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  • Pocket Tightness

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    Last edited by mr_rules; 24th November 2014, 09:28 AM.

  • #2
    Very interesting post. Lol.

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    • #3
      Ha yeah thats what i thought when i wrote it! Didnt know how to delete.

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      • #4
        Is it a game of hangman, do we have to guess the letters.
        This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
        https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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        • #5
          My first guess. 'A'.

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          • #6
            Somebody asked me today could they have bigger pockets as I was re-covering a snooker table .

            I replied how large is your wallet ?
            [/SIGPIC]http://www.gclbilliards.com

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Geoff Large View Post
              Somebody asked me today could they have bigger pockets as I was re-covering a snooker table .

              I replied how large is your wallet ?
              Can't see the point in that unless the person in question don't take the game very serious

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              • #8
                Believe it or not , it is one of the most asked questions when we are out and about around the clubs .

                I have just taken a job on where I am opening pockets from 3.5 inch at the fall to 3.3/4 inch , I did ask the person ( Steve ) who owned the table Why ? as I knew he played to a decent standard around the clubs and the local league and even has finals played on his table , Photo link below of pocket opening at 3.5 inch

                http://gclbilliards.com/snooker-and-...at-the-fall-5/

                His reply , he has just qualified as a coach last year and he will be teaching mainly younger players on the art of playing , now the feedback he got from professional coaches where to open the pockets up to get them more interested in the game , there is nothing worse than playing on tight pockets and not being able to rack up a few points because the openings are too tight for a learner or novice player , and there are more average to poor players out there than good players who request match play pockets .
                And I see this all the time , good players wanting tight pockets and the majority wanting large openings at the fall .

                many years ago I was watching a young player pot balls and racking up decent breaks in the small town of Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire , I looked at the table and the pocket openings where close to 4 inch at the fall , I said the teenager who looked about 14 or 15 , you will never make it as a professional playing on a table with bucket pockets like this one .
                his name was Gary Wilkinson , and I think he was ranked 5th in the rankings at one time .
                Last edited by Geoff Large; 24th November 2014, 10:47 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Geoff Large View Post
                  Believe it or not , it is one of the most asked questions when we are out and about around the clubs .

                  I have just taken a job on where I am opening pockets from 3.5 inch at the fall to 3.3/4 inch , I did ask the person ( Steve ) who owned the table Why ? as I knew he played to a decent standard around the clubs and the local league and even has finals played on his table , Photo link below of pocket opening at 3.5 inch

                  http://gclbilliards.com/snooker-and-...at-the-fall-5/

                  His reply , he has just qualified as a coach last year and he will be teaching mainly younger players on the art of playing , now the feedback he got from professional coaches where to open the pockets up to get them more interested in the game , there is nothing worse than playing on tight pockets and not being able to rack up a few points because the openings are too tight for a learner or novice player , and there are more average to poor players out there than good players who request match play pockets .
                  And I see this all the time , good players wanting tight pockets and the majority wanting large openings at the fall .

                  many years ago I was watching a young player pot balls and racking up decent breaks in the small town of Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire , I looked at the table and the pocket openings where close to 4 inch at the fall , I said the teenager who looked about 14 or 15 , you will never make it as a professional playing on a table with bucket pockets like this one .
                  his name was Gary Wilkinson , and I think he was ranked 5th in the rankings at one time .
                  Is the ball in that photo a pool ball . The ball looks very small compared to the cushions

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                  • #10
                    No full size cue ball 2.1/16th
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                    • #11
                      Geoff, how do you measure the 3.5? Do you put your ruler on the bed of the table or on the cushion rail? Where exactly is "the fall"?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Geoff Large View Post
                        you will never make it as a professional playing on a table with bucket pockets like this one .
                        his name was Gary Wilkinson , and I think he was ranked 5th in the rankings at one time .
                        that´s the point, as a beginner player tight pockets leads to poor positional play because you focus too much on potting the ball. thats why driving schools dont have ferraris

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Geoff Large View Post
                          you will never make it as a professional playing on a table with bucket pockets like this one .
                          his name was Gary Wilkinson , and I think he was ranked 5th in the rankings at one time .
                          that´s the point, as a beginner player tight pockets leads to poor positional play because you focus too much on potting the ball. thats why driving schools dont have ferraris. once you are a 50+ standard player you can ask your pockets to be cut to the tournament standard.

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                          • #14
                            thats why driving schools dont have ferraris.
                            Most probably more to do with the cost of a Ferrari, the fuel cost and insurance.

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                            • #15
                              In replay to the question where do you measure the width of the pocket opening .

                              Look at the link http://gclbilliards.com/snooker-and-...at-the-fall-5/

                              and where the face of the ball is touching the inner curve of the fall , measure across the top of the gap from above

                              if the ball is not here just measure between the jaws in line with the most furthest point of the fall into the table .
                              Last edited by Geoff Large; 25th November 2014, 07:44 PM.
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