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    Hustling Pool with a Jewel named Zia....when the Hustler became the Hustlee

    I just told one of my favorite stories (and you'll appreciate it too) on You Tube and will post it here later tonight. We had so much fun at those Bicycle Club tournaments, with Robert Turner and did you run the one when they had the California State Championships AND the Bicycle Pro Event...
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    Hustling Pool with a Jewel named Zia....when the Hustler became the Hustlee

    You're a lucky man, I probably should have went to the Philippines in the 90s I would be ask this morning what I wanted for breakfast in Tagalog. When I look back we were fortunate, my partners set goals to win $1000 a day, I remember Jr Weldon and I went on a trip for a month and averaged...
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    Hustling Pool with a Jewel named Zia....when the Hustler became the Hustlee

    I usually traveled on the road with expert gamblers sometimes two which was even better. Some of the best trips I made was with beautiful women and in this case Zia was my partner, she looked like Cameron Diaz' younger, prettier sister. We traveled many states and won a ton*, but Zia had a...
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    I am looking forward to turning Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming in the near future, there's several friends I'd like to visit. Unless I'm in the mood for skiing I'll probably plan for springtime. Mountain biking in Montana sounds like an amazing experience and I'll make a point to bring mine. Maybe...
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    Bridge length, has something changed?

    The players with the longer bridges also are standing further from the cueball because they are using longer cues. Remember there's ideally 3 things that must be in sync, where you hold the cue, the distance to the cueball from your right ankle bone and the bridge length. Shane for instance...
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    Thanks, I have stayed pretty safe traveling considering the state of the nation right now. People are getting stranger and stranger that's for sure, I'm not sure what they are injecting but it's making them "eccentric" to say the least. I was doing some extreme mountain biking earlier today...
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    Improving Tempo is Vital in Golf, Tennis and Pocket Billiards - What is the Secret?

    Yes, I use a resistance cord (like a large rubber band) and a routine that I pull the band back and let it snap directly back to where my hand is when cueing the cueball. I stumbled on this back when I was 21 and had a friend from Canada that was a top notch hustler. For 3 weeks I went into...
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    Adventures on the Road Hustling Pool and the PoPo in Waukegan Illinois

    When I was hustling pool on the road we always had to ready to do what was necessary to stay safe and win the cash. In this story I was at the Homestead Bar when the police raided the place, they had all kinds of "activities" going on, from a blackjack game in the back to high stakes pool...
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    Improving Tempo is Vital in Golf, Tennis and Pocket Billiards - What is the Secret?

    There is a transition time with every player, it's just a matter of how abbreviated it is. We call this "The Gathering of the Shot"....and players like Buddy Hall do it beautifully - this is one of the reasons he was known to have the best cue ball control in history. It requires energy to take...
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    This is my latest "Adventures on the Road" for those of you that remember the days of the Road Player. Join me as I share my adventures with "Lil Richard", Dalton Leong and what it was like the first time I got stuck up at gunpoint on Lake Street in Minneapolis....and without a gun in Gentleman...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    Yes, my life is very adventuresome I've been traveling to a new city or state ever week for several years. Today I'm heading to Wisconsin to hang out and teach a gentleman that's a chef, originally from France with homes in Switzerland, Texas, Wisconsin and who knows where else. lol I meet so...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    The Update: The two players I was gambling with both contacted me to come to their bar and give a clinic and several private lessons AND they want to match up another game. How strong is that, among all the other things that happened that night they invited me back to work with their league...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    I have been touring the country meeting and coaching all kinds of interesting players and getting stellar results. After over 60 private lessons in the last 5 weeks I was getting burned out and wanted to match up a gambling game and have some fun "like old times". A friend said he knew a guy...
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    Are you making adjustments and Constantly Calibrating your Game like the Champions?

    I appreciate you pointing out some of the comparisons you mentioned, there are definitely many levels to teaching the mind to master a particular skill. Despite public opinion to the contrary I believe, with the proper wisdom of fundaments anyone can perform at a perfect level.....the question...
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    How to Develop Confidence to Battle the Champions

    You're welcome, these techniques can be used in many aspects of life and competition. I always recommend the books 'Zen in the Art of Archery' and 'The Mental Edge' to players that are striving for greatness. I have a professional player in Europe that is playing in the world championships this...
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