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      • Currently 1/5 Stars.
        January 1, 2013
    • Give me master chalk any day. I didn't like the way the hit felt when I used this chalk. It seemed like the chalk didn't like sticking to my tip. Kind of have to grind it on instead of the controlled stroke application your supposed to use to put your chalk on with. Be prepared to scuff your tip alot to get this to stick.

      • Currently 3/5 Stars.
        January 1, 2013
    • I wish this book had offered the wealth of knowledge some of the other books I have read on pool have in them. I felt some of the subjects were simplied and lacked depth. The saving graces for me are that the diagrams are in color. They tend to draw more attention, and are eye pleasing in color. I just wanted more examples than I was given here.
      There were a few subjects I haven't seen in other books such as eye coordination, and being color blind I found interesting. Who knew you could exercise your eyes for better vision, or get shaded glasses for people like me who are partially color blind to compete better.
      There is definitely information in this book, but I would either make this book my introduction into pool playing literature, or pick it up specifically for ending chapters on exercises, attitude, and eye coordination.

      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        January 1, 2013
    • Robert Byrne is my favorite author on pool. This book doesn't disappoint. When he writes he puts in little jokes, and comments that keep you drawn in and attentive.
      I found the chapters being separted into shot application an easy way to go straight into a shot type you want to drill. Some diagrams go over simple application, and some border on trick shot status. Byrne even admits some shots are long shots, and you should be looking at the concept for position play.
      Robert Byrne has a strong background in three cushion billiards. So if your looking for ways to get around the table better you found it. There is only a small section on shot selection, and strategies on eightball and nineball. Though there is a section where ten shots to drill for perfect position are offered.
      This book has a wealth of knowledge. Getting may of these shots to work can be frustrating. If I was a beginner looking for a book to start with I would start with byrnes "Standard book of pool" before I jumped into Complete book of pool shots. The
      concepts in this book are more for intermediate and advanced players. Otherwise prepare to drill alot and be frustrated.

      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • Amarath cueballs are great for true roll, and grabbing spin. This ball is great for drilling. The feature of the cueball being able to hold your chalk so you know exactly where you strike the ball to where your aiming is a great way to test your mechanics of your stroke.
      Putting english on a cue ball can change shots because of squirt, deflection, and the throw your putting on a ball. The booklet that comes with the ball touches on these concepts. Then its just practice and application.
      Love this cueball. You can really get it to zip.

      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • I have had my case for about 2 years now. It has a solid tube style feel to it. I have tons of room in it. I carry around extra chalk, a tip shaper, retiping tools, a bridge head, and still have room for an envelope for league play. Wish I had gone with a color other than the black I have. Then I could find it easier during the end of leagues or easy to spot during tournaments. Overall a great case and I have been very pleased with it.

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Location: Ottawa/Il

Playing Cue: Viking black colar purple smoke stain
Break Cue: Action jump/break cue
Jump Cue: Action jump/break cue
Cue Case: Action 2 Butt 2 Shaft Hard Pool Cue Case
Cue Accessory: Cuetec 3 in 1 Bowtie Tip Tool