90crapsplayer66
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February 24th, 2018 at 10:58:19 PM permalink
Hi Craps Enthusiasts,
For practice, I've rigged up my home version of a craps table by using the cork side (the reverse side) of my wife's table mats. The cork is fairly hard and doesn't allow much bounce, if any. Then I've placed books, stacked about 5 high, around the back as the bumper. These books are also hard and don't give me a realistic bounce. Often the dice just plop down with little movement which I know can be good on occasion for dice setters----but I'm not getting a realistic bounce which I think would be helpful as I practice my dice setting. I suspect the obvious answer is to order a rubber bumper from Amazon, which I will do. But, are there any suggestions from those of you who have made your own Craps table.
Thanks for your insight,
Dick
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February 24th, 2018 at 11:58:22 PM permalink
If you play street craps you don't need a table
90crapsplayer66
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February 25th, 2018 at 9:52:23 AM permalink
Thanks Petroglyph,
I'm fairly new to Craps (6 months) and although I suspect your answer is quite reasonable as far as learning the game, it doesn't help me with learning the "shooter techniques" which I'd use at a regular casino.
Again, thanks for your idea.
Dick
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February 25th, 2018 at 10:15:21 AM permalink
Quote: 90crapsplayer66

Thanks Petroglyph,
I'm fairly new to Craps (6 months) and although I suspect your answer is quite reasonable as far as learning the game, it doesn't help me with learning the "shooter techniques" which I'd use at a regular casino.
Again, thanks for your idea.
Dick

Find a solid, [or concrete floor] and a wall where you can shoot for awhile. Use a towel or blanket to land the dice on. If you can perfect your DI skills on this, you can move up to spending money on the rear table alligator board. Start small, which it seems you are doing.
If you can't achieve influence without the bumps, it can't be done once the alligator bumps come into play either. Dice get good action off of cement, or even a carpeted floor. If you are using cardboard for the landing surface, that sucks the energy out of the dice and is less realistic.
Search here at WOV, Superrick put up IDK maybe 150 videos about dice control. Watch what some have done to sell their dice schools, or "prove" the dream of easy riches at the tables. Watch the Frank Scoblete videos on DI. And pay attention to the part where he never films the dice from beginning, to end of the roll.
Koga Ninja has a beautiful toss, in perfect sync, doesn't mean squat as to the end results.
The "magic" is in the math, but have great fun by all means. I think this is one of the tricks the Wizard uses to attract beautiful women. Intelligence is becoming more sexy.
WatchMeWin
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February 25th, 2018 at 12:15:22 PM permalink
Quote: 90crapsplayer66

Hi Craps Enthusiasts,
For practice, I've rigged up my home version of a craps table by using the cork side (the reverse side) of my wife's table mats. The cork is fairly hard and doesn't allow much bounce, if any. Then I've placed books, stacked about 5 high, around the back as the bumper. These books are also hard and don't give me a realistic bounce. Often the dice just plop down with little movement which I know can be good on occasion for dice setters----but I'm not getting a realistic bounce which I think would be helpful as I practice my dice setting. I suspect the obvious answer is to order a rubber bumper from Amazon, which I will do. But, are there any suggestions from those of you who have made your own Craps table.
Thanks for your insight,
Dick



What up Dick! Got a pic of your makeshift craps table to share us? The key to the game is not trying to influence the dice, dont waste your time with that... just have fun.
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'
90crapsplayer66
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February 25th, 2018 at 2:05:33 PM permalink
WatchMeWin,
Thanks for your comment on my Craps table. No, I don't have a picture of my setup but I'll take one and will share with everyone---today is Sunday and I've cleared off the table for guest coming for a special birthday dinner. So I'll get a picture tomorrow--I hope I'll be able to attach it to this format.
I responded to someones' comment about not playing at a table where there were young folks, or folks over 60 playing, did you read that? Well, I'm 75, and thanks to my dice setting I had a 60 minute roll at Spirit Mountain Casino, Oregon---everyone made out on that deal. I used a 5/1, 5/1 dice set (a hardways set) and obviously did just fine. But I'll admit there are other times where I used this same set and 7''d out way to early. You may be right on the importance of dice setting but I'd like to think that dice setting can and does influence the roll.
90crapsplayer66
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February 26th, 2018 at 8:20:13 PM permalink
WatchMeWin.
I took 2 or 3 pictures of my Craps table setup today, but I haven't discovered how to upload these to WizardofVegas. Have you done this with photos before? There must be a way to do this. I know I could email them to you if You'd be up for sharing your email address with me. If you want to do that contact me on Private Messaging.
Dick
WatchMeWin
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February 27th, 2018 at 5:06:10 AM permalink
You can go to www.imgur.com and set up an account then post your pics there. You can then share the link in this post and we can see it that way.
'Winners hit n run... Losers stick around'
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March 28th, 2018 at 12:23:05 PM permalink
Don't forget to use image tags as described in https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/info/help/1-formatting-codes/
Sorry for my many daily posts. I am a retired professional and I love to chat about gambling. I also enjoy reading and can't help but to reply to some fantastic articles.

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