Ahigh
Ahigh
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January 22nd, 2013 at 12:06:54 AM permalink
I'm planning to try to take some facetime calls during my next show. I'm going to start having shows as regularly as possible. If you want to call in for a show, I can probably manage to show you anything interactively as you request it. PM me your facetime info and/or your cell phone number, and I can call you up when I'm doing a show and tell you how to watch from your computer while you do facetime on your iphone or ipad.

One camera that I just got today allows me to edit, scrub, and play back slow motion directly on the camera. So I don't even have to send it over to the computer. That means I could point the camera anywhere you wanted, record, and a few seconds later pipe the HDMI output from the camera directly to the broadcast.

The audio is coming from a mixing panel and I have a Sure microphone. So that way you'll continue to be able to hear me talking as I switch from one camera to the other on my remote-controlled HDMI switcher. Basically I can only feed one HDMI signal at a time right now on the broadcast, but I am ordering some more PCI cards to handle 2 to 4 HDMI's so I can mix them all together for the broadcast in software.

But that's what I'm trying to do is to increase the communication and interactivity of what I'm doing by doing full on interactive demonstrations.
nickolay411
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January 22nd, 2013 at 12:37:08 AM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

what happened to the discussion about grips? Now that's a discussion worth having.

The tongs offer perhaps the least control because as you release your fingers the dice tend to separate.




True too much surface to surface contact will cause a lot of friction between your skin and the dice. It will definitely pull them apart as you release. But If you want a perfect Tong grip just use your nails to clamp the dice together, not your fingers...
dicesitter
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January 22nd, 2013 at 7:02:09 AM permalink
well you partly answered your own question.... the three finger grip is by far the best as long as
it fits your hand. The 3 finger grip allows you to have a level face against the dice and also allows
positioning of the thumb for consistancy of flight.

If your hands are large, the two finger grip is the best you can do, and i have seen
guys do it well.

Dice stacking was designed to freeze the bottom dice on a set number such as 5. However it
is much more difficult to master.It offers so little control of the top die. say you set the stack
at 5 on top, it hits and the top die just falls off and hits and rolls 1 additonal face, you have a 7
either way. Now that is almost a perfect roll.

NOw i admit the same problem exists on the 3 finger with a hardway set. I die stops on where you
set it and the other only rotates two faces and you have a 7. Again on a hardway set, a 4/3 is almost
a perfect roll. on a hard way set there are 32 possible outcomes if you dice stay on axis.... 8 are a 7
the 3-v set you have 32 possible outcomes but only 4 are a 7, but with the 3 v you better stay on axis
or your screwed.

The dice stack can not take advantage of a 3 v set.

Dicesitter
Buzzard
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January 22nd, 2013 at 7:03:37 AM permalink
Or you can just grab the dice and throw them. The result will be the same.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
CrapsForever
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January 22nd, 2013 at 7:32:45 AM permalink
A knowledgeable person (Dicesitter) joins the forum and actually knows what he is talking about.......IMPRESSIVE!

Dicesitter, please disregard the ignorant replies that are being sent and feel free to continue with your manifesto about the intricacies of throwing dem bones, there are a select few on this board (most choose to remain silent) who can recognize a smart Craps player instantly.

Personally, the Dice stack way of tossing has done wonders for me on specific hard bouncy craps tables; a couple of years ago, the only person who could make a single point on a COLD Craps table was using the Stack Set. I mimicked the "hot" shooter and used the same 6/4 (Top Die) 4/6 (Bottom Die) Dice Set shooting from Straightout throwing the Dice into the hook around the bended curve like he was; I threw 9 tens on the next hand....

The Stacked Dice Set should be part of the arsenal of any Dice thrower...
Craps is the most "Jekyll and Hyde" casino game ever invented!
dicesitter
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January 22nd, 2013 at 8:19:39 AM permalink
As we all know there have been some interesting dice sitters in the past that used a variety of grips. I have tried the
stack, but i have not tried it enough to use it. I am sure some one that worked hard on it can do well... I have heard of
a guy in Wisconsin that uses the underhand grip and a sideways shot, that may well be the stack i am not sure. But i
heard he was good.

I have lots of work to do on my 3 finger set to master different types of tables. This week end was an indication of
that with a decent srr but poor results because i would throw several nice shots and then a poor one. If you have
put some time in on dice control, you understand that if done correctly, a controlled throw can produce more
repeating numbers than normal percentages dictate... however, if you accept that, you also have to understand
that a flaw can also produce more 7's than normal percentages dictate. Like most good things in life, dicesitting can
be a double edged sword.

dicesitter
Ahigh
Ahigh
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January 22nd, 2013 at 9:43:04 AM permalink
It's beginning to get fun for me. Now that I have the dedicated computer moved down to the table, I'm really looking forward to doing other things to improve the broadcast and do more stuff.

I really want to install two more 55" displays, but I don't think the woman is wanting me to do that.

I'm having a lot of fun with this stuff.
SOOPOO
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January 22nd, 2013 at 11:27:58 AM permalink
Quote: Ahigh

I recorded 200 rolls tonight, and rolled only 29 sevens.



You would have won the bet! Can I convince you to try it? Same bet as Nickolay?

By the way, it looks like you are a hard 4 machine!!!!
Ahigh
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January 22nd, 2013 at 11:48:22 AM permalink
The last decent bet I won in a casino was at the Gold Coast. I bet $25 and it travelled to the four so I put $60 odds on it and hit it with a hard four.

That was on Sunday, while Carl was on box. An empty table.

I haven't played in a casino since winning that $145. That hit put me at up a grand in a week.

But the aces, the ace-deuce, and the hard four are looking pretty consistent in frequency over the last 374 rolls.
superrick
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January 22nd, 2013 at 12:04:09 PM permalink
Ahigh

No matter what you show at home it doesn't mean a thing, because its not in a casino, where everything is going against the shooter!

We could aways do five or six guys that would hit different tables around town and everybody would pass the dice back to your shooter, then see what would happen!
Note, all my post start with this is just my opinion...! You do good brada ..! superrick Winning comes from knowledge and skill when your betting and not reading fiction http://procraps4u2.myfanforum.org/index.php ...

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