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Monday, November 17, 2008

2008 WPBA Season Comes to an End

I am happy to report that I ended my 2008 season on a high-note, with a 17th Place finish at the WPBA Championships.

I struggled with my game throughout 2008 (mostly mentally) but I am looking forward to a more positive 2009!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Liz on TAR

I'm pleased to report that my 11:45 AM match against Myhahn Lac will be featured on the The Action Report's live streaming coverage of the WPBA Championships. Visit www.theactionreport.com for more info.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Florida

I'm on my way to Florida for the last WPBA event of the year. I wanted to, once again, thank my featured sponsors for bringing me to this event: Dr. Gary C. Borge, DDS; Raxx Pool Room; and Skyline Billiards. I have been training hard for this event and I am striving to end the year on a high note!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Video Up

If anybody missed my appearance on the Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", you can see the video here...

It is intended for the general public and not specifically for pool geeks (myself included), but you can catch a few interesting things, that aren't mentioned in the commentary, if you look closely.

On all the slo-mo shots with spin (backspin, side spin and draw) you can observe the transfer of english from the cue ball to the object ball. It is actually less pronounced than I thought it would be. The "Spinning Stop Shot" (which isn't really useful for anything in a game) does give you a chance to observe deflection and throw.

There was one very interesting thing that the "Time Warp" guys showed me that didn't make it onto TV. When you shoot a masse shot the cue tip actually hits the cue ball twice. The tip rebounds off the cue ball as the the cue ball gets jammed into the slate, and then slams into the cueball again while you are completing your stroke.

If you are not satisfied by this coolness and need a geekier slo-mo fix, check out this and this.

-LIZ

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hey, that's me!

Here's a little promo for "Time Warp" that I just saw on Discovery.

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