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Topic: Junk Drawer Practice Table
Date: 10/21/2001 7:16:15 PM (Pacific USA)
Slogan: You won't believe what I found in my
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
(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
No excuses, now. Just do it.
Date: 10/22/2001 4:51:28 PM (Pacific USA)
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..
Date: 10/23/2001 11:59:49 AM (Pacific USA)
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
Date: 10/23/2001 12:22:56 PM (Pacific USA)
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
Date: 10/24/2001 6:24:10 AM (Pacific USA)
Slogan: Cash Is King
Billy- So that's why you had good sessions at the Rio and
Great to meet you in person and roll the bones with you. I am looking forward to
for another round of play. I'll have to roust you up early because that is when I have my
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