30 Sep 2006 11:26:48
Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.



Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

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TIP Layered pig skin tips. How to use, dress and file a tip. 4 pages
9-14-03, rev I, 6-27-05, rev II 9-30-06, CR, Fast Larry Guninger all
rights reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt., rsb.


A soft elk master or a medium LePro will mushroom out and you have to
sand off the over hang. A hard tip like a triangle or all of the
layered tips will not.
Do not listen to the 3-c crowd. They see guys like Blomdahl using a
soft tip and letting it mushroom and hang out over the sides of the
ferrule, thinking they get more tip contact, and its then monkey see
monkey do with that crowd. A hard tip will never play into shape. You
sand it into shape and it stays there.
Putting water on the top of the tip is nuts. Its already hard as hell,
you don't want it harder. Only do this to your opponent when he is
on bathroom break, then lightly chalk him back up, which is why my cue
always goes into the head with me.
Use a talisman, they are just as good or better than the moori and cost
a lot less. Put on the Talismans that are already crowned and shaped.
You end up with a thinner tip which is what you want. It performs
better than a thick tip. Go inspect Mike Massey's morri and you will
see he keeps it very thin, damn near to the ferrule. If you put on a
Morri it looks like a soup can, it's too thick and requires massive
shaping which can loosen the glue between the layers so the less
sanding and grinding you can do the better. It will be months until it
wears down into the right thickness and then performs correctly.
Once the tip is on I shape it to a dime which will out perform the old
nickel most of the old timers used to play with. I use the new steel
carbide files which do not require sandpaper, last forever and take the
tip down faster. When I shape the new Tailsman XX break tip which is
as hard as they can make one it's a must as sandpaper takes forever
with this one.
Once I think I have it sanded in the right way filing down at 45 degree
strokes I then take my williards metal dime disk and make some turns on
the tip which grinds me a very even edge around the tip. I only use a
few light turns with this tool. Now and then I will turn it 2 or 3
times just to set a flat upper edge. Be gentle with it. Never lay it
on the floor and put your tip in it with your feet on both sides and
vigorously twist it like you are trying to start a fire using two
sticks. This is what causes delaminating and they blame it on the tip
when its bozo stupidity twisted the glued layers apart. Never use a
tip pik with the sharp daggers as well as they pull the layers apart.
You must use the sandpaper file now and need to take a lesson from a
good player on how it's done.
I expectorate, "spit on my index finger and rub it around the sides of
the tip to harden it. When it dries I take a piece of leather that
comes with the carbide file, put it inside it and rub the sides with
the leather to further polish and set it. I then take a black sharpie
and color the outside of the tip.
I then draw a red line with a sharpie using a ruler from the tip to the
edge of the ferrule which is the red dot concept forcing me to shoot
using the same place in the wood and tip each time. You now chalk the
tip using only master blue and you are ready to go. On the softer tips
they held chalk better and I used to advise just make very light down
strokes putting on a very thin covering and never squeaking the chalk.
On the very hard tips that advice no longer holds. They are difficult
to put chalk on so you must learn how to chalk correctly and spend more
time doing it right. You must chalk after every shot or you will miss
cue. On some of the tips, the H, x and XX you have to grind or squeak
the chalk to get it to go on and stay on. When you make down strokes
with the chalk they must be with force.
Every now and then I use my sandpaper files trying to take off as
little leather as possible and to just rough up and loosen the surface.
I carry two, one with 220 and the other with 100 grit. The carbine
file is like 50 grit. I only have the 220 in my case and the other two
are in my tip tool case. I carry a pro Williards tipping machine with
me so I can always make a professional tip installation in my room or
on the hood of my car.
If you are now on a medium tip like a lepro it will take some time and
adjustment. The talismans come in s, m, h, x, xx
The truth is the harder the tip to better the performance, more draw
and power to the follow. They are all very hard, so the s is real soft
hard as hell. The M is medium hard etc.
If you are now playing with a soft tip, elk master or a medium lepro,
then move up to a triangle single layer with is like the S Talisman, or
begin using the S talisman. Once you have adjusted to it move up to
the M which is what most of the pro 9 ball tour is using and so am I on
that tour. For my artistic shots I have shafts with the H and X when I
perform my power shots in exhibitions. There it does not matter if I
miscue, I get all the attempts I want to. On the pro tour miss two
shots a match against a top player and you usually lose so going above
the M means you get better performance but the chances of miscue rises
where a single flub can cost you a match.
It takes you at least a week to learn to play with a new cue or shaft,
same when you move up to the hard layered tips. They deflect more than
the soft tips, why, same reason a very hard ferrule, like Ivory
deflects more than a soft ferrule. You have to play until you get used
to the different hit which is minor but it is there so be cognizant of
this and do not give up on the tip too early. Some people try them,
miss shots, miss cue and bail out and run back to their lepro. If you
commit to stay with this tip good or bad for a full month, you will
never go back to soft again.
For access to the Talisman tips for the best price on the net, or for
any of the others sanders and tip tools mentioned just email me at
fastlarry@bellsouth.net.
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An internet question is asked?
There is some controversy as to what tool should be used on a layered
tip. I use a Tip Pik on my Moori M tip. I do not pound the thing as
hard as I can into the tip. I simply tap it like you are supposed to
do. I only penetrate the first layer. People keep saying that a Tip Pik
can cause layer separation and delaminating. I've been using one on my
Moori for a long time now. I have had NO problems. What does everyone
else think?

FL RESPONDS: Never use any tip pic on any layered tip. It can pull the
layers apart, break the glue seal. The only tool I use is one of the
$3.00 long pieces of curved plastic I have 100 grit sandpaper in and I
use it to hand file the dime curve I want on my tip. This is a skill
that must be taught and learned, but then it is worth it. I sell all of
these $20 fancy cue tip tools, I do not use any of them my self. I
don't understand why any one wants to tear little holes and let air
in a layered tip that just is not the smart thing to do. I use a 2nd
sand paper file with 220 grit in it when I just want to buff the tip
some and not totally reshape it.

The reason I like using Talismans is they are already shaped and domed.
The Morris come in a soup can stack flat on top and require massive
shaping which can break these layers. They are too tall and thick and
require a third to be taken off to have a tip that plays right.

Net response: Hmmm...I have not had any problems with this and I've
been using a Tip Pik on my Moori M tip for almost a year now. I lightly
tap the pik into the top layer. It doesn't get stuck in it. I don't
penetrate beyond the first layer. I have an Ultimate Tip Tool. Maybe I
will try using that. It has dime and nickel shapers.

FL RESPONDS: You are careful and got by with it; others are more
aggressive and have separated layers. You will find your draw and
overall performance will be higher going from a nickel to a dime shape.
I actually use a slope a little more than a dime.

Net response: I am always careful with my cue. I think my tip is
already dime shaped. What is the best way to re-shape a tip with an
Ultimate Tip Tool? I'm afraid to scuff the heck out of a layered tip.

FL RESPONDS: Lose all of your old tip tools, use a sand paper file.
Or the next step is to learn how to properly use the tools you have for
your tip. The tip pik is not supposed to penetrate any layer on the
tip. Ask any tip repair man to show you how he uses these tools, these
guys really know. You are NOT supposed to stab the tip with it. If you
read the little instructions on the package the tip pik comes in you
will see they tell you to place the tool on the tip push down slightly
and twist it in a clockwise motion. The tips of the needles then lift
small pieces of the leather on the tip. You repeat this over the entire
tip. What this does is when you chalk the tip some of the chalk is
ingrained in the tip. My suggestion is if possible after using the tip
pik on the tip take a cue ball and lightly tap the tip with it and
rechalk the tip again. This will help keep consistency in your hit
while playing. The ones stabbing their layered tips are literally
pulling those layers apart.

Tip piks are tearing and delaminating these pig skin tips apart.
People have told me they have torn these tips up by putting the cup
shaper between their toes, sticking the tip into the hole and spinning
the shaft in the hands to shape and wear down the tip. This is a big
no no. You can do this using a single layered Triangle, but with any
layered tip you must be more careful and apply less force, no twisting
or turning of the tip. Remember you have 6 to 10 very thin delicate
stips of leather glued together and it does not take that much force to
tear them apart from each other. When you buy a layered tip, you must
learn how to dress it properly. These tips failures are being caused
by the owners who have not been trained how to shape them. I have
never had one delaminate on me because I shape them correctly. The
sad part is these owners who are screwing up these tips are going on
the net and saying the tip is bad, when it is them who caused the
failure and try and ever get them to admit that one.

I stay with my simple sandpaper file and try to file as little as
possible. Most miss cues are from improper or sloppy chalking and you
are all filing your tips too much. I may sandpaper the sides of the
tip to keep it flush with the ferrule so there is no overhang I can
feel. I use a hollow core tube that compresses the tip down on the
sides to harden them. I apply spit on the side of the tip to harden
it. I paint the side of the tip with a black marker pen so the tip
gives me a visual reference plane.

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VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



30 Sep 2006 13:02:10
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

TIP WHAT TIP DO YOU USE ON A JUMP AND BREAK CUE?

2 Pages, 10-15-04, rev II, 9-30-06, CR, Fast Larry Guninger all rights
reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt.

Internet question from Australia to FL was: do I have it right that a
jump shot is more easily executed using a hard tip like talisman or
triangle as opposed to a lePro?

Fast replies, yes, you got it mate, in my show I use a $5 Wal-Mart mop
handle, no tip and I jump over full balls, draw table length and have
been know to run a couple racks with this thing. I even perform a 2in2
masse like you saw in the Hustler movie, with my Mop.

You do not need a tip to jump with, the mop proves this. The tip is the
problem, the softer and thicker it is, the more energy it absorbs and
the less it works. Rule one, you cannot use too hard of a tip. That is
why you see in the stealth jump cue which is what I use; they have a
hard tip cut down so thin it is almost on the ferrule. You could jump
with just a bare ferrule. You throw the cue shaft into the cue ball,
turning it loose like you toss a spear; the shaft hits the cue ball,
bounces back off of it which allows it to get out of the way. If your
hand remains holding on during the stroke, you did it wrong. You throw
it; turn it loose, it won't go any where if you throw it inside your
closed loop bridge. You are still hanging on to it after it bounces off
the cue ball. Your right hand toss and turns it loose to fly, your are
allowing it to fly through your left closed loop bridge, when it hits
the end it stops and you are still holding it.

A triangle would work fine; cut 2/3rds of it off it will work even
better. Press a ball bearing down into the middle of it and make a
small dent and it even works stronger still. Put on the Talisman X or
their new break jump tip XX which is as hard as they can make a tip.
You do not even have to cut it down but most will and you are in
business. The softer the tip, the thicker the tip, the worse it will
jump. A lePro is a medium tip in hardness, a very bad choice on a jump
cue. You can buy the Talisman X or break tips from me in my billiard
store for 7.50 ea. The Stealth jump cues, 3 pieces are only $125
which is a great price. I designed the cue so I know it works. It
jumps like a roo in heat mate.

Break tips, same thing, Triangle or Talisman. I want some grab on the
ball and on some breaks I want to do a spin break and want draw or
English. If I put on some tip made of plastic or super hard as steel
water buffalo that eliminates all my options but a center ball blow
down the middle shot and I can not live with that. Back in 92 Gerni
turned me on to these future tips that were plastic and hard as
granite. He was smoking Masses down the rail with them but he finally
gave up on them and every pro I know did as well. I tried for months
to make those turkeys worked and tossed them as well. Too hard, would
not hold chalk and if you got off the center of the ball you were in
miss cue heaven. Who needs that? Plastic tips have been outlawed on
some tours so stay with the XX talisman layered break or jump tip,
it's hard enough and you can use some English on the break which you
can't do on the plastic tips without high risk of miscue.

