Sportspeople argue about how the greats from past eras would compete against the best current players.
This week’s players have better training and playing conditions, however they might not fare so well if they were to compete in past arenas.
In billiards, Filipino native Efren Reyeah is a single of the world’s best pool players of all time, then some rank him over American pool legends like Ralph Greenleaf, Willie Mosconi, and Rudolf Wanderone, aka, then mN Fats. At a single time, Reyeah supposedly made about $68,000 a week hustling in the U.S. after gaining fame in the Philippines. For players of Reyeah caliber, the pool tables must be in perfect condition for a game that requires skill, surgeon-like precision, focus, and patience! Reyeah likely plays in weather conditions-controlled pool rooms with Heating and A/C systems to control humidity; Compare that to the smoky pool rooms of the past where those outdated greats played. With no Heating and A/C to control humidity, the cloth on the table plays slower, there is less sidespin, the bank shots go shorter and even the pockets are said to play tighter. In humid conditions, chalk residue from the cue will cling to the balls and accumulate on the cloth. The effect of humidity may be slight however even a minuscule change in the cue ball’s trajectory will have consequences. Controlling humidity via an Heating and A/C system is essential for a high stakes pool match. Homeowners with pool tables have the same concerns for their tables located in recreation rooms and basements. A qualified Heating and A/C serviceman using the same precision, focus, and patience of a top pool player to repair your Heating and A/C unit will not make you the next Efren Reyeah, then but your friends will appreciate playing games in air conditioned comfort.