Practice Drill Of The Week – Cut and Leave

On January 16, 2014, in Pool Practice Drills, by Michael Feiman

Ok, here’s a pretty basic one:

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The goal here is to cut the ball into the left corner pocket, leaving the cue ball in the middle of the table (where the big target is located).

The trick here is to make the shot 3 times in a row. Pocketing the ball is easy, but getting the ball to stop on the target 3 times in a row means you’ll need to hit it with the exact same speed and English.

 

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2014 PoolDawg Catalog Theme

On August 15, 2013, in PoolDawg Catalog, by Michael Feiman

Here at PoolDawg, we’re hard at work building our new 2014 catalog (which will be mailing in October of this year).  Usually we post sneak previews of our catalog around this time, but since the theme is completely different than anything we’ve ever done before, this time we’re just going to give you this video clip from Shaun of the Dead and leave it at that:

If you haven’t signed up for our free catalog yet, just click the link and get on the list!

 

Pool Cue In A Blender? OH NOS!!!

On June 24, 2013, in Dawgbusters, by Michael Feiman

I love the Blendtec videos.  They’re funny, they’re clever and they go viral just about as soon as they’re released.  They’ve blended just about everything you can imagine to show how crazy good the Blendtec blenders are.  iPhones, video games, Kindles, glow sticks, Silly Putty.  You name it, they’ve probably tried to blend it.

This of course leads to the question of what would happen if you stuck a pool cue in a blender. The good folks at Blendtec decided to give it a try. Thankfully they used an Excalibur instead of a Schon! Check out Tom’s face when the blender hits the connecting pin.

 

Pool Cues On A Plane? Not So Fast….

On June 6, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Keven Engelke

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Back in early March the pool world was buzzing from the news that pool cues where going to be allowed as carry on items for airline passengers once again.  We were all so excited that we wouldn’t have to worry about our cues getting broken, bent or stolen at the worst possible time.  No longer would we have to hand over our prized possessions with fingers crossed, literally on a wing and a prayer.   It seemed to good to be true…. and it was.

Yesterday (June 5th) the head of the Transportation Safety Administration announced that they are reversing their entire decision to allow small knives and certain sports equipment on airplanes.  Apparently the decision was widely praised by everybody that doesn’t play pool (see this USA Today article for more details) but we are definitely disappointed.

Everyone getting ready to head to Vegas for one of the National Tournaments this summer needs to go back to the dark ages of shipping, stowing your equipment with your buddy who is driving or handing it over to the TSA with fingers crossed.  Good luck pool players!

 
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