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Forum: Aiming Conversation 08-08-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,034
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: 58
Views: 2,034
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: 58
Views: 2,034
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: 688
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: 688
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: 688
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: 688
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: 58
Views: 2,034
Posted By Imac007
Thanks for the great on table estimation tool.

Thanks for the great on table estimation tool.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-30-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By Imac007
Taking the question literally, there are only 6...

Taking the question literally, there are only 6 rails. So the most possible rails that can be hit are 6. Now, the puzzle becomes how to hit all 6 rails on a single stroke. I have a solution which I...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-30-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Imac007
The basic stages of learning state unconscious...

The basic stages of learning state unconscious competence as the ultimate goal. Miyagi Illustrates that the skills can be trained into the unconscious but context is needed to apply them in a useful...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-29-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Imac007
Thanks for reading my comment. An analogy...

Thanks for reading my comment.
An analogy comes to mind. When new drivers take the wheel for the first time they are easily overwhelmed. Gauges, pedals, levers and the