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Johnny "V"
05-08-2009, 08:03 AM
What is the best advice you have ever received?

I have two...

From my Uncle that taught me pool was to stay down in my shots

From Hal Houle: Backhand English

JV

chin0
05-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Every advice is good advice. Because ou can learn from all of them. Whether the advice is correct or incorrect. If it is correct, you will know you can apply it next time, and if it is incorrect, you can avoid it next time. I take every advice I have recieved and try to grow from it. But the funniest I have ever heard on here is "Don't over cut it, and don't under cut it."

eezbank
05-08-2009, 08:28 AM
1. Use a longer pause on your final back stroke.

Black-Balled
05-08-2009, 08:37 AM
Hit it with hi-draw.

gutshot
05-08-2009, 08:42 AM
If you're not first, you're last!:)

Pete
05-08-2009, 09:02 AM
Koop Taught me one of Hal's systems. WOW...

Rich93
05-08-2009, 09:32 AM
When Irving Crane was having trouble in a tournament and asked Willie Mosconi for advice, Willie said "Don't miss!" and walked away. Willie meant it seriously and Crane took it seriously. From this interview:

http://vintagevideoirvingcrane.blogspot.com/2008/04/crane-interview-with-mort-luby-part-ll.html

Blackjack
05-08-2009, 10:14 AM
I overheard this one while a husband and wife scotch doubles team were arguing between games.

"Just STFU and feed the pockets."

I always thought it would make a great T-shirt.

TheBook
05-08-2009, 09:27 PM
Pool related would be to never back or bet on another player.

Can't say that it is the best advise that I have ever got because there is a ton pertaining to life.

TX Poolnut
05-08-2009, 09:36 PM
Enjoy it for what it is - A GAME.

CreeDo
05-08-2009, 11:21 PM
1. Consider the leave on your shot even if you miss (in other words don't sell out). I play a ton of eight ball and I'm constantly looking at situations where it makes sense to try a slightly lower percentage shot that leaves the opponent safe vs. a sellout shot that I'm still not sure to make.

2. Control your anger.

3. Don't just roll balls out and shoot them for practice, do a specific drill.

4. Don't shoot without a gameplan (and in particular, don't sink balls if there's no way to run out... leave them on the table so they can help you run out later, and try to maneuver them into better positions)

There's a ton more but it's hard for me to say what I got from a person vs what I got from forums, books, or on my own. Like I have no idea who told me to avoid banks and combos.

On my own, the best thing I ever figured out is to not lie to yourself about how you're hitting the ball, how you SHOULD hit, and what's possible or not possible.

gunzby
05-08-2009, 11:34 PM
When Irving Crane was having trouble in a tournament and asked Willie Mosconi for advice, Willie said "Don't miss!" and walked away. Willie meant it seriously and Crane took it seriously. From this interview:

http://vintagevideoirvingcrane.blogspot.com/2008/04/crane-interview-with-mort-luby-part-ll.html

Great clip. I like hearing Irving Crane talk. I don't know much about his personality, but he seems to speak with an iron will, seeing things in black and white and speaks in a matter of fact way.

gunzby
05-08-2009, 11:35 PM
The best advice I got was to stop thinking so much. He said that I knew what to do as soon as the CB stopped, but I let my head screw it all up.

Tennesseejoe
05-09-2009, 12:47 AM
As Buddy Hall said "Make the ball".

snipershot
05-09-2009, 12:54 AM
"You gonna make excuses or you gonna make progress?" I always liked that line.


Joe

TripXQ
05-09-2009, 06:55 AM
A wise monkey
NEVER monkeys
with ANOTHER monkey's
monkey!!!!!!!!!

Tom Gedris, Triple Cross Cues:cool:

tigerseye
05-09-2009, 07:02 AM
From my friend Pete Horne...."Take your time and then shoot fast"

trustyrusty
05-09-2009, 07:18 AM
"stick to golf kid!" lol :eek: ;)

BWTadpole
05-09-2009, 12:27 PM
1) Stop using the "Fist of Death" bridge and learn how to use a closed bridge.

2) Stay down on the shot, cause I look like a jackrabbit.

3) Level out my cue for follow shots.

4) Keep your emotions on the inside. Just play the game.

chin0
05-09-2009, 12:32 PM
Another good advice I got, "Go get laid!" :D

Rob_jerrylee
05-09-2009, 12:34 PM
Well I've had some good and bad but the best I've had is .

1. Play the table not your opponent .

2. Say down on your shots .

Majic
05-09-2009, 12:38 PM
Take two weeks off.................then quit;)

junkbond
05-09-2009, 02:22 PM
When I was a kid, my dad told me, "Never take another man's bet."
I didn't understand what he meant at the time, but I learned. Boy did I learn.

RenoRex
05-09-2009, 07:11 PM
I hear you, Johnny V ...... staying down on my shots is certainly the best,
and most useful, advice I can remember receiving from an old Pro I used
to run with in the 60's - 70's.