Now everyone is back with these plastic tips again thinking that is the
way to go. Every one who has handed me their new super duper break cue
with these tips has asked me, break with it, and tell me what you
think. I break, and say, it sucks the big wiener.
I don't get it, I really don't. All you need is a good cue and a
pressed triangle or a Talisman and you are in business. I made 8 balls
on the break with a 20 oz Willie Hoppe cue, thin shaft, brass joint and
champion soft tip. That record has not even been tied and has held now
for 44 years. In that same year I made 8 balls at 8 ball, then 8 balls
at 9 ball with the same cue.
Two months ago I made 7 balls on the snap with my 19 oz Schuler with
the Bangkok birch shaft and an X talisman tip. This is a pool cue, not
a break cue I am using to break with. 3 months ago I made 6 on the
snap with my Meucci PP-4 red dot shaft, Talisman new break tip. You
could not give me one of those plastic tips that never wear out. I
think it's more the Indian behind the arrow, than it is the wood of
the arrow.


FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


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www.poolchat.net Pools best and most polite chat site for upscale
people. No flames, no wars, no bar, no bowling alley, no pin ball,
just pool mister, this is poolchat. www dot pool chat dot net. You
can ask FL questions on how to play or do the same on the main forum
where many top players will share their knowledge and experience with
you. Larry is back writing and putting up new articles and giving away
free pool cues and other equipment in his daily quizzes. Don't miss
the action. He has a list of 20 DVD's that are being given away,
some very rare pool footage and old movies.

www.fastlarrypool.com is Larry's web site where you can book lessons
or a trick shot show. 100 shots, 3 shows for half the price brand X is
charging. 3 times the time, 3 times the show, the shots are even 3
times better.

Check out the new billiards store which has the lowest prices on cues
and tables. Open the Encyclopedia to gain access to over 200
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Well over 3,000 successful private lessons have been taught since 1993.
Over 10,000 students taught in clinics all over the world in over 70
countries. Guaranteed satisfaction. You get what you come for or the
lesson is free. Larry says you have to shoot a good stick to teach an
advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
www.poolchat.net In the ask the pros forum.
"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
entertainment world wide.
Email fastlarry@bellsouth.net fast Larry at bell south dot net.
DVD's.http://www.fastlarrypool.com/dvdseries_trickshots1_trailer.htm
May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



30 Sep 2006 13:05:49
Jaime Sol
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

Thanks for the good info, Larry. I also wanted to tell you that I have
learned some valuable info from your website.

fastlarry@gmail.com wrote:
> Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.
>
> www.fastlarrypool.com www.poolchat.net best chat site
> in pool.
>
> TIP Layered pig skin tips. How to use, dress and file a tip. 4 pages
> 9-14-03, rev I, 6-27-05, rev II 9-30-06, CR, Fast Larry Guninger all
> rights reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt., rsb.
>
>
> A soft elk master or a medium LePro will mushroom out and you have to
> sand off the over hang. A hard tip like a triangle or all of the
> layered tips will not.
> Do not listen to the 3-c crowd. They see guys like Blomdahl using a
> soft tip and letting it mushroom and hang out over the sides of the
> ferrule, thinking they get more tip contact, and its then monkey see
> monkey do with that crowd. A hard tip will never play into shape. You
> sand it into shape and it stays there.
> Putting water on the top of the tip is nuts. Its already hard as hell,
> you don't want it harder. Only do this to your opponent when he is
> on bathroom break, then lightly chalk him back up, which is why my cue
> always goes into the head with me.
> Use a talisman, they are just as good or better than the moori and cost
> a lot less. Put on the Talismans that are already crowned and shaped.
> You end up with a thinner tip which is what you want. It performs
> better than a thick tip. Go inspect Mike Massey's morri and you will
> see he keeps it very thin, damn near to the ferrule. If you put on a
> Morri it looks like a soup can, it's too thick and requires massive
> shaping which can loosen the glue between the layers so the less
> sanding and grinding you can do the better. It will be months until it
> wears down into the right thickness and then performs correctly.
> Once the tip is on I shape it to a dime which will out perform the old
> nickel most of the old timers used to play with. I use the new steel
> carbide files which do not require sandpaper, last forever and take the
> tip down faster. When I shape the new Tailsman XX break tip which is
> as hard as they can make one it's a must as sandpaper takes forever
> with this one.
> Once I think I have it sanded in the right way filing down at 45 degree
> strokes I then take my williards metal dime disk and make some turns on
> the tip which grinds me a very even edge around the tip. I only use a
> few light turns with this tool. Now and then I will turn it 2 or 3
> times just to set a flat upper edge. Be gentle with it. Never lay it
> on the floor and put your tip in it with your feet on both sides and
> vigorously twist it like you are trying to start a fire using two
> sticks. This is what causes delaminating and they blame it on the tip
> when its bozo stupidity twisted the glued layers apart. Never use a
> tip pik with the sharp daggers as well as they pull the layers apart.
> You must use the sandpaper file now and need to take a lesson from a
> good player on how it's done.
> I expectorate, "spit on my index finger and rub it around the sides of
> the tip to harden it. When it dries I take a piece of leather that
> comes with the carbide file, put it inside it and rub the sides with
> the leather to further polish and set it. I then take a black sharpie
> and color the outside of the tip.
> I then draw a red line with a sharpie using a ruler from the tip to the
> edge of the ferrule which is the red dot concept forcing me to shoot
> using the same place in the wood and tip each time. You now chalk the
> tip using only master blue and you are ready to go. On the softer tips
> they held chalk better and I used to advise just make very light down
> strokes putting on a very thin covering and never squeaking the chalk.
> On the very hard tips that advice no longer holds. They are difficult
> to put chalk on so you must learn how to chalk correctly and spend more
> time doing it right. You must chalk after every shot or you will miss
> cue. On some of the tips, the H, x and XX you have to grind or squeak
> the chalk to get it to go on and stay on. When you make down strokes
> with the chalk they must be with force.
> Every now and then I use my sandpaper files trying to take off as
> little leather as possible and to just rough up and loosen the surface.
> I carry two, one with 220 and the other with 100 grit. The carbine
> file is like 50 grit. I only have the 220 in my case and the other two
> are in my tip tool case. I carry a pro Williards tipping machine with
> me so I can always make a professional tip installation in my room or
> on the hood of my car.
> If you are now on a medium tip like a lepro it will take some time and
> adjustment. The talismans come in s, m, h, x, xx
> The truth is the harder the tip to better the performance, more draw
> and power to the follow. They are all very hard, so the s is real soft
> hard as hell. The M is medium hard etc.
> If you are now playing with a soft tip, elk master or a medium lepro,
> then move up to a triangle single layer with is like the S Talisman, or
> begin using the S talisman. Once you have adjusted to it move up to
> the M which is what most of the pro 9 ball tour is using and so am I on
> that tour. For my artistic shots I have shafts with the H and X when I
> perform my power shots in exhibitions. There it does not matter if I
> miscue, I get all the attempts I want to. On the pro tour miss two
> shots a match against a top player and you usually lose so going above
> the M means you get better performance but the chances of miscue rises
> where a single flub can cost you a match.
> It takes you at least a week to learn to play with a new cue or shaft,
> same when you move up to the hard layered tips. They deflect more than
> the soft tips, why, same reason a very hard ferrule, like Ivory
> deflects more than a soft ferrule. You have to play until you get used
> to the different hit which is minor but it is there so be cognizant of
> this and do not give up on the tip too early. Some people try them,
> miss shots, miss cue and bail out and run back to their lepro. If you
> commit to stay with this tip good or bad for a full month, you will
> never go back to soft again.
> For access to the Talisman tips for the best price on the net, or for
> any of the others sanders and tip tools mentioned just email me at
> fastlarry@bellsouth.net.
> Fastlarry @bellsouth.net
>
> An internet question is asked?
> There is some controversy as to what tool should be used on a layered
> tip. I use a Tip Pik on my Moori M tip. I do not pound the thing as
> hard as I can into the tip. I simply tap it like you are supposed to
> do. I only penetrate the first layer. People keep saying that a Tip Pik
> can cause layer separation and delaminating. I've been using one on my
> Moori for a long time now. I have had NO problems. What does everyone
> else think?
>
> FL RESPONDS: Never use any tip pic on any layered tip. It can pull the
> layers apart, break the glue seal. The only tool I use is one of the
> $3.00 long pieces of curved plastic I have 100 grit sandpaper in and I
> use it to hand file the dime curve I want on my tip. This is a skill
> that must be taught and learned, but then it is worth it. I sell all of
> these $20 fancy cue tip tools, I do not use any of them my self. I
> don't understand why any one wants to tear little holes and let air
> in a layered tip that just is not the smart thing to do. I use a 2nd
> sand paper file with 220 grit in it when I just want to buff the tip
> some and not totally reshape it.
>
> The reason I like using Talismans is they are already shaped and domed.
> The Morris come in a soup can stack flat on top and require massive
> shaping which can break these layers. They are too tall and thick and
> require a third to be taken off to have a tip that plays right.
>
> Net response: Hmmm...I have not had any problems with this and I've
> been using a Tip Pik on my Moori M tip for almost a year now. I lightly
> tap the pik into the top layer. It doesn't get stuck in it. I don't
> penetrate beyond the first layer. I have an Ultimate Tip Tool. Maybe I
> will try using that. It has dime and nickel shapers.
>
> FL RESPONDS: You are careful and got by with it; others are more
> aggressive and have separated layers. You will find your draw and
> overall performance will be higher going from a nickel to a dime shape.
> I actually use a slope a little more than a dime.
>
> Net response: I am always careful with my cue. I think my tip is
> already dime shaped. What is the best way to re-shape a tip with an
> Ultimate Tip Tool? I'm afraid to scuff the heck out of a layered tip.
>
> FL RESPONDS: Lose all of your old tip tools, use a sand paper file.
> Or the next step is to learn how to properly use the tools you have for
> your tip. The tip pik is not supposed to penetrate any layer on the
> tip. Ask any tip repair man to show you how he uses these tools, these
> guys really know. You are NOT supposed to stab the tip with it. If you
> read the little instructions on the package the tip pik comes in you
> will see they tell you to place the tool on the tip push down slightly
> and twist it in a clockwise motion. The tips of the needles then lift
> small pieces of the leather on the tip. You repeat this over the entire
> tip. What this does is when you chalk the tip some of the chalk is
> ingrained in the tip. My suggestion is if possible after using the tip
> pik on the tip take a cue ball and lightly tap the tip with it and
> rechalk the tip again. This will help keep consistency in your hit
> while playing. The ones stabbing their layered tips are literally
> pulling those layers apart.
>
> Tip piks are tearing and delaminating these pig skin tips apart.
> People have told me they have torn these tips up by putting the cup
> shaper between their toes, sticking the tip into the hole and spinning
> the shaft in the hands to shape and wear down the tip. This is a big
> no no. You can do this using a single layered Triangle, but with any
> layered tip you must be more careful and apply less force, no twisting
> or turning of the tip. Remember you have 6 to 10 very thin delicate
> stips of leather glued together and it does not take that much force to
> tear them apart from each other. When you buy a layered tip, you must
> learn how to dress it properly. These tips failures are being caused
> by the owners who have not been trained how to shape them. I have
> never had one delaminate on me because I shape them correctly. The
> sad part is these owners who are screwing up these tips are going on
> the net and saying the tip is bad, when it is them who caused the
> failure and try and ever get them to admit that one.
>
> I stay with my simple sandpaper file and try to file as little as
> possible. Most miss cues are from improper or sloppy chalking and you
> are all filing your tips too much. I may sandpaper the sides of the
> tip to keep it flush with the ferrule so there is no overhang I can
> feel. I use a hollow core tube that compresses the tip down on the
> sides to harden them. I apply spit on the side of the tip to harden
> it. I paint the side of the tip with a black marker pen so the tip
> gives me a visual reference plane.
>
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>
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> advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
> He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
> beginners.
>
> Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
> the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
> 2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
> tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
> and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
> tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
> of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
> http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
> He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
> balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
> PBT tour.
> His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
> maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
> said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
> million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
> table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
> sport.
> Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
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> May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
> If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
> be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
> VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
> conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
> believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
> straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
> there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
> believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
> things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
> not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
> the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
> it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
> as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
> ********************************************************************
> Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
> please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
> become a student of it.
> Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
> like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
> Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
> with what you know, go with what is natural.
>
> "Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
> Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
> people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
> who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
> Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
> is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
> "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
> commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
> profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
> color of money.
> Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
> it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
> perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
> freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
> no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
> capable of producing. "FL"
> Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
> Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
> guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
> "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
> Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
> your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
> Alexander The Great 320 BC.
> When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
> the good times roll.
>
> It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
> zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
> than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"
>
> "Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
> centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
> way."
> Chuang-Tzu.
>
> Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
>
> Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
> BC)
>
> Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
> your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
> Alexander The Great 320 BC.
>
> For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
> do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
> 4:13
>
> In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
> your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
> times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
> greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.
>
> This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
> perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
> practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
> from that. "FL"
>
> Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
> door will be opened to you.
> Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
> leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
> May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
> time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
> anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
> and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
> woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
> Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
> lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
> unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
> a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
> and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
> Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
> it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
> and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
> go around.
> Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
> is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
> The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
> The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
> responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
> it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
> others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
> should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
> you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
> money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
> soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
> like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
> that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
> into dust.
> Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
> it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
> up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
> and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
> the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
> night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
> Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
> your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
> "When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
> eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
> in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.
>
> "No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
> (1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
> Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
> world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)
>
> All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
> pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
> the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
> Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
> change when it comes. "FL"
>
> Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
> it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
> every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".
>
> Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
> a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
> and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
> Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
> head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
> how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
> Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
> forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
> at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
> says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
> number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
> must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
> does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
> purpose.
> I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
> die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
> bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
> who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
> imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
> hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
> peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
> the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
> on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
> mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
> with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
> Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
> man of honor and integrity.
> When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
> with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
> a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
> Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
> Chief Aupumut."
> FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
> live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
> live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
> good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
> ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
> man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
> inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
> see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
> point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
> I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
> remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
> it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
> I danced the last Tango in Paris
> Took the last chopper out of Saigon
> Took the first fast boat to China
> And there's still so much to be done
> I had a third world girl in Caracas
> With a pistol in each hand
> She always kept me covered
> As we moved from land to land.
> I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
> Lived to dance and make love.
> I had a damn good run on Wall Street
> With my high fashion model wife.
> I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
> And burned three planes.
> >From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
> And drove them all insane.
> I woke up dry beneath the African sky
> Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
> Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
> it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
> I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
> nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
> and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
> well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
> the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
> Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
> whole aim and end of human existence."
> Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
> Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
> Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politica=
lly
> he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
> Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
> politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
> shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
> truth.
>
> Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
> a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
> don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
> do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
> giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
> pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
> Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
> it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
> skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
> said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
> all the top pool players.
> Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
> be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
> bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
> and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
> mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
> "There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
> under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
> Vardon.
> If you can keep your head when all about you
> Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
> If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
> But make allowance for their doubting too,
> If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
> Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
> Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
> And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
> If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
> If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
> If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
> And treat those two impostors just the same;
> If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
> Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
> Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
> And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
> If you can make one heap of all your winnings
> And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
> And lose, and start again at your beginnings
> And never breath a word about your loss;
> If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
> To serve your turn long after they are gone,
> And so hold on when there is nothing in you
> Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
> If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
> Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
> If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
> If all men count with you, but none too much,
> If you can fill the unforgiving minute
> With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
> Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
> And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
> --Rudyard Kipling
> It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
> strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
> better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
> whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
> valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
> himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
> triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
> fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
> cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
> and then, know neither victory or defeat.
> Teddy Roosevelt.
> Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
> money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
> steels the nerves.
> W. C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
> con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
> break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
> is and send him there.
> Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
> If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
> toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
> eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
> ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
> long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
> die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
> in Philadelphia.
>
> I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
> looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
> said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
> to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
> will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
> disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
> damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
> Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
> been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
> hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
> me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
> to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
> sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
> (1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
> that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
> thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
> night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
> didn't you?
> I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
> It aint easy bein me.
> May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
> you.
> God Bless you and God bless America.
> You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
> have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
> the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
> around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
> follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
> fast and loose.
>
> Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
> Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
> www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
> taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
> with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
> which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
> this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
> 770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
> is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
> when he comes in town.
> About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
> is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
> it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
> knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
> proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
> standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
> release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
> were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
> his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
> University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
> proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
> To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
> what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
> detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
> offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
> scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
> defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
> somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
> falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
> frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
> exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
> could never be, real pro's who could really play.
> A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
> Christ, 30 AD.
>
> The Hustler movie, 1961:
> At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
> have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
> thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
> heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
> 'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
> This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
> boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
> hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
> are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
> bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
> across the image of herself in the glass
> "Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
> Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
> it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
> generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
> earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
> the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
> When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
> all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
> champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
> football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
> player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
> He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
> has.



