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  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2012-01-03" 1.0 5.0 4 I have both the original and this advanced set. The advanced set is a narrower longer card that makes the pool table graphic more in correct proportion to a real table than the original set. Some of these are really tough. I have not played the game even yet against another player. I use them to direct practice by shuffling the deck and drawing one card at a time and shooting that shot until I can shoot it clean (or with this advanced set until I get frustrated and move on as some of these I cannot do yet). I met Mike Massey at an event he is a great guy and I really think he had some input in this set over the original set. Many of the shots on these cards feel like the stuff he talked about in his show. Definitely start with the original set first and then move on to these. But you will make your practice time more interesting if you dedicate some sessions to working through the shots on these cards and you will learn things you cannot learn by just playing against your self or just shooting random shots.

    I have both the original and this advanced set. The advanced set is a narrower longer card that makes the pool table graphic more in correct proportion to a real table than the original set. Some of these are really tough. I have not played the game even yet against another player. I use them to direct practice by shuffling the deck and drawing one card at a time and shooting that shot until I can shoot it clean (or with this advanced set until I get frustrated and move on as some of these I cannot do yet). I met Mike Massey at an event he is a great guy and I really think he had some input in this set over the original set. Many of the shots on these cards feel like the stuff he talked about in his show. Definitely start with the original set first and then move on to these. But you will make your practice time more interesting if you dedicate some sessions to working through the shots on these cards and you will learn things you cannot learn by just playing against your self or just shooting random shots.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5489#smartreviews_view 0.3 Mike Massey's Advanced Series Ultimate Pool Challenge http://www.pooldawg.com/product/mike-massey-s-advanced-series-ultimate-pool-challenge sku IPUPCAS
    Mike Massey's Advanced Series Ultimate Pool Challenge
    I have both the original and this advanced set. The advanced set is a narrower longer card that makes the pool table graphic more in correct proportion to a real table than the original set. Some of these are really tough. I have not played the game even yet against another player. I use them to direct practice by shuffling the deck and drawing one card at a time and shooting that shot until I can shoot it clean (or with this advanced set until I get frustrated and move on as some of these I cannot do yet). I met Mike Massey at an event he is a great guy and I really think he had some input in this set over the original set. Many of the shots on these cards feel like the stuff he talked about in his show. Definitely start with the original set first and then move on to these. But you will make your practice time more interesting if you dedicate some sessions to working through the shots on these cards and you will learn things you cannot learn by just playing against your self or just shooting random shots.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2012-01-03" 1.0 5.0 5 I have studied a dozen or more books and this is the best all around book on position basics position play 8 and 9 ball strategy. If you only have one pool book in your library this should be it. If you have read several but still feel something is missing add this book to your collection. You will not be disappointed.

    I have studied a dozen or more books and this is the best all around book on position basics position play 8 and 9 ball strategy. If you only have one pool book in your library this should be it. If you have read several but still feel something is missing add this book to your collection. You will not be disappointed.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/6194#smartreviews_view 0.3 Play Your Best Pool http://www.pooldawg.com/product/play-your-best-pool-phil-capelle sku BKPYBP
    Play Your Best Pool
    I have studied a dozen or more books and this is the best all around book on position basics position play 8 and 9 ball strategy. If you only have one pool book in your library this should be it. If you have read several but still feel something is missing add this book to your collection. You will not be disappointed.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 5 Nothing dings a cue shaft more than being knocked over. Pool hall patrons are mostly not that careful. And most pool halls have holders that are wood with worn felt and crowded with other cues. I like to bring my own and give my cue a better chance to remain standing when I am not using it. I have a three cue version of this in my pool room at home and carry this 2 cue version in my case. I never have to fight for a spot to lean my playing cue or break cue and can keep my cue close so it doesn't grow legs and walk off. Q Claw stays put better than some other products I have seen people using. It is also thicker and heavier which makes it work but does take up a little more room in your case and add a little more weight. But it fits great in the big pocket of my Instroke 2x2 case and I use it every time I play away from home.

