Originally Posted by lstevedus
I see a lot of threads about aiming systems on AZ. Have any proponents of one system or another bothered to show how well their particular aimimg system works when used in a match of any kind? I usually don't bother reading any aiming threads because there are so many. If someone said I am going to play the ghost 9 ball a race to 7 and win by using my aiming system, that would get my attention, but all I've seen so far is a bunch of arguing about who's system is better.
I recently retired and have been playing the 9 ball ghost in an effort to improve. I'd be really interested in watching a video of anyone beating the ghost using the aiming system of their choice playing anything. I don't think that's going to happen though, but maybe someone will step up and show us why his or her system is the best.
I think its very fair to say, nobody is just 'talking' about a system. The reason we feel its better (at lest to us) is because we use them.
As far as the 9ball ghost, an aiming system has nothing to do with speed control, correct routes and position, breaking out balls or planning... its just helping you find the spot you need to shoot to cinch a shot. You have to control everything after that. Move the cueball around the table makes pocketing the ball harder, while avoiding snookering yourself or scratching. I would say 90%+ of the time I miss a shot is because I left myself in a place I didn't want to be in.