nickels or dimes?

nickels or dimes?

Post by Ben Aukschu » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00


which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Ben
 
 
 

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Post by Fred Agn » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00

On Thu, 02 Sep 1999 14:22:01 -0600, Ben Aukschun

Quote:

>I know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
>for dimes,

How did you come to "know" that this is the "best"?

Regards,

Fred Agnir
Templeton, MA

 
 
 

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Post by Ben Aukschu » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I just figured that 2 shafts is better than one.  Different shafts for
different applications.
Quote:

> On Thu, 02 Sep 1999 14:22:01 -0600, Ben Aukschun

> >I know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> >for dimes,

> How did you come to "know" that this is the "best"?

> Regards,

> Fred Agnir
> Templeton, MA


 
 
 

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Post by Michael Johns » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Group: rec.sport.billiard Date: Thu, Sep 2, 1999, 2:22pm (CDT-1) From:

     I know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and
one for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.

==================================

geez... mine cost me hundreds.

 
 
 

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Post by sam » Fri, 03 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Dear Ben, The wording of a post is very important to the response that you
will get.  In case you are not aware,  your post indicated that you did not
have a nickel or dime to determine the shape of your cue tip.  I understand
that you meant that you did not have enough money for two shafts AND so did
everyone else.  We post here for information AND laughs.  This must be
NEWBIE sensitivity week because we are getting this reaction on both NG's  I
understand.  I was in your spot a number of months ago.  The question you
asked is highly debatable and depends on which shape you feel most
comfortable with.  Both are used by A players (as well as different tip
sizes), so there is NO correct answer.  Start with a nickel shape and work
towards a dime and see how it affects you pocketing skills as well as your
cue ball control.  Pick the shape that works best for you.  And for goodness
sake, develop a sense of humor as well as the ability to word your post in a
manner that does not invite a humorous response.  Particularly if you have
thin skin like me.  Sincerely, Sam

Quote:

>I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight
answer
>in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
>question.


>> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
>> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
>> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
>> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
>> Thanks,
>> Ben

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Mercie » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I've known pool players in dire straits, but your the first I've ever heard
about that didn't have fif*** cents to use as a guide to shape their cue
tip.  Instead of these coins, you may use any of the following objects to
estimate the proper shape for a cuetip:

olive
marble
thumbnail

As an alternative, you may ask a relative or close friend to loan you a
nickel or dime, just until you're finished shaping your tip.

Ed Mercier
http://SportToday.org/

Please don't gamble.

Quote:

> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Ben

 
 
 

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Post by Ben Aukschu » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight answer
in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
question.
Quote:

> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Ben

 
 
 

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Post by AL11KI » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I'll give ya a staight answer, "I don't know" and as for the other answers,,
gesh, they ain't really that funny anyhow.
Calif.
 
 
 

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Post by Ben Aukschu » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I want to apologize for the last post.  I thought that I asked serious question,
and no one would give me an honest answer.
Quote:

> I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight answer
> in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
> question.


> > which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
> > the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
> > know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> > for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
> > Thanks,
> > Ben

 
 
 

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Post by sam » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Dear Ben, Are you related to Sam?  Just kidding.  Sincerely, Sam  (hang in
there Ben, you'll do fine)

Quote:

>I want to apologize for the last post.  I thought that I asked serious
question,
>and no one would give me an honest answer.


>> I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight
answer
>> in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
>> question.


>> > which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
>> > the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.
I
>> > know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
>> > for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Ben

 
 
 

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Post by Ben Aukschu » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

I'm relatively new to the sport, (abt 4 mos.) and have spent close to $400 on
cue, case, stuff, adn an extra shaft is really hard to justify at this point.
That's why I don't feel like throwing down another hundred on a new shaft to
compare nickels and dimes.
Quote:

