Anyone Up for Pocket Pool?


Pocket Pool's unique setup sets it apart from many other billiard games.  No triangle or rack is utilized.   Instead, start by grabbing six billiard balls (numbers do not matter) and setting one immediately in front of each pocket.  For the first round, each ball should be no further than an inch or so from the pocket.  Player 1 then places the cue ball somewhere in the kitchen or behind the foul line, and basically shoots until he misses.  If he sinks all six balls before missing, then Round 2 begins.  For Round 2, take six new balls and spot them on the billiard table, but this time place the balls a balls-length away from the holes. The cue ball does not move.  It stays where it stopped after each round, with no respot.  Again, if Player 1 sinks all six of these, then Round 3 commences with all of the balls being set two ball-lengths away from the pockets, and so on (a good way to measure length from the pockets is to use other balls not in play as measuring devices).  As the balls are spotted further and further away from the pockets, the shots become harder and harder.  If Player 1 misses or fouls at any time, his turn then ends, and Player 2 begins with the billiard balls back in their starting positions an inch from the pockets. Usually in Pocket Pool, scoring is such that a player receives one point per ball sunk, although many alterations can be made.  For example, make Pocket Pool like a tennis match and give out one point per round of six balls sunk instead of a point per ball.  This will emphasize the importance of advancing by round rather than just making single shots.  Extra points can also be incorporated for a number of reasons, such as sinking multiple balls with one shot or dropping a ball in a pocket other than the one it was spotted in front of.  Determining additional point factors before game play allows players to relieve boredom by consistently mixing things up. I  play Pocket Pool quite often, and I never get bored with it.  Even if you are by yourself, this billiard game is a great drill for shot setups and consistency.  And to add to its advantages, Pocket Pool is a rather fast game, too.  A single game between two players should take about ten minutes, with a couple of minutes accounting for the setup alone.  So next time you want to add to your list of known billiard games, give Pocket Pool a try, and discover a more challenging and enticing game than you may think.

Since I have your attention now, let me show you one of my favorite billiard games of all time.  I call the game Pocket Pool, simply for the funny name, and it has provided me with multiple hours of rec room enjoyment. Pocket Pool, as I have deemed it, uses a point system to determine the victor.  Points are assessed for each ball sunk, and after everyone has had their turns, whoever has the most total points wins. Pocket Pool's unique setup sets it apart from many other billiard games.  No triangle or rack is utilized

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Is Golfing Right For You?

Yet, this thought inevitably leads to more questions, such as: what kind of equipment do I need? How expensive is golfing? Is golfing right for me?

Since we think that the last question is the most important one, and that you shouldn't spend a dime on golfing before you've carefully considered whether this activity is right for we'll help you answer this question right here, right now.

2 Questions To Ask

So is golfing right for you or not?

Well, we recommend you ask 2 slightly related questions in order to arrive at an answer. Really, it is onl 2 questions and they will save you from a lot of potential regrets in the long run.

First, ask yourself whether you like coordination, for this is the primary skill to develop as a golfer. Golfing requies you to learn a new kind of posture and movement and be able to internalize it down to a tee. Otherwise you'll never make it even close to the hole. Even worst, you might never make any meaningful progress and that will frustrate you in the long run.

So ask yourself: would I enjoy practicing a single movement over and over and over again ( in order to be rewarded by making your golf ball cover hundreds of meters of distance and eventually finding it's way into a tiny hole on a huge golf course)?.

If that answer is yes, do move on to the second question. But answer first now!

2. Do you mind waiting?

Golf is not a fast-paced sport. Instead, golf means playing the long and the mental game. Successful golfing requires partience, and respect for your fellow golfers, since there might be plenty people ahead of you on the golf course.

So if you're a person who resents waiting or taking a leisurely scroll along the green, golf might not be for you. Even worse, you might even get annoyed by it in time and would have wasted your money on precious equipment.

If instead, you enjoy being out in nature and practicing patience, golf could be right up your alley.

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All About the Lexus Hoverboard


The Lexus hoverboard It’s actually the closest thing to the one shown in the movies. The car manufacturer clearly spared no expenses in putting this dream into reality. For the first time, someone built a hoverboard that actually hovers. Unfortunately, you could only use the Lexus board on a specially built track. This is because the board runs using superconductors. The hoverboard rises from the ground using the same principles as the bullet or Maglev train. Here is all that we know about the Lexus Hoverboard. Superconductor and Liquid Nitrogen Lexus called it the SLIDE Hoverboard. Its engineering team use superconductors to raise the board an inch or two from the ground. The SLIDE’s superconductor reacts to the magnetic field by repelling it. This reaction is the reason why the board “lifts” of the ground. You will also need to cool down the superconductors by using liquid nitrogen. Once the liquid nitrogen is used up, the SLIDE loses its ability to hover. This limits the hovering time which only lasts from 20 to 30 minutes. Testers claimed that the SLIDE board can carry a rider weight up to 440 lbs. Don’t expect this kind of board to come out in the market anytime soon. The SLIDE Hoverboard Track The Lexus track was built specifically for the hoverboard. The hidden magnetic track was designed to pull the SLIDE board along the path. The track also has a combination of uphill and downhill slopes. The designers calculated that each possible route will have enough magnetic pull for the SLIDE to glide through. The SLIDE track used for the video demo was built in Barcelona, Spain. Physical Composition of Lexus Hoverboard The makers used bamboo and carbon fiber to construct the board’s body. The superconductor for the Lexus hoverboard is a combination of oxygen, yttrium, copper, and barium. The SLIDE is almost 30 inches in length and weighs more than 25 lbs. Limitation The SLIDE finally made the levitating skateboard a reality albeit a limited one. The traditionally wheeled hoverboards can take riders almost everywhere while the SLIDE rider is confined to the magnetic track. If this limitation is overcome, the SLIDE will attain the distinct title as the only true hoverboard. Nevertheless, it has given users a taste of how it feels to step on an authentic levitating board. Commercial Viability Lexus succeeded in making a truly levitating board. The SLIDE board took more than a year to construct. But its video teaser generated a lot of interest in the span of a very short time. Many are asking as to when Lexus will release this technological marvel to the market. The Lexus hoverboard finally made a levitating skateboard into a reality. It’s not perfect and riders can only use it on a specially constructed magnetic track. Still, many are eager to buy the SLIDE once it is up for sale in the market despite its limitation. Unfortunately, Lexus claimed that SLIDE was built as a concept product. It will take some time before customers can get their hands on these levitating skateboards.

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