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brianguy

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      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • The Moori medium tip is the tip I play with. I love it. The two I have used have lasted a long time. They retain shape well, and only really wear down from scuffing and reshaping to hold chalk. Witch seems to be periodically because it goes back to a glassy sheen if you like to give a good stroke to the ball. Your best friend is going to become a tip pik or tapper. I found it hard to get them to stay on the cue. I want to try a Ferrule leveling tool and probably use super glue gel to get it to stick to my viking again. Slighlty scuff the flat ferrule and the side of the moori labeled to be glued down make sure they stay flat though. Otherwise frustrating trying to get the tip to stay on my cue. You live and you learn.
      I have only tried to play with the morri medium, but the medium tip plays like most other tips hards. I have played with a le pro to this and its apples to oranges. I feel like my morri lasted longer than my buffalo tip, and has a harder hit.
      If you like your hard tips morri tips are going to make you happy.


      • Currently 4/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • I really wanted to try a phenolic tip when I bought this cue. I wasn't disappointed with the hit.
      I can crush the balls on a break. I need to make sure you stay close to center ball hit with a phenolic tip, and chalk the cue, because its like hitting the cue ball with a rock. Its easy to misscue otherwise. Its funny to watch other people try to use it to break after they see me use it because you have to practice with the cue a bit before bringing it to leagues to break.
      The cue jumps balls awesome. Where I could jump partial balls with my regular cue I can pop over full balls six to eight inches away no problem fairly consistently. This cue made learning to jump balls fun and easy.
      Sadly it warped on me a bit within the first year. I didn't store it perfectly but I did have it in my case with my playing cue and my viking is fine. So store it well.
      The phenolic tip isn't just glued on its binded on with some wrap material to the ferrule. So getting your tip to stay on the cue wont be a problem and it has a shiny pattern graphics to it. I only say this because I have tried to glue a phenolic tip onto a cue before and several different glues wouldn't get the tip to stay on a cue. Worth saving yourself the time and effort to get a ready to go phenolic tipped cue than try to put one on yourself.


      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • The first thing you want to realize when you read the 99 critical shots in pool is Ray "the cool cat" Martin is a champion of straight pool. If your an eightball player your going to see application for some of these shots very rarely in game.
      The principles you can learn from some of these shots will serve to shock beginners and intermediates when you do pull off an upset shot when they thought there wasn't a shot on the table.
      As in many tutorial books the shots are supposed to build on each other. Some of these concepts are easy, but I had trouble learning many of them before I really learned what a good stroke felt like, and what "speed" to play the shot at. Know the speed of your table is going to affect how hard of a stroke to use to pull the shot off. An advanced player mentoring you through this book will speed you though it alot faster.
      The hardest part about picking things up from this book is its very basic and bland. The book is black and white. The angles and contact point are generalized on many of the shots. The speed and amount of english is also left to experiment with.
      There are many tips on cueball control, shotmaking, and finding a shot in a hopeless cluster. The problem is you better be ready to practice alot of trial and error. Get a good basic fundamental stroke, and a concept of speed from someone who knows what they are talking about before you start your journey to excellence from this book. Then watch your game progress in leaps and bounds.


      • Currently 3/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • A mind for pool. Could have been a mind for anything. This book isn't a bad read. Alot of fun quotes are picked from famous people.
      The mental toughness aspect is definitley an important part of the game I have always had trouble with, but its hard to teach the mind to think differently. There are tips to help work into being a better person as well as a better player, but you have to be ready to step out of your comfort zone.
      While I enjoyed the read I don't know how much it actually help me be a better pool player. Depends on how much you can pull out of a self help book I guess.


      • Currently 5/5 Stars.
        December 30, 2012
    • This book lays out a step by step process on building your game up from the basics of fundamentals of stroke to position play, and touches on advances shots such as jump, and masse.
      The Goldmine of this book is the author transfers an easy application of phyics to shots. You get percentages of making shot from distance to cue ball to object ball, and angle. The author explains possition play better by an explaination of why the cue ball is rolling with this much energy with what english, and what angle off of the object ball.
      Beginners will get a goldmine of information that learning on the table would take hours and months to years to learn that understanding principles will give you a leg up on why and how.
      Advanced players will find alot of information that would be considered common knowledge. If your having trouble with specific shots or concepts the book goes into deep explaination of hows and whys. There are alot of diagrams, charts, and examples.
      I was a bit disappointed the book didn't go into masse shots, and jump shots deeper. All in all I enjoyed the information I recieved from this book. A good bang for my buck.


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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