BREAK SHOT PATTERNS - BOOK & DVD
: How to Close 14.1 Racks Like a Pro - This book & DVD combo will teach you to master end-of-rack play in straight pool using three proven learning methods: studying the book. watching the pros on the DVD and practicing the run outs! This 288 page,spiral-bound book is packed with insights & instruction, the principles of planning patterns, 110 four-shot run outs and 380 illustrations. Each presentation includes: shot-by-shot analysis, alternative patterns and DVD fine points. Practicing these patterns is your ultimate training tool for high runs. The two-hour DVD features 110 closing patterns from Accu-Stats’ library of championship matches.
BUILD YOUR GAME - HARDCOVER
This HARDCOVER edition is a collection of 365 Days of Instruction, Motivation and Insights for Pool Players. It's like having a professional coach hitting you with one short, focused topic on the game to set your day and keep you focused and on the road to playing better pool. Each of 365 topics covers an important element required to play at a masterful level. Some will remind you of things you have forgotten and many will lead you to a higher understanding of strategy, technique or execution. All will help you build a stronger game. Includes a directory of quotes, reference materials and a comprehensive index. RETAIL - $34.95 - LIMITED TIME SPECIAL - $24.95 (SAME AS THE SOFTCOVER)
BUILD YOUR GAME - SOFTCOVER
This SOFTCOVER book is a collection of 365 Days of Instruction, Motivation and Insights for Pool Players. It's like having a professional coach hitting you with one short, focused topic on the game every day to keep you focused and on the road to playing better pool. Each of 365 topics covers an important element required to play at a masterful level. Some will remind you of things you have forgotten and many will lead you to betterstrategy, technique or execution. All will help you build a stronger game. Included is a directory of quote sources, reference materials and a comprehensive index. RETAIL - $29.95 - ON SPECIAL - $24.95
CRANE VS BALSIS - 150 BALL RUN
In this "Clash of the Titans," Irving "The Deacon" Crane runs 150 balls in the 1996 US Open to win over the great Joe Balsis. It wasn't easy though, as there were several times it looked like the run out was over. But Crane, in a performance many have described as "miraculous," showed great courage and an uncanny ability to work his way out of problems. This black & white 67 minute DVD is the complete coverage of this historic event.
GRADY'S STRAIGHT POOL INSTRUCTIONAL DVD
Grady “The Professor” Mathews was highly respected for his skill and knowledge of One Pocket, but his first love was Straight Pool and he took his game up to a World Class level. In fact, in this "classic" DVD, he shows he may have known even more about Straight Pool! Formerly titled "Break Shots and Key Balls" many highly skilled players have learned the finer points of high runs from this video. In it, Grady demonstrates the proper technique required to successfully execute a wide variety of break shots and how to properly use key balls to run rack after rack. RETAIL $29.95. BEBOB PRICE - $23.95
HOW TO RUN A HUNDRED BALLS
In this video Jim Rempe takes the information you learned from his How to Run a Rack video and puts it into action to produce the accomplishment most desired by straight pool students, running a hundred balls without missing. Rempe discusses his patterns and decisions as he does this. Another great Accu-Stats production.
HOW TO RUN A RACK IN STRAIGHT POOL
The core knowledge of straight pool is how to run a rack. Rempe, a world class straight pool player, does a superb job relating these skills to the viewer. He shows the correct way to play break shots, key balls and other common situations. He points out potential problems and how to avoid them. A very good Accu-Stats production.
JOHN SCHMIDT ON STRAIGHT POOL
Under the cameras, John Schmidt, one of the best straight pool players in the world, ran 112 balls in a dynamic fashion, characteristic of the modern, more aggressive style of play. Afterwards, he sat down with Pat Fleming and watched the entire 56 minute video, commenting on each and every move; each decision he made, each error and each recovery. You'll see and hear what he was thinking during this impressive run.
LEGENDS INSTRUCTIONAL DVD - STRAIGHT POOL
Improve your skill and take your Straight Pool game to the next level with this instructional DVD from Nick Varner and Buddy Hall. It is over two hours long and features professional insights on the game of Straight Pool. In this DVD, these two BCA Hall of Fame professionals guide you step-by-step through the thought process, pattern play, shot selection, technique, specialty shots and tricks of the trade that every player must have to play Straight Pool well.
