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The Art of Physiology~ by Simon Capon

Jake is about to play his first-round match. His preparation on the practice table has been exceptional. He has remained focused and confident. His timing and delivery of the cue are admired by many of the established players who attend the same club. However, as Jake sits and waits for his opportunity to display his

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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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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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A Pool Instructor’s Journey – Build the Foundation ~ Tanner Pruess

A Pool Instructor’s Journey – Build the Foundation Fellow pool enthusiast – let me take the time to share my background as we begin this journey to continually improve your skills.  My name is Tanner Pruess and I was born in South Dakota, a haven for bar-table pool. Growing up with a long line of established

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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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The Secret of the Half-Ball ~ Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion”

Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion” has been one of the top players in the country for all of his 40 year career as a professional 3 Cushion player. He can teach as well as he played and brings us a great opportunity to this great game.   The SECRET of the Half-Ball The Half-Ball Aiming System THE

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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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Shot Sequence ~ The Monk “Tim Miller”

Sometimes we face a shot with a tentative spirit. In our mind we remember missing that shot. Missing that shot has become a perception and we turned that perception into our mind set. From our mind set we act, we think and we perform. Practice is designed to erase our faulty perceptions about a missed

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Raise your skill level ~ The Monk (Tim Miller)

When you study my concept in teaching you will find that I focus on skill development. I can show you a shot and you will know it before you build the skills for the shot, so I spend most of my workshop and private lessons time on skill development. I want you to return to

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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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