Archive for October, 2009

Pool Cue Racks, Keep it Neat and Tidy

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Pool Cue Racks, Keep it Neat and Tidy

By George Pennwood

Where do you park your pool cue when you aren’t playing? Well leaving it on top of the pool table is an option but not really an option when you have a few of them, much better to get yourself a pool cue rack. These come in a variety of forms from the simple straight forward wall cue rack where you simply screw a base unit into the wall at a height of 1 ft to put the cues on and a separate clip unit 3 ft or so directly above the base unit to clip the cues into and you have a neat simple unit to park your cues. They normally come in 4 or 6 cue units for the home and the pool halls have much larger ones to hold all their cues. That is the simplest and cheapest form of cue rack.

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Another rung up on the pool cue rack stakes is the billiard cue stand, which is like an umbrella stand except it is for cues. This is a neat solution and they come in some really nice designs. Perhaps not so good for the cues themselves as the cue is not always perfectly upright depending on the model so is not so well protected from warping, but nevertheless it is an elegant solution and very popular.

The ultimate pool cue rack has to be the purpose built full size wall rack which is like a wardrobe for cues. Some are simply open but the top of the range racks have glass or wooden doors as well and ooze elegance. They come in at $300 plus but if you want to make your games room stand out these will certainly do that for you and give it a custom made look as well.

So there you have it as far as pool cue racks go, it is an essential accessory really, in order to keep your cues straight and in good condition, just go for the one you like the look of or can afford.

Author George Pennwood, Click the links to see some pool cue racks and pool cues at our website Snooker Billiards and Pool

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A Follow-up To “Make a Conscious Intention to Play Better Pool”

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

A Follow-up To “Make a Conscious Intention to Play Better Pool”

By Ernie Reynolds

If you read my previous post about stating your intention to play better pool you may be interested in this follow-up.

My brother and I usually get together and play pool on Friday nights. I have been playing a little better than him lately and he was wondering why. I told him that it was because, on Friday mornings when I first wake up, I state an intention to myself that I will play excellent pool that night.

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It has been working pretty well for me. I encouraged my brother to try it out and see if it helped his pool playing to improve. Then I didn’t mention it for a few weeks.

Two weeks ago, he was playing markedly better. He was making some nice cut shots and missing fewer easy shots than he usually dies. I mentioned that he was shooting really well that night. He informed me that he had made an intention that morning upon waking that he would play good pool that night.

“Aha! So it works for you too, huh?” He said, “I guess so.” He really was shooting much better pool. We were pretty evenly matched all evening. I’d win a game or two and he would win a game or two. It made for a better night of pool in my opinion.

Last week my brother was back to his habit of missing easy shots and giving me nice leaves to run out the table. He was getting mad at himself for playing lousy. I asked him, “So, did you do an intention to play good pool this morning?” He said, “No. I forgot.” “Ah, that’s why you’re not playing as well as last week.”

I’d be willing to bet that in the coming weeks my brother will be making more intentions on Friday mornings. It is such an easy thing to do and only takes ten seconds. What have you got to lose?

When you wake up and you are still in that state between being asleep and fully awake, simply state to the universe that you intend to play excellent pool tonight, today, or whenever you plan to play. Then just go about your day and don’t think about it anymore. It really does work wonders for my pool game.

I have used this process for other intentions as well. For example, “I intend to have a lot of fun today” or “I intend to get some good work done today.” It seems to work well for these types of personal, emotional things. I have yet to use it successfully to win the lottery, but I keep on trying! It doesn’t cost anything but a few seconds of my time.

If you are in a league or play pool at certain times every week like I do, I suggest you try this little experiment and intend to play better pool. Try it one day and not the next and compare your shooting performance. It works for me and my brother. I can’t see any reason why it won’t work for you too.

Le me know how you make out!

35 Tips To Pool Domination

Monday, October 12th, 2009

35 Tips To Pool Domination

By Ernie Reynolds

I recently finished and posted for download “35 Tips To Pool Domination”. You can see it in the column to the right. This Ebook is free for readers of this blog and my other pool websites.

I put together these tips as a reminder to myself and to help others to continue to remember and apply the basics when shooting pool. It’s easy to get out of the habit of paying attention to how you are stroking the stick, hitting the cue ball, positioning your leave, and many of the other little things that add up to playing your best pool.

When I find myself missing fairly easy shots, it always helps to make a quick review of how I am shooting and what I am doing wrong. This Ebook can help to drum into your head the obvious and not-so-obvious aspects to maintaining quality poll shooting.

Should you decide to download and read this Ebook, I would be most curious to learn of your opinion as to whether or not you feel it has helped your game to improve. Please leave a comment. Thanks.