ORTMANN ON STRAIGHT POOL
At the 2009 Predator World's 14.1 Tournament Oliver Ortmann,
the great German player, ran 150 balls and out. After the fact, he sat down
with Pat Fleming and watched the entire 70 minute video of that match and did a
comprehensive player review. Afterwards Pat, a great straight pool player
himself, said he wished he would have heard this review a few years earlier.
PLAY YOUR BEST STRAIGHT POOL
This 395 page lay-flat book by Phil Capelle is a complete course on the game of 14.1 or Straight Pool as it is also known. This user friendly book has 355 illustrations,123 Lessons, 360 Big ideas, and over 100 Practice Exercises. There are chapters on Position Play, Patterns, Break Shots, Cluster Management, Safeties, Running Out, Strategy and All About High Runs! A good, comprehensive book. $29.95 (PBS)
REYES VS WEST - 2000 US OPEN 14.1
This is an exciting show-down between the new and bold approach to Straight Pool and the more deliberate old guard. Not afraid to break the balls open, Efren Reyes opens with a crushing run of 141 balls and ends up taking the match with a score of 141 to 1. Dallas West, a champion whose classic style once dominated the game, did not get a chance. 87 minutes of great commentary by Bill Staton and Larry Schwartz.
SIGEL VS ZUGLAN - 1992 US OPEN 14.1
150 & OUT. In an amazing show of championship Straight Pool, Mike Sigel responds to Mike Zuglan's opening break by running 150 balls to win the match 150 to zip. Besides getting to break, Zuglan spends the rest of the 66 minute match watching from the player's chair as Sigel slips past several problems to complete the run-out. A classic video.
SOUQUET VS CHIN - 2000 US OPEN 14.1
FINALS. Ralf Souquet from Germany beats Min-Wai Chin of Taiwan 150 to 95 in this spectacular event held in New York City's Roseland Ballroom. Souquet was no surprise, but Chin was an unknown who opened a lot of eyes. They say he is only rated 17th in Taiwan! Bill Incardona and Nick Varner pepper the 135 minutes with choice observations.
STRAIGHT POOL - ACCU-STATS 2008 - 112 BALL RUN
PLAYER REVIEW - 112 BALL RUN - As the Accu-Stats Make It Happen 14.1 Champion and a World 14.1 Champion, Thorsten Hohmann is feared every time he gets near a Straight Pool table. After running 112 balls in a match with his disciplined and highly focused style, Hohmann sat down later and did a player review with Danny Diliberto. See why Danny considers Hohmann one of the best 14.1 strategists he has ever seen.
STRAIGHT POOL - ACCU-STATS 2008 - 149 BALL RUN
PLAYER REVIEW - 149 BALL RUN - Within days of his historic 112 ball run, Thorsten Hohmann wowed the Straight Pool fans again with a 149 ball run in competition, proving to everyone that he is capable of running a hundred balls at any moment. Danny Diliberto sits down with Thorsten for a player review and gets him to open up and share his strategies and motivations. 62 minutes.
STRAIGHT POOL - ACCU-STATS 2008 -169 BALL RUN
PLAYER REVIEW - 169 BALL RUN - John Schmidt nailed the high run of 169 balls at this event and joined Danny Diliberto afterwards to watch the 63 minute film and do a player review of his prestigious feat. Danny's interview style got John to delve into his inner motivations and reveal strategies that will help you win, regardless of the pool games you play.
VAN BOENING VS ORCULLO - 2014 ALL STAR 14.1
This "Make It Happen" All Star Invitational was a "Round Robin" event where each of four players competed with the other three in different disciplines. In this 110 minute Straight Pool match, Shane Van Boening and Dennis Orcullo showed high levels of play with Dennis hitting the high mark with a 63 ball run and Shane posting runs of 56 and 66 and winning the match 150 to 92. Golden commentary by Bill Incardona and Danny Diliberto.