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Bob Callahan
09-24-2010, 07:57 PM
This guy's report about taking lessons from Strickland and Archer is very funny.

"However, it was interesting to discover that you couldn't actually see where Earl's tip hit the cueball as he always seems to aim dead center but at the very moment the shot is fired, he applie [sic] the english. It baffled me to a point where he let me stick my head between his arm and body to watch it really close up. Yet, after repeating several monster stun shots, even from this angle, it was impossible to figure out where the cue actually hit the cueball. It didn't help much that Earl couldn't really explain this either."

From: https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~peer/pool-earl-archer.html

book collector
09-24-2010, 08:10 PM
Great story , well told.

Gerry
09-25-2010, 05:59 AM
Thats just how my teacher played. He said he did it so people at bars where he was hustling didn't know any better.

Danny Bassavich does a similar thing.....always seeming to aim low, then stroke the spin.

Bob Callahan
09-25-2010, 10:35 AM
.....always seeming to aim low, then stroke the spin.

It's a useful technique:

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=201955