30 Sep 2006 14:14:55
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.


Jaime Sol wrote:
> Thanks for the good info, Larry. I also wanted to tell you that I have
> learned some valuable info from your website.
>
> fastlarry@gmail.com wrote:
> > Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.
> >
> > www.fastlarrypool.com www.poolchat.net best chat site
> > in pool.


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Thank you Jaime, when nice people like you take the time to stop and
tell me what I write and teach is helping them, you sir are the
inspiration which keeps me going to do more.

Fast Larry



30 Sep 2006 14:17:15
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

TIP THE ORGIN OF three pages, 10-07-03, rev I, 9-30-06,
cr, Fast Larry Guninger all rights reserved, published in DC, bpn, czm,
upp, ptt, flp, btt, rsb.

The main book and bible of its time was the book Modern Billiards. It
was produced by the Brunswick Company and every year from 1880 up to
1909 they put out the same book with updates. Brunswick was the main
authority, ruled the game and the table market. When they spoke, every
one listened. I have an 1881 and a 1909 book, I quote from the 1909
book pages 6 and 7.

Modern billiards or pool could not happen until the tip was invented.
Prior till then they used a mace which had a broad wood area like a
snow plow and you just shoved the ball. Some did turn the mace around
and shoot with the narrow end which had no tip and there fore the idea
to cover that with a piece of leather from a horse bridal occurred.
Men used that end on some shots but ladies with lesser abilities had to
use the mace so they would not rip the cloth.
Suddenly the draw and the Masse were soon discovered which was like
black magic to all who saw it for the first time. These shots were not
possible until a curved leather tip was installed on the end of the
mace.
I quote from 1909" Obscure as that of the game itself is the origin
of the twist and the draw, the two most important strokes in modern
billiards. England claims them both for John Carr, the Bath Marker, on
the ground that at some time prior to 1823 he was the first to chalk a
cue, which is not a fact: and France claims them for one Capt. Minguad,
an alleged professional billiardist, who, while imprisoned for a
political offence in 1823, invented the cue leather. As the writer
recalls this Minguadism in its entirety, as published in a book issued
in Paris about 1868 and reprinted in the Billiard Cue here, it was
manifestly pure romance. France may never have had a professional so
named, but France did have Capt. Roget De Lisle, who, imprisoned for a
political offence about the beginning of the last century, invented the
deathless Marsellaise. Moreover it was about 1868 that the writer, on
the authority of prof. Wm. Lake, who was a professional billiard-player
here before and after 1823, published that Camille About, a shoemaker,
was the pioneer in turning out cue-leathers in New York City prior to
1823, in which year a few were imported from France.

Further to complicate matters, Carr is called the father of the
side-stroke by the renowned Pierre Egan, a contemporary of Carr, in his
Annals of Sporting, a London periodical: while later English billiard
writers recount that room keeper Bartley, Carr's employer, was the
inventor of the side-stroke and the draw, that in due course he showed
them to his marker, and that Carr merely profited by vending, as the
magical course of both, some powdered chalk in pill boxes at two and
six pence a box, Italian, French and Spanish players being his easy
customers. End of quote"

I am going holy cow, these guys back then are just like us know, they
can't agree on any thing and it's obvious somebody invented the tip
in 1823 and a bunch of guys all jumped on it at the same time. The
author here even says Minguad did not even exist. Well he did and he
did tour the crown heads of Europe demonstrating his draws, follows and
masses. He wrote the world's first trick shot book of his shots
published in 1827 and I have copies of both the French and English
editions. They are the rarest of all books, less than 3 or 4 original
copies exist. Several of his shots were considered so hard nobody
touched them until I came along, mastered them and put them in my show.
One of his shots was in the Tasa world championship and is in the BCA
event as well. Minguad is now regarded as the inventor of the leather
tip on a cue. That is no longer in question. When he put the first
leather tip on the game as we know it today was born. This is why I
had him inducted first into the TASA trick shot hall of fame; he was
our first ever trick shot master and book author.

In my trick shot show I come out with a mop with no tip, just to show
what can be done or what they could have done prior to 1827 and I
usually run 10 to 15 balls without missing, I draw table length, jump
over a full ball and make nice follows and I perform the masse shot in
the Hustler movie. I have the end of the mop filed down to a cone
shape and I just chalk and shoot. I take challenge matches also
playing with it.

Tips in the 20th century were usually soft. During the 50's players
used very hard ivory ferrules because that was all we really had and
they like the way they shined so when plastic came in older pros stayed
with the ivory. They did not know they deflected awful and they were
spending $100 to play with the worst thing they could put on a cue.
We used the chandaviert tips from Paris and the Medium Soft Champions
had a red felt backing which helped to absorb the hard impact sent
through by the hard ivory ferrule. The soft tip also helps to absorb
this. When I hit with a cue today with an ivory ferrule and M morri,
it hits like steel, just awful because all the dampening is now gone.

The best tips came from SE Asia and from the neck leather of the water
buffalo. During the Vietnam War I guess for target practice we killed
off most of them in the region and most of those countries no longer
did business with us. That supply was now hard to acquire and players
moved to a new tip and leather.

Little by little players began to use harder tips and the LePro's
which are medium became the pro's tip of choice. They later became
inconsistent and filled with poor materials so in a box of 50 you would
pull 10 bad ones. Players searched for something better.

Some discovered the triangle which is very hard and gives the same
performance as the Morri does today. It is a single layered tip and I
call it the poor mans Morri. I press down the centers in a vice and
used them for years and set most of my records with them.
They do not mushroom like the Lepros did and the quality was perfect.

