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Lightbulb Two Words to help everyone's game - 10-26-2014, 11:49 PM

I find that if you consciously think about these two words when you are down on a shot you will be amazed at how much better you will play, especially in pressure situations or if you are just having a tough session.

BASIC

Balance,
Absolutely
Still,
In
Concentration

PLAYS

Pause,
Look
At
Your
Spot


Think....B.A.S.I.C. P.L.A.Y.S.


"Billiards is a Sport. Changing your Game is a Science."
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- V.L.

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10-27-2014, 12:35 AM

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I find that if you consciously think about these two words when you are down on a shot you will be amazed at how much better you will play, especially in pressure situations or if you are just having a tough session.

BASIC

Balance,
Absolutely
Still,
In
Concentration

PLAYS

Pause,
Look
At
Your
Spot


Think....B.A.S.I.C. P.L.A.Y.S.
Fascinating. Ima gonna give it a go, sure can't hurt.
  
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10-27-2014, 02:11 AM

Neat way too use those words


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Smile yes - 10-27-2014, 08:10 AM

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Fascinating. Ima gonna give it a go, sure can't hurt.
I like it.

I often tell folks to carry little reminders like that in their wallet.

I did it for years and it often helped when I found myself "out of stroke".


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10-27-2014, 08:29 AM

My league operator said he knows someone who has a checklist printed right on his cuestick.
  
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Keep me posted - 10-27-2014, 05:26 PM

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Fascinating. Ima gonna give it a go, sure can't hurt.
Let me know if it helped


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10-27-2014, 05:54 PM

Where exactly do you fit this into your pre shot routine? Do you say it out loud?
  
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10-27-2014, 07:04 PM

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I find that if you consciously think about these two words when you are down on a shot you will be amazed at how much better you will play, especially in pressure situations or if you are just having a tough session.

BASIC

Balance,
Absolutely
Still,
In
Concentration

PLAYS

Pause,
Look
At
Your
Spot


Think....B.A.S.I.C. P.L.A.Y.S.
Forgot follow through!! sorry!
  
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10-27-2014, 09:04 PM

Umm, to help your game, you could use one word.....PRACTICE.


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10-27-2014, 09:31 PM

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Umm, to help your game, you could use one word.....PRACTICE.
What would you say about a suggested pre shot routine "Umm, to help your game, you could use one word.....PRACTICE".

Incorporating a mnemonic device like this would be ineffective if it weren't practiced.
  
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10-28-2014, 06:42 AM

I wold propose the following pair:
Aim, dammit!


Two thirds from the top,
Another third for roads and cops.
Don't kid yourself that it's ever gonna stop


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10-28-2014, 07:44 AM

If you have to think that much, before your shot, I'll give you 5 out and all the breaks, race to 1000.
  
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10-28-2014, 09:23 AM

Two words: Repeatable Processes
  
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10-28-2014, 10:09 AM

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I find that if you consciously think about these two words when you are down on a shot you will be amazed at how much better you will play, especially in pressure situations or if you are just having a tough session.

BASIC

Balance,
Absolutely
Still,
In
Concentration

PLAYS

Pause,
Look
At
Your
Spot


Think....B.A.S.I.C. P.L.A.Y.S.
Good post.

Here is probably the best one-word reminder:

fundamentals

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Dave
  
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well since people are chiming in
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well since people are chiming in - 10-28-2014, 10:26 AM

Might as well throw my two-bits in too. Only do all this thinking while you are down on the shot when you are playing me!

When you move into your stance it should be the cue for your conscious mind to shut the hell up and let you pocket the ball. No reason not to think these words or acronyms while standing at the shot if that is what you want to do. Getting into the habit of thinking while down on the shot is bad regardless of what you are thinking.

My goal is not to think in words from the time I drop down on the first shot of an inning until after the last shot of the inning. That is one of my objections to the common running three ball plan of operation.

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