    Nothing dings a cue shaft more than being knocked over. Pool hall patrons are mostly not that careful. And most pool halls have holders that are wood with worn felt and crowded with other cues. I like to bring my own and give my cue a better chance to remain standing when I am not using it. I have a three cue version of this in my pool room at home and carry this 2 cue version in my case. I never have to fight for a spot to lean my playing cue or break cue and can keep my cue close so it doesn't grow legs and walk off. Q Claw stays put better than some other products I have seen people using. It is also thicker and heavier which makes it work but does take up a little more room in your case and add a little more weight. But it fits great in the big pocket of my Instroke 2x2 case and I use it every time I play away from home.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5700#smartreviews_view 0.3 Q Claw 2-Cue Holder http://www.pooldawg.com/product/q-claw-2-cue-holder sku QHQC2
    Q Claw 2-Cue Holder
    Nothing dings a cue shaft more than being knocked over. Pool hall patrons are mostly not that careful. And most pool halls have holders that are wood with worn felt and crowded with other cues. I like to bring my own and give my cue a better chance to remain standing when I am not using it. I have a three cue version of this in my pool room at home and carry this 2 cue version in my case. I never have to fight for a spot to lean my playing cue or break cue and can keep my cue close so it doesn't grow legs and walk off. Q Claw stays put better than some other products I have seen people using. It is also thicker and heavier which makes it work but does take up a little more room in your case and add a little more weight. But it fits great in the big pocket of my Instroke 2x2 case and I use it every time I play away from home.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 4 The Moosehead design is great lots of options. I have had several of this style of bridge. I tend to lose them. So when I saw this price I grabbed up two so I would have a spare. The first one fit extremely tight on my 12.75mm tip. Much tighter than other brands I have used. So tight it ripped off my tip! Now I didn't just slide it off straight as I should have but this was not my first time using one of these either. I ended up using some sandpaper on a dowel to open it up a bit. I went too far and now the cue rotates too easily. The second one was fine. I have paid as much as $5 for one of these so maybe the size being inconsistent comes with the low price. I will buy more of these when I lose the one I have now. I will just check the fit and be more careful if I need to open it up a bit. I have one of these on my home table bridge and one in my case. I don' like digging the one out of my case and forgetting it at home and I want to practice with the same one I carry with me to be consistent.

    The Moosehead design is great lots of options. I have had several of this style of bridge. I tend to lose them. So when I saw this price I grabbed up two so I would have a spare. The first one fit extremely tight on my 12.75mm tip. Much tighter than other brands I have used. So tight it ripped off my tip! Now I didn't just slide it off straight as I should have but this was not my first time using one of these either. I ended up using some sandpaper on a dowel to open it up a bit. I went too far and now the cue rotates too easily. The second one was fine. I have paid as much as $5 for one of these so maybe the size being inconsistent comes with the low price. I will buy more of these when I lose the one I have now. I will just check the fit and be more careful if I need to open it up a bit. I have one of these on my home table bridge and one in my case. I don' like digging the one out of my case and forgetting it at home and I want to practice with the same one I carry with me to be consistent.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5499#smartreviews_view 0.3 Moosehead Bridge Billiards Bridge http://www.pooldawg.com/product/moosehead-bridge-billiards-bridge sku BHMH
    Moosehead Bridge Billiards Bridge
    The Moosehead design is great lots of options. I have had several of this style of bridge. I tend to lose them. So when I saw this price I grabbed up two so I would have a spare. The first one fit extremely tight on my 12.75mm tip. Much tighter than other brands I have used. So tight it ripped off my tip! Now I didn't just slide it off straight as I should have but this was not my first time using one of these either. I ended up using some sandpaper on a dowel to open it up a bit. I went too far and now the cue rotates too easily. The second one was fine. I have paid as much as $5 for one of these so maybe the size being inconsistent comes with the low price. I will buy more of these when I lose the one I have now. I will just check the fit and be more careful if I need to open it up a bit. I have one of these on my home table bridge and one in my case. I don' like digging the one out of my case and forgetting it at home and I want to practice with the same one I carry with me to be consistent.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 5 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.

    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.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/6112#smartreviews_view 0.3 Cue Doctor Cue Wax http://www.pooldawg.com/product/cue-doctor-cue-wax-1-oz sku SPWX01
    Cue Doctor Cue Wax
    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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 4 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.

    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.

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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5902#smartreviews_view 0.3 The Ultimate Pool Challenge Game http://www.pooldawg.com/product/the-ultimate-pool-challenge-game sku IPUPC
    The Ultimate Pool Challenge Game
    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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.
  • 0.3 product Dan Twing 2010-11-02" 1.0 5.0 4 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.

    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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    http://www.pooldawg.com/smartreviews/view/review/id/5669#smartreviews_view 0.3 Practice Pro Pocket Reducers http://www.pooldawg.com/product/practice-pro-pocket-reducers sku GAPR
    Practice Pro Pocket Reducers
    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.
    I would recommend this product to a friend.

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