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Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-23-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,037
Posted By deraltefritz
There's no need to visualize anything. Just aim...

There's no need to visualize anything. Just aim the center of the CB to the edge of the OB.


If you want to determine whether a 1/2 ball hit will send the OB to the pocket or to a safe location...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-28-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,048
Posted By deraltefritz
There already is "The Inner Game of Pocket...

There already is "The Inner Game of Pocket Billiards", and that book is called "Pleasures of Small Motions" by Bob Fansher, which I highly recommend.

I love Tor's instructional material, but it...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-26-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,502
Posted By deraltefritz
It could be the reason for the CB hitting the OB...

It could be the reason for the CB hitting the OB to the left. But just to make sure though: have you actually seen the cue ball spin counter-clockwise (use a measles ball or play with a stripe as the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,188
Posted By deraltefritz
Not exactly, but quite. While getting down into...

Not exactly, but quite. While getting down into the stance, I focus on keeping my head over the line at all times. That's all I pay attention to, and sort of let my body and cue fall into place...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-19-2019, 02:15 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,188
Posted By deraltefritz
As they say in snooker, don't bring the cue to...

As they say in snooker, don't bring the cue to the chest, bring the chest to the cue. If you know your cue is aligned, and then align your body in relation to it, you can use it as a guide, as...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-19-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,767
Posted By deraltefritz
As far as PSR is concerned, you will probably get...

As far as PSR is concerned, you will probably get some sound advice from the instructors here.

But allow me to say this: a month isn't a long time, so don't be too critical of your progress.
...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-12-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,492
Posted By deraltefritz
Not an instructor. It is difficult to...

Not an instructor.

It is difficult to assess what the root of your issues are without seeing you play. It sounds like a mental issue, but it probably is technical as well (who doesn't have...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-07-2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,582
Posted By deraltefritz
I should add that no criticizing was intended....

I should add that no criticizing was intended. The math and approximations behind it appear to be correct. I just couldn't get it to work on my equipment, and have no use for aiming systems anyway,...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-07-2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,582
Posted By deraltefritz
This will be most likely my one and only post in...

This will be most likely my one and only post in this sub forum.

The title of the thread is most certainly wrong - there are myriads of ways to aim, e.g.:
:wink:

But I very much agree with...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-04-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
I agree with all that's been said since my last...

I agree with all that's been said since my last post.

The point I wanted to make initially was that aligning yourself is not something you should approach by a trial and error procedure.

If a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
I guess that could be what I mean with peripheral...

I guess that could be what I mean with peripheral vision, but I haven't really thought about it that way.
Starting with the final backswing, I focus mostly on the intended impact at the object ball...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
A combination of moving my eyes between cue ball...

A combination of moving my eyes between cue ball and object ball and in between, pretty much the standard procedure. Just with more focus on precision instead of assessing whether I'm in the ball...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
I have worked with numerous multi-camera setups...

I have worked with numerous multi-camera setups and know my way around multiple lenses and "retinas" and how they are related. And I know how lenses and their distortion work.

But you're right, I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
If lining up half a tip left of the cue ball...

If lining up half a tip left of the cue ball looks like lining up at the center of the cue ball for someone, how do they see the relation between cue ball and object ball? Are they aligned well...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
That's usually the issue people describe before...

That's usually the issue people describe before someone brings up the possibility of the vision center not being where it should be. It was merely an introduction to my theory.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
In total agreement here. I just mean to stress...

In total agreement here. I just mean to stress that this "favoring" of one eye is, or should be, completely intuitive.


This leaves me puzzled. Take this image as an example:...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-29-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
Yes, I have. And while I'm a huge fan of Dave's...

Yes, I have. And while I'm a huge fan of Dave's work*, a small section on this particular page is one example of the contradicting information circulating on vision center.


Nothing to argue...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-28-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,517
Posted By deraltefritz
Vision center, and what not to do about it

Most people I know, at one point in their lifelong pursuit to become a better player, get obsessed with "vision center" or the "dominating eye".

So did I. But after experimenting and thinking...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-09-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,979
Posted By deraltefritz
Many paths lead to Rome, as we say over here. ...

Many paths lead to Rome, as we say over here.

I mostly use back hand English (BHE) and slightly vary my bridge length on most shots: a tad longer than the cue's pivot point when I expect the cue...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-03-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By deraltefritz
Maybe you just misinterpret the second...

Maybe you just misinterpret the second "opposite".
The cue ball will always deflect, as Patrick says, to the opposite side of the tip position. But always with respect to the line of the cue. If you...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-03-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By deraltefritz
Thank you all for the feedback. @Bob Jewett...

Thank you all for the feedback.

@Bob Jewett & @Patrick Johnson
Thank you for your honest answer. I think I will continue the micro adjustments, at least on shots that require the accuracy.
It...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-03-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By deraltefritz
Micro adjustments down on the shot

Hi guys,

I've spend the last few years working mostly on my fundamentals on my home table, as kids, work & other hobbies prevent me from finding the time to compete at the moment.

I'm quite...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 05-03-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By deraltefritz
If your bridge length is equal to your shaft's...

If your bridge length is equal to your shaft's pivot point, it will allow you to aim center ball and then pivot the cue (back hand English, BHE, see Dr. Dave's resources) to the desired left/right...
Forum: Ask The Cuemaker 04-08-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By deraltefritz
Not a cuemaker, but I've done a bit of research...

Not a cuemaker, but I've done a bit of research on snooker cue making, and here's what I found concerning filling the grain.


Mike Wooldridge uses a slurry of oil (boiled linseed oil I would...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-22-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By deraltefritz
I do think there's a difference between basically...

I do think there's a difference between basically each and every professional player on the snooker tour (from Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, ...) having a particular thing in common,...
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