The drivers at a San Diego towing service got an unexpected surprise last week as the management decided to install a new rec room as part of an on going implementation of there moral program. The new program is aimed at employee retention at the realization that the most valuable asset of a towing company is not the equipment or the high tech dispatching and GPS location electronics but the actual tow truck driver himself.
The Fellas Get A New Pool Table
The new pool table was installed last week and the game room itself was unveiled this past Saturday at a company BBQ. You could feel the excitement in the air as the tow boss let the guys know that they would soon be enjoying a new recreational room. Joining the party were the guys that installed the pool table for the San Diego Towing Network. The pool table movers were not only there join in the festivities but also to give a short lesson on pool table care and maintenance. The party continued and a billiard tournament commenced through out the day. The next big discussion – what is the best pool cue!
Tool of the Trade: Pool Cues
The cue sports like billiards and pool didn’t make use of sticks in the beginning. It was around 200 years ago that the notion of using cue for cue sports began. As a pool player, you have to know the history of sticks.
Today, cue sticks form a significant element of the sports like snooker, pool and billiards. However, the usage of cues didn’t begin with the birth of the sports, but these sticks came into being a little later. This is a talk concerning some of the accessories a pool player uses these days along with the evolution of pool cues.
Video On The Production Of Pool Cues
In the early days of the cue sports, an implement fairly similar to a golf club was used. The name of the implement was mace and it consisted of a foot. So, the idea was to shove the balls rather than to strike at them. But, the problem arose when the balls got frozen alongside the table railings. This caused it to be challenging for the player to hit at the ball square utilizing the mace’s foot.
It was the pro players of the cue sports came out with a solution. They popularized the use of the tail when its foot could not be used to hit on a shot throughout the cases of the mace. This led to the development of the new fashion called striking at the ball.
Additionally, it led to the arrival of a new implement which was named cue, inspired by the word ‘queue’ meaning ‘tail’. The players used cue when found in circumstances like frozen balls against the railing. Using mace remained popular till the conclusion of the 19th century.
The use of cues was limited to the proficient players only, as it demanded expertise to stop the wear and tear with using cues of fabric. With the passage of time as well as the prevalence of the sticks, the cushions with high rebound were used. Shortly, the use of pool cues generated the development of ‘spin’ and ‘masse’ shots. Also, the usage of leather cue tip was introduced in the beginning of the 19 th century.
This is done to truly have a chalk-like deposit on the tip that prevented miscued shots. Likewise, other day cue accessories that were present were added together with the passing of time.