While you can just about get an app for anything these days here is a fun one for all of us billiards loving fans. We all know Alison Fisher is one of the best pool players in the world but how many of you ever thought you could get lessons from her? A raise of hands…. no, no one. Well lucky for you she has gladly agreed to hop into your iPhone. Ok it’s not really her but it’s as close as most of us will probably get.
This world champion was chosen to be the pocket coach for pool and cue sports. Overall the app is for sports training but you can hit the feature that does one-on-one training from legendary coaches like Fisher.
The app is called Get in the Game is available at the App store for your iPhone.
Beginners don’t need to start out with fancy cues and spend hundreds of dollars just to make statement. What a beginning pool player should be looking for is a basic cue with a firm hit. A firm hitting cue will be the most forgiving and the easiest way to learn pool. Generally these type of cues won’t run any more than $150. A great beginners cue is the Action Blue Model 68, a quality cue at a price that a beginner can start with.
If your looking for a cue that will have a bit more protection from warping and dents look for a cue with a fiberglass shell such as Cuetec or Scorpion cues. A fiberglass shell is going to really help with warping if you know you might tend to leave your cue places it shouldn’t be like outside or in the trunk of your car. If you need any more help deciding on a cue we suggest that you call the experts at Billiards.com and they would be happy to help you pick out your first pool cue.
It’s always fun reading interesting facts about the game you love. Recently I ran across this article about the Fun Facts About Billiards, which obviously is my favorite game. There are some really great tid bits here I didn’t even know. For example did you know that John Quincy Adams was the 1st president to put a pool table into the white house? and on a lighter note he also owned a pet alligator…the crazy things a president will own in a white house. Another fact you might not know about pool is that in 1765 A.D. the 1st billiard room was built in England. They played One-pocket a game which only involved shockingly one pocket and 4 balls.
Creating a game room or just redecorating one is no easy task. Don’t forget the importance of decorating and assembling the game room. The most essential factor is to make a game worthy environment. Nobody is going to want to play games in a room that isn’t inviting or non functional. The atmosphere shouldn’t be too stuffy you want a place where friends and family can have fun and relax. The room should reflect what kind of games you want to be played. Here of course were focusing on the pool table being the focus of the room.
Choosing the right pool table depends on what you want and the design that is already in your home. Don’t forget our tips on where to buy pool table online.
The accessories and details are something decorators always seem to forget. It’s the small details that really make the room work. For example in a billiards or rec room that is going to have a pool table there needs to be a place to store the cues, billiards balls, and racks for the table. Also if you are going to be hosting more than a few people in the room it’s a good idea to purchase either some low sitting portable chairs or bar stools for spectators. Low hanging lights is always essential to a good game room. Not only is it necessary for players to see the table well it also gives the room great ambiance.
Adding some extra games like ping pong top to the pool table or a dart board are great ways to incorporate other games using the same space you already have for the pool table. We suggest heading over to darts.com of course for all your darting needs like discount dartboards and darts.
If you’re starting from scratch it’s best to try and buy pieces for the game room that cohesively match together. This can include the pool table, side table and chairs, cue racks, and lighting. I would suggest using a store where you can buy all those items together so you know that they will have the same stains and match together. PoolTables.com is the best place online to buy all these necessities for your next game room. We picked them because of their selection; price, quality and you can’t beat their shipping and installation fees.
McDermott is a brand synonymous with pool and billiards. Today we are going to take a bit to talk about their cues and one of our favorites. Known for their quality their cues come with a lifetime warranty including the wrapping (you don’t see enough manufacturers sticking by their products like this these days).
Last week we let all you readers know where to buy the pool table but this week we are going to take a look at some common questions to ask before you buy the pool table.
First know what size your game room is. This is important to know because it will help you find what size table can fit in that room. The table needs to have enough room on the sides for players to comfortably shoot. Generally pool tables come in three different sizes 7’x 4’6″, 8’x 4′, and 9’x 4’6″ if you want to see what dimensions the room should be check out this article. If for some reason your room is a bit smaller than suggested just adjust the cue size and buy shorter cues than the standard 58″ cue. The smaller the table the more clustered the balls will be and a larger table can add frustration forcing longer, more difficult shots on players.
Check the warranties on the table you never know what may happen also take a look at customer feedback make sure the table is up to pool enthusiasts standards.
We know you don’t want to hear it but don’t be thrifty and skimp when your buying furniture like a pool table. It’s going to be the centerpiece of the room so make sure your investment is well worth it, you will want to enjoy it for the next 50 years.
Choosing the color of your table depends the decor already set up in your game room. Blues and greens are easy on the eyes and won’t show chalk as easy. However, if you want the table to make a statement you can always opt for a red felt.
Don’t forget about accessories when you buying the table. We know the big purchase is the pool table but don’t forget to complete the look. A rack to hold your pool cues and some cleaning material will make your investment last longer.
Here is a fun contest: PoolTables.com announced they are giving away 2 Vector Caliber C10 Cues! fantastic deal right? All you have to do is like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter to enter for a chance to win. Looks like it’s their dads and grads cue giveaway. Good Luck!
We were just informed that PoolCues.com received another stand out cue. A Vector C50 Cue, from the description we know it’s made of Rosewood with some beautiful maple inlays and detailed designs. A simple yet understated cue that’s at what we think a very reasonable price. Check out the picture below definitely an understated beauty.
This is the guide to everything related to the billiards world. Our main focus is to bring you reviews about tables, cues, and the latest training aids. Of course we can’t help but talk about the latest news from professional world of cue sports but we will try and keep it to a minimum for you.
We are curious to see what your favorite pool cue is? We know a cue is absolutely personal to each players game. But you have to have a favorite brand or maybe just the best design you have ever seen. Let us know and we can start gathering our intel on the best one’s.