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Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 06-16-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,707
Posted By Gorramjayne
I prefer harder tips. If your cue delivery is...

I prefer harder tips. If your cue delivery is very linear they work well.

The stiffer hit of a carbon shaft may mean you need to go lighter on your cue so you're not over-juicing the ball and can...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 01-14-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By Gorramjayne
Not an instructor, but going between different...

Not an instructor, but going between different cue sports, I want to suggest you keep in mind that your stance, stroke mechanics, and butt diameter/weight/balance, will affect how you want to grip. I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-30-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,614
Posted By Gorramjayne
It may seem awkward and uncomfortable standing...

It may seem awkward and uncomfortable standing with your hips squared up at first if you're coming from a pool background. But once it's in your muscle memory, it's actually very comfortable and...
Forum: Main Forum 05-08-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,837
Posted By Gorramjayne
Many of these guys developed their strokes before...

Many of these guys developed their strokes before LD was a thing, and for some of the older guys, some of them before got set in their usual way before the much faster cloths were in common use.
...
Forum: Main Forum 05-05-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,737
Posted By Gorramjayne
Awesome job. 147 with a pool cue.. heh, that will...

Awesome job. 147 with a pool cue.. heh, that will make some people do a double take.

On slower snooker tables I do set aside my snooker cue sometimes and go with my pool cue. (No 147 ... yet......
Forum: Cue and shaft reviews 04-12-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 21,897
Posted By Gorramjayne
Well this is half a dream realized, I definitely...

Well this is half a dream realized, I definitely was praying they'd offer a thinner shaft. I just wanted a little bit thinner than this.

Does anybody know if they are going to offer a smaller...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 04-12-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,658
Posted By Gorramjayne
Matt nailed it when he explained that trying too...

Matt nailed it when he explained that trying too hard can start to ruin your draw. You have to trust your tip to do what it's going to do and that the ball will back up. Relax.

I'd characterize...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,007
Posted By Gorramjayne
Try paying European tax rates and owning a home...

Try paying European tax rates and owning a home big enough for a pool table with just your earnings playing pool and sponsorships. The few that take up in major pool cities (NYC) do not exactly have...
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,020
Posted By Gorramjayne
When you say "better players", how much better do...

When you say "better players", how much better do you mean?

If you're truly a C player, you can certainly get beat down and your money taken by a B+, but that doesn't necessarily mean you're...
Forum: Main Forum 01-07-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,245
Posted By Gorramjayne
Sorry for the delayed answer. What I mean is...

Sorry for the delayed answer. What I mean is that you can control your spin vs. speed ratio by varying the 'effective mass' of your cue.

What does that mean??

Some people love a super-soft tip...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 01-06-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,002
Posted By Gorramjayne
Fine I'll bite. I should say that what I meant...

Fine I'll bite. I should say that what I meant to make clear is my main point in advocating a firmer 'grip' is to keep a firmer wrist, exerting only enough pressure on the cue to keep control of it,...
Forum: Main Forum 12-31-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,245
Posted By Gorramjayne
Factors: Ring count of the wood. Is it...

Factors:

Ring count of the wood. Is it maple or is it ash?

TIP DIAMETER. So important. I generally play an 11.5mm with a 14" pro taper. So whippy few people can stand it. If you can stroke...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-31-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,002
Posted By Gorramjayne
Revisiting this after I spent the holidays on my...

Revisiting this after I spent the holidays on my own table focusing on pool only, no snooker... I have this to say on the subject:

What I've noticed is that if you get flat and low with your feet...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-20-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,819
Posted By Gorramjayne
Well part of the reason it helps to stay lower...

Well part of the reason it helps to stay lower even when you need follow is because when you hit in the upper half of the CB and your cue is not as level as possible, even a millimeter of accidental...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-16-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,422
Posted By Gorramjayne
edit: duplicate

edit: duplicate
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-16-2016, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,422
Posted By Gorramjayne
DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE DEAD STRAIGHT. That's...

DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE DEAD STRAIGHT. That's what cheating the pocket is for. Works especially well when you add spin to a stiff force follow you, aim to one side of the pocket, use a touch of spin...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 12-16-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,314
Posted By Gorramjayne
It's really down to nice, level, consistent, and...

It's really down to nice, level, consistent, and even cue delivery, with complete confidence in your grip and setup.

The other thing to consider is that you can plan your run hitting most shots...
Forum: Main Forum 11-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By Gorramjayne
Just good fundamentals and a few snooker habits. ...

Just good fundamentals and a few snooker habits. When you lock your back leg, you settle into a stable position, then you bend at the hip with a straight back, and don't hang your head. When you're...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-27-2016, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,454
Posted By Gorramjayne
Find a decent children's pool table. Not a...

Find a decent children's pool table. Not a crappy toy, but something a kid can actually learn on.

You can always retrain somebody to fix their stroke at almost any age. What matters most to get...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-21-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,558
Posted By Gorramjayne
DMAE Piracetam/Aniracetam/Noopept Provigil ...

DMAE
Piracetam/Aniracetam/Noopept
Provigil
Adderall
Ritalin
Cocaine
High sudden bursts of nicotine (some 18mg juice through a powerful vaporizer)
High-functioning Autism
Forum: Main Forum 11-16-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,610
Posted By Gorramjayne
1) No-ferrule carbon nanotube walled shafts that...

1) No-ferrule carbon nanotube walled shafts that have no taper all the way back to the grip which hardened silicone custom formed to your hand. May or may not have piezoelectrics that can store...
Forum: Main Forum 11-16-2016, 10:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,882
Posted By Gorramjayne
I'll keep a measle ball on my case for practice...

I'll keep a measle ball on my case for practice but I prefer having to shoot with varying sets of balls. In early rounds of tournaments sometimes you're playing with a banged up set on a bad table,...
Forum: Main Forum 11-14-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,446
Posted By Gorramjayne
My favorite claim is all the, "well this pro...

My favorite claim is all the, "well this pro actually does use an aiming system he just doesn't realize it, but if you break down his game he clearly is subconsciously using MY aiming system that I...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-14-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,778
Posted By Gorramjayne
I mean, once in a while a pro will miss position,...

I mean, once in a while a pro will miss position, and especially on the TV table they'll make sure they get up and down a few times long after they already made up their mind just so everybody knows...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 11-14-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,778
Posted By Gorramjayne
What "pros" are you talking about? There aren't...

What "pros" are you talking about? There aren't many noticeably slow pro players.

Now, there may be some short-stops who get into a match against an impatient shooter like Jayson or Earl and...
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