About This Site
Thank you for taking an interest in my site. My name is Steve Sherman and I have been playing pool for over 30 years. I have a genuine love for this game and all things billiards. I consider myself a student of the game and try to learn as much as I can from instructional books, instructional DVDs, DVDs of professional matches, professional coaching, practice and from the other players that I play with. While I play competitively in league and occasionally tournaments, I consider myself a casual player, relatively speaking. I am a skill level 6 in the APA, skill level 5 in TAP and play as a C+ in amateur open tournaments.
Over the course of my time playing this sport, I have purchased many billiard products that have either been a necessity of the sport (chalk, cues, cases, etc), instructional materials, various products to improve my game, and many “gadgets”, which are admittedly my favorite items.
I found that there was a gap in finding one stop shopping unbiased reviews of billiard products. Particularly reviews authored by a “regular” pool player who I could relate to, an individual who was actually going to use these products themselves in their match play, practice sessions, to try to improve their game, and frankly, just enjoy. Most reviews I have found were either from someone trying to sell me something, such as an individual selling their specific product or from merchant websites, selling products they host. Don’t get me wrong, I have purchased many excellent products from both of these avenues. But as with anything, sometimes you are extremely satisfied with your purchase and sometimes the product just isn’t right for you, for a variety of reasons.
I wanted to create a social site where I could get together with other billiards enthusiasts and provide unbiased, honest reviews of all things billiards to hopefully assist each other, and our fellow players in selecting the right products to help improve their game or just get more enjoyment out of the sport we love.
I hope you enjoy this site and find it useful. I also encourage you to become a member of the site and share your own thoughts by commenting on the reviews on the site, and also post your own. Integrity and honesty is of utmost importance to me and to those looking for unbiased information. So I will never change a comment or review authored by others. I do however, also consider it extremely important to have a professional site where there is mutual respect for all points of view, and an enjoyable experience. To that end, I will review and approve all posts prior to them appearing publically to assure the culture and integrity of the site
I hope you enjoy the site and I look forward to having you as a member.
– Steve Sherman