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Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-01-2019, 10:52 AM
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Posted By skipbales
Tor Lowry teaches it. He teaches a pendulum, a...

Tor Lowry teaches it. He teaches a pendulum, a punch and a slip. The punch he recommends for bar tables and times when your "big table" full stroke isn't working. Most of his stuff is scattered on...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:55 AM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Yeah Buzz, it is a character flaw. I over...

Yeah Buzz, it is a character flaw. I over analyze things. Thanks for the advice. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Skip
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:53 AM
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Posted By skipbales
Thanks again, Larry. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Skip

Thanks again, Larry. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Skip
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:51 AM
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Posted By skipbales
You are correct in your analysis of numbers vs...

You are correct in your analysis of numbers vs hard soft, etc. It gets really hard to convey speed once you get down to the really soft shots. As you say, at some point it is all about intuition. ...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:44 AM
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Posted By skipbales
Hey Bob, thanks (as always) for the input. ...

Hey Bob, thanks (as always) for the input. Your testing process is what I used to test my theories. You were exactly correct. The forearm is the Boss almost all the time.
Only on the shortest...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:41 AM
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Posted By skipbales
Hey Patrick, thanks (as always) for the input. ...

Hey Patrick, thanks (as always) for the input. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Skip
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:40 AM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Hey Fran, thanks, as always, for your insight on...

Hey Fran, thanks, as always, for your insight on this thread. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Skip
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-28-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Thanks

Hey Scott, thanks for the input. Of course I never mentioned or considered a flick of the wrist nor the time on the cue ball. All that goes without saying. It is all about what you do to generate...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-27-2019, 01:26 PM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
You nailed it for me. working on some shots this...

You nailed it for me. working on some shots this morning I gained some ground on all this. This is what I discovered.

1. For tiny soft shots like touch safeties where you barely roll the ball,...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-27-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By skipbales
I was just razzing you a little. I get your...

I was just razzing you a little. I get your point, it is very common thought here. Basically let the sub concious figure it out, set up shots and let everything work together. Good thoughts but I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-27-2019, 09:04 AM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
You may be right but I am pretty sure when a...

You may be right but I am pretty sure when a basketball player shoots a free throw he gauges the feel with his hands and wrists. Not likely he feels much in his toes.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-26-2019, 07:43 AM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Wow. Thank you for the understanding and...

Wow. Thank you for the understanding and kindness in your post. Email and posting is always so cold but your genuineness shows through. I LIKE the advice. On the softest (like a putt in golf)...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
That makes sense to me. And I suppose everyone...

That makes sense to me. And I suppose everyone is correct, if I just set them up and shoot them enough I will improve and figure out for myself how it feels. I do like the soft hands approach over...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
I want to be clear. I appreciate your input and...

I want to be clear. I appreciate your input and would not make a disparaging comment about anything you said.

I think an unintentional Flick would likely describe the wrist action for the type of...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
I may be too "handsy" of the soft stuff. I am...

I may be too "handsy" of the soft stuff. I am not sure my arm moves at all on a 1-2" take back. That is the root of my question. I just shot a bunch of little shots like a tiny draw off a rail to...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
I didn't have a problem with the term flick. ...

I didn't have a problem with the term flick. Others questioned the concept seemed to have a problem with it. I just identified the hinging and unhinging as a part of the swing that clearly can add...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Scott gave me a very good reference of 1-9 with a...

Scott gave me a very good reference of 1-9 with a half table lag being the 1. I have trouble with shots that are even less than that. When real finesse is needed I don't know exactly how to apply...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
This is very close to what I am looking for. ...

This is very close to what I am looking for. What should I work on to develop the control. Should I lock my wrist and use my forearm to take the hinge out of it. Or will I have better feel if I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-25-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Finesse was always the focus of my question. I...

Finesse was always the focus of my question. I don't know where all the discussion on power came in.

My question is more simple then all the answers. It is simply "where do you feel "feel" for...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
The term flick is probably a little off setting...

The term flick is probably a little off setting to some. But it does seem to me like the final adjustments are done by the hand, fingers and wrist. Even a slight tightening of the grip changes...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
Sometimes I feel like I am falling off the...

Sometimes I feel like I am falling off the stairs. :smile:

I am just looking for a way to focus my efforts on speed control. Mostly for soft shots. It seems to me I hit a shot the same two...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By skipbales
So the swing thought is about the finish (follow...

So the swing thought is about the finish (follow through?). If I want to hit a really soft shot and come off the rail 3" I should visualize how far through the cue ball I am going to go? Like...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,329
Posted By skipbales
Thanks for the input John!!

Thanks for the input John!!
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,329
Posted By skipbales
That is the option strategy and the one I favor. ...

That is the option strategy and the one I favor. Here is why it is different. Let's say the easiest run out is to shoot the 1 ball into the side pocket. But if you play for position for it in the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-24-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,329
Posted By skipbales
Me thinks I agree. Sometimes you can do both ...

Me thinks I agree. Sometimes you can do both But is quite common to have to decide. I don't ever like committing to a single option when I can roll a little farther and have 3 balls to pick from...
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