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Billiards: A Guide For Beginners

Billiards: A Guide For Beginners

Learning how to play billiards is not that hard. With constant practice, you can easily win your first match in just a few hours. You need to know that there are different kinds of billiards games; but, you’ll find easy ways of getting to know each one so you can also play while at the billiards hall. If you wish to play like a pro, of course, you will require advanced training. Once you master all the needed skills, it will be easy for you to dominate a billiards championship. One of the simplest method to learn the game is by reading a how-to book. There are different types of books related to billiards Myrtle Beach and you can find them at bookstores near you. However, just like all the other books, there are some authors who wrote the steps in a manner that is hard for newbies to understand. If you wish to study a billiards help book without getting confused, be sure to select the best one. To help you locate the appropriate book, you need to do your research before heading to the bookstore and one good way to help you do this is to ask for recommendations from billiard players. Another great place where you can get good referrals is a billiards forum. Simply get yourself a username and begin a topic that asks everybody about the top billiards beginner’s self-help books. Once you have posted your message, you need to get lots of responses; once you have read their recommendations, check out the book titles online and pick one that you like. You also...
Choosing The Right Cue Stick For Billiards

Choosing The Right Cue Stick For Billiards

Whether or not you are a serious billiards player or a beginner who’s trying to work on your game, pool cue sticks are one of those things that have personal appeal, individual to the player. If all you do is read about the billiards cue stick, it’s very difficult to surmise whether it would be a good one for you or not. I mean, how do you sift through all the adjectives of the written descriptions of cue sticks? Terms like unforgiving, well balanced, harsh or soft can leave you confused as to how that really translates to the feel of the cue stick in your hand and its performance. Of course, there are things that can be accurately described with the written description, like the height, weight, length or squirt. But as your game progresses and you get better, you will find yourself having your own unique set of preferences and they will most likely change over time. Most of us will just use the cue sticks the billiards hall provides in the beginning, but if you really want to take your game to the next level, be prepared to purchase a cue stick of your own. It’s important to try out several varieties of cue sticks so you can get an idea of what feels comfortable to you. Things like the tip’s diameter, the weight and length. Try to determine these things ahead of time before buying your own billiards cue stick. Here are a few tips on buying the right cue stick for billiards when the time comes for you. First of all, as silly as...
Ideas For Re-Designing Your Swimming Pool

Ideas For Re-Designing Your Swimming Pool

If you’ve had a swimming pool for any length of time, you may find yourself wanting to do a re-design. Perhaps to match a home renovation or new landscaping, but whatever the reason, there are some fantastic ways to breathe new life to your swimming pool. Keep reading to get some great ideas! Ideas For Re-Designing Your Pool  Changing the shape or size of the pool. You are not stuck with the current design. You can make it deeper, wider or even bigger. Perhaps you have a shallow pool three feet deep all over and would like a deep end that you can safely dive into. Or maybe you’d like to make the pool fit into a new landscape design or home addition. Changing The Overall Design. Changing the color of the plaster or concrete is a great way to get a new look. You could also get a Spectrum quartz finish to get some texture or more of a sparkle look. It can be done to match your existing tiles or you might like to get a mosaic look with new tiles. Adding Features. Why not add some features you’ve never had in the pool before? If you want to spend a little money, you can do things like adding raised decks for lounge chairs or picnic tables, umbrellas, etc. Or, you could add water elements like a water wall or fountain, slides or diving boards. Don’t forget too that simple garden elements can really enhance the overall appearance. Multi-colored lights underwater can be a fun addition as well. If you are planning on re-designing your existing pool,...

Moving a Pool/Billiard Table

How To Move a Billiard Table Whether you are moving across town or across the country, moving is never an easy task.  When you have a billiard table it becomes even more complex.  Many people will pack their items themselves and then hire a couple of guys with a truck to move their belongings.  This can be a very costly experience if you are moving a billiard table.  Replacing the slate top or ending up with a table that can’t be balanced is a real nightmare. Elko Spas, Billiards and Pools can handle this delicate process for you.  They can take down the billiard table and prepare it for a move across the country or they can reassemble the table at your new home locally. What is involved in moving a billiard table? If the pockets of your table have staples they need to be removed and each pocket must be marked as to its position.  This is a delicate process to ensure that the covering is not damaged.  If you attempt this yourself you will want to wear safety glasses and gloves and use a drill to remove the staples. Remove the screws from all side rails and mark the rails to ensure proper placement when reassembled. It is often necessary to remove the felt from the slate.  This will ensure a safer move of the slate itself.  This process will require that the felt be replaced when the table is reassembled which is a service that Elko can provide.  If the slate is covered with wax, as in the case with some billiard tables, the wax will...
Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas

If you are like me, you love to give gifts that mean something to those your love, however, finding that something special can be difficult.  Elko Spas Billiards and Pools would love for you to stop by and check out some of these ideas: For the USC Gamecock fan in your family – an adorable rubber duck.  This is a first addition, officially licensed rubber duck that is decked out in Gamecock colors. For the billiard enthusiasts – pool tables and pool supplies.  There is a wide selection when it comes to billiard tables.  Elko can help you select the one that is just right for you and your space.  Many people in Myrtle Beach have a game room or are adding one to their home.  This is a great way to entertain friends and family and build some great memories.  Not only does Elko have tables, they have every type of billiard supply you can imagine.  From pool cues to racks to lighting – you will find it all here. How about a foosball table? This is a great game that will get your family up off the couch and interacting with each other.  It takes up less space than a pool table and is loads of fun. Hot Tubs and Spas – what a great way to relax after a long day at work anytime of the year.  Already have a hot tub? Elko carries all of your hot tub chemicals and supplies. Wouldn’t it be great to start the New Year off with a party and have your friends over for a dip in your new...