Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Other Other Topics Discussion of arts & entertainment, pop culture, food & drink, health and exercise, fashion, relationships, work, and just about anything else in life except poker, sports, religion and politics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-12-2018, 06:52 PM   #176
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Book chapter for review.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 06:53 PM   #177
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Book chapter for review.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 06:54 PM   #178
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Book chapter for review.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2018, 06:58 PM   #179
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Book chapter for review.

That's the full chapter, ladies and gentlemen.

Thank you so much to anybody who can find the time to review my work and offer feedback, it will all be much appreciated.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 01:40 AM   #180
Tuma
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 10,833
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

the trickshot diagrams are mesmerizing.
Tuma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 03:34 AM   #181
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Many thanks, Tuma.

Your kind comment is very encouraging indeed because the diagrams in my sample chapter above are very much a temporary first draft, just a quick fix to help readers visualize the shots described in the text. The final artwork will be photo-realistic and shown from a multitude of angles, undoubtedly a significant improvement.

Best wishes and sincere thanks again.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 05:28 AM   #182
Lord_Crispen
grinder
 
Lord_Crispen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: unknown
Posts: 652
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

I just posted your poster on a friend's facebook. She travels around professional ladies events so she has tons of people that may see it that might be of help. I really hope you find it!!! This thread was fun to browse, so it's the least I could do.
Lord_Crispen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 07:49 AM   #183
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Hello, Lord Crispen.

What an excellent idea! Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to help out like that, it really is genuinely appreciated.

Could I perhaps be extremely cheeky and ask if you might include my other $250 reward poster for the Roman Numeral Balls as well?

Best wishes and sincere thanks again.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 09:49 AM   #184
Didace
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Didace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 13,570
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

So it turns out Ruperman is just a big troll. I'm not sure we can trust anything he says.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruperman View Post
I'm sitting in the sunshine having a beer or two at my local pub in Devon, England.
Everyone knows there's no sunshine in England.




Didace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 11:10 AM   #185
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Hello, Didace.

It's actually been TOO hot for me these last couple of weeks, a real heatwave. A bit cooler now, though, thank goodnesss.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2018, 09:18 PM   #186
Garick
Oberbiergenie▀er
 
Garick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Do you even math, bruh?
Posts: 17,150
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman,

I hope you don't mind some mild critique. I find the subject fascinating, and the diagrams are great. On the other hand, I like the ineluctable use of multi-syllabic latinate vocabulary as much as anyone, and even I think it's a tidge over the top.

No one use of it is problematic, but when taken as a whole chapter, it goes beyond signature to almost parody, in my opinion. I'd suggest taking at least one fancy word from each paragraph and replacing it with a simple anglo-saxon turn of phrase, twere I your editor. Heck, I might go so far as to say from each sentence.
Garick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 02:07 AM   #187
.isolated
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
.isolated's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Team J.A.M.M.A.T. <3 Breh Breh :(
Posts: 16,254
Thumbs up Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Quote:
Originally Posted by offTopic View Post
OP should have undertitle of Pool-bah
Why hasn't this happened yet?

Quote:
Originally Posted by CalledDownLight View Post
To echo others, this is an unexpectedly great thread.
^^^^^

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuma View Post
the trickshot diagrams are mesmerizing.
^^^^^^

Thanks for sharing the pictures and stories of your collection, Ruperman. Awesome stuff. gl on your quest.
.isolated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #188
Sparks
The Real Grillmaster
 
Sparks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,435
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Kinda fun to read a little of that writing style. But rather than comment further on the style, I'll just point out on the dollar bill trick shot, going 9 rails and controlling distance within 3 inches is of course, a long shot. I'd say that shot could be done maybe 1 in 10 on a table you'd been practicing on for several hours.
Sparks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:41 AM   #189
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Good morning, Garick.

What a superb review, sir, beautifully written and sincerely appreciated!

Furthermore, I fully accept your sentiment that my writing is maybe a touch verbose, old-fashioned even, and wholeheartedly agree such a style will probably alienate some readers. I did agonise over the issue in the early days but eventually decided as the book is a labour of love and not really a commercial venture to stay true to myself in the hope it produces a genuinely original work.

Many thanks again and kind regards.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:44 AM   #190
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Good morning, Isolated.

Thank you very much for those kind words, they're very much appreciated indeed.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 08:48 AM   #191
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Good morning, Sparks.

Ah, and therein lies the hustle, sir. The challenge looks like a ten-to-one shot (or much longer) but in reality at the hands of an expert it is more like six-to-four. The multi-rail aspect actually makes the shot easier.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 09:41 AM   #192
Garick
Oberbiergenie▀er
 
Garick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Do you even math, bruh?
Posts: 17,150
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruperman View Post
Good morning, Garick.

What a superb review, sir, beautifully written and sincerely appreciated!

Furthermore, I fully accept your sentiment that my writing is maybe a touch verbose, old-fashioned even, and wholeheartedly agree such a style will probably alienate some readers. I did agonise over the issue in the early days but eventually decided as the book is a labour of love and not really a commercial venture to stay true to myself in the hope it produces a genuinely original work.

Many thanks again and kind regards.
Fair enough. It has certainly done the bolded. As I mentioned, it is really evocative in small doses, and I doubt this is the sort of book that many will sit down and read cover to cover, so it may work out just fine. I did find it a bit prolix when I went to read the whole chapter, though.
Garick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2018, 02:12 PM   #193
froegg
old hand
 
froegg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: therapy
Posts: 1,296
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alobar View Post
I watch lots of snooker on youtube, often its a live feed.
As a dude who used to hang on my old man's shirt tail while he strolled around snooker tables in the midwest, I lament, often, that there is not a single snooker table in metro-Phoenix, an area with more than 4 million people. MAybe I should be grateful, as I'd likely have no other interests and spend my entire life with a cue in my hand. Instead, I get my fix on flyordie.