Japanese in the mid 90's began to take thin layers of pig skin, glue
them together for a layered tip and produced what was a very hard tip
that a few pros discovered and went wild over. The triangle was there
all along but most of them just passed over it. To their amazement the
hard tip was out performing their old soft tips and as the word spread,
very soon most of the tour was on hard and soft was gone. A few of the
old timers stayed in the soft camp which only proves you can't teach
new tricks to some old dogs. Once the top players found out what all
these pros were using they wanted them too and it became very hard for
the Japanese and his relatives to keep up making them in his apartment.
The price on them jumped. Later he got bought out and modern
production solved the supply problem. Others came into the market with
me too copies such as Talisman in Thailand which I feel is as good as
or better than the Morri.

Around this time the cost of putting on a tip was around $10 and that
was when the tip installers began charging a premium for the Morri.
Today to standard cost of a morri to be put on is running $40 to $45.

The most important things on your cue are in this order, the tip,
ferrule, quality of wood and taper, the joint is totally unimportant
and only contributes 4% to the performance, the butt you could have a
broom and still run out with it which you can actually see this done on
the Meucci black dot tape proving this statement. So if the tip is the
most important, spend your money there and not on useless ivory on the
butt which only weakness the cue.

FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


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Well over 3,000 successful private lessons have been taught since 1993.
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advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
www.poolchat.net In the ask the pros forum.
"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
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Email fastlarry@bellsouth.net fast Larry at bell south dot net.
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May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



30 Sep 2006 14:30:36
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

TIPS WHAT KIND TO USE?
1-20-04 3 pages, REV I, 9-30-06, CR Fast Larry Guninger all rights
reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt, rsb.

Originally posted by jacko who asked the question?
How important really is the tip? I was using an elk master and recently
changed to a lepro, it seems to be drawing much better and the sides
puff out less.

What do you use, what do the pros that play 9 ball like?
Give me the low down and inside skinny on this.

FAST SINGS LIKE A CANARY ON TIPS;

Years ago I used to think like most around me at the time, a soft tip
and an ivory ferrule was the answer. I liked a champion chandeviert tip
with the red felt backing. Later I moved up to le pros, then I
discovered what gave the top performance and less deflection was soft
thin ferrules, not stiff thick hard ivories, they deflected the most.
The cheapest soft thin ferrules worked the best; the most expensive
Ivory ferrules performed the worst. Today the best ferrules are thin
and light and found on Meucci or Predator cues.

I found also what I thought was right about tips was also wrong. Soft
tips do nothing good, nothing. Any hard tip plays circles around any
soft tip. All soft tips do is mushroom out on the sides and you file
them off fast and they need to be replaced constantly, which is why the
people who put them on push them. I used elk masters on my Masses to
grip the cue ball. Ray Schuler finally proved to me the very hard
triangle hit the masse shot better than the soft tip and that held true
across the board. That one was very hard for me to accept, because it
was the opposite of what I had come to hold as this law of pool carved
in stone. Damn it was tough to accept, what I knew as law, was now dead
ass wrong.
That is why Tweetens entire line is mostly soft tips; there is more
profit in selling a product that wears out 10 times faster than selling
a hard tip that lasts 10 times longer. If you ran Tweeten, what would
you push, think about that.
The Jacksonville experiment proved that on impact the cue ball is gone
within 1000th of a second, so where is the time to grab the ball.
Realize there is no grab, get rid of that concept, then you can get rid
of your soft tip on your cue. It not the grab, it's the trampoline
effect you are seeing and feeling. Throw a ball against a soft surface
it absorbs the impact and repels it back softer. Toss a ball into a
rubber mat on the wall. Now take down the rubber mat and toss the ball
into the cement wall, it comes off hotter. That is why the soft tip
does not perform, it is absorbing energy and the hard tip is releasing
the ball faster and hotter.

Morri comes along and suddenly most 9 ball pros who were playing with
elk masters suddenly realize a hard tip is best. Most pros move to very
hard tips as soon as the word spreads and they also move to soft
ferrules. The young guys make the move, the ones who stay with the old
stuff are usually the old dogs, you know the patter, and old dogs never
learn new tricks.

Ok, now we know hard tips are best, so now the question is which one is
best.
Which ones can I afford? If you are a 9 ball player then your life is
simple, you just go buy a Talisman or a Morri, put it on, it stays on
for a year, no worries mate.

For me life is not simple, it is very complicated. I used two cues, a
Meucci PP-4 and later changed to a Helstetter Balabushka Ltd-2 and a
custom Schuler. Meucci with a thinner whippy shaft that produces
natural English for me. Schuler which is thicker and strong and you
have to work to produce the English. With my Schuler I use maple or
Bangkok birch very stiff shafts, I now have the best of both worlds. I
can play with as many cues and shafts as I want, you cannot. I guess
you could, you just have not figured that out yet. Jack Nicklaus does
not show up with 2 clubs to play golf, he shows up with 14, every club
makes a different shot. So why is not that the same in pool? It is, so
I show up with 5 or 6 cues and 17 shafts, like Jack does in golf. I
actually carry them in now in a golf bag, like jack does. I was using
12 different tips on different shafts to make different shots.

A lot of study went into this. It took a bloody year to figure this all
out; I got most of this from Raymond Steylearts of Belgium, the premier
Billiard artist of all time as far as I am concerned.
Then I realized the triangle tip which only costs 50 cents, if I
pressed it down in the middle using a ball bearing creating a small
crater there, I got the almost same performance out of it as the Morri
which costs $20. That was what Predator was doing to their LePro tips
that had their shaft drawing so well. The Triangle tip outperformed the
entire single layer tips made after all of my side by side comparison
tests were concluded. Suddenly I could now use one tip for everything.
My life was now simple. Meucci gave me some cool water buffalo single
layer tips as did other people, I could do some cool things with them
but they were all too hard, harder than the triangle, over the line and
they would not hold chalk well and they also miss cued too much. I
found the Talisman water buffalo layered tips to be also hard to use
and chalk and did not like any of them. Look I pet water buffalos when
I go over there and my pool purse I carry is made out of water buffalo,
I like the big boys, cool horns. I used to use water buffalo years ago
and those tips were soft. What they are doing now is soaking and
pressing them so much that in my opinion the ones I see are too hard to
play with and over the top.

The main tip was the Morri which is layered pig skin. They are now hard
to get, expensive and there are a lot of fakes running around. How do
you know the guy who put it on, actually put on a Morri and did not
slip on a cheaper imitation? If he runs out of Morris, bet on it he
does this to you. Is he going to lose the sale or put on what he has,
once it's on, there is no way for you to know. They keep getting
harder to get and the price keeps rising on them. It is becoming a real
problem and the reports coming in is the quality and the performance on
them is going down as they now mass produce them instead of the old
days when they were made by hand one at a time. The golden days of this
tip are over.

I decide to run my test once more, but this time tests the dozen or so
Morri imitations, find out once and for all, what is the primo tip on
the market.
IMHO I am the ultimate testing machine, I can stroke it with any one
and I am a graduate engineer. I have the respect of many of the
genius's of the game.
Like Michael Shamos and Rick Malm. So I run my test and this is what I
came up with. The Ultimate tip on the market today is:

The Talisman pig skin. May I say now, they did not pay me a nickel to
say this; I am only telling you what I discovered. I do not even have
the damn thing up on my web site to sell you. I must know what's
best; I pride my self in always knowing what works best. I share this
with you now.
This tip plays circles around the Morri which is too thick and has no
shape, they have lost the quality they had, and they are made like you
drop rings in a soup can. It comes out looking like a soup can. It's
just a big round stack of layers. There is big time shaping to make it
play, and then it would take me weeks or months to pack all of that
down so it gave me my top performance.

The talisman is much thinner, thinner tips play better than thick tips.
Look at Mike Massey's tips some day; you will never see a fat tip on
that guys cue, ever. He is down to the ferrule. The talisman is like
the Paris Chadevierts, they are highly polished, the crown is already
rounded into a nickel shape and you can clearly see the quality of the
tip is far above the Morri, the two are not even close in this regard.
The talisman far out classes the Morri in appearance and in quality.
The Talisman out performs the Morri on every test I conducted. The
price of them is less and the supply is UN ending. What else do I need
to hear...I am sold totally?

This tip comes in soft, med, hard, x hard and the new break tip which
is as hard as they can make them. I have plenty in stock and they are
$7.50 each. I recommend you guys play with the soft for club players,
top players who are now used to a very hard tip use the medium. These
are hard tips, so do not be confused. The soft Talisman is like a
Triangle. Yes I am using X, but I am very skilled at getting out on the
edges of balls and getting by with it and I only use it in my Artistic
shows. When I am playing on the world UPA 9 ball tour I am using an M
like most of my fellow touring pros now do as well.
I found the S, soft followed the ball best, and the Med or hard is the
best tip to play pool with. I have the ball burning rubber spinning
like a top coming off third rails, I have never produced so much spin
before, and I am in awe of this.
The X or the new XX tip is the best one to put on your break stick. I
broke the balls with a Meucci last night, not even my Schuler break
stick I usually do use for this which is much stronger. On the first
snap with the X tip, on a gold crown 4, 9' table with very slow house
cloth, I made 7 balls on the snap off of a 8 ball rack, I damn near
dropped my teeth. On the 2nd snap I moved 11 balls up past the side
pockets, usually when I move 7 up I feel that was a bone crusher break.
On the third snap 3 balls flew in, 9 balls went up past the side
pockets. I sat down and almost began to shake. Sometimes I amaze my own
self.

I am not now selling it, but I am thinking about doing so. I am now
going to play every shot on my DVD's using the Talisman, plus when I
enter the IAPA world artistic tour this March, all 17 of my shafts will
have a Talisman on them, from now on I will use no other tip. I do have
a can of 50 Morris I would like to get rid of fast, any body want to
buy some cheap. I am off that tip now.
Seriously boys, this is the total inside scoop, swear on a bible, have
my momma be struck dead with a bolt of lightning if I lie to you on
this. This is the one.
All you have to know from now on when it comes to a tip is remembering
one word: Talisman.

When a hotter one comes along, I'll then switch, and clue you in on
it then. Until then, get on this thing now and discover performance
beyond your wildest dreams. Yo baby, the hair will stand up on your
neck. I am shooting the cue ball down 9' table length, hitting a ball
flush, drawing back without hitting a rail 9' up table and back down 4
diamonds 13' past the side pocket on a very slow bad house cloth. The
cue ball is burning rubber. This is why I am now telling the world,
this is the tip and I'll put my name and reputation behind that
statement.

FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


www.fastlarrypool.com best prices in the billiard store, 200 free
articles on how to play in the encyclopedia. www dot fast larry pool
dot com. Enough teachings to fill up 4 full books and it's all for
free. Just log in and enjoy. 2006.

www.poolchat.net Pools best and most polite chat site for upscale
people. No flames, no wars, no bar, no bowling alley, no pin ball,
just pool mister, this is poolchat. www dot pool chat dot net. You
can ask FL questions on how to play or do the same on the main forum
where many top players will share their knowledge and experience with
you. Larry is back writing and putting up new articles and giving away
free pool cues and other equipment in his daily quizzes. Don't miss
the action. He has a list of 20 DVD's that are being given away,
some very rare pool footage and old movies.

www.fastlarrypool.com is Larry's web site where you can book lessons
or a trick shot show. 100 shots, 3 shows for half the price brand X is
charging. 3 times the time, 3 times the show, the shots are even 3
times better.

