Tag Archives: 9 Ball

(FAQ) How to keep score with coins

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When another scoring system is not available (moveable beads, balls, etc.), coins are placed under a cushion at each diamond to track the score of a race to a number. Continue reading

(FAQ) How can you practice 1 Pocket alone?

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When you want to practice 1 Pocket and there are no opponents available, you can be your own best challenger. Who else can give you the competitive level you deserve? Continue reading

(FAQ) Should you own your own set of pool balls?

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If you are a casual player who goes down to the pool hall as a once a week league player, or you go to the senior center four times a week to play, or if you are an avid bar table player - nope, don't consider owning your set of pool balls. There is no reason to waste your money, simply because you would never have any place to use them. Continue reading

(FAQ) What is a cue extension?

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There are shots when the cue ball is mid table and you must aim it towards a ball at the opposite short rail. If you are a tall person, the shot might not be difficult to stretch out and shoot. If you are a shorter individual, you can't stretch your bridge hand out far enough to get a stable bridge for your shaft. The cue just isn't long enough to hold the cue in a stable manner that is needed for a trustworthy stroke. Some part of your fundamentals must be abandoned, making the stroke prone to major failures. Continue reading

(FAQ) Standing on a pool table

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The very idea of actually standing on top of a pool table is a bit weird. After all, that table top is designed for balls to easily roll around, hit each other, the cushions, and sometimes fall into the holes and disappear. Continue reading

(FAQ) What about using those screw-on cue tips?

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Only the very cheapest cues will have screw-on tips. If you are getting a cue for the very first time and you really don't know what you want, these cheap cues can at least provide you with an experience on what to avoid in the future. Continue reading

(FAQ) If you are tall, can you get a longer cue stick?

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The standard cue stick is 57" to 58". This is the common standard for sticks around the world. For 85-90% of the people this is no problem. But if you are "overly" tall, you end up holding the stick hand a lot closer to the cue butt then your shorter competitors. If you had a longer stick, the balance would feel better. And of course, when you have to stretch a bit, the longer stick allows you an even greater reach. Continue reading

(FAQ) How to take care of a pool table

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When you assume or take responsibility for maintaining a pool table, there are a number of upkeep jobs that need to be done on a regular basis. If you don't do these, the quality of play on the table will slowly deteriorate until it becomes uncomfortable to play on it. Continue reading

(FAQ) Laws of Pool

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As you migrate from a casual bar banger pool player to a serious interest in the Green Game, it becomes more and more apparent that there are a set of laws that apply specifically to this sport. Maybe the word “laws” is too restrictive – but they seem to have the same weight as the law of gravity. Continue reading

(FAQ) Where can you play pool?

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It does not matter what the circumstances were that instilled the love of pool in your heart and mind. You may have just picked up a stick a couple of weeks ago, or maybe played casually for a few years (or decades). Or, the Green Game is your most passionate hobby and life style! Continue reading