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Freezer’s Ice House Review ~ Steve Sherman

Scott Frost hasn’t just created a pool hall, he has created an experience. When you first enter through what feels like a brief tunnel and the place slowly unfolds as you enter, you know that you are about to experience something special. Freezer’s is a stunning modern establishment with state of the art lighting, an

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Mafia Mike’s Review- Florida Pool Players Oasis ~ Patrick Sampey

When I first walked into Mafia Mike’s pool hall, a semi-circle layout of tables, evenly measured out in a big open space, thriving with light and vigor  a pool Oasis — the place was alive and thriving with people playing pool.  It was like coming home.  I felt at ease — at one with the game. The

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Travel Mate Cue Holder ~ Steve Sherman

The Travel Mate is one of the most innovative billiards accessories to hit the market in recent memory.  I first saw the concept of the Travel Mate at Super Billiards Expo in 2016.  I waited on line for ten minutes just to sign up to be on the mailer.  Ever since then I have been

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Longasy Tip Review ~ Garret Troop

The Longasy Break DOWN. I have had the distinctive privilege of testing the Longasy brand out. They are a new company based out of Taiwan and making a name for themselves here in the states.  They currently produce four tips, one tip pad and a few patches. The cool thing is that every one of

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McDermott I-Pro Shaft Review ~ Dustin Crowe

I have had the chance to play with McDermott’s I-pro shaft over the past couple of months. Yes, this was planned to be a late review. It’s been on the market now, for some time. When CEO Garret Troop approached me to do a review of the shaft it was an easy decision. With all

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Taom Chalk Review ~ Garret Troop

Ok ladies and gentlemen; Let’s talk chalk. We all need it and there is a ton on the market.  Some like one and other like that one brand. I have had the wonderful opportunity to test many of them.  There are two names in the industry that stick out more so than any, Kamui and

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The QuicSlick by the Billiard Engineer ~ A Review by Garret Troop

It’s hard to come up with something new in this industry much less recreate something and make it better.  What the crew at the Billiard Engineers did was take the micro sandpaper film, they created a malleable silicone handle to give you a better grip to hang onto. It comes with three different grittiness’. This

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No Bull, Jacoby Jumper Cue Review ~ Garret Troop

Jacoby custom cues have a long-standing relationship with innovation and most of all above average customer service.  The introduction of the jump cue over the last 20 years has really changed the face of the industry. Now every other company has a form of a jump cue. Some of them have a specific.  Like Marty

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DigiCue ~ A Review by Garret Troop

The DigiCue is well worth the money and as a great price point of around $79.99. Considering the thousands of dollars that we as pool players spend on cues and cases this is a small chip in the bucket and really helps change your game once you understand what it is capable of. Your cue

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The Balabushka “DIRECT HIT” Jump Cue Review ~ Jason McKee

First off I would like to say that the Balabushka “DIRECT HIT” Jump Cue would not have been my first “go to” Jump Cue if the need had arose. After using it many times, I have to say it rivals its competitors and functions above and beyond what’s to be expected. I am not an

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