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Taom Chalk ~ by Garret Troop

In this industry we are all looking for that competitive edge.  In the end your stroke and creativity on the table is the only thing that will separate you.  With that being said the equipment that you choose to put in your case and on your cue really defines what you’re capable of doing on

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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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Black Ice Shaft Review ~ by Garret Troop

There are a lot of different styles of breaking cues appearing on the market today.  Some are lighter than others and it really depends on your style and stroke as to what is best for the player. For those of you that like the forward weighted breaking cues there are some options.  The idea is

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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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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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Kamui Roku Chalk Review ~ Garret Troop

The Kamui brand has always stood for excellence in quality and craftsmanship. The new Kamui Roku is a new line of chalk on the market that is turning heads with looks of interest and skepticism. The chalk it self has a new look and feel to it. The new Hexagon shape that Kamui has chosen

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Gaijin Custom Cues ~ Patrick Sampey

I just sat down with the guys of Gaijin Custom Cues, and they want to make a cue to suit you. Robby, Marshall, and Josh are just typical southern guys with a love of the game of pool and non-traditional design. They have a simple philosophy, each of us has a natural stroke and the

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Scott Erwin’s Butt ~Bradley C. Thuringer

It seems like often the best things in my life come to me unexpectedly. When I was in college the local music shop had a bass guitar that I loved.  I would go and visit it and sit to play it several times a week for months.   While saving up my money to take it home.

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The McDermott G-Core Shaft. ~ Anthony Beeler {Review}

Throughout my pool-playing career I have had the opportunity to play with a variety of low deflection shafts. This month I was asked by Sneaky Pete Mafia to write a review of McDermott’s G-Core shaft. Since I play with the G-Core on a regular basis, I found my assignment to be rather easy. In my opinion,

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My Life in Leather. ~ John Barton, JB Cases

For all of human recorded history and even well before we were able to make records of our activities, humans have used the skins of animals to assist them in life. Leather is simply an animal skin that has been processed so that it does not decompose. This process is called tanning and there are

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