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Story of Old ~ Tom Hay

I promised a friend, Ron Kirk, a few years ago I would try to write a story about Pool and especially about our Pool Hall hang out place in Glens Falls New York known by several names, Charlie’s, Jake’s or its legal name, The Empire Billiard Lounge. Now before I start the story I feel

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Anatomy of a Good Shot ~ Max Eberle

Just yesterday I started rummaging through some old documents that I pulled out of storage while cleaning house and ran across a single print out that contained a heading and eleven sentences underneath it that I made as a reminder for my own game way back in 1999, a year before my first ever trip to Asia to compete in the huge Tokyo 9-Ball event. What

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Snap Out Of It ~ Anthony Beeler

Pool is a game of ups and downs. Most pool players experience a slump at some time or another. Slumps occur when you play below your expected ability for a prolonged period of time. Most pool players do not know why they are playing bad, so they tend to look for solutions in all the

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How It’s Made: Episode 6 ~ Kim Walker

Turn the butt on the lathe using the butt taper bar. (figure 1) Figure 1 The points in the butt sleeve are looking good. (figure 2) (figure 2) The points in the forearm also look good. (figure 3) (figure 3) The butt of the cue will need a weight bolt and a rubber bumper.  Drill

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Throwing Frozen Balls ~ Jacqueline Karol

  The game is 9-ball here.  In Diagram 1, the cue ball is frozen to the 8-ball and their line of centers are aimed to miss to the right hand corner of the pocket. The 9-ball is on the same end of the table. How would you make the 8-ball and also get position for

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Getting Comfortable With Your Dominant Eye. ~ Dominic Esposito

[Some very interesting information at the 2:26 mark!] ​​ We want to talk about an area you might have overlooked when you’re working hard to build up your playing skills. Please consider the benefits of The PRO ENGLISH TRAINER for the positive results it produces.: 1. Developing your center ball alignment accuracy. 2. Applying up

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Common Mental Mistakes. ~ Anthony Beeler {Instructional}

Most pool players lose way too many games because of poor mental decisions. They do not know how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will address three common mental mistakes that pool players make and will also show you how to eliminate them. 1. Don’t Analyze Your

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Massé Away. ~ Florian Kohler {Tutorial}

This time I’ll introduce you a classical masse shot played in the trick shot championship. In the WPA program this shot is rated as a 7/10 regarding its DOD (degree of difficulty). This might look hard at the first sight but it’s actually very realistic for any good/medium pool player. A good thing too is

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Making The Right Choices. ~ Paul Potier {Instructional}

A few weeks ago, I was playing some One Pocket with a student of mine in Edmonton who has improved his game by many levels over the year that we worked together. His name is Richard Wear. He was just about to get down to play a shot that I knew he shouldn’t play. So

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Too Straight? ~ Jacqueline Karol

Imagine that the cue ball and the object ball are lined up straight and both very close to the end rail. You need to get position for the next ball which is at the opposite end rail. You could try hitting it hard with high left, but hitting it such force makes the pocket less

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