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The Billiards Thread

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by eg6sir, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Ok, so i know B plays pool and im sure there are others do to so here is a thread for it. :D

    Yea, so last night was the last game of the session and I got worked.. not real happy about it.. i'm only skill level 4 in BCA and i played another 4 who played like a 6.. i was put up first so i said fuck it and bounced.. i guess the next 2 games went the same way.. they put a 4 up against our 5, he too played like a 6.. next game, they put a 4 up against our 6, again he played like a 6 too.. at that point our team captain forfeited himself and another player and left.. not a good way to end the session.. top shooter tournament is next week and we have 3 from our team on the list.. hopefully i do better there.

    how was your night last night B? Or are you on a break right now?

    If you play, post up what you shoot with and what league you play for

    My playing cue is a Star, made by McDermott.. standard shaft for now, but my teammate gave me a Predator 314 that i'm gonna have rejointed for my butte and my break cue is my old heavy ass Cuetec with a med/hard Triangle tip.. would have gone with the one piece phenolic ferrule/tip combo but its not BCA legal
     
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    I didn't shoot last night... I was the alternate if you will. It was week 1 of the new session. We got a bit of a line up change this time around, so we'll see how things pan out.

    we use house rules and 1-5 handicaps (1 = sucky 5 = expert) and handicap both on previous weeks results, total team HC(8), and posted players(5 play per night).
    previous goes -3 to +3. and can spread, so a -3 playing a +3 walks in the door with 12 games won. lol

    we play 5x5 for 25. it usually a race of 6-19 for us because we have a lot of higher handicappers. I'm a 1, sometimes 2 when I have a good run. I suck. its cool. lol i'm needed to keep the team handicap low and I usually get my 1 most nights, sometimes 2 or 3 which is a huge gain. where as a 5 who only gets 4 is a huge loss.
     
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    BCA it goes 2-8 (2= girls only 3=not good/ok 8=amatuer/pro)

    since im a 4, if i were to play a 6.. i would have to win 3 before he wins 5
    we have like 9 people on our team but 5 main players, couple stand-ins, couple that need to be taken off because they dont play ever
    5 v 5 matches and total team skill cant be over 25
     
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    You have your own cue B? or you just use a house cue or a teammates?
     
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    I have my own cue. nothing special. player's cue.
     
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    I used to play quite a bit. Had a nice McDermott. I loved it b/c you can break with it without worrying (many cues will become damaged). I got into it b/c of a hustler I met. He taught me a lot about the game and betting. I played about 3-4 days a week for about two years. I would run 2-3 racks per week (nothing too special). No leagues....just for fun and for cash/drinks. I've gotten wasted off other people's money a lot. And still in the profit for betting. I did play in a few 32 person tournaments. Best was second. Guy put the 8-ball in on the break...ouch (much easier to do on a 4X8 table)

    Sold my cue in college (needed cash). Wish I still had it. I had a nice hard leather case too. I just wasnt into the game as much and felt stupid carrying a case into a college bar. Now I just find a decent house stick (a nice round tip is much more important than a straight cue....a marker/pen fixes that quick)

    I'd like to own a table someday but the "real" room needed for a table is crazy. My friend has a nice old school Brunswick that I'd love to own. It's got nice Simonis cloth (super fast with lots of action) and new rails.
     
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    i play a ton of pool! i play in straight up 8 ball leagues with ball in hand rules as well as a couple mixed doubles leagues were we play scotch doubles rules. scotch doubles is a ton of fun if youve never played it. theres a few apa nine ball leagues around here but i dont play in em because there on sundays and i cant stand sitting in a bar on sunday afernoons

    i shoot with a 5280. 19oz 13mm le pro


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    Yea, same here... only cost $150.. hell, the shaft im gonna have rejointed cost $250.. lol... more than my whole stick.. $50 to rejoint it
     
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    Aren't McDermott cues wood threads for the shaft? Mine was. That's why they are okay to break with. My McDermott was almost $300 (about 15 years ago) and didn't look anything special.

    What mm tip are you using? Small ones give tons of action but mis hits are more severe.
     
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    I only play for fun with friends occassionally. I usually get worked over until someone scratches on the 8 ball. Winning on a technicallity is fun enough.
     
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    The shaft is wood threaded, the joint pin is medal.. i just dont like breaking with it.. right now its a 13mm, not sure whats on the Predator im putting on.. probably smaller because of my friends style of shooting
     
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    Yeah 13mm is pretty much standard. I used a friend's once....8mm. Way too small for me. But it intensifies "English" put on the cue ball like crazy.
     
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    8mm?? never heard of anything that small.. 12mm is the smallest ive heard of
     
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    I've seen some slivers for tips. I think they typically range from 8-14mm. The smaller ones are probably considered old school or for snooker. The cue I shot with we old with nice pearl laid in a cherry wood stick. I've even shot $2000+ cue once. Looked great but not worth it to me.

    I've even seen house cues with super small tips...but only a few times....and at places with snooker tables (freaking HUGE tables!)
     
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    my teammate, the one who gave me the Predator shaft, has an expensive ass cue like that.. i'm thinking its $7k+

    snooker table are huge, with tiny ass pockets
     
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    I like predator shafts. Why kind of taper does it have?
     
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    Im not really sure.. all he told me was "i have an old predator shaft w/ new tip u can have...doesn't fit anything i have right now... come by, its just sitting in the hall closet"
     
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    Either way good deal lol
     
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    werd.. only about $50 to rejoint and i have a $250 shaft.. lol .. a lot of people want the 314 because its retired and they dont sell it anymore.. they have the 314-2 now
     
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