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Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-11-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,523
Posted By sparkle84
I have to 2nd this. It's expensive but more than...

I have to 2nd this. It's expensive but more than worth it. Best book ever written about what's important for improving at pool.
From other posts you seem to be interested in 14.1 and are also...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-07-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
What she said.

What she said.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Really? That's what you think? I don't think...

Really? That's what you think?
I don't think you've responded to a single question or statement I've (or others) made. At least not in a way that's either logical or that addresses the issues. I'm...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-06-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Can't wait for the video. Better yet, when and...

Can't wait for the video. Better yet, when and where is the clinic? Can I attend?
Forum: Instructor Reviews 08-05-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By sparkle84
Billiards About

Anybody got a lesson from him? How was it?
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
I'm sure in the future I'll be continuing to...

I'm sure in the future I'll be continuing to dispute your assumptions. I've decided to give up on this thread but I'd like to say a few things before departing.
I chose this particular post to reply...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-31-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
We agree? Nowhere in my post did I say that...

We agree? Nowhere in my post did I say that certain techniques can help people avoid miscues when using english. How can you agree with something I never said? This is another example of you not...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-28-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
So let me get this straight, you're saying that a...

So let me get this straight, you're saying that a swoop stroke allows you to get "-near the miscue limit--without a miscue"
It would be my opinion that regardless which type of stroke you employ,...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-26-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
You beat me to it. It's been on my mind to ask...

You beat me to it. It's been on my mind to ask that for a long, long time.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-25-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Once again, there seems to be a failure to...

Once again, there seems to be a failure to communicate. I don't have to see your above reply about this third factor, I already read that in post 75. In post 101 I disagreed with your contention that...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-25-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
[QUOTE=BilliardsAbout;6444043]Yes, it was easily...

[QUOTE=BilliardsAbout;6444043]Yes, it was easily proven in numerous lessons, by me. Your use of "it" above is telling--no matter how many times I ask people to try it at the tables (learn for...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-25-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Following is a quote by you in post 31. "Now I...

Following is a quote by you in post 31. "Now I agree with you regarding the use of the shot. But when you have an ob close to the pocket and a cb nearby the ob, and want to really work that english...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-24-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
That is an outstanding question, thanks. It...

That is an outstanding question, thanks.

It is impossible to influence the cb after it leaves the cue tip. I agree with you.

There are three factors, not two, at the moment of impact, however,...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Hopefully you now understand that Billiards About...

Hopefully you now understand that Billiards About is the teacher and you are the student. Please be more descriptive about what you do so he can correct your shortcomings/ misconceptions and get you...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-22-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
If the CB doesn't care about post impact cuestick...

If the CB doesn't care about post impact cuestick movement then why should it care about pre impact cuestick movement? Because that's what you're saying when you imply you'll achieve different CB...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,299
Posted By sparkle84
Nope, can't say I'm delighted, more frustrated...

Nope, can't say I'm delighted, more frustrated than ever. Don't have a video handy? Perhaps because none exist. Yours or anybody else's. Nobody uses a 3" bridge, ever, unless it's somehow necessary...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-17-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Let's put my post up here so we're clear on what...

Let's put my post up here so we're clear on what we're talking about.


"After this, I'm closed for discussion. In order to engage in a back and forth with someone both parties have to be capable...
Forum: Main Forum 07-17-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,299
Posted By sparkle84
Ok, thanks. That's what I thought you were...

Ok, thanks. That's what I thought you were referring to but it was a little confusing because bridge hand to tip is what this thread was primarily discussing.
Still can't understand how increasing...
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,299
Posted By sparkle84
You're absolutely correct that speed is not...

You're absolutely correct that speed is not controlled by bridge length.
What you say after that has me a bit baffled. I can't picture how changing your bridge length would change the angle of your...
Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,299
Posted By sparkle84
Perhaps you'd like to explain how the following...

Perhaps you'd like to explain how the following variables would affect bridge lengths in regards to speed control.
1) Thickness of contact on OB
2) Type and amount of english applied to CB
3)...
Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,299
Posted By sparkle84
Excellent post. When discussing this (or any)...

Excellent post. When discussing this (or any) topic, many can't differenciate between the forest/trees. The amount of disinformation is staggering at times. Fortunatly, some, like Bavafongoul, get it.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-12-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
Yeah, I know pj. Just trying to be a little kind...

Yeah, I know pj. Just trying to be a little kind and/or diplomatic. Why, I have no idea. Must be mellowing out in my old age.
Back to the OP. Someone mentioned camera angle on the video. That's a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
After this, I'm closed for discussion. In order...

After this, I'm closed for discussion. In order to engage in a back and forth with someone both parties have to be capable of reading and understanding what the other says and then replying in a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-11-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
First of all I'm well aware of what a swoop...

First of all I'm well aware of what a swoop stroke is, I've been doing it for 50+ years.
Now you're saying that you agree with me regarding the use of the shot. You continue by saying well, if the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-10-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 6,009
Posted By sparkle84
I'm looking at the diagram and I'm sorry but the...

I'm looking at the diagram and I'm sorry but the 2 CB's to the right are identical as to the angle of the shaft and tip contact point on the CB. You're saying they're different somehow???
And what...
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