufactured by Kamui. It was released in July 2018. I had an opportunity to get a pre-release version of this chalk back in April, which is the basis for this review. The pre-release version I reviewed is exactly the same as the official production released version of the chalk.

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Kamui Roku Chalk Review ~ Garret Troop

The Kamui brand has always stood for excellence in quality and craftsmanship. The new Kamui Roku is a new line of chalk on the market that is turning heads with looks of interest and skepticism. The chalk it self has a new look and feel to it. The new Hexagon shape that Kamui has chosen

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HEADPHONES – PERSONAL BENEFITS AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES ~ by Peggy Mallen

Allowing headphones during league or tournaments has become a bigger conversation among tournament directors and pool players. It wasn’t that long ago a few players were using headphones during practice, and even fewer were using them while playing league or during a local tournament. However, in recent months there has been a striking upswing in

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