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Forum: Main Forum 03-17-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,750
Posted By Imac007
Deciding not to go is hard if a person only...

Deciding not to go is hard if a person only focuses on themself in the short term. Preparation goes out the window along with hopes and aspirations. That said, a longer future oriented timeline and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-07-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By Imac007
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-07-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Imac007
Parallel Aiming

Let’s start with some facts.
The pocket center contact point on the object ball is the farthest point on the object ball from the target location.
The nature of spheres is that only one relative...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-05-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,912
Posted By Imac007
Contact point to contact point aiming also looks...

Contact point to contact point aiming also looks at 2 degrees. Fact is any Single point on the rounded object ball surface can only be contacted by a corresponding single point on the cue ball. When...
Forum: Main Forum 02-28-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By Imac007
Joe Davis, former world snooker champion, wrote...

Joe Davis, former world snooker champion, wrote in his How I Play Snooker book, that the average player tends to make about 3 balls then screw up either the shot or position on the fourth. Too many...
Forum: Main Forum 02-27-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Imac007
There is a story about two old guys out camping....

There is a story about two old guys out camping. They hear a noise nearby and realize it’s a bear on a rampage. One guy stops takes off his hikers and puts on his sneakers. The other guy laughs and...
Forum: Main Forum 02-27-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,002
Posted By Imac007
Wink Even top players often fail to take what the...

Even top players often fail to take what the table offers them. That first shot, makeable but with sub optimal position available can be so enticing. If a pattern exists to get into optimal position...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-27-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
The video link I posted of the snooker coach...

The video link I posted of the snooker coach comparing stroke types talks about the flat stroke of the pendulum swing. As you noted trying to keep the cue flat involves dropping then lifting the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-26-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
I’m saying that trying to sell a flat stroke...

I’m saying that trying to sell a flat stroke model for the pendulum stroke flies in the face of reality and you don’t disagree. As to the possibility of a circular arc being able to produce a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-25-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
I agree. The model starts with a downward plane...

I agree. The model starts with a downward plane at address. From that address position, the cue is arced back like the first half of the pendulum stroke, fulfilling the snooker 4 point contact model....
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-25-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
Here is a link to a snooker coach demonstrating...

Here is a link to a snooker coach demonstrating and talking about both styles. His analysis of the pendulum stroke being level throughout is incorrect. To keep the cue flat the elbow would need to...
Forum: Main Forum 02-23-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
After working with shifting awareness based on...

After working with shifting awareness based on sensory mode I’ve come to think about things in a more natural sense. Each sense is there in every situation. When one is missing we really notice, like...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-21-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Imac007
The grip determines the alignment

I think this relates to the grip. My cue lines up with the humerus. Without a cue point your index finger straight ahead in line with the forearm. Now bend the center joint ďtriggering the fingerĒ....
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-20-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,574
Posted By Imac007
Most of sighting is done while standing not down

Think like a sniper. Take the cue and look down it from behind the butt, with the tip on the table in front of the ball. Then stoop somewhat and make sure it is pointed where you think it is. Adjust...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-20-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,574
Posted By Imac007
Exactly. I described a process for getting the...

Exactly. I described a process for getting the “vision center” and body aligned. And who cares if the eyes are angled. If you need the head angled to feel like you are looking directly down the cue...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
When I learned that different levels of...

When I learned that different levels of consciousness were dominant in the three main sensory modes a new reality emerged. Everyday consciousness processes all sensory information but a particular...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-19-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,574
Posted By Imac007
The dance of the stance

In golf there is a concept called ball bound. Itís about how the mind canít help but be fixated on the ball once it is put down. When I first heard the term I had another concept came to mind.
...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-19-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
Dell Hill advocates the 4 point stance. The grip,...

Dell Hill advocates the 4 point stance. The grip, the bridge and chin make three. The chest to cue instruction is his final. His description of the pendulum stroke with the basic 4 point snooker...
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
Old wisdom. Trying to ignore the water on the...

Old wisdom. Trying to ignore the water on the right on the golf course. Controlling the narrative applies to internal dialogue as well. It also applies to leaving missed shots behind. Going over...
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
In the past I developed a coping strategy for off...

In the past I developed a coping strategy for off table distractions. Most of the time I was distracted off table it was about conversations going on that I get tuned into. Also I’m sensitive to the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-09-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
I can relate to this, since this is what has...

I can relate to this, since this is what has become more common for me after I started to understand what Markova was saying. In the past, on some shots, I would get all lined up and then a doubt...
Forum: Main Forum 02-09-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
UPDATE Last century, a sport scientist, by the...

UPDATE
Last century, a sport scientist, by the name of Robert Nideffer, looked at attention. His book A.C.T., Attention Control Training, outlined some interesting findings. He discovered that...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-07-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,347
Posted By Imac007
The Dell Hill (Ronnie OíSullivan mentor), diagram...

The Dell Hill (Ronnie OíSullivan mentor), diagram would be slightly different. The setup, prior to the backswing, is not level but already on a downward plane. The backswing from there is similar to...
Forum: Main Forum 02-07-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
Iím aware that when Iím in the zone, there is no...

Iím aware that when Iím in the zone, there is no muzzle. That said there is a foreground/background dynamic happening. Where the auditory channel is my default for everyday living and is the...
Forum: Main Forum 02-06-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,939
Posted By Imac007
We all do it. We tune things out so we can focus...

We all do it. We tune things out so we can focus on, whatever. The issue for some will be about tuning out. For others, it may be what to focus in on. A surgeon may need to hone in on the physical...
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