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Quest for 200, day one

Posted 05-18-2018 at 04:39 PM by Straightpool_99

Well the results are in, and they are not good!

Spent 2.5 hours at the pool hall. Broke 50 only once. I'm disgusted. I recon at this point I'm as far away from running 200 as I am from running 100 meters in under 10 seconds! But I also think I can fix it, I just need more time.

Problem: My stroke has suffered more than I feared. My draw is weak and I can't stroke the breakshots with confidence, because I jerk the forward swing. TERRIBLE. I also think I'm not playing...
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Quest for 200

Posted 05-17-2018 at 02:02 AM by Straightpool_99

Well, the first day didn't go as planned. Couldn't even get started properly before I was interrupted by a phone call and had to leave. The short warm-up session showed me something important, though. I missed a couple of shots by throwing them out of the pocket. Otherwise my stroke seemed to not have suffered too much from my lay-off. Touch was decent, draw lacked a bit of power, otherwise ok.

In order to run 200, all such English-misses must be avoided. For my first REAL training...
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My efforts to become a 200 ball runner, the (re)beginning

Posted 05-15-2018 at 10:10 PM by Straightpool_99

A few months ago I announced on the forum that I was quitting pool. Well, I'm an addict and I had no chance. I must accept what I cannot change. I've bought back my cue and I'm ready to start anew.

Status: Haven't touched cue in about 6 months, and my game was on the downslide way before that. No idea where it is at this moment. Physically, I'm middle-aged, flabby and not in good shape. Neither of those facts are acceptable.

Goal of day one: Run 50 balls. Modest, but...
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Day 1 preshot routine:

Posted 05-27-2015 at 06:17 AM by Straightpool_99
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Removed. Will repost something when I have some stats and interesting info.
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My efforts to become a 200 ball runner in 2 years.

Posted 05-27-2015 at 06:13 AM by Straightpool_99
Updated 05-28-2015 at 11:45 AM by Straightpool_99

Didn't understand how to post in the blogs section properly. Have removed post. I'll try to read up on how to post differently.
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