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Forum: Main Forum 05-04-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,876
Posted By JoeW
Glad to see Tramp Steamer posting. His humor is...

Glad to see Tramp Steamer posting. His humor is fun.

For me there were (are?) too many feuds and too much antagonism. It just wasn't fun and interesting anymore. I come back to see what is going...
Forum: Main Forum 05-04-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 139,004
Posted By JoeW
So who are the new moderators? I haven't been...

So who are the new moderators? I haven't been around much lately and would like to know. Thanks
Forum: Main Forum 08-02-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,445
Posted By JoeW
He can draw with that cue ball better than you...

He can draw with that cue ball better than you can with a pencil.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-25-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,132
Posted By JoeW
Here is one you might like. There are many...

Here is one you might like. There are many variations and many benefits

http://billiards.colostate.edu/PBReview/CBControl1.htm

In any practice drill you should be making the ball about 90% of...
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,765
Posted By JoeW
I think the best thing you can do is to stop...

I think the best thing you can do is to stop talking.

Hum something (Hmmmmm) and have in your mind the idea that the ability to concentrate and see your contact point is the most important thing...
Forum: Main Forum 07-25-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By JoeW
Interesting observation. I did not play for about...

Interesting observation. I did not play for about a month, simply had no inclination. The other day I walked passed the hall and stopped in just for the hell of it. I play with the stick centered...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By JoeW
Sometimes I wonder if people ever stop to think...

Sometimes I wonder if people ever stop to think what HAMB means. To me it means stumbling around in the dark until you luck into finding something that works. Maybe it means make every mistake until...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,544
Posted By JoeW
Like many things in life, it depends upon the...

Like many things in life, it depends upon the seriousness of the problem that one has. Using our current understanding about how the mind works can, and does, have a major impact on someone's life if...
Forum: Main Forum 07-16-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,385
Posted By JoeW
Naw, little if any flirting. When two people...

Naw, little if any flirting. When two people flirt there is much more face touching, adjusting hair, clothes, smiling, etc. A man's voice tends to drop. My bet is simply good friends with clear...
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,945
Posted By JoeW
Straightpool-99 wrote, “What are your thoughts on...

Straightpool-99 wrote, “What are your thoughts on this? Should you try to emulate the pros from the beginning or learn an entirely different style and then change? “

I have a few thoughts on the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-01-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By JoeW
I would think that if you placed in the top three...

I would think that if you placed in the top three places in two big tournaments in one year most people would think you are a Pro no matter how you earn your living.

A "big" tournament would be a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-24-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,363
Posted By JoeW
Like you I consume all the best information I can...

Like you I consume all the best information I can find. I learned that it is best to find ways in which to test a new tool or idea. Sometimes it takes as much ingenuity to find a way to determine if...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 06-23-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,067
Posted By JoeW
I often place the cue over the OB to the rail...

I often place the cue over the OB to the rail diamond to calculate bank angles. I have used this for years and have found that the stick often changes the place I was going to hit the rail and it is...
Forum: Main Forum 06-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,319
Posted By JoeW
We all learn a way to initiate the PSR and...

We all learn a way to initiate the PSR and trigger the subconscious to have full control of the mind. Often by simply stepping into the shot.

I would guess that many (if not most) of today's Pros...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By JoeW
Replacing old habits

Here is a way to replace old habits with a new habit as discovered by a group in Australia. Apparently it is effective as it has been widely recognized as a useful technique. I think it would work to...
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,666
Posted By JoeW
RIP Freddy

RIP Freddy
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By JoeW
Hi Fran: I don't know if you have seen this. I...

Hi Fran:
I don't know if you have seen this. I find it to be one of the best breaking instructional videos on the web.

http://billiards.colostate.edu/normal_videos/new/NVA-20.htm

While the...
Forum: Main Forum 06-13-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,964
Posted By JoeW
Depends on how serious you are to master this...

Depends on how serious you are to master this skill. Use biofeedback to learn to relax on command. You can buy a decent biofeedback machine for under $100.00.

Use Deep Muscle Relaxation to learn...
Forum: Main Forum 06-13-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,982
Posted By JoeW
When you take from one source it is plagiarism. ...

When you take from one source it is plagiarism.

When you take from everyone it is research. :D
Forum: Main Forum 06-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,982
Posted By JoeW
I have been playing for 25 years now and here are...

I have been playing for 25 years now and here are a couple of things I recently learned. That doesn't make them secrets. It may simply show how stupid I can be.

1.I am not a center to edge...
Forum: Main Forum 06-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33,224
Views: 21,310,856
Posted By JoeW
True story. In 1968 I had to go downtown to see...

True story. In 1968 I had to go downtown to see an executive in a high rise building for a few minutes. I was holding my 18 month old daughter with her facing over my shoulder as we got on the...
Forum: Main Forum 06-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,184
Posted By JoeW
I tend to agree with 336 Robin. Over the years...

I tend to agree with 336 Robin. Over the years the teams with two or three people seemed to draw more people and they seemed to have the most fun. It is easy enough to have two or more flights with...
Forum: Main Forum 06-08-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By JoeW
One other thought that may or may not appeal. We...

One other thought that may or may not appeal. We noted that team tournaments attracted 100 or more players for a one or two day tournament. Have three player teams with rules that say all players...
Forum: Main Forum 06-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By JoeW
Put together a brochure that details what you...

Put together a brochure that details what you will do to hold a tournament.Emphasize the advertising you will / have sold and the potential number of players who will be in attendance with an...
Forum: Main Forum 06-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 48,976
Posted By JoeW
Some additions that complement the Teaching Code...

Some additions that complement the Teaching Code and your summary.

1. Real teachers think there is no such thing as a stupid question. Student questions tell the teacher about the student and...
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