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At some stage during any game of
snooker a player may be observed taking
shot which requires them to crouch
forward, stare down the length of the
cue, and rest their
chin on its varnished shaft. (see image in
The Strap on Snooker Chin Wheel, is a
device which facilitates
this action to a
much smoother degree.
Consisting of a grooved wheel to
accommodate the rounded contour of
cue, it is strapped on by the player, prior
to taking the shot. Two small supporting
spigots ensure that the wheel is kept
of the chin, and is therefore able to
freely, though its resistance may be
increased using a calibrated knurled nut
on its axle.
without strap on wheel. the chin gets gradually worn away [xenzag, Nov 06 2007]
||surely five o'clock shadow provides the necessary resistance
||Beautiful! I imagine that it would disposable, fashioned from cheap, primary-coloured plastic, perhaps resembling a mis-confugured Kinder Surprise toy, with that faint, rounded clicking as the wheel rotates, Clive Everton in hushed tones, "James Wattana taking moment to give his chinwheel the once over before seeking to continue his break."
||It's a little known fact that Steve Davis was able to remain the undisputed King of Snooker for so many years because he had his chin surgically modified to accommodate the cue. Spectators watched him rubbing his chin, and assumed he was deep in contemplation of his next shot. He was, in fact, lubricating it with margarine.
||Actually [calum] I was thinking of
that would be made of quality materials
like leather, with brass fittings and
finely grained wood. Designed to last a
life time, it would age like an equestrian
harness. You made me laugh [jtp] -
||The thing is, you don't rest your head on the cue so much... So therefore, what if we could make this wheel motorized to provide extra power? Or to remain with the rest idea, use a dynamo and make it light up!
||Nice pick of Alain Robidoux, by the way.
||Was Kirk Douglas a snooker player?
||Kirk Douglas and John Travolta used to stay up all night playing snooker together.
||Nice idea. A similar, but inverted device would be useful for the bridging hand as well. Also, a laser sighting device on the cue. And also one on the pockets that triggered some sort of pocket-widening device so that they automatically widen to accomodate an incoming ball. Oh, and the ability to raise or lower random sections of the table surface. And a windmill.