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    Finally Given Up Playing

    2016 has been an off and on year for pool. I've not really put in much table time this year. A few hours here.... A couple of months off, then another couple of hours. I quit smoking in January so naturally avoided the snooker hall so I didn't get the habit to light one up. Took a month off...
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    Vision Centre Shift

    Does anyone experience this? One week, day, month you play with a certain vision centre and you play great then you start to play bad and can't hit the cue ball at all then you shift the vision centre slightly or drastically in some of my experiences and you play better than ever for a while...
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    Words You Only See on AZB

    Reading through a couple of threads that started out great and quickly turned into an old man quibbling contest I noticed a few words... And I've noticed them for ages that crop up that you hardly ever hear in real life situations... Feel free to add to this list, but here's a few to get...
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    Shots Don't Look Right?

    Either they don't look right or worse case scenario they do look right... But we still miss. Pool is a ***** at times. I have some words and thoughts to share with you on why I think this happens. I want to state now that some times we will miss... OK, OK... A lot of times we will miss because...
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    Thoughts On The Crucible

    I watched the Higgins McManus match. I had the best seat in the house for this match. In between the pink and blue spot. The standard was about average, it wasn't world class by any means but it was solid professional play. Couple of decent breaks and I couldn't pick who was going to win. The...
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    World Snooker Championship - Quality of Play

    Is it just me, or is the level of play on show this year lacking? I can't get my head around what seems to be missing this year but I've been totally underwhelmed by what I've seen thus far. I'll be there this Wednesday, front row, and I just can't get excited for it because every match I watch...
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    Played For The First Time In 5 Weeks

    Picked up my trusty old cue today and went for a bash. Not good. I played the worst I've played in years. I tore my shooting shoulder 5 weeks ago grabbing hold of my girlfriend as she almost fell down some stairs... Should've let her fall! Today was the first day I felt up for playing and I was...
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    Major Advantage Of Being Cross Dominant?

    On my journey to soak up as much information as possible on how the eyes work I used to sift through shooting videos on YouTube. I watched several videos on shooting a pistol. Guys kept saying if you were cross dominant to have the gun in the holster on the side of the dominant eye. If I ever...
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    Can You Improve?

    What does it or will it take for you to reach the next level? I tend to class it in 3 different ways.. You have those that can benefit from a fundamental change because they aren't hitting the cue ball well enough... You have those that hit the cue ball very well, but need experience against...
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    Couple Of Changes To My Game

    I've been undergoing some changes, what I would consider major but others might consider minor. The first is a shorter pull back. Its been about 3 or 4 weeks since I have started trying to change it and it was on the advice of a friend. He is a shocking player but because I know him so well I...
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    The Use Of Pivoting When Aiming.

    WTF is the fascination with pivoting to reach the line of aim? I've never understood this. As a newcomer to the game it will bring all kinds of bad habit your way. Steering the cue, throwing your vision centre off line... And not to mention you will never be able to aim on auto pilot. It seems...
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    My Thoughts On Kamui Chalk

    Probably the worst chalk I've ever used. I got it as a gift for Christmas and thought I would try it as to not be rude. What a mistake. Based on my experience with pro wouldn't advise anyone to use it. The only time one using it now is on my break cue and jump cue. Firstly is the mess it makes...
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    Alignment 'Tricks'

    So you can aim well, cue like a pro and yet you still miss pots. Wtf!? Chances are it is your alignment. Starting with the eyes alignment, and I can't stress this enough... This is the most important part of the game. Get the eyes aligned properly and the rest becomes a whole lot easier. I'm...
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    Why Is There So Much Interest With Systems In Pool?

    There are systems for everything, it seems. Aiming, kicking, banking, position... You name it pool has it. I understand the use of systems for amateurs but what I find odd is the professional players that use systems. Aiming, kicking and banking especially. I'm used to the world of snooker where...
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    How Important Is Having The Forearm Straight?

    If you cue anything close to how I do, it is very important. It's a dull subject to 99% of readers, I'm sure... But it can really change how well you hit the ball. I cue with a relatively still elbow. It does lower slightly as I pull the cue back but it is nothing too drastic. Then as I hit the...
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