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"Real Eyes" the Simplicity of Super-Accurate Shot Making

Posted 01-19-2013 at 11:49 PM by CJ Wiley

At first the players that I've worked with don't like the idea of creating angles with their tip and the cue ball (without "aiming"). Then when I show them how it actually works and the precision and accuracy it generates, they quickly "open their minds" to the potential of the TOI.

I know this is "common sense," however I'll say it again "the cue ball is the target and the tip is the only direct relationship we have to the Game."
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What is pool missing

Posted 01-19-2013 at 09:45 PM by quickq

I would really enjoy hearing what my fellow pool players feel they lack in the billiards product world? What products do you think should be reinvented/changed or what is the industry missing.

Please let me know
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F/S BLACKBOAR CUSTOM CUE AS-5 model

Posted 01-18-2013 at 11:36 AM by barons45

Beautiful cue, is it still for sale
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Yes

Posted 01-18-2013 at 11:34 AM by jalapus logan

9 ball is a game in the world. It involves spheres and sticks with pieces of leather attached to the end of them.

This is a unicorn:



I am so scared....
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"Master a Shot" and Hit the Three Parts of the Pocket

Posted 01-18-2013 at 01:08 AM by CJ Wiley
Updated 01-20-2013 at 05:59 AM by CJ Wiley

For many pool players it's a natural tendency to want to spin shots in with outside "helping" English. This technique is very useful, especially if you're trying to change the natural angle of the cue ball after contact. There's another way to do this if you want to "master a shot" so you can hit the three parts of the pocket. To do this you must become more accurate and develop a "FEEL" for the pocket. This isn't any more difficult, it just requires you to simplify...
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Experiencing TOI For the First Time

Posted 01-15-2013 at 08:38 AM by CJ Wiley

If you want to experience the aiming part of TOI try this:

Set up a slightly off angled shot (straight in to a spot a half diamond to the left of the corner pocket). This means you need to cut it slightly to the right, so look at the center of your tip, then get down as if it's straight in, aim at center (for your reference point and to "dial in your eyes"), then more your whole stick parallel to the shot line slightly to the right.

Hit it at the center,...
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9 ball ruling or just plain integrity question

Posted 01-12-2013 at 12:11 AM by Mr. Phelsson

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Playing a guy cheap sets the other day, race to 4 for 20. After the guy breaks and comes up dry, I shoot a leave. The one is lined up for a dead combo and the 9 and he can't hit either one. So he just takes his cue and pokes the 9 in the pocket. Is this just a foul or should that have been a loss of that game? I didn't say anything just gave him a look, we play on a regular basis, but I thought that was pretty bush league.
This should not be considered unsportsman like. The rule...
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giving away my advantage I enjoyed for many years

Posted 01-11-2013 at 10:40 PM by CJ Wiley
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Like any advanced pool system it's challening to explain the TOI in writing without video. Even on video it took me 10 hours of demonstration and description to be satisfied that TOI is communicated properly.

Before you think it's a 10 hour video I'll put your mind at ease, it's been cut down to just over an hour. The point is there's a lot involved in explaining something that ends up being simple. I took the 3 major calculations you have to make to play pool and blended them into...
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reduce that extra calculation

Posted 01-11-2013 at 10:15 PM by CJ Wiley

I talked briefly with Shane about a certain long, tough shot off the rail and he doesn't even connect to the actual object ball (on that particular shot), instead connects to the ball, then aims at the shadow cast by the object ball and bisects it with the center of his tip.

I don't want to try to explain what he does, I only know what I do, however, with my solid "referential index" I can understand immediately{know} how others are making their connection. It's just best...
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My Cue's Long, Lost Brother Visits Me

Posted 01-09-2013 at 07:28 PM by CJ Wiley

I was at a local pool room last night hitting some balls and I kept hearing the sound of the guy on the next table hitting his shots. This seemed kind of odd, I'm usually not aware of the sound of someone hitting the cue ball, this seemed strangely different.

I watched him hit a couple of shots and he seemed to be playing very similar to how I do as far as the contact of the cue ball and the sound that it made. I approached him between games and said "you're not from around...
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The Cue Ball is the Target in Pool

Posted 01-08-2013 at 01:44 PM by CJ Wiley

The "TOUCH OF INSIDE" (TOI) technique is much more than just "cuing the ball precisely," although you are correct, it is important. The Cue Ball is the target in pool, not the object ball, so the object ball just "reflects" how you hit the Cue Ball.

There are a few ways to "aim" or "create angles" in pool. The most common one is to aim a part of the cue ball at a part of the object ball and try to hit it. This is the most common and...
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I look at ALL shots like they're "staight in" first before seeing the angle

Posted 01-07-2013 at 02:40 PM by CJ Wiley

To do anything consistently requires some type of "system". I think players, especially in this Aiming Forum are mislead about what an aiming "system" really is and how it works. One thing you need before aiming even matters is a "system" for hitting the cue ball straight every time. If you're mishitting the cue ball there's no aiming system that could matter.

