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I need a book

Postby jldbeck1 on Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:33 pm

I'm thinking of getting Capelle's Play Your Best Pool since I've heard a lot of recommendations for it. I'm also looking at Ray Martin's 99 Critical Shots of Pool which is really popular around here. But that might be because Ray Martin tends to hang around the pool halls I go to. :P

I'm an APA 5 in 8 ball and 9 ball, and I've been playing for about 5 years off and on. Never seriously until the last 6 months when I joined the APA. I don't have a table at home to practice shots on, so I'd rather have a book that didn't have a lot of that. Any suggestions on which would be the better buy, or a different book/DVD that might be better would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Postby dmole on Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:24 am

I have both books. The Play Your Best Pool is a good read, back to basics and fundamentals and will teach some advance lessons also. 99 critical shots of pool, you can read it after the Play Your Best Pool.

Also an instructional DVD would be helpful or you buy a DVD of match of the best pool players...
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Postby badandy on Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:18 am

i have both books and agree with above. they are both good but if i were to choose one i would go with capell
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Postby jldbeck1 on Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:47 pm

Capelle it is. Thanks guys
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Postby allanpsand on Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:23 pm

I have a decent collection and find that every once in a while, it helps to go back to the books for beginners. There is always someting in the basics that you will need a reminder about.
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