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Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,568
Posted By skipbales
The luck factor in pool is too insignificant for...

The luck factor in pool is too insignificant for the average player to dream they could win millions of dollars playing it. Not so in poker. Luck factor can be HUGE. That is why there are so many...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By skipbales
The video is intriguing. Thanks for sharing it. ...

The video is intriguing. Thanks for sharing it. It seems to me to prove both arguments correct. 1. There is no difference because the time of contact is so close that it has no practical effect...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By skipbales
If you know anything about me it is that I never...

If you know anything about me it is that I never dis anyone's honest comments. I appreciate them all, so no way it is rubbish to me. It is input. I listen to it all and choose what works for me.
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Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By skipbales
What do you consider a standard bridge length?

What do you consider a standard bridge length?
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,568
Posted By skipbales
I think the short shot clock helps move things...

I think the short shot clock helps move things along too. Makes it hard for the players but easy on the watchers. It is tough to watch someone think for 5 minutes.

Commentary is a big part of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By skipbales
Bridge and stroke length

I would like to start a general discussion about bridge stroke length. I am convinced there are a lot of differing opinions and there is no perfect answer so would like to get opinions and insight....
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-04-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By skipbales
I recently committed to a pre-shot addition to my...

I recently committed to a pre-shot addition to my routine where I carefully accurately focus on perfectly painting the chalk tip. This works good for me in that is makes me focus on shots I would...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-04-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By skipbales
I have tried a couple of concentration techniques...

I have tried a couple of concentration techniques with limited success. "The Monk" teaches a breathing exercise which is interesting. I don't find much else of his any great value and he personally...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-02-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By skipbales
A minuscule shift in whichever direction is...

A minuscule shift in whichever direction is required to get the angle. Parallel or backhand would not matter much as the tip is so slightly off center.

Let's say you are cutting a ball to the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-02-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By skipbales
In the same video Sharivari did another unusual...

In the same video Sharivari did another unusual trick for draw shots. To get a really level cue he put the stick THROUGH the bridge instead of on top of it. This dropped the cue down and leveled...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-01-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By skipbales
System for making tiny corrections

I re-discovered a technique (modified slightly for myself) I learned from Watching CJ Wiley's aiming system video. I am not talking about TOI.

It is the one where he talks about only having two...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-01-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,388
Posted By skipbales
As far as a more fun practice then 14:1 you might...

As far as a more fun practice then 14:1 you might like this version we do here:

1. Full hard break - try to develop a break that "squats the rock" so you have a shot and don't scratch at the same...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-01-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
Posted By skipbales
Lesson no value

As someone who has taken a lot of lessons I can sympathize. Most instructors teach what they teach. They have an agenda and start everyone at one point and go step by step. If they ever get to...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-14-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By skipbales
Low brings the cue ball back and left widens the...

Low brings the cue ball back and left widens the angle. I don't see why you would want to widen the angle coming back, you are trying to go across more than back. Plain stun would work but you have...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,793
Posted By skipbales
The main difference in your performance is likely...

The main difference in your performance is likely confidence. You think the equipment will help you play better so you do. A great player could probably play well with a broom handle. In fact...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By skipbales
I appreciate this answer. I was about to ask a...

I appreciate this answer. I was about to ask a similar question. If the surface area that contacts the cue ball is the same for all common tip sizes and hardness it would seem to be an optical and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By skipbales
So cut induced throw overcoming spin induced? Or...

So cut induced throw overcoming spin induced? Or is there more to it?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By skipbales
I just watched...

I just watched https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_taEBDVQBYQ and understand what you are saying. Cling is exaggerated throw based on conditions which is not the issue here (or could be but not...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By skipbales
My understanding is throw is related to spin. ...

My understanding is throw is related to spin. Object ball is thrown opposite the direction of the spin on the cue ball.

Cling is the simple friction of two balls colliding at an angle. The cling...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,714
Posted By skipbales
So does Neils. I love watching them play but...

So does Neils. I love watching them play but can't actually do it myself.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By skipbales
Often it is necessary to hit those shots soft. ...

Often it is necessary to hit those shots soft. When you do the cue ball cling to the object ball forces it to the rail. If you keep hitting the rail try over cutting a little on soft shots. With...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By skipbales
Something as simple as standing up quickly can...

Something as simple as standing up quickly can cause a head rush that distorts vision. Like Fran says dehydration is a factor too. I learned to drink less coffee and more water while I practice. I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-04-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,890
Posted By skipbales
What the pros do

If you watch the pros play you see every kind of stroke imaginable. You see pendulum, piston, large elbow drop, no elbow drop, swooping seesaw like strokes, short follow through, medium, and long, ...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-01-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By skipbales
I remember using a lot of wrist to try to create...

I remember using a lot of wrist to try to create a piston shot. My goal then was straight level and I let the wrist flex a lot to keep the stick straight. That was years ago before I learned the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-01-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By skipbales
Not to question you guys who know a LOT more than...

Not to question you guys who know a LOT more than I do but here are my thoughts.
The math works for a mechanical device and perfect swing which no one has. At least not all the time. Any elbow or...
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