Check out the new billiards store which has the lowest prices on cues
and tables. Open the Encyclopedia to gain access to over 200
instruction articles for free. POOL LESSONS FROM A GRAND MASTER LEVEL
INSTRUCTOR, BILLIARDS EXPERT, CURRENT TOUR PLAYER AND FORMER ARTISTIC
WORLD CHAMPION. 770-381-6609.

Well over 3,000 successful private lessons have been taught since 1993.
Over 10,000 students taught in clinics all over the world in over 70
countries. Guaranteed satisfaction. You get what you come for or the
lesson is free. Larry says you have to shoot a good stick to teach an
advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
www.poolchat.net In the ask the pros forum.
"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
entertainment world wide.
Email fastlarry@bellsouth.net fast Larry at bell south dot net.
DVD's.http://www.fastlarrypool.com/dvdseries_trickshots1_trailer.htm
May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



30 Sep 2006 14:58:57
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

TIPS SIZE OF 3 Pages 1-15-04, CR, Fast Larry Guninger all rights
reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt.

Q: Sammie asks fast on the Net: Hey Fast, what size diameter tip do
you like on your pool cue? Would it be generally true that with a
smaller diameter (say, 12.5mm) that a player could create more spin
reaction on whitey whereas a larger tip (say, 13.25mm) would lend
itself more to a solid, center-ball type game?
Pros and cons of small and large diameter tips, if you will.
Myself, I seem to prefer a larger diameter tip. I even had a very small
diameter shaft made just for snooker, but still get better results
using the pool shaft for snooker. Go figure.
A: FL Responds: I play with a Meucci and Bob and I are in total
agreement on two things. The proper weight of a cue should be 18.75 ozs
and the tip 12.75mm for the average player. I have a lot of shafts and
some are red dot, black dot, but most of my tips are 12.5 to 13mm. As
long as I am in that range for me it does not matter. Mosconi used
12.75mm. I tend to prefer 12.5mm and a red dot shaft. When I was in
my prime and played my best pool in the late 60's I used 11.5mm and
over time people talked me into going into fatter shafts which I can
see now was bad advice.

When I was the house pro at Mr. Cues in Atlanta we had two snooker
tables. When I got on the American 10' table with the 2 l/8" balls I
had a shaft that was ll.5mm tip. When I got on the 12' English table
with the 2 l/6" balls I used a shaft that was 10mm tip and this is
really small. When I got back on the pool table I changed to my 12.5mm
tip and shaft. Different games do require different tips, ferrules and
shafts, no question about this. You can have a weak shaft for Snooker;
you need a very strong shaft for billiards and one in between the two
for pool.

When I came up and played my best pool in the 60's I used ll.50mm for
all games. I played a lot of American Snooker then. So what is best,
what is the answer, there is no answer. Go out and fine what works best
for you my friend.
The smaller tip does not hold up as well and you will beat it up and
mushroom it more so do use a triangle tip. The Hard tip will hold up
better and provide you with more and better English. The best tip to
use is the Talisman pig skin layered tip or the Morri.
Yes, the smaller tip does put more English on the ball. You see some
Billiard players using very small tips on the larger heavier Billiard
ball. The reason pool players went to a smaller tip was it played well
because it deflected less, few knew why back then. I had no clue why I
was using 11.50mm in the early 60's. I believe Earl Stricklin has a
custom wood shaft under the seal of his cue tec that is below their
specs and he is at 11.50mm. The rumor is has had a red dot hidden
under the coating, that is what he won all his big world titles with so
why would he want to change.

By reducing the size of the tip, you also reduced the size of the
ferrule and wood in the shaft. You simply lowered front end mass on
the end of the cue, which is what Predator did by boring a hole up
front. You made the front end lighter weigh less and that are the
secret to reducing deflection. That is why many like the thin pro
taper. With the Thin light ferrules Meucci is now making I can go back
up and play with a 12.75mm tip and have acceptable deflection and no
longer have to use the small tip and very thin shaft. I do not need
the smaller tip to give me extra English because the Meucci ferrule and
shaft is already giving me all I want or need. It's now a best of
both worlds' situation.

Billiards, 3-cushion uses a very short ferrule, smaller tips and a thin
shaft for the first 5 or 6", then the shaft gets fat very fast which
adds spine and strength to the shaft and to the shot.
Once more, they are reducing front end mass and weight which is solving
their deflection also. Pool players hate and will not use these at all
which is ridiculous. They don't like the small ferrules but Predator
and others are slowly making theirs smaller also. It is a visual thing
you soon learn to ignore.

I use a Schuler custom cue which is very popular in the billiard world
and many of my shafts are billiard tapers and short billiards ferrules.
Yes when you have a long follow through like I do and your follow hits
the fat part it does and will open up your bridge around the cue. Your
index finger now on the cue shaft and on the thumb is forced apart.
So? The shot is gone, who cares, and it no longer matters. Once more,
it is a thing to just get used to. Mentally you tell your self, the
arrow is gone, what is there now to hold on to?

I would never go above 13mm and I advise most players to put on a lepro
or triangle at 13mm and learn to play with that. All beginners should
use 13mm. Years ago some cues came with 14mm and some cues even today
are sold with 13.25mm tips. My advice is learning to play with smaller
tips, shorter ferrules and stronger shafts. If you sand with those
colored papers, you are soon going to be down to 12.75 any way. To
avoid losing wood and the end of every session just wipe your shaft
down with a damp wash rag and dry, then buff with these high micro
ratings papers which do not remove wood, such as the 1000 grit yellow
papers. I use the pink 8000 grit.

The secret to great pool is learning to do nothing with the cue ball.
Keeping a slight angle and floating from angle to angle. When you learn
how to do this then you can play with total center ball which makes
your potting and accuracy go sky high because you eliminated deflection
and the throw of the object ball. When you do lose an angle or your
opponent leaves you a stroke shot to bet back in the game it's nice to
know you can juice up the ball with English and come with the shot.

Have a pro installer put on a top brand name layered tip and watch your
game improve.

When I dumped Meucci in early 2006 when the company went bankrupt and
the quality of their worked tanked I sought out a new cue to play with.
When I tried playing with my old Helmstetter balabushka copies at 13mm
the cue played dead, no action. I tried a 12.5 and it was a little
better, 12mm and bingo, it began to play. I put on 11.5 and to my
astonishment is was giving me the same English and almost no deflection
like I was getting on my red dot PP-4 Meucci.

Predator has made that same basic discovery telling me their 11.75 Z
shaft out performs the 314 shaft at 12.75mm by 14%.

11.5mm is the secret. I am convinced any of you can take your shaft to
any repair man and have him sand it down to 11.5 with a pro taper and
your performance will jump through the roof. It may take you a week to
adjust to the thinner shaft and after you make that leap you can never
go back to 13mm, it will look like and feel like a phone pole in your
hands.

FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


www.fastlarrypool.com best prices in the billiard store, 200 free
articles on how to play in the encyclopedia. www dot fast larry pool
dot com. Enough teachings to fill up 4 full books and it's all for
free. Just log in and enjoy. 2006.

www.poolchat.net Pools best and most polite chat site for upscale
people. No flames, no wars, no bar, no bowling alley, no pin ball,
just pool mister, this is poolchat. www dot pool chat dot net. You
can ask FL questions on how to play or do the same on the main forum
where many top players will share their knowledge and experience with
you. Larry is back writing and putting up new articles and giving away
free pool cues and other equipment in his daily quizzes. Don't miss
the action. He has a list of 20 DVD's that are being given away,
some very rare pool footage and old movies.

www.fastlarrypool.com is Larry's web site where you can book lessons
or a trick shot show. 100 shots, 3 shows for half the price brand X is
charging. 3 times the time, 3 times the show, the shots are even 3
times better.

Check out the new billiards store which has the lowest prices on cues
and tables. Open the Encyclopedia to gain access to over 200
instruction articles for free. POOL LESSONS FROM A GRAND MASTER LEVEL
INSTRUCTOR, BILLIARDS EXPERT, CURRENT TOUR PLAYER AND FORMER ARTISTIC
WORLD CHAMPION. 770-381-6609.

Well over 3,000 successful private lessons have been taught since 1993.
Over 10,000 students taught in clinics all over the world in over 70
countries. Guaranteed satisfaction. You get what you come for or the
lesson is free. Larry says you have to shoot a good stick to teach an
advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
www.poolchat.net In the ask the pros forum.
"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
entertainment world wide.
Email fastlarry@bellsouth.net fast Larry at bell south dot net.
DVD's.http://www.fastlarrypool.com/dvdseries_trickshots1_trailer.htm
May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



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TIPS HOW TO STORE THEM
10-18-04 one page, REV I, 9-30-006, CR Fast Larry Guninger all rights
reserved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, btt, rsb.

It is not UN common for a layered tip to stay on your cue now for 6
months to a year or longer. Some body might have a couple of tips now
laying around for over a year or more. There is a lot of advice on how
to store them properly. One person even said he kept them in the
fridge.

I went to the president of Talisman tips to ask him? Here is his
answer.

I advise keeping the tips in a dry, cool place away from sunlight. I
have never tried keeping them in the fridge, so I have no idea if this
would have any adverse effects. Keeping them dry and out of direct
sunlight should be fine. I still have some tips from the very first
production batch we ever made and that was 6 years or so ago. They're
still fine to play with.

Our bulk bags have small holes in them to allow air but that is usually
so we don't seal any high humidity "Thai" atmosphere in the bags. I
would just keep them in a drawer somewhere in the house where humidity
is relatively low and stable. If you do use a zip lock bag poke some
holes in them for air flow.

This is just to avoid potential problems and I have had very few
reported problems that could be attributed to incorrect storage.

So why keep tips around when there are always installers who have fresh
ones to put on. I always show up with 3 shafts to my play cue and
carry a 4th in a reserve case. If I have a tip go bad or come off I
just change shafts and then take care of the tips when I come home and
go off tour. If you do not have the $500 Williard tip machine like I
travel with you should not even attempt to be carrying around tips and
trying to replace them with a knife and rubber band. The tip is the
most important thing on your cue and only have the finest tip installed
by the best person you can fine and IMHO that is the Talisman pig skin
layered tips.

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conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
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which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



30 Sep 2006 16:26:24
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

TIPS DOES A SOFT TIP GRAB THE BALL No it does not.


4 pages 6-15-04, rev 1-13-05, rev II 1-17-05, Rev IV 9-30-06, Cr,
Fast Larry Guninger all rights reserved. published in dc, bpn, czm,
upp, ppt , flp, btt.

Trust me, it's true, just go hard and you're fine. You have to get
out of your brain this thing that the soft tip grabs the ball; it does
not grab as you think it does. Now repeat after me, there is no grab,
erase that from your brain.

There is no time to grab. The Jacksonville experiment using the
world's fastest camera proved that upon impact the cue ball is gone
in 1000th of a second. Actung, Actung, there is no grab. Where is the
time to grab, answer, there is no time, therefore there is no grab,
there is no grab, is there an echo in here, tattoo that inside your eye
lids. You have to bitch slap people to get them to accept this.

I was playing with a Champion red felt backed medium soft tip by Chan
divert at the time because I wanted my tip to grab. I did not know. I
remember going into the Schuler custome cue factory in Chicago and Ray
explaining to me the Triangle, which is very hard, and Ray saying I am
going to put on a Morri on your shaft, on your back up shaft I will
install a triangle. Now go shoot with both, and you will find the
performance very close. The morri will last longer, but the cost is 50
cents compared to 20 bucks. I did, Ray was right, damn I said, hard is
better.

