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    The basics http://www.britishpathe.com/video/bi...uery/billiards

    A couple of lessons from Lindrum http://www.britishpathe.com/video/st...uery/billiards & http://www.britishpathe.com/video/wa...uery/billiards

  • #2
    He's a legend, if he was still here he would beat anyone.

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    • #3
      I like the way he switches from left to right handed shots during the break .

      He just makes it look so easy.

      Just started his bio ( got it eventually ), so looking forward to learning more.

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      • #4
        "Although a Hundred break is just like a miscue to Walter" . . .

        Yes, Walter Lindrum is a true "Wizard of the cue".

        Lindrum: That's how to make a hundred break.

        I see Walter, and how do you make a thousand break?

        Lindrum: Just make nine more hundred breaks.


        He makes it look so easy.

        : )
        Last edited by mythman69; 22 May 2013, 01:44 AM.
        My favourite players: Walter Lindrum (AUS), Neil Robertson (AUS), Eddie Charlton (AUS), Robby Foldvari (AUS), Vinnie Calabrese (AUS), Jimmy White, Stephen Hendry, Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Dominic Dale and Barry Hawkins.
        I dream of a 147 (but would be happy with a 100)

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        • #5
          Nice link shared above. Liked watching the video. Thanks for sharing!




          mcdermott cues
          Last edited by holyman1; 7 August 2013, 07:19 AM.
          pool cue| pool cue cases| billiard balls

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          • #6
            thanks for the links sberry ... interesting that Walter says he uses a "flower" grip - just the pads (very ends) of his first two fingers and thumb ...

            I tried it tonight down the pub on a UK 8ball pool table and was surprised by the results - very easy to get lots of spin on the cueball although a little bit harder to keep the cue straight during delivery (probably need to practice it more) but overall very good ... even broke off with it OK ...

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            • #7
              You can get a lovely soft touch with that grip. Suppose it was ideal for the delicate close in nursery canons they played. Haven't looked at this video yet but I know in one Walter said that for playing a heavy forcing stroke he takes a grip hold of the cue with all the hand giving him more power behind the cue to make a screw shot.

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              • #8
                Walter was originally a right hander but he lost the top of his index finger in a washing mangle when he was young so his father, Fred Snr made Walter change hands to play. Walter was a verydedicated player and put many hours in to becoming the player he was.
                Originally posted by billabong View Post
                I like the way he switches from left to right handed shots during the break .

                He just makes it look so easy.

                Just started his bio ( got it eventually ), so looking forward to learning more.

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