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Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
The language part of the mind is auditory in...

The language part of the mind is auditory in nature. As long as the inner dialogue is focused on the sights and feelings associated with the shot, no harm. Having an inner conversation about the fact...
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
My god, I think he’s got it

Succinctly put. Maybe between us we’ve captured enough of the sense despite the shortcomings of language to accurately describe. The hope is the next reader gets something of benefit. Language fails...
Forum: Main Forum 09-10-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
Pulling it together

Like I mentioned in a previous post, language and time are linear. Although there might be several things going on at the same time, language is limited to describing them one at a time. The “install...
Forum: Main Forum 09-09-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
As you’ve already revealed you have a situational...

As you’ve already revealed you have a situational internal mental routine on game balls. “ I like to miss the shots which win the game, because I'm thinking about winning/losing instead of process.”...
Forum: Main Forum 09-08-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
Before I learned that I need to aim and align...

Before I learned that I need to aim and align while standing, I would often get down then aim. Finding the ball center and aligning the tip would occasionally find me missing a shot by a mile to the...
Forum: Main Forum 09-08-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
Every comment has that element of truth. Problem...

Every comment has that element of truth. Problem is language only offers one at a time because of its linearity. We are looking at multiple contexts each with their own truth at the same time....
Forum: Main Forum 09-07-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
Frames of mind for competition

One of the things about stress is that it tends to cause attention to narrow and internalize. To counter that inward focus the player needs to direct their attention to the table. Shaking hands lets...
Forum: Main Forum 09-05-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,840
Posted By Imac007
We often miss what is right in front of us

In the 1970’s at UC Berkeley, a psychology student and an associate linguistics professor videoed therapy sessions with top therapists. They noticed something odd. When clients processed information...
Forum: Main Forum 09-04-2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 8,442
Posted By Imac007
This topic has pulled a lot of pontificators off...

This topic has pulled a lot of pontificators off the bench. It comes with mixed insights.

The first is that attempts to pass on knowledge fail unless the student is ready. It’s easy to want more...
Forum: Main Forum 09-03-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 8,442
Posted By Imac007
To quote you You need to realize with your...

To quote you

You need to realize with your real eyes.
And, That Effren’s key was “know” spin, rather than no spin.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-01-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
I agree to a point. Where the thinking diverges...

I agree to a point. Where the thinking diverges is that there are effects at lesser elevations. Dr. Dave offers a gearing english picture using 40% of the offset creating a turn rate that simply...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-01-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
Yes. Take the extreme. A cue delivered...

Yes. Take the extreme. A cue delivered perpendicular to the table bed, dead center, on the cue ball, can maintain contact a long time. As the cue moves off the perpendicular the length of contact on...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-01-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
Nevertheless, the length of time increase is not...

Nevertheless, the length of time increase is not the issue. The effect on the ball is. The combination of skid, differing speed effects over varying distance based on angle, applied force and timing...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-31-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
Read carefully

The description only specifies the horizontal movement at the specific through impact moment. The bottom of the pendulum arc represents the only such moment. Of course, Bob J noted, the flex of the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-31-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
Horizontal delivery relates to a mental construct...

Horizontal delivery relates to a mental construct that pendulum players imagine is theoretically ideal. The cue tip travels parallel to and above the horizontal table bed, through the contact point...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-31-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,670
Posted By Imac007
A different approach with different effects

This Kid Delicious zinger shot reminds me of a TAR podcast with Fransisco

https://youtu.be/6Y2qoCtdiak

One of the interviewer was trying to tell Fransisco that he had to make allowance for...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-17-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By Imac007
One thing it took me years to understand was how...

One thing it took me years to understand was how to handle a mistake. Our mind is amazing and dogged in pursuit of answers. The trick is not just asking the right questions but avoiding asking the...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-08-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,226
Posted By Imac007
Exactly the point of the perceptual move to the...

Exactly the point of the perceptual move to the joint, especially when the surroundings make it easier. The cue can be used at the table to measure both 58” and half that amount 29”. Thinking...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-07-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,226
Posted By Imac007
Dr. Dave and Bob J to the rescue

One comment stuck in my mind. It had to do with why would a player want to know an angle to pocket a ball? None of the aiming systems I know are based on a way to target based on degrees. But there...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-05-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,226
Posted By Imac007
Lacking insight doesn’t mean the knowledge isn’t...

Lacking insight doesn’t mean the knowledge isn’t useful. Just because we can’t see around a corner doesn’t mean nothing is there. Awareness is about seeing things right under our nose and figuring...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Imac007
554239 Finally figured out how to upload from...

554239
Finally figured out how to upload from my photo library.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Imac007
PJ thanks. The diagrams are appreciated. The...

PJ thanks. The diagrams are appreciated. The first more accurately depicts my vision. The original line from the center diamond to the second diamond is a little longer making the final contact the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Imac007
Starting more mid end rail with check brings the...

Starting more mid end rail with check brings the second cushion in play farther from the corner. That flattens the angle from rail 3 to 4. The angle cross table then makes the 5th rail the long rail...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 08-03-2020, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By Imac007
Couldn’t figure out how to load an image from my...

Couldn’t figure out how to load an image from my iPad so will describe a shot starting with check side into the first rail. Starting near the middle of an end rail aim at the second diamond up on the...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-31-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,226
Posted By Imac007
Thanks for the great on table estimation tool.

Thanks for the great on table estimation tool.
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