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Equipment

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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Going for the Short Rack~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

There are many opportunities to go for a short rack. It is important however that you follow a formula. Specific elements must present themselves before a ride on the nine is the right move. Obvious dead combo Table is cluttered up with no real chance to run out. In this case, you look for a

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Relationships and Pool ~ Lyle Marner

In life we all eventually seem to meet someone who attracts us to them. Whether it’s for the better or worse we all start there. Sometimes it seems there is a lesson to be learned at some point. For me personally I have learned a lot since I have started playing almost 20 years ago. I

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The Lag #7 ~ Kelvin GreenL

Taking the Plunge! The year was 1993 or 1994. I thought I was a pool player on the verge of making it big! That, all by itself, shows how green I actually was! One thing I knew, though, I loved the action! I had gotten a taste of it myself and I had seen enough

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Pool Basics ~ Jason Robinson

How to make the adjustments I am sure that everyone has asked the question “how do I adjust to this?” Whether it is the humidity in a room that slows down the playing surface, or the perspiration on the bridge hand that causes the cue to stick and stutter during your stroke, there are always

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The Lag # 6 ~ Kelvin Greenleaf

  February 8, 2018 Are you handicapped? What a touchy subject this can be! Handicapping in leagues and tournaments, whether from a formulated system or simply as assigned by someone who claims to know, always seems to stir up a storm among players, league operators and tournament directors. But what is the purpose of handicapping

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The Lag # 5 ~ Kelvin Greenleaf

  December 21, 2017 Pool Etiquette I recently made the comment to someone at a “pool league party” that I wished this particular large league would incorporate some pool etiquette into their system. It seems to be so prevalent amongst players in the league to have no idea of what any kind of etiquette is

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The Lag # 4 ~ Kelvin Greenleaf

  December 14, 2017 I originally wrote this in January of 2016. I thought I would share it again. Even though it is my story, it applies to many others as well. January 30, 2016 Love and Pool Recently, while in one of the pool rooms I frequent, I heard someone make a comment. This

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The Lag #3 ~ Kelvin Greenleaf

Tuesday November 28, 2017 Here I am again, sitting at my desk in the warehouse office. I am supposed to be doing “job related” activities like processing returns, scheduling pickups, inventory management, answering the phone and pretending to care about whatever the caller’s dilemma may be when in reality, I couldn’t care less! But what

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Kaylin Wikoff is changing the face of WPBA ~ Kollet Probst

If you had one opportunity to tell the world something about you, what would it be? For Kaylin Wikoff, who’s transgender, it’s she wants to be judged for who she is, not what she is. She started shooting when she was 10 with her father’s direction. What started as a male bonding with her father,

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