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Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-18-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
Yes, I agree. In my case, I've been doing these...

Yes, I agree. In my case, I've been doing these drills for decades and the "follow until the two balls collide" idea required the high level of accuracy I was looking for. I certainly wouldn't...
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Dan White
Good point. I forget, do they recommend...

Good point. I forget, do they recommend vacuuming the X-1 to remove the chalk?
Forum: Main Forum 10-18-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Dan White
I forgot I had an X-1. Might start using it...

I forgot I had an X-1. Might start using it again. I'm concerned that the X-1 might simply push as much chalk down into the bed as it picks up. I've never seen that much chalk on the X-1 even...
Forum: Cue & Case Gallery 10-18-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By Dan White
Hunter, if you are still reading this, I had one...

Hunter, if you are still reading this, I had one other suggestion you may or may not know. My cue is original and hasn't been refinished. Sounds like your's also has the original finish.

The...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-17-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Dan White
I think most people who think they aimed wrong...

I think most people who think they aimed wrong actually can't get the cb to go where they want it to. Sometimes it is impossible to tell whether it was aim or stroke. Many think they have a better...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
When I'm a little off and not executing the shots...

When I'm a little off and not executing the shots the first thing I try is relaxing the grip hand. It often fixes the problem.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-13-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
Thanks for the comments. It really has been an...

Thanks for the comments. It really has been an instructive tool.

I find that each shot, follow, stop and draw, are different, meaning that just because I can execute a follow shot along the exact...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-11-2020, 01:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
I don't think you can ever guarantee success 100%...

I don't think you can ever guarantee success 100% of the time even when you do everything "right." I'm 55 and I think in recent years I've developed a small case of the yips. Putting in golf...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-10-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
Knowing what I know now, I'd start with this: ...

Knowing what I know now, I'd start with this:

https://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=518159
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-09-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
Interesting concept, yet still a bit cryptic. ...

Interesting concept, yet still a bit cryptic. Can you give some examples of reverse engineering failure?
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-08-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
Thing is there is no secret to missing a straight...

Thing is there is no secret to missing a straight in shot. It can be missed in probably a hundred ways and without even trying to miss. A two year old can master the art of missing straight in...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-07-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
You asked the question in a funny way. You asked...

You asked the question in a funny way. You asked what the secret was to "missing" a straight shot. Are you looking for the secret to "never" missing such shots?
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 10-07-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dan White
That's what everyone says, hence my original...

That's what everyone says, hence my original comment to Marc. Nice that you got to play him!
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 10-06-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dan White
I can't tell what your knowledge of straight pool...

I can't tell what your knowledge of straight pool is. You played in a pro event it seems so maybe you're more knowledgeable than me, I don't know. Let me say upfront that I, too, never saw him...
Forum: Billiard and Pool History in the U.S. 10-06-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By Dan White
That's your problem right there.

That's your problem right there.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-27-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
It's a funny thing that I noticed even years ago...

It's a funny thing that I noticed even years ago when I used a yellow string on the table instead of a laser. When the laser is shining on center ball with the tip on the line the tip looks to be in...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-27-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
Yes, exactly. That's why I didn't really intend...

Yes, exactly. That's why I didn't really intend to spend too much time on any kind of analysis. The camera is not directly overhead because I don't have any kind of extension for the tripod to be...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-27-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
A couple of people wanted to see what the shots...

A couple of people wanted to see what the shots looked like with a laser, so here is a 5 minute video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXDuqYMIFdc
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-27-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
Not sure what all that means but it sounds like...

Not sure what all that means but it sounds like we're not too far off. The inscribed angle theorem does look like satanic worship, lol.

Poolology simply tells you where to aim the cue to pocket...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-26-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
I don't think you understand the philosophy...

I don't think you understand the philosophy behind Poolology.
Forum: Instructor Reviews 09-26-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,974
Posted By Dan White
lol. Yogi Berra's got nothing on ole English...

lol. Yogi Berra's got nothing on ole English Rick! I miss these gems. :thumbup:
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-25-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
I want my money back, pal! :D I think we had...

I want my money back, pal! :D

I think we had it better than previous generations and future generations will have it better than we do. Pool instruction, that is.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-25-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,303
Posted By Dan White
Great explanation! Now if a newbie used...

Great explanation! Now if a newbie used Poolology to aim and a laser to train a straight stroke I wonder how quickly we could create an A player!

Oh, and 48 degrees.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-24-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
I'm doing both together. I was using the laser...

I'm doing both together. I was using the laser for awhile and then turning it off and continuing the drill. Then I'd play some and the next day I'd do the drill again without the laser. If I was...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-23-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dan White
One drawback with the human factor is the "WTF...

One drawback with the human factor is the "WTF are you talking about?" phenomenon. My father used to watch my alignment and tell me when it was straight. I said, "WTF are you talking about?"...
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