Joe Hood's "Fancy Pool Shots EXPOSED"

mr3cushion

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Hey everyone: I've got just 6 copies left! As far as I know, these are the only copies around of this wonderful book by Joe Hood on "Pool and Fancy Trick Shots EXPOSED" from 1908. Its 96 pages with over 200 explanations and diagrams of his favorite shots.

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This man was a remarkable entertainer in the field of pool and billiards for his time. I think everyone will find it very interesting as I did!

Trick and Fancy Pool Shots EXPOSED by Joe Hood
Joseph G. Hood, better known as Joe Hood, the “Napoleon
of trick and fancy pool shots”, was born in Nashua,
N. H., in 1875. He started to play pool in 1891, and
played match and championships, competitions, and
has twice won the Championship of New England. He
has a high run of ninety-two (92) balls to his credit, made
when playing against an opponent, each player breaking
in turn. His first public exhibition of fancy pool shots
was given in the Lawndale Garden Theatre, Nashua,
N.H, on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of July, 1891).
He is the originator of the fourteen balls with one stroke,
and other seemingly impossible shots, including all the
well-known blindfolded shots. In the past twelve years
He has devoted most of his time giving fancy shot exhibitions
in the leading clubs and billiard halls, summer and
winter resorts: traveling extensively in the United States
and Canada.

A notable engagement is one at the Mechanics Fair,
Boston, which covered a period of eight weeks of two
exhibitions a day. Most of the exhibitions are given on a
strange pool table and without practicing on it, and when
it, is taken into consideration that tables vary in size, are
of different make, and in all kinds of conditions, it is not
to be wondered at. That after the entertainment the
skeptics will examine the cue und cue hall and all the
paraphernalia that Hood carries.

Being a polished gentleman, both on and off the green
cloth, Mr. Hood makes a host of friends during his stay in
the cities visited. But this does seem at all strange
to anyone personally acquainted with this genial and affable artist.

This piece of pool and billiard memorabilia retails for $30.00 USD plus $4.95 S&H. For a LIMITTED time, the price of this book is $14.95 plus $4.95 S&H.

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Bill Smith “Mr3Cushion”
 

lll

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Got the book today bill
lots of cool shots for me to start setting up and practicing
thanks again for the jelly
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got it -- it's interesting to me that so many commonplace trick shots are that old! And these old ones in particular, illustrate how basic pool principles were taken advantage of in their conception. Those same basic principles apply to ANY game but especially games like One Pocket, where getting the ball "near" can be as good (or even better) than making it!

Thank you Bill

This reminds me why the late Bill Marshall AKA Willie Jopling loved both trick shots and One Pocket! I really enjoyed my time with Bill, including at least one year I roomed with him at the Derby.
 

mr3cushion

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got it -- it's interesting to me that so many commonplace trick shots are that old! And these old ones in particular, illustrate how basic pool principles were taken advantage of in their conception. Those same basic principles apply to ANY game but especially games like One Pocket, where getting the ball "near" can be as good (or even better) than making it!

Thank you Bill

This reminds me why the late Bill Marshall AKA Willie Jopling loved both trick shots and One Pocket! I really enjoyed my time with Bill, including at least one year I roomed with him at the Derby.
There's really, Nothing new in Pool Trick shots for the last 100 years, just extensions of originals. In Artistic 3C, the 'cloth' has mainly changed things up with 100 year shots have evolved. Pool trick shots are All about the perfect, 'setup'. In 3C it's All about the CB action to score mostly, 'Legal' points.
 

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This is so funny, while packing I ran across this book that I didn't even know I had or how I got it. Now I can't wait to unpack so I can check it out

Thanks, Bill.
 
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twister

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seems like none left, but in case one is still hanging around, i'll take it. if not, i look forward to browsing Steve's book next time i see him. :D
 
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