hey guys. just registered. just wanted some input on how u guys started... i just turned 21 3 weeks ago and i spent my bday in vegas. craps is all i played. i used big al's hit it and quit it method and won 7/9 session for +20 units each winning session. the other two sessions i lost my whole 32 unit buy in. last week i bought "get the edge at craps" and i learned a lot about betting, setting, gripping and throwing. today is my third day practicing my throw. im using a stool as my throwing position 6 1/2 feet to 7 feet away from my landing site. i use a drawer from my dresser that measures 13x38 inches. i set it up long ways and throw. i use a cut up pillow case as my felt and it seems to work decent. about 2 days ago i ordered the golden touch dice control book and it came today along with my new two sets of casino dice, and my felt. im looking forward to building my practice rig inside a rather huge suitcase because of its rounded corners and hard shell. im not planning on making my rig until maybe feb because my diamond rubber is still being shipped to my place and the supplier is lagging. ill be going to vegas tomorrow night and will be there until the morning of MLK day. while im there im planning on practicing at the orleans or one of the jankie downtown hotels for low min tables. anyways.. please give me some insight on how u guys started and what you learned the hard way so that i can grow into a shooter. these numbers are my ssr's provided by bone tracker. day one Toss Count 396 Sevens to Rolls Ratio (SRR) 5.74 day two Toss Count 216 Sevens to Rolls Ratio (SRR) 6.55 day three (prob throw 5 more 36 roll sessions) Toss Count 144 Sevens to Rolls Ratio (SRR) 6.86 oh and btw- im setting hard way sets. i have a problem keeping one of the dice on axis. most of the time im throwing yo's... which isnt a bad thing but would love to keep dice on axis and hard.