> Dear Ben, The wording of a post is very important to the response that you
> will get.  In case you are not aware,  your post indicated that you did not
> have a nickel or dime to determine the shape of your cue tip.  I understand
> that you meant that you did not have enough money for two shafts AND so did
> everyone else.  We post here for information AND laughs.  This must be
> NEWBIE sensitivity week because we are getting this reaction on both NG's  I
> understand.  I was in your spot a number of months ago.  The question you
> asked is highly debatable and depends on which shape you feel most
> comfortable with.  Both are used by A players (as well as different tip
> sizes), so there is NO correct answer.  Start with a nickel shape and work
> towards a dime and see how it affects you pocketing skills as well as your
> cue ball control.  Pick the shape that works best for you.  And for goodness
> sake, develop a sense of humor as well as the ability to word your post in a
> manner that does not invite a humorous response.  Particularly if you have
> thin skin like me.  Sincerely, Sam


> >I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight
> answer
> >in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
> >question.


> >> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
> >> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
> >> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> >> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Ben

 
 
 

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Post by sam » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Ben, Do it on the one shaft and then replace the tip and start over.  Tip
replacement is not expensive.  Sincerely, Sam

Quote:

>I'm relatively new to the sport, (abt 4 mos.) and have spent close to $400
on
>cue, case, stuff, adn an extra shaft is really hard to justify at this
point.
>That's why I don't feel like throwing down another hundred on a new shaft
to
>compare nickels and dimes.


>> Dear Ben, The wording of a post is very important to the response that
you
>> will get.  In case you are not aware,  your post indicated that you did
not
>> have a nickel or dime to determine the shape of your cue tip.  I
understand
>> that you meant that you did not have enough money for two shafts AND so
did
>> everyone else.  We post here for information AND laughs.  This must be
>> NEWBIE sensitivity week because we are getting this reaction on both NG's
I
>> understand.  I was in your spot a number of months ago.  The question you
>> asked is highly debatable and depends on which shape you feel most
>> comfortable with.  Both are used by A players (as well as different tip
>> sizes), so there is NO correct answer.  Start with a nickel shape and
work
>> towards a dime and see how it affects you pocketing skills as well as
your
>> cue ball control.  Pick the shape that works best for you.  And for
goodness
>> sake, develop a sense of humor as well as the ability to word your post
in a
>> manner that does not invite a humorous response.  Particularly if you
have
>> thin skin like me.  Sincerely, Sam


>> >I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to get a straight
>> answer
>> >in this group.  you all think that your too ***ing funny to answer a
>> >question.


>> >> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
>> >> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.
I
>> >> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
>> >> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> Ben

 
 
 

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Post by wamille » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Tip shape is a pretty subjective thing.  It may depend somewhat on the
diameter of the tip you are using.  The predator shafts come standard
with a 12.75 mm tip, and I believe a dime radius is recommended.  I use
a dime radius, and it seems to improve my ability to draw the ball.  Not
that I draw it where I need it.
It might be nice to have a dime shaft and a nickle shaft, but only until
you decide which serves you better.  Then you would shape them both the
same, or put one away and stick with one cue.  Golf, of course,  is a
completely different animal. :)
 
 
 

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Post by Mountain Mike^ » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I want to apologize for the last post

why? It's the only way you got an answer wasn't it??:-) I like your style.
Anyway, let me save you some dough. First thing. Depending on your stick,
you're gonna replace that cheap tip real quick anyway. Get a tip shaper and
grind that thing into a dime shape. Try it for awhile. Soon it's a nickle
shape all by itself. Try that. Then replace that tip with a LePro, Hercules,
or Triangle. This is in order of hardness. Almost everyone (including me)
only uses one shaft even if they have two or six of 'em. Don't buy another
one. Hope this helps. And remember. "Don't take any prisoners."

MM^^<--new guys, jeeez:)

 
 
 

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Post by Thomas Boerne » Sat, 04 Sep 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> which is the better way to shape the tip?  I usually play 9-ball, with
> the occasional 8-ball, and I was wondering how best to shape the tip.  I
> know that the best way is to have two shafts, one for nickels and one
> for dimes, but I don't have the money right now.  Any suggestions?

There's only one shape that is best for you: the shape you feel best with.
Some players like flat tips, others more curved ones. Just give it a try and
decide for your own!

Regards, Thomas