I'd love to watch live matches. What channels broadcast them?
froegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 10:30 AM   #194
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
A unique snooker cue.

Hello again, everyone.

I thought a few might appreciate seing a rather special piece I have in my collection of all things snooker, pool and billiards. This snooker cue was crafted by the renowned luthier, Roger Bucknall, in the mid 1980s as a prototype. It is genuinely unique, no other telescopic cue in the world comes even close to its quality. Bucknall's client list today reads like music royalty: Keith Richards, Sting, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger etc are among those using his bespoke guitars.





To give a further example of Mr Bucknall's supreme craftmanship, take a look at the sublime work of art he created for the cover of a cue company's brochure. To carve such a beautiful and anatomically correct human hand is an admirable skill in itself, but when one learns that the cue is part of the same piece of wood I hope you'll understand we are dealing with a true master of his craft.

The cue was not simply placed into the palm afterwards; note how its splices carry on through the knuckles. Imagine starting with a single block of timber and having the insight not only to envisage what might be possible, but to then execute those thoughts with such clarity and perfection. It is extraordinary.



Best wishes, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 03:19 PM   #195
froegg
old hand
 
froegg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: therapy
Posts: 1,296
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

wow.
froegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 03:49 PM   #196
sumey
veteran
 
sumey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,092
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

This is an excellent thread ruperman.
sumey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2018, 06:44 PM   #197
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 142
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Thank you, gentlemen, I'm glad you're enjoying the thread.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 12:29 AM   #198
Sparks
The Real Grillmaster
 
Sparks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,435
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruperman View Post
Good morning, Sparks.

Ah, and therein lies the hustle, sir. The challenge looks like a ten-to-one shot (or much longer) but in reality at the hands of an expert it is more like six-to-four. The multi-rail aspect actually makes the shot easier.

Best wishes.
Your reputation is a bit on the line here sir. I'm determining if this shot is as doable as you claim, by testing it. I'll get back to you!

But for sure, your comment that the multi-rail aspect makes it easier, makes zero sense. As does your "6 to 4" odds claim. Would be fascinated on how going multiple rails assists in speed control. I'm pretty sure you do play pool at a decent level, that right?

I could be in for an embarrassing lesson here shortly, but dang if I can figure how what you're saying is correct. Please enlighten!
Sparks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 12:47 AM   #199
NDfan
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
NDfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,651
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

If I ever obtain a pool table, pac man balls are my next purchase. Good stuff!
NDfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2018, 01:36 AM   #200
Sparks
The Real Grillmaster
 
Sparks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,435
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruperman View Post
Good morning, Sparks.

Ah, and therein lies the hustle, sir. The challenge looks like a ten-to-one shot (or much longer) but in reality at the hands of an expert it is more like six-to-four. The multi-rail aspect actually makes the shot easier.

Best wishes.
Sorry guys, but I gotta throw a turd in the punch bowl here.

It appears that Ruperman is a bit of a hustler himself. Indications are, unfortunately, that he doesn't play pool well, if at all, and I base that on the dollar bill 9-rail trick shot he includes in his book, as well as his response to my questioning it.

I happen to be a pretty decent pool player. Not being much of a trick shot guy, I hadn't seen the 9-rail "dollar bill" shot before. Just from looking at it, it immediately appeared pretty tough. With no research, I queried the Rupe on it, and his response sent up red flags, with his claiming "6 to 4" odds on it for an expert (uh, not 3 to 2?, lol) but more, when he stated that "the multi-rail aspect actually makes it easier." That is a patently false statement, and anyone who has played a bit a pool, would know as much. Obviously multiple rail bank shots decrease distance control, for several reasons, but suffice it to say, billiard rails don't magically correct and attenuate a ball's speed as it bounces off multiple rails. That's pretty basic. No decent pool player would say that, unless he was assuming his audience wasn't well versed in pool. Well that's not the case here, unfortunately for him.

I texted my buddy earlier, who as a GC III in his garage, and I asked him to try this shot. He's an excellent player. He texted me back after an hour of shooting the shot, "lol, who is saying this is remotely doable with any consistency?" He told me he tried it maybe 100 times, got on the dollar bill once or twice, and close a number of times, but not on it.

Then, I went to do some research and quickly discovered this is a fairly well known trick shot, and is typically used as a tie-breaker in trick shot contests, with the person getting closest to the dollar bill, winning. Of course rarely does anyone actually end up on the dollar bill. Now you can easily find youtube vids of guys making the dollar bill shot, but of course with enough takes, basically any shot under the sun can be posted as a vid - which only shows feasibility, not repeatability.

There's one youtube vid that was the most telling on this particular shot. A trick shot pro describes the shot, then he says in the video "and then you hope." He hits the shot and ends up just off the bill and says, clearly pleased with the result of being close, "that would have won the tiebreaker for sure." So you get the point, the shot is doable but entirely not repeatable with any sort of consistency, and certainly not at "6 to 4." My 10 to 1 estimate is probably pretty close for a pro, on a table he's been practicing on.

And now to the Rube. Your misunderstanding of this dollar bill shot, and your weak attempt to explain away your lack of knowledge, has severely damaged your credibility, in my mind, regarding trick shots. And now, much of what you have said previously is very much in question, including your statement about balls getting "worn," like the yellow 1 ball because it's racked at the apex. Lol, no, that's also totally wrong.

And now I get your writing style! What it lacks in content and insight, you attempt to make up in grotesquely verbose prose. It reads as quite childish frankly.

Sorry bro, you've been exposed as a charlatan.

Cool thread tho.
Sparks is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ę 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online