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Forum: Main Forum Today, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By Imac007
Consistency

Now Iím going to suggest some differences that might make a difference in taking your game to the next level. Each will be a separate post.

The first is consistency. You can set up a shot, with...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Non-reactive vs reactive

I remember a story about a baseball power hitter going golfing. A golf instructor in the group asked him which he found harder, the golf swing or baseball. He said definitely baseball. His...
Forum: Main Forum Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Thinking about what you have direct control over

This is what this thread should be about. For Hu, the finer and finer nuances of how and where cue ball contact is made and where both balls are destined to end up, is a whole. He doesnít tell us...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
I especially love this part of what you wrote. ...

I especially love this part of what you wrote. Getting focused on what needs to be done and simply executing doesn’t tax the brain and can lead to a selflessness state they call the zone. Plus, of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Evergruven Thanks for the willingness to join...

Evergruven
Thanks for the willingness to join the conversation and contribute. Every comment here is appropriate from a particular perspective. There is no analysis paralysis if you know the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
That is true from the standpoint of those who...

That is true from the standpoint of those who don’t have sound mechanics. But you can’t be a one trick pony pocketing balls from everywhere. That catches up with those who try. Anyone who can...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
I agree with those as the stages of learning and...

I agree with those as the stages of learning and development. They can be applied to any skill or part of a skill. Management when practicing and competing during the playing season is important to...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Obstacle navigation misunderstanding

I was just trying to make the point that not every shot is under ideal conditions. We get too close to the rail. We don’t always navigate around the balls and hook ourselves or create cueing...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Actually the secret to success has two parts...

Actually the secret to success has two parts which I will share with you now

1. Never divulge everything you know.....
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
When Greg Louganis was posting perfect dives at...

When Greg Louganis was posting perfect dives at the Olympics, one of the commentators said the key to his success, was his perfect positioning at the top of the dive. Years later writing about his...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
On what? How would you know if you did it? Is...

On what? How would you know if you did it? Is it an inner cognitive thing? Or, is it outwards onto part of the execution like Jackie Stewart? How would you measure it? Please be more specific,...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By Imac007
Developing Expertise In Pool

As players strive to get better they focus on the fundamentals, but is that the path to being an expert? They say elite athlete’s advancement lies in their ability to make finer and finer...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
Modeling success

We can only duplicate what is successful if we know what that looks like. Success leaves clues. This isnít about bringing a bunch of analysis to the table, itís about eliminating it. Itís said...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Imac007
Maybe it’s about learning how to learn as the...

Maybe it’s about learning how to learn as the great snooker pioneer Joe Davis claimed was his key to becoming a great player. He said players who have natural talent get to a certain point then...
Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Imac007
Perception and Stress

Attentional focus, perceived target size, and movement kinematics under performance pressure
https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13423-015-0838-z

I keep journals related to pool. Every...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
For further research I suggest A book: The...

For further research I suggest
A book: The Performance Cortex: How Neuroscience Is Redefining Athletic Genius ...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
Link to Joan Vickers quiet eye site

http://www.quieteyesolutions.com/
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
Things happen fast - description takes longer

Each situation at the table is different. Planning the initial pattern for a run takes longer but is needed. A pro golfer with a hot putter was interviewed. They asked his secret. He said that it...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
Which ball is the wrong question

From Wikipedia
"[Quiet-eye theory] is deceptively simple: Before you perform an action, you focus your gaze on the salient aspects of your goalóthe rim, the catcherís mitt, the malignant tissue, and...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Imac007
Applying Neuroscience to Pool

With the advent of the use of Sabermetrics in baseball, statistical analysis has ballooned in sports. Joan Vickers started the trend years ago with her recognition that success in targeting skills...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,040
Posted By Imac007
Appreciate the acknowledgement. Thanks for taking...

Appreciate the acknowledgement. Thanks for taking time to read and post.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-03-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,040
Posted By Imac007
Your videos show you trying to pocket a straight...

Your videos show you trying to pocket a straight shot.

In golf there is a concept called "ball bound."

The theory was that golfers simply have to swing the club through impact on line. Once...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Imac007
Thanks for the positive feedback, Brian. It’s...

Thanks for the positive feedback, Brian. It’s encouraging as posts often seem to land without impact. Knowing someone at least read what was posted is nice.

As some of my teammates would remind...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,040
Posted By Imac007
I’ve PM’d you.

I’ve PM’d you.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-30-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By Imac007
Functional Intent

A few things came to mind after reading the question posed. The first was a quote attributed to Achille-Claude Debussy, "music is the space between the notes". Rhythm and tempo are essential to...
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