If you play well I'm sure you have some kind of pre shot routine to accomplish this with your...
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Murrey pool table cushions

Posted 01-05-2013 at 02:18 PM by jhenriksen

I have a 4 1/2 x 9 Murrey table, the "Californian" model and I want to replace the cushions but do not know if I need profile K55 or K66. My measurements of the old cushion do not closely match the diagrams for either profile shown on the Internet.

From the wood rail to the point of the cushion on my table is 2" but the Internet diagrams show the distance for K55 as 1 1/4 " and for the K66 it shows the distance is 1 1/8". Possibly I have to disassemble...
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Target pool by Kim Davenport for sale

Posted 01-05-2013 at 01:16 PM by nobcitypool

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Box was opened to view and has been put away and not used. It is autographed by Kim on the front cover of the box. Would like trade to include a Mezz extension with bumper. Please use Pm,s for any questions or offers so the thread does not get removed due to too many hits.
Thanks
I don't have a trade but would be interested in buying it. What will you take? Mark
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Pool, to me, is also a microcosm of live in general.

Posted 01-05-2013 at 02:00 AM by CJ Wiley
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I've always thought of pool as a way to express myself. Some people play music, write poems, draw/take pictures, create business plans, teach, martial arts, govern, sing, dance, etc. - I use pool to satisfy this "artistic desire".

Pool, to me, is also a microcosm of life in general with scenarios like "risk/reward", "win/win", "win/lose", "goal setting", "human nature tests", "structured rules", "honesty/dishonesty",...
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Is there a God?

Posted 12-29-2012 at 11:27 AM by LWW

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I'm not on here all day, so, sorry for not reading every post.

By you believing in God tells me a lot. 1) You have faith. Congrats. 2) You believe in something that isn't proven, so you might be the type who doesn't care for facts.

I'll answer since I promised. Yes, I am free to make my own decisions. Can I do/say whatever I want, anywhere I want? Yes I can. But it might come with a price. So, maybe I can't "truly" make my own decisions.
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What happened to our game?

Posted 12-29-2012 at 09:14 AM by mattsiah

Can someone explain to me why so many tournaments have gone to this loser or alternating breaks? Really, if you are that afraid an opponent will run the set out on you, please, stay at home.
I really miss a nice race to 7 or 9, winner breaks 9 ball tourney.
Are there any out there? I am willing to travel. Lol
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great week

Posted 12-24-2012 at 11:23 PM by lastdimetaker
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I am looking for a 30 inch 12.75 schon shaft with ivory ferrule

Posted 12-24-2012 at 09:23 AM by ronallen1

30 inch 12.75 schon shaft with ivory ferrule
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Your other life.

Posted 12-23-2012 at 05:39 PM by TATE

I blundered into my industry 38 years ago - oddly enough hustling pool.

I'm in the tour, travel and meeting management -business. While in college, a fellow student wanted me to hustle his dad at snooker (he despised his father). The father had a custom snooker table and liked to drink and gamble. I liked to make monmey. He was also the President of a large international tour company in Los Angeles at the time. Over several years of playing and gambling, we became friends and he gave...
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Help Needed

Posted 12-23-2012 at 10:58 AM by dweeve

I am not sure this is the right place to post this but here goes... I have possession of one of the first Josh West cues (so I am told). The person who gave me the stick 25 years ago, only told me that he knew the guy who made it. Anyway, what I call the "butt plate" was chipped when I got it and I would like to get it replaced. I fear that the integrity of the workmanship might be at risk. I can say this, after shooting pool for 40 years, this is still the best stick I have ever...
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For maximum "Feel" there's a visual trade off when you're down on the shot.

Posted 12-22-2012 at 04:50 PM by CJ Wiley

I believe the grip and bridge needs to be a personal connection to the cue and everyone has their own method. With that said there's a couple of "common denomenators" your bridge must do to be effective.

First, it must be firm and stable enough to keep the cue solid though the stoke. If the bridge hand moves or is loose it will cause a lack of control that will cause negative reactions (when the cue tip deviates "off line" after contact), especially under pressure....
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Are safeties must be called at 10ball?

Posted 12-22-2012 at 08:09 AM by StraightPoolIU

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Good grief.

When did they make that rule change?

When I learnt the rules of ten ball it was from someone with an official ref's qualification, so either he doesn't deserve his certificate or that change came in since he taught me.
I'm pretty sure it hasn't been changed. I'm almost positive the BCA/WPA world standardized rules still say you can only give the shot back if a ball was made.
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Partner's Straight Pool Chicago this Saturday

Posted 12-19-2012 at 03:29 PM by speedi

Does alternate inning mean shoot at one ball and partner shoots next or shoot until you miss and partner shoots next? Thanks.

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Partner's Straight Pool Chicago this Saturday

Posted 12-19-2012 at 03:24 PM by speedi

Does alternate inning mean shoot at one ball and partner shoots next or shoot until you miss and partner shoots next? Thanks.

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