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Please remember!  These are archives!  The Dice Setter message board was shut down. What is published here are just a few of the threads documenting the early days of dice setting strategies and opinions written by the pioneers of dice influencing.

  Topic: Junk Drawer Practice Table

Post Date: 10/21/2001 7:16:15 PM (Pacific USA) P4K
Author: heavy
Slogan: You won't believe what I found in my drawers!

On the various sites I visit people keep talking about building practice tables so they can work on their controlled rolling. In fact, you don't want a table at all. A table takes up too much room in your house, and leaves too much room for error when practicing. Hence, the junk drawer practice table.

(1) Go to kitchen, remove junk drawer from cabinet and dump contents.

(2) Line junk drawer bottom with kitchen towel.

(3) Place lined junk drawer on kitchen table.

(4) Step off distances of 10, 12, 14, and 16 feet - mark distance on floor with masking tape.

(5) Obtain 10 - 12 pair of casino dice - preferably in a variety of colors and finishes. Cancelled dice from the gift shop will do nicely.

(6) Practice throwing dice into drawer. The objective is to obtain sufficient loft - and miminize spin - so that you affect a "dead cat" bounce. The dice should not bounce out of the drawer.

Okay, you can cheat initially and rig up a cardboard back drop so you don't have to crawl around on the floor gathering in all the dice. But initially the back drop should come down as your shooting improves.

For grins, keep a record of your points rolled using various sets and look for repeaters.

For more grins track your sevens to rolls ratio. Math tells us the seven will show one roll in six. Initially shoot for a SSR of nine. Once you achieve that stretch it to 12, 16, 22, 30.

For even more grins - set up a video camera to record your throws from various angles and compare with rolling results.

Spend, say, an hour a day on this for six weeks or so - then be prepared to report out to the group.

No excuses, now. Just do it.

Post Date: 10/22/2001 4:51:28 PM (Pacific USA) P4K
Author: Sideline_Shooter
Slogan: Practice Drawer to Target box

Novell idea, good thought though.. The small space is good.. I have a little different type thing to tinker with though.. 5X8" cardboard box about 4" deep, with some soft clothes in the bottom.. Like you said, measure out for approximate "target area" then practice trying to chuck 'em in over n over... Also more than one set is nice, unless you also need excerise..

Post Date: 10/23/2001 11:59:49 AM (Pacific USA) P4K
Author: Billy
Slogan: the maid calls hard eight

This is a great way to warm up in your room at the casino b-4 you go downstairs to shoot.Take out a dresser drawer and put it on the bed and toss the dice for a few minites.I believe it has helped make my first sessions of the mornings better.

Post Date: 10/23/2001 12:22:56 PM (Pacific USA) P4K
Author: irishsetter
Home Page: ~woof~


Couldn't agree more! I've used a trash can in the room in the past. Maybe a drawer would be better. This means you should ALWAYS have a set of dice with you when you journey to the casinos!

Post Date: 10/24/2001 6:24:10 AM (Pacific USA) P4K
Author: DiceDoctor
Slogan: Cash Is King

Billy- So that's why you had good sessions at the Rio and elsewhere!
Great to meet you in person and roll the bones with you. I am looking forward to December for another round of play. I'll have to roust you up early because that is when I have my best sessions.

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