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Flipside Primo Pool Hall Ball Cap

Flipside Primo Pool Hall Ball Cap
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Flipside Hats has a fantastic collection of limited-edition ball caps handmade from upcycled materials. This six-panel hat features a one-of-a-kind crown and brim made from a brocade decorated with pool balls. Makes a great gift for any pool player. If you miss out on this one, check out their other limited-edition ball caps.

Machining a Steel + Copper Pool Ball

Machining a Steel + Copper Pool Ball

Inspired by the stainless steel pool ball made by MyMechanics, Cool Again Restoration set out to make their own. They used different techniques to set their pool ball apart and incorporated copper and epoxy resin. They started by machining cylindrical sections, gradually refining into a spherical shape. We’d love to see a whole rack filled with these.

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Pool Trick Shot Artist Shows Off

Pool Trick Shot Artist Shows Off

Florian “Venom” Kohler is one of the world’s best pool trick shot artists. As he’s perfected his craft, he has developed over 10,000 tricks and techniques to make billiard balls do his bidding. WIRED met with Florian to demonstrate some of his wildly inventive trick shots. His mastery of ball physics is truly something to behold.

The .50 Caliber Pool Cue

The .50 Caliber Pool Cue

Playing pool requires skill and precision more than brute force. But that didn’t stop I did a thing from building the world’s most powerful pool cue. To motivate his killer pool stick, he built a mechanism that smacks the cue ball with the explosive power of a gun ammo blank. It’s terrifyingly potent – enough to split a cue ball in half.

Playing Pool at 400 MPH

Playing Pool at 400 MPH

The most powerful pool breaks rarely exceed 30 mph. At least, that’s the case with human players. But The Slow Mo Guys tend to do things with a bit more impact. So they got their hands on a special canon that’s exactly the right size to launch a pool ball. Once they dialed in their aim, they recorded the carnage at 80,000 FPS.

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

Making a Resin 8-Ball from Scratch

We’ve seen what’s inside of a typical pool ball, and also a cool version made from stainless steel. Now, BensWorx is here to show us how to make a cast resin 8-ball from scratch. He started with a cup full of black resin, which he cured and then turned on a lathe. The trickiest part was creating the numeric insert.

Making a Stainless Steel 8-Ball

Making a Stainless Steel 8-Ball

A normal pool ball is made from polyester or phenolic resin, which makes them hard and durable. But the idea of playing billiards with metal balls intrigues us. My Mechanics rises to the challenge with this impressive stainless steel and brass 8-ball he made from scratch. We’d love to see a complete set of balls made this way.

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Robot Pool Cue

Robot Pool Cue

“I don’t have skill, but I do have technology!” Shane of Stuff Made Here adds to his collection of robotic sporting goods by engineering a pool cue that automatically lines up the best shot. We love how Shane shares his failures and troubleshooting process along the way. Also, we learned a cool new word: fiducial.

Domino Pool Trick Shots

Domino Pool Trick Shots

Domino master Lily Hevesh got together with some friends at her local billiards hall to play a little pool. But you know she couldn’t resist bringing along a few hundred of her favorite dominoes and figuring out a way to work them into the action.

Pool Panic

Pool Panic

Adult Swim Games and Rekim present “the world’s least realistic pool simulator” – a ridiculous new spin of the classic table game, in which all of the pool balls are alive and capable of walking places. Available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch now.

Making a Wooden 8-Ball

Making a Wooden 8-Ball

Frank Howarth knows a thing or two about making spheres, so we couldn’t help but be transfixed as we watched him turn an ordinary block of walnut wood into a beautifully-smooth replica of an 8-ball. The round clamp he built for holding it on the CNC table is ingenious.

Poo Float

Poo Float
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No, that’s not a Baby Ruth in the swimming pool. This amusing inflatable float looks like the familiar poo emoji we all know and love. You’re sure to have the pool all to yourself with this giant floating doodie. Measures appx. 59″ x 65″, and supports two people.

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Venom’s Trick Pool Shots

Venom’s Trick Pool Shots

We’ve seen pool champion Florian “Venom” Kohler work his magic in miniature, now watch as he literally takes aim at the hyperactive Dude Perfect dudes, then turns in a epic round of trick shots bouncing balls from table to table, across the room, and always hitting his target.

Amazing Pool Trick Shots 2

Amazing Pool Trick Shots 2

Master and commander of the pool table Steve Markle is back to show off his uncanny ability to command ball physics like a boss. That shot at 1:45 made our brains hurt. If Steve were one of the X-Men, his name would be Pathbender.

Air Hockey / Billiard Table

Air Hockey / Billiard Table
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Space-saving game room furniture that switches between a 7-foot billiards table and an air hockey table by turning over the playing surface. Locks securely in place when flipped. Now we want a three-sided version with a foosball table.

Landspeeder Inflatable Pool Float

Landspeeder Inflatable Pool Float
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The only thing stopping us from buying one of these 70-inch-long inflatable landspeeders for floating around the pool is its rather exorbitant asking price. Also, the fact that it’s probably going to snow any day now in Chicago.

Disappearing Swimming Pool 2

Disappearing Swimming Pool 2

Like Hydrofloors, Agor specializes in building swimming pools with moveable floors. The pools are equipped with hydraulics that raise and lower the floors. The company can also make hidden whirlpool tubs and hot tubs.

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

Amazing Pool Trick Shots

At just 20, Steve Markle is the youngest ranked trick shot player in the world, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have skills. Watch as he makes pool balls obey his every whim. (Thanks Mike!)

Self-Leveling Pool Table

Self-Leveling Pool Table

Why would someone need a self-leveling pool table? To hustle suckers on their yacht of course. Spotted on board a cruise ship, this table uses a gyroscope to keep balls in place in rough waters.

BlackLight Billiards Table

BlackLight Billiards Table

Got $35K burning a hole in your pocket? Consider Billards Toulet’s steel and resin Black Light bil­liards table, with inter­nal lighting and inte­grated juke­box that connects an iPod, iPhone or MP3 player to it.

Robot: Deep Green

Robot: Deep Green

IBM’s Deep Blue may be a chess champ, but Queens University’s Deep Green is a hustler-in-training; the team is also working on human-friendly augmented reality pool.

Force 12 Pool Table

Force 12 Pool Table

Hurricane’s Force 12 pool table was designed for a world-class yacht racer; it features stainless steel rigging, aluminum plate, teak rails with mahogany trim and 1″ Italian slate.

G-1 Glass Pool Table

G-1 Glass Pool Table
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Craig Nottage’s G-1 Glass Pool Table is topped with an innovative Vitrik glass/resin top that simulates felt; it’s then mounted on a sleek, minimalist steel and aluminum frame.

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