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Forum: Main Forum 06-14-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 31,972
Posted By RWOJO
Revo

I worked for a store and got in with a predator rep. I got to shoot with the Vantage before they even revealed it was coming out. I did a 2 page evaluation comparing it to Predator Z2 and 314^2. I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-14-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,177
Posted By RWOJO
Staying Down

Many reasons for moving on the shot or jumping up, but the main reason I see people do it is they are wanting to see the result of the shot.

Best Quick Fix for this - Gently press bridge hand...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-14-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,848
Posted By RWOJO
Tips for draw

Lots of good advice so far

Grip should be very loose all the way through the stroke. The stroke should be very relaxed and effortless. One drill I teach is to hum to yourself during the stroke...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-14-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,763
Posted By RWOJO
Unwanted Left English

My 2 cents would be this (based on if your right handed):

Do practice strokes over the rail (where the felt meets the wood) using this as a straight line. Do full strokes following through and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-13-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,028
Posted By RWOJO
Jumping

I work in a store that sells cues and I get to try most of the cues out there (production cues). Plus I've tried a large number of break/jump and jump cues by custom cue makers. What I've learned is...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-11-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,791
Posted By RWOJO
Jumping

Put a piece of cloth on the table to protect while you practice.

Angle in = Angle out - so if you need the cue ball to only go 10 degrees of a jump, only elevate 10 degrees (or slightly...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-11-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,125
Posted By RWOJO
Jacked up draw

These shots are very difficult for most players. here's my 2 cents (or maybe 10 cents):

Is your head position over the cue the same as a normal shot. Typically people elevate the cue and (for...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-11-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By RWOJO
70 Inch Cue

I'm a little over 6' tall and have always held near the back of a cue. I have used the Balance Right Extension (that goes in the middle of the cue) and like it. Locally a strong player had a Predator...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-12-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,084
Posted By RWOJO
I don't agree with most of your comments. "This...

I don't agree with most of your comments.
"This instructor's lesson is only good if ones 'regular stroke' matches HIS 'regular stroke'." AND
- If you use this more as a reference and baseline.
As...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-01-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,084
Posted By RWOJO
You are right that we are not machines and cannot...

You are right that we are not machines and cannot reproduce the exact same stroke every single time. But with practice we can get closer to performing the desired stroke.

The reason why I teach...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-01-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,084
Posted By RWOJO
His first shot he hit below center ball. 2nd shot...

His first shot he hit below center ball. 2nd shot he wasn't 1 tip below center.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,700
Posted By RWOJO
These are fun to test the table and your stroke

Trying this with combinations of spin like bob suggested (use a little bottom) can help.

Also try at varying speeds. You want to hit the slowest you can while not letting too much spin wear off...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-23-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,084
Posted By RWOJO
Controlling Draw

Like others have said, constant stroke (speed and follow through) but only vary tip position on the cue ball.

Try to do stop shots 3-5 of them from 1 diamond away. Then try from 2 diamonds away...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-12-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,608
Posted By RWOJO
How can the Cue ball keep 50% of the original...

How can the Cue ball keep 50% of the original speed and the object ball go at 87% of the original speed? Energy into the shot is = Energy out of the shot (minus friction).

How full you it the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-12-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,085
Posted By RWOJO
John, you're method seems to find the dominant...

John, you're method seems to find the dominant eye but what my test will show is exact head position (not just which eye is dominant but how dominant it is).
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-11-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,085
Posted By RWOJO
Eye dominant test

I've found most people think that if they are right eye dominant then put the cue under the right eye (and vice versa for left eye).

Through years of teaching I've discovered there are all sorts...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-11-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,608
Posted By RWOJO
Breaking

Accuracy is the most important part of the break.

Force = Mass x Acceleration

If you generate 23 mph of acceleration then that is more than sufficient Force, but the question would be how...
Forum: Main Forum 11-28-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,855
Posted By RWOJO
Predator was the first company to really invest...

Predator was the first company to really invest in trying to improve the deflection/squirt. They came out with the 314 back in 1994, Z shaft in 2003, and 2nd generation of 314 and z in 2006. Each...
Forum: Main Forum 11-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,855
Posted By RWOJO
Tashworth, You will definitely notice a big...

Tashworth,

You will definitely notice a big difference but the adjustment will be easy. I have been testing the Vantage shaft and it is just as accurate as the Z2 shaft. So what does this mean...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Posted By RWOJO
To me it looks like you are swinging your body...

To me it looks like you are swinging your body out of the way and to the side as you step down into the shot. If you had to guess how much of your weight is distributed between your left foot and...
Forum: Main Forum 11-20-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 35,855
Posted By RWOJO
9ballr

9Ballr - what makes your opinion the absolute truth? Isn't there a lot of personal preference and what feels right for each player in their own hands?

You say better feel? in my opinion you get...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,544
Posted By RWOJO
After using the Balance Rite extension I have...

After using the Balance Rite extension I have gotten use to shooting with 58" + 3 3/4" = 61 3/4" cue. I shot some with my other cue and the whole time I was wondering where the rest of the cue was. ...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,544
Posted By RWOJO
Balance Rite

I recently purchased a Balance Rite extension which extends the cue 3 3/4 inches so the cue is now 61 3/4 inches. I have only played a few days with it but I love it. The little bit of extra reach...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-28-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,847
Posted By RWOJO
Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail

like said by many others, you would want to practice this on a regular basis. When I first started to take pool more seriously, a friend and I started to play Call All Shots, All Ball Fouls, 3 foul...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,656
Posted By RWOJO
If your stroke follow through has your grip hand...

If your stroke follow through has your grip hand going away from your body (causing your tip to go to the left) you can try adjusting your elbow slightly the opposite of what you would think. In...
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