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Dan

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    • ( 2 of 2 people found this review helpful.)


      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        November 2, 2010
    • I do not use a glove. I used to sand with those micro papers to keep a shaft slick. I still use the papers, but only about 1/3 as often.

      You only need a small amount of this. I put it on with a paper towel, let it dry for a few seconds, and buff it off. I play 5 days a week, and will wax a shaft maybe once or twice a month. Every 3rd time, I will use micro sanding papers first, and then wax.

      This not only keeps the shaft slick, but protects the wood too. Always have a can in my cue case.


    • ( 2 of 2 people found this review helpful.)


      • Currently 4/5 Stars.
        November 2, 2010
    • I have not played this as the intended game yet. I bought it to guide practice time. I just shuffle the deck and start pulling cards and shooting those shots until I make them clean. Then take the next card.

      I did come across one setup that does not work as depicted, which is why I gave them a 4.

      I think it would be fun to play with others, I just haven't had a chance to do that yet.

      I have the advanced set as well, but have not played through this set enough to move on. They did change the format a bit on the new set. I think the aspect ratio of the cards on this set was off (card too wide or not long enough) to match a true table. The advanced set looks more in proportion. But don't let that hold you up. Great shots in here with clues on how to shoot the shot. Good learning tool.


    • ( 2 of 2 people found this review helpful.)


      • Currently 4/5 Stars.
        November 2, 2010
    • Just got a set of these. My table has pretty wide pockets, which makes it fun for the average player. But when I play league games, the pockets a 1/4 to 1/2 inch smaller. These make the pockets tighter than most and are good to increase accuracy. They stay put. They do change the angle of the pocket sides, so balls will bounce out and not deflect into the pocket. This just makes it tougher, which is the point. Another thing that should be obvious, but was not, is that the spring that sticks up makes shooting out of the corner difficult to impossible. Not a problem for practice time, but didn't think about this until I started using them.

      They do make you sharpen your aim and I do recommend them.


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Location: Longmont, CO

Playing Cue: 19 oz. Balabushka LGB-21 w/11.5mm Talisman H tip
Break Cue: 25oz Sneaky Pete w/Talisman XX Break tip
Jump Cue: J&J 4400
Cue Case: InStroke 2x4
Cue Accessory: Limbsaver X-1 Pool Cue Stick Stabilizer (both cues)