I was practicing my Masses and Ray was teaching me many European
Billiard Masses I could adapt to the pool table. He also taught me the
European method of shooting these. He handed me a shaft to use for the
masses and I said what tip does it have on it, he said triangle. I went
oh no, I can't use that, I am using an elk master so I can grab the
ball, this damn grab thing was still in my head, I could not get rid of
it, it will hold on like some disease you can never get free of.

Ray said hit the triangle and I kept Miss Cueing saying see, I told you
so it won't grab. Ray said keep shooting; you will learn the new hit
and feel. Once I got past the fear of the miss cue, he was right, the
harder tip, produced much more spin, power and curves, I was
speechless, totally shocked beyond words, to have what I knew, to now
be reversed on me and proven what I knew to be fact, was in fact dead
ass wrong. The miss cues went away and my power went through the roof.


I am really from Missouri, the show me state, so I got every tip I
would find which 28 I think was and spent months testing every one in a
variety of shots to see which one gave me the most performance. I did
follows, draws, you name it and I was shooting it. What I found was
this, a soft tip does nothing well, the softer the tip, the less
performance you get. The harder the tip, the greater performance.
All soft tips do is mushroom and wear out fast. A good hard tip can
stay on for over a year. A triangle will never mushroom, never. I am so
pig headed; I had to spend 2 months proving to my self, what Ray had
already told me. I just could not believe my eyes, that was the problem
with me.

I was using the backed soft tip because of my ivory ferrule to soften
the hit. Put a triangle on an ivory ferrule and the hit is like a rock.
Ray convinced me to drop my ivory ferrules because of the huge
deflections and go hard and with triangle across the board. He put me
in the billiard short ferrules for added strength. My performance and
consistency sky rocketed. Most of my world records came out of this.

Here's the deal, a tip is like a trampoline, if its real soft, it caves
in, crushes down, collapses on the hit and the ball then propels off
with much less power.
The softer tip is killing the action off of the ball by absorbing the
impact of the hit. Throw a baseball into a cement wall and watch it
come back, now toss the ball into a rubber drape over the wall and
watch it absorb the impact and comes off with less power, which is your
answer to your question you first asked.

The triangle is firm and hard and does not do any of this, and it
propels the ball off with greater spin and power.
The harder the tip, the better it draws, but you can cross a line on
hardness where the tip can do some amazing things, but you can't hold
chalk well and using English you are going to miss cue some, this I can
not live with. More is not always better here.

Most of the water buffalos out there now are over the line. Triangle is
right on the line, the top end of hardiness you can handle. I call it
the poor mans Morri.

Tweeten makes most of the tips that have been played with and they do
not want you to know what the hardness of them are, they keep that
secret. Here it is, the entire line is mostly soft tips. Why, say you
were making all the tires for cars and they only got 10,000 miles but
people had signed off on that, need a soft tire to hold the road. Why
then would you come along and make a hard tire that would out perform
the old tire and give people 50,000 miles of wear. You just drastically
reduced your annual profits that are your answer. That is why the soft
tip was pushed on you. They push and sell an inferior product on you
for their own corporate greed. That is why they always hid what the
hardness of each one was; they did not want you to know.

This little Japanese sitting in his apartment comes up with a very hard
tip when the pro world was on Lepros, a med tip and elk masters, a soft
tip, his name was Morri. He did not have a clue what a corporation was,
he just wanted to make a tip that played well. A few pros try them, the
performance astounds them and the tip almost over night becomes the one
of choice on tour. It spreads by word of mouth like wild fire.

The old dogs, the over the hill crowd stayed with their ivory ferrules
and soft tips. You can't teach old dogs new tricks. Soon the amateur
world got wind of this, and hard tips were now in.

I recently did the same experiments I did in single layered tips
against all the multilayer stuff out there today. I do not like any of
the water buffalos, too hard. In the pig skin, Talisman out played and
out performed the Morri hands down.

They come in s,m,h,x and break tips xx which are as hard as they can
make them. I have them all in stock.

I play with the M, most club players should begin with the s, learn it
and try and move up slowly to the M. I break with the XX; I use the x
for my artistic draw shots. The s follows the ball best on my force
follows.

Hard is good, soft is bad, that is all you have to know.

I can sell you the Triangles which are pressed which increases their
performance, or the Talisman pig skins, I have all 5 in stock, just
email me at fastlarry@bellsouth.net


Some general pool questions on the internet.

I am a beginner, should I buy a new predator cue with the Z shaft and
install a Morri?

FL, NO, DO NOT EVEN ATTEMPT TO PLAY WITH PRO EQUIPMENT. Use a house
cue with an elk master tip. When you can run 3 balls buy a beginner
cue between $100 and $200, 13mm with a lePro tip. When you become a
Apa 4 in the leagues then move up to a $300 cue, sell the old one and
make the shaft 12.5mm with a triangle tip. When you become a strong 5
or apa 6 get a pro line cue and a Talisman or Morri S pig skinned
layered tip, have your shaft sanded down to 12.00mm. When you go to
the next level and begin playing better, move up to the talisman M and
sand your shaft down to 11.5mm. My advice is take baby steps, move
slowly from one level of equipment to another as your skill and
handling of the cue increases.
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Hi Fast,
I read on one of your posts that the better players play with harder
tips? Why is that? Especially since with a softer tip one can get more
spin and less miscuing. Would you be so kind as to explain that to me?
I'm really out of my depth here. I have an Elk master on my shaft
(please don't laugh). I used to play with a LePro, but I miscued a lot.
With the Elk master, that has almost disappeared.
Your response would be much appreciated

A: FL Responds. If you rough up you tip now and then with a
sandpaper file and don't break with it, chalk correctly on every
shot, you should rarely miss cue if you stay within one tip of center
in any direction. If you are you need a lesson on your stroke. Many do
not know how to chalk a tip which is the cause of their miscues; you
brush the tip and try to put on a very thin even layer. It you hear
the chalk squeak you are doing it wrong, grinding on too thick of a
layer which is not good. There will later on be an exception to this
when you move to the very hard talismans M or H, then you will have to
grind and squeak it on or it wont take coated. I do not use those $20
tip shapers. I use a $3 plastic file that is curved and holds 100 grit
sand papers in it. It takes some practice and skill to learn how to
use it and shape a tip but then you can make your tip play the way you
want it to. I think going to a harder tip is all in your head. You
are convinced mentally you are going to miss cue more, so you do. I
play with the hardest tip possible, an X Talisman and rarely miss cue.
It's a mental leap of faith you must drive your self through. The
problem with an elk master tip is the only day it is soft is the day it
goes on. Every day after that it becomes more hard as it packs down.
Eventually it becomes hard as a triangle. I want a tip like a triangle
that stays the same, has the same hardness and performance the day it
goes on as a year later when it goes off. Good luck.

Q: Net question: Impulse
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Hi Larry,
Are you saying that the impulse between a soft and hard tip are the
same?


A: FL Responds: I am sorry; I do not know what an impulse is? All you
need to know is this, soft tip suck, hard tip good. Best hard tip
talisman pig skin S grade. Put that on, win and feel good. Best
Ferrule, Meucci red or black dot, predator 314 or any of the fiber
thinner new ferrules out there. The most important thing on your cue
is your tip, then your ferrule. Get just those two things right and
your performance jumps through the roof. Next is the shaft and the
wood and taper, two things to know, Meucci, Predator. Last the joint
and it does not amount to 4% of the cues performance. I used to play
with a plastic joint and a Meucci PP-4. The butt, where all the money
is spend, you could put my red dot on a broom handle and I can run out
from under a rock on you. The butt is for show. I dropped my Meucci
early in 2006 when they went bankrupt and the quality of their cues
tanked. I am now playing with a Helmstetter balabushka copy ltd-2 and
at a shaft 11.5mm and it does everything my old pp-4 did and I have a
quality company behind me.

Impulse, I want a drink, I want to date that chick, and I will run that
traffic light and not get killed or get a ticket, I want a big steak
instead of a salad. What is impulse?
Seriously, avoid soft tips, they just mushroom and go away fast. They
do suck.

A soft tip does not impart more English than a hard one, it is just the
opposite. The cue ball leaves the tip at impact with in 1000th of a
second which was proven by the Jacksonville experiment and that is an
accepted fact.
where is the time to grab. A hard tip out performs a soft tip on every
stroke in the game. You were on a med hard lepro, a good tip.
You went to a very soft which is the elk master.
The best tip there is: Get a Talisman, pig skin soft, the performance
is out standing.
My tests have proven to me my friend that the Talisman really is better
than the Morri. The softer tip absorbs energy at impact, folds in
which sends the cue ball away with less energy, less follow, draw or
spin. The hard tip rebounds the cue ball off hotter, with more energy,
follow, draw and spin. It has nothing to do with grab, that is a
fallacy all in your mind you must get rid of, there is little grab so
do not buy a tip to do something it does not have time to do.

I tested over 25 tips for over 2 months putting them through every test
I could come up with. The best single layered tip I found that worked
the best was the hardest one out there, the Triangle, which should only
cost about a buck and install for around $10. The great news is its
performance will rival the Morri especially if you press it prior to
installation. I have them now in stock for you.
You take a ball bearing in a vice and press it down into the center of
the tip causing a dent or crater. That means, no break in, the tip
plays the same from day one on and it never changes its shape or
mushrooms or spreads, never.

When I tested all of the new multi layered tips there are many Morri
copies, sniper, Hercules. They all take pig skin and glue thin layers
on top of each other. The one I found worked the best was the
Talisman, it definitely out performed the Morri and it sells for about
half what the Morri does. They come in 5 types, S,M,H,X and the new
break tip which is as hard as they can make one called XX. Do not be
confused, the S is not soft, they are all 5 very hard. The s is just
softer than the X.
Begin playing with the s or m and put the X or if you are a good player
the XX on your break stick. The new Morri's are too thick and is not
as good as they used to be. The talisman is thinner and better made.
We all know a thin tip out performs a very thick tip which is what the
Morri now is. Because the Talisman has one third less layers it will
not last as long as the Morri but that is your trade off you pay for
its increased draw and follow you get.
FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


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www.fastlarrypool.com is Larry's web site where you can book lessons
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advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
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"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
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May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you?
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.

Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.



01 Oct 2006 07:48:20
Re: Fast Larry teaches you everything you need to know about tips.

FERRULE. THE RED SIGHT LINE ON IT.

3-14-05, Fast Larry Guninger all righs reserved, published in DC, Bpn,
czm, upp, ppt, flp, rsb, btt.

You cannot shoot a rifle with any accuracy with out a sight, you can't
just aim down the barrel like you do a shotgun, and you must aim down
the middle of the barrel. You need a sight to find the exact center of
that barrel.

It's the same with a cue shaft; you are aiming a shotgun, never finding
the exact center of your shaft. You do not have a clue where the
center of your ferrule really is. If you want rifle accuracy then add
a sight. Get a broad felt tip black marker and paint the edge of your
tip black, it shows up much better than the brown dull of your leather.
Get a sharpie red felt tip pin which has a thinner point, like a flair
pen, and run a red line from the bottom of the tip across the ferrule
to the bottom of the ferrule where the wood begins. It is important to
make this line straight, so lay your cue down inside a long rail with
the tip up on the pocket, and lay a ruler along the shaft so you can
draw the line parallel with the center of the shaft. I demonstrate how
to do this on the new DVD on how to shoot trick shots.
Draw the line from the bottom edge of the tip to the top edge of the
ferrule.
Hold the ruler firm so its outer edge lines up in the middle of the
shaft and the line will then draw straight. Use a red or black
sharpie, it makes a thick line and the ink does not run.

On my Meucci shafts I have had the red dot put 5" below the ferrule
instead of down by the joint which I think is a dumb place to put it,
so my ferrule red line is in line with it. Buddy Hall has his red dots
made the same way. The red line if it went far enough would divide the
cue in half.

Standing up when I am seeing and visualizing the shot, I have my
bridge, my hold, and I look to insure the red line is up. When I get
ready to drop on the shot every thing is in place and ready to shoot.
When I plant my hand I try to have that red line up, or I then twirl
the cue so the red line is now on top of the shaft. That insures the
red dot is also up. I now aim that line into the cue ball. This makes
me have a tighter focus and aim and my accuracy of my shots becomes now
much higher. I now do not have to look down my shaft to find this tiny
red dot which is hard to see in a dark pool room. I never want to look
down and away from my cue ball; I want my focus on this.

If you don't like the line, you can always just sand it off. This
concept is not for everyone. It works for some, for others it does
not.

Every shaft has a pure spot, where the grain aligns and shooting with
that proper spot will give you the least deflection.
That is the purpose of the red dot; they measure their shafts, find
that spot and mark it. That concept has been known for over a century.
Snooker cues always came with half of the butt sawed off flat so you
would know where to place your hand and that flat area. Pool and
billiard cues at the turn of the century had the same thing. The
purpose was to have the same part of the shaft up every time. They did
it by looking at the grain. Even if you mark you shaft any place and
don't even find the right spot.
The cue will still play better because you are hitting the same place
every time and the deflection now is the same every time and won't vary
on you as it will when you rotate the shaft on every shot hitting in a
different place.

Does this sound crazy to you, probably, but Luther Lassiter did that on
his ferrule making it red 45 years ago and became the greatest 9 ball
player of all time. Nobody had a clue what he was doing or what he was
up to. He dominated pool and Johnston City during the 60's.

For more information on this alignment of the red dot and the machine
that finds and tests for it go into the Meucci web site at
www.meuccicues.com. Read Bobs articles on this subject.

People are now seeing my still photos on my web site
www.fastlarrypool.com and on my DVD trick shots. They are seeing this
red line and asking what is that thing. Now you know. There is always
a reason to my madness. There is a very fine line that divides genius
and madness. A genius walks on both sides of that line all of his
life.


"All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a
philosopher."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
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FAST LARRY POOL. SHOW, CLINCS, WORLD WIDE TOUR PRO PLAYER.


www.fastlarrypool.com best prices in the billiard store, 200 free
articles on how to play in the encyclopedia. www dot fast larry pool
dot com. Enough teachings to fill up 4 full books and it's all for
free. Just log in and enjoy. 2006.

www.poolchat.net Pools best and most polite chat site for upscale
people. No flames, no wars, no bar, no bowling alley, no pin ball,
just pool mister, this is poolchat. www dot pool chat dot net. You
can ask FL questions on how to play or do the same on the main forum
where many top players will share their knowledge and experience with
you. Larry is back writing and putting up new articles and giving away
free pool cues and other equipment in his daily quizzes. Don't miss
the action. He has a list of 20 DVD's that are being given away,
some very rare pool footage and old movies.

www.fastlarrypool.com is Larry's web site where you can book lessons
or a trick shot show. 100 shots, 3 shows for half the price brand X is
charging. 3 times the time, 3 times the show, the shots are even 3
times better.

Check out the new billiards store which has the lowest prices on cues
and tables. Open the Encyclopedia to gain access to over 200
instruction articles for free. POOL LESSONS FROM A GRAND MASTER LEVEL
INSTRUCTOR, BILLIARDS EXPERT, CURRENT TOUR PLAYER AND FORMER ARTISTIC
WORLD CHAMPION. 770-381-6609.

Well over 3,000 successful private lessons have been taught since 1993.
Over 10,000 students taught in clinics all over the world in over 70
countries. Guaranteed satisfaction. You get what you come for or the
lesson is free. Larry says you have to shoot a good stick to teach an
advanced lesson or to tear down a pros game and put it back in shape.
He is known as a high end finisher but he also takes on total
beginners.

Larry plays on six pro pool tours. His tour 9 ball cards are: the UPA,
the men's main 9 ball tour where he ranks 35th in the world in mid
2006. He also plays on the Viking Pro 9 ball tour, Florida 9 ball
tour, SE pro 9 ball tour, the Senior Tour and the APTSA (Artistic Pool
and Trick Shot Association world tour. Larry is also listed on the
tour stats as having one of the highest straight pool runs in history
of 274 balls which is directly behind Ralph Greenleaf's record.
http://www.thebilliardstour.com/straight-pool-high-runs.html
He holds the world record for the high run in rotation, 5 racks, 75
balls. His high run of 9 racks in 9 ball was only done twice on the pro
PBT tour.
His high run in 8 ball is 8 racks. He is regarded as the greatest shot
maker of all time by many hall of famers and world champions. Einstein
said there are 6 million possible shots and Larry has made all 6
million of them. He has made and duplicated every shot ever made on a
table during the last two centuries. He holds 20 world records in the
sport.
Fax 770-381-1916. POOL QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FREE INSTRUCTION IS ON
www.poolchat.net In the ask the pros forum.
"Fast Larry" Guninger and Wonder Dog, perform trick shot shows and
entertainment world wide.
Email fastlarry@bellsouth.net fast Larry at bell south dot net.
DVD's.http://www.fastlarrypool.com/dvdseries_trickshots1_trailer.htm
May God bless and peace be with you. May there now be peace between us.
If you are a real pool player, then fast truly loves you. May the wind
be always on your back and all 9 balls fall.
VENI VIDI VICI, OMNIA VINCIT AMOR. "Latin for "I came, I saw, I
conquered, love conquerors all. Yes I really did do it all and you can
believe it, or not. If you don't believe it, C'est La Vie. " Shoot
straight, innovate, never give up, just run out on the other guy then
there is no way for you to lose. believe it, or not. If you don't
believe it, C'est La Vie. " "Winners make things happen. Losers let
things happen."Winners NEVER QUIT, QUITTERS NEVER WIN. They say FL can
not play. Then explain why he is on the Upa web site ranked 35th in
the world in mid 2006. All truth passes through three stages. First
it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted
as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788
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Lead me, follow me or get the hell out of my way. Do one of the three
please? Come celebrate the wonder of this beautiful game with me and
become a student of it.
Be my friend, walk my way, flow with what I teach you and you will soar
like the Eagle into levels of excellence you never dreamed possible.
Play by feel, not by systems; do not make a simple game complicated. Go
with what you know, go with what is natural.

"Winners make things happen. Losers let things happen." In the words of
Vince Lombardi, "When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of
people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those
who wonder what happened." Vince said you've got to pay the price.
Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing. Winning
is a habit, unfortunately so is losing. Vince Lombardi once said,
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of
profession or endeavor. Fast Eddy said about the same thing in the
color of money.
Winning is everything. Winning is the only thing. If you can dream
it, see it, believe it, you can do it and you can be it. You can
perform totally out of the box deep into the Zone, one with the shot,
freewheeling fast and loose with no fear. Then you are a person with
no limits who can achieve anything he can imagine that a human body is
capable of producing. "FL"
Show me a guy who does not mind losing and I will show you a sausage.
Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser. "FL" "Nice
guys finish last" quote from Lou Durocher
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda
Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.
When you play, repeat over and over, No fear. Just freewheel and let
the good times roll.

It is all about visualization, focus, concentration and playing in the
zone. You just see it, feel it, do it: It does not get any deeper
than this? Play pool with an empty mind. "FL"

"Flow with what ever may happen and let your mind be free: Stay
centered by accepting what ever you are doing and what ever comes your
way."
Chuang-Tzu.

Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

Fortune favors the brave. Virgil, Aeneid Roman epic poet (70 BC - 19
BC)

Conquer your fear and you conquer the game, the battle, your life and
your fear of death. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander The Great 320 BC.

For a man thinks within himself, so he is." Proverbs 23:7 "I can
do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Philippians
4:13

In order to master pool you must first learn how to master yourself and
your emotions. "For to conquer in battle a thousand men a thousand
times, means you have now conquered yourself and you are now the
greatest of warriors" Dharmapada.

This is a feel game and a mind game. When the mind is pure, pure
perfect pool will follow. Perfect pool comes from being taught how to
practice perfect. Being in dead punch is the ultimate trip and reward
from that. "FL"

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the
door will be opened to you.
Rack em sausage, Go play fast and loose. Ride em hard, put em up wet,
leave the ladies smiling. Live free, die well owing no man anything.
May you be in heaven an hour before the devil knows you're dead? In
time, it's all dust in the wind anyway. Don't take your self, or
anything too serious, just be happy and healthy. Laughter good whiskey
and song is the best medicine. If you have a library, a garden, a good
woman and a barrel of Scotch, you have all you need.
Rudolph Wanderone Sr, Minnesota Fats father, told fatty at age 5, a
lucky man lives the sporting life. Never do anything that makes you
unhappy. An unhappy man will not live long. If you are happy, you are
a rich man. If a man has his health, a roof over his head, good food
and friends what else does he need? He is wealthy beyond compare.
Every thing on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure
it, and every person a mission. You now must learn what you mission is
and fulfill your destiny. Pay your Karma off and be clean for the next
go around.
Aristotle said the main purpose is to survive to recreate. Once that
is accomplished then the main goal in life is to achieve happiness.
The Dali Lama says the main goal in life is to achieve enlightenment.
The 2nd goal is to achieve happiness and you and only you are
responsible for this. Seek it in you and do not expect others to give
it to you. Any thing you wish to do that brings you happiness, or to
others, must be under taken. The question of whether it is profitable
should never be asked. If it loses money, it still must be done. If
you can find a thing to do which brings you happiness and makes you
money you are indeed a lucky person. Your third goal is to find your
soul mate. Seek out a woman you like who makes you happy and who you
like to spend time with. Do not seek out beauty or follow lust as once
that cools, your relationship has been made on sand which soon crumbles
into dust.
Play the best, hustle the rest. Be a locksmith. Never play hew haw,
it will ruin you. It is not how good you play but how good you match
up. If you see a sausage and know you can give him the 7 and the snap
and rob him drunk, do not bet until you sell him to give you the 7 and
the snap. Do this and you never lose and sleep on silk sheets at
night. Just never wise up a chump or give a sucker an even break, W.C.
Fields. Spot, what is that, you never spot nobody nuttin. Spot is
your dog who got run over by a Mack truck. Quote FL.
"When we see clearly, the great teachings are the same."
eighteenth-century Japanese Zen poet Ryokan, All the great teachers
in pool and there are very few, end up teaching the same things.

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly." - William Jennings Bryan
(1860-1925 "Behind every great fortune there is a crime." - Honore de
Balzac (1799-1850) "If women didn't exist, all the money in the
world would have no meaning." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

All that is certain in life are you are born, you will die, you will
pay taxes and everything you now know and love will change. Change is
the one certainty you must learn to live with and accept in your life.
Do not fight something you have no control over. Gracefully accept
change when it comes. "FL"

Nuttin sticks, everything changes, everyone leaves you. You gotta play
it big while you got it. You gotta be big, hit it big, miss it big,
every thing you do has gotta be big. "Babe Ruth".

Be sure to take the time, to smell the flowers along the way. Life is
a waste of time, time is a waste of life, so get wasted all of the time
and have the time of your life. Wander in wonder of life and follow La
Vie Dansante. As my grand master said and I quote as a loyal parrot
head, why don't we get drunk and screw? It took me years to learn
how to beat and avoid hangovers, just stay drunk and don't sober up.
Never act your age, stay young forever. FL is 29; he plans to stay 29
forever. His kids are now older than he is and do not understand him
at all. In 7 more years his grand children will be older than him. Fl
says, when you begin to act your age, it's all over for you. The
number one cause of death in old people is retirement and boredom. You
must always have a hobby or a job, a project or a hottie your old lady
does not know about on the side to keep you alive and on earth with a
purpose.
I want to die being totally alive with my boots on. I don't want to
die being brain dead for a decade with my boots off and rotting in a
bed on a pan. I want to die on top of a 19 year old hottie yelling
who's your daddy, Bonsai just as I catch the big one. Use your
imagination on that one. If you gotta go dudes, go out with a bang
hangin 10. Or when I die, I want to die like my father-- who died
peacefully in his sleep with his boots on and not screaming like all
the passengers riding in his Lincoln Town car who were going downhill
on the interstate at 85mph at the time coming down out of the
mountains. Die happy and you lived a good life. Live you life daily
with honor and pride in your actions and you will sleep like a baby.
Always tell the truth and you don't have to remember your lies. Be a
man of honor and integrity.
When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for
a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. "Quote Indian
Chief Aupumut."
FL say's only the good die young, God allows all pool hustlers to
live till they are 85 so they can suffer. If I knew I was going to
live this long I would have taken better care of my self. I had a damn
good run and more time here than I expected or planned for so if it all
ends tomorrow, no tears, I lived 3 life times in the same span a normal
man lives one. When I die I want to be cremated and my ashes sprinkled
inside a Super Wal-Mart, then I'll know my kids will finally come to
see me twice a week. Actually my ashes will be sprinkled off the far
point of lovers Key in Bonita Springs, Florida.
I have seen it all, done it all, been everywhere, and now can't
remember any of it. I wonder why I spent all that time and money doing
it in the first place. I should have just stayed home. Sometimes I
think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.
I danced the last Tango in Paris
Took the last chopper out of Saigon
Took the first fast boat to China
And there's still so much to be done
I had a third world girl in Caracas
With a pistol in each hand
She always kept me covered
As we moved from land to land.
I stashed my cash in Cayman land and
Lived to dance and make love.
I had a damn good run on Wall Street
With my high fashion model wife.
I wore out running all over the Americas crashed
And burned three planes.
>From coast to coast. I ran through a lot of good women
And drove them all insane.
I woke up dry beneath the African sky
Just me and my Swiss Army knife. A legend never dies.
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . .
it is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees. . .
I am just a simple teacher. All that I now know is that I now know
nothing. I am nothing but a good ball banger who teaches a good lesson
and puts on a good trick shot show that is the only two things I do
well in life. "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is
the illusion of knowledge."-Stephen Hawking
Aristotle said "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the
whole aim and end of human existence."
Fast Larry Guninger, real man, real pool player, real American, real
Christian." God bless the land of the free and of the brave. F=E1ilte
Roimh Cheart=FAch=E1in, Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas s=EDora=ED d=F3. Politically
he is John fookin Wayne and just a little to the right of Attila the
Hun. He say, I ain't runnin for gov-nor so you all can take all that
politically correct bull she-yit and stuff it where da sun don't
shine. I tell it like it is. Some of you, can't deal with the real
truth.

Minnesota Fats: Larry's teacher said? "When I played pool I was like
a psychiatrist. I cured 'em of all their daydreams and delusions." "You
don't learn from smart people, you learn from idiots. Watch what they
do, and then don't do it." Learn to be a lock smith. If you should be
giving the 7 and the snap, don't play for money unless you sell the
pigeon he should give you the 7 and the snap. Then you never lose.
Never put heat on your self, pressure is self induced; only you can put
it on, only you can take it off. The toughest player mentally wins when
skills are equal. "Golf is 90% mental and 10% physical." -- Ben Hogan
said "I am the toughest golfer mentally." -- Tiger Woods agrees as do
all the top pool players.
Never be afraid of any top player. They are all human and they all can
be beat. You must come out smoking and put heat on them early. The
bigger they are, the harder they fall. They expect you to play tight
and choke and lose. They do not expect you to attack them with out
mercy. Just freewheel, play fast and loose with no fear.
"There are only two types of players. Those who keep their nerves
under control and win championships and those who do not." Harry
Vardon.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
--Rudyard Kipling
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives
valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, and spends
himself in a worthy cause, who, at the best, knows in the end the
triumph of high achievement and who, at the worst if he fails, at least
fails while doing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls called bozos and rail birds who never tee it up
and then, know neither victory or defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt.
Paul Newman, in The Color of Money: "Money won is twice as sweet as
money earned." FL says always have something riding on every match, it
steels the nerves.
W=2E C. Fields: "Trust everyone-and always cut the cards." You can't
con an honest man. Never wise up a sucker or Give a sausage an even
break. Never loan a pool player a penny, but show him where the bank
is and send him there.
Quotes from FL. Exercise is not cracked up to be what it really is.
If God intended for me to be able to touch my toes he would have put my
toes where my knees are now. To prevent sagging when you get old just
eat more and it fills out the wrinkles. The trouble with jogging is the
ice falls out of my scotch glass. If I knew I was going to live this
long I would have taken better care of my self. I am not afraid to
die; I just don't want to be there when it happens. I would rather be
in Philadelphia.

I drink because it makes people more interesting and my wife better
looking. It aint easy being me. I really didn't say everything I
said. I take the 5th on all of it. That's my story and I'm stickin
to it. Don't even think of suing me. My mouthpiece Louie Da Lip
will plead insanity, dementia, Senility, Mental Illness, emotional
disability, cognitive dysfunction, psychological disorders, brain
damage as a child, Alien abduction and RSB long term abuse plus
Alzheimer's disease. I got a bad bottle of Blue Agave and have not
been right since. I will walk in rolling around two steel balls in my
hand like Humphrey Bogart in the Cain Mutiny and No jury will convict
me. Where are me fookin car keys? My memory is not as sharp as it used
to be, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be, my memory is not as
sharp as it used to be. When you get old they say you lose two things,
(1) your memory, (2).... Senior moment, let me get back to you with
that one. I gave up looking for my lost shaker of salt years ago and
thank God for wonder dog who leads me back to my motel room every
night. You always wondered why I ran on the road with that dog
didn't you? So the question is am I nuts? Probably, any body who
plays pool for a living is nuts, and if you play the game as long as I
have you then become nuts.
There is a very fine line that divides genius and madness. A genius
walks on both sides of that line all of his life.

"All of us are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called
a philosopher."
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
I get no respect; tug on tie, that's the entire problem, no respect.
It aint easy bein me.
May peace be with you and me, and all of Gods blessings descend upon
you.
God Bless you and God bless America.
You only go around once so make the most of it while you are here. You
have a long way to go and a short time to get there. Be sure to take
the time to smell the flowers along the way. Keep your head when all
around you are losing theirs. When you lose your head, your ass soon
follows. Hang loose, mello out, and play the game of life like pool,
fast and loose.
"When you are called home and stand in judgment in front of St Peter
and his angles he will not care how many times you won or you lost. He
will only ask you how well did you play your game and how true were you
to it? It is now about how many tin cups you won, but about how many
friends you acquired and how many people you made love you along the
way." FL.
"The longer I play this game the harder it becomes." Bobby Jones
Jr, 1929 just before he won the grand slam, a feat no other player has
been able to duplicate.
"When I first came on tour in my early 20's I played the top
courses in the country and played many of them in the low 60's saying
they are so easy. I came back to play them 20 years later and said I
can't believe how hard they are to make par on." Johnny Miller.
"This is why 9 ball is a young mans game, because they are too stupid
to understand how tough it really is. Fast Larry."
Come chat with Larry live at www.poolchat.net. Do not miss the
Encyclopedia of pool, over 200 instruction articles now up on
www.poolchat.net and it's all free. Come to Atlanta and be video
taped in a 7 million dollar state of the art facility in a private room
with 4 gold crowns with Larry one on one. A full day is only $350
which is only $43 an hr, every one else is charging double or triple
this. It is rated as the top teaching facility in the world.
770-381-6609 puts you on the schedule, or wait for FL to show up as he
is a pro UPA touring player and appears coast to coast and catch him
when he comes in town.
About FL's 20 world records, some try and dispute them, FL's answer
is you have two choice's here, you can believe it, or you can believe
it not, FL does not really give a damn which one you get on because he
knows he did them all and is done fighting any one about them. He
proved every one of them by the Guinness world book of records
standards back in the mid 90's. On each record, a full press
release, with the video tape and signed affidavits of the witnesses
were sent out to over 175 interested parties in the industry. 18 of
his 20 records were set not in a pool hall, but at Georgia Tech
University and filmed by an independent studio, TTN. Nobody had ever
proved any thing as complete and perfect as Larry did.
To him it's now a mute point dude. He goes out to his glory knowing
what he did. He offered to bet any one 10K to 300K he could pass a lie
detector test he did all that he said he did and from 1993 when this
offer hit the streets till today, over a decade and a half and not one
scum bum took the bet. FL put his fortune, where his mouth was and
defending what he did with his life savings. If he was a fraud,
somebody would have called his bluff and became rich. Those who
falsely accused him were backed down by him and exposed as the real
frauds and liars. They were all just jealous punks who were all
exposed as nobodies who only wanted to trash those who were what they
could never be, real pro's who could really play.
A prophet is never recognized or understood in his home land. Jesus
Christ, 30 AD.

The Hustler movie, 1961:
At Finley's mansion SARAH says: Don't wear a mask, Eddie. You don't
have to.(points to Bert) That's Turk, Eddie, the man who broke your
thumbs. Only he's not going to break your thumbs. He'll break your
heart, your guts. And for the same reason -- 'cause he hates you,
'cause of what you are. 'Cause of what you have and he hasn't.
This explains the jealous actions of many people on the pool chat
boards. They can't play, they hate those who can. Later back at the
hotel: In the bathroom mirror we see Bert asleep on his bed. The sheets
are rumpled and tossed about. Then we see Sarah, in her slip, enter the
bathroom and shut the door. She takes out her lipstick and scrawls
across the image of herself in the glass
"Perverted, twisted,crippled." She underlines the word "crippled."
Those 3 words, describes the pool world Fast Larry came up in and
it's his goal in life to help change that image and see a new
generation of pro pool players get respect and finally play for and
earn serious money which they deserve. He want's to see pool become
the great sport it was when he first picked up a cue in the 1940's.
When the top Billiard player had the same respect and the same fame as
all the top athletes in the USA then. Add up the incomes of the world
champion boxer, Dempsey, Tennis star Tilden, Golfer Bobby Jones,
football player Jim Thorpe and baseball legend Babe Ruth and a billiard
player made more than all of them combined, His name was Willie Hoppe.
He was making a million a year in l908 and no pool player since then
has.