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Forum: Ask The Instructor Yesterday, 11:35 PM
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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: 47
Views: 1,583
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: 47
Views: 1,583
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 47
Views: 1,583
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: 42
Views: 2,856
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 42
Views: 2,856
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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: 112
Views: 3,240
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...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-06-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,856
Posted By Imac007
I have no idea of the reasoning behind Johan’s...

I have no idea of the reasoning behind Johan’s theory or what it states. I too, have engineering physics on my resume. I trust my experience and the fact that I add a lot of mass to my break, not...
Forum: Main Forum 02-06-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,240
Posted By Imac007
Giving my inner critic a bad stutter and a lisp...

Giving my inner critic a bad stutter and a lisp sounds like a good plan. This has been a great thread for me. I can see how this all relates to mindset during the zone. Iím an auditory dominant...
Forum: Main Forum 02-06-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,240
Posted By Imac007
My inner voice is a part of me, my self. If it...

My inner voice is a part of me, my self. If it was a female voice I would definitely notice. My assertion that it is gender neutral is likely false. It was a “what the hell is water” moment for me,...
Forum: Main Forum 02-05-2020, 02:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,240
Posted By Imac007
To answer your question first, I do have internal...

To answer your question first, I do have internal dialogue, lots of it. It is gender neutral English dialogue, sometimes analytical, other times conversational. I rehearse possible narrative...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 02-05-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,856
Posted By Imac007
Look for poolmanis videos on YouTube. Lately he...

Look for poolmanis videos on YouTube. Lately he has 2 videos shooting one handed. The one handed stroke uses the full arm.

https://youtu.be/rkCnCJZmBhg

The momentum he gets isn’t from the short...
Forum: Main Forum 02-04-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By Imac007
I like their snooker butts. They are slimmer than...

I like their snooker butts. They are slimmer than the pool designs which I find feel fat in my hand. Playing pool with a snooker shaft doesnít work for me. I added the R360 shaft that SVB played with...
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,942
Posted By Imac007
Individual development

This fits with the premise of this thread that players have different needs at each level of development. And, as you so cogently put, its unique to each player. This thread was started to help act...
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,089
Posted By Imac007
Part of a package

Choosing straight cueing as the key to performance cannot work without proper aim and alignment. Hawaiian Eye is as right as the straight cueing. The two make the total package. He notes that once...
Forum: Main Forum 02-01-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,089
Posted By Imac007
Performance is an inside job

Performance is about what we tell ourselves. One fellow I play with has some home and finance issues. Surprisingly his time at the table is an escape, he excels. We all react differently.

It...
Forum: Main Forum 02-01-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,089
Posted By Imac007
Priming a success strategy

At one time in my life I was a top tier tournament bridge player. I played in tournaments daily. Based on that experience, I was able to distill things to simple common denominators. Once the skills...
Forum: Main Forum 01-31-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,942
Posted By Imac007
ďDo. Or do not. There is no try.Ē

ďDo. Or do not. There is no try.Ē

But what does DO look like?

I was asked a few years ago simply, how to get better at pool. My response is copied here. Iím hoping there are some insights that...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 01-30-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,856
Posted By Imac007
Stroke or swing?

Swing is defined as a to and fro motion. The motion is from an axis or any suspension. In the case of a pendulum it is from a fixed axis. In the case of a full arm swing it is from the suspended...
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