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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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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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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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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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Trick Shot ~ Brian Pauley

Everyone has seen someone do a trick shot on a pool table at some point. Whether it’s trick shot videos on social media, watching a competition on TV, or witnessing a trick shot show in person, people like seeing pool trick shots because they are entertaining and often times unbelievable. There is just something about

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Common Mental Mistakes ~ Anthony Beeler

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.   Don’t Analyze your

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“Don’t Miss” ~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

                   The Monk Willie said, “Don’t Miss” if you want to win more games. Players talk to me about missing the winning shot, the key ball or the shot that will open up the run for them.  They miss the shot and then see how the table has opened up and they could have run out

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“Bar Rules” vs. “League Rules” ~ Jacqueline Karol

People always ask me what the right rules are for 8-ball.  The answer is that there are many different rules that you can play by and even many variations of bar rules and league rules within themselves.  It’s a matter of agreeing with your opponent ahead of time.   This is especially hard to do

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Follow Shot ~ Florian Kohler

Hello everyone, This month we are going to analyze a very interesting follow shot. This shot has been recently added to the world championship of Trick shots and is classified as a 10/10 in difficulty level. I have to say it is actually both very useful and pretty. Unfortunately, also quite hard. Anyway, this shot

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Thin to Win ~ Anthony Beeler

During the late 1990’s I spent a lot of time competing in tournaments at Shannon Daulton’s All Star Billiards in Somerset, Kentucky.  Shannon’s tournaments were always popular and he always had a way of drawing the most talented players in the area. In fact, I can recall one occasion where North Carolina native, Charlie “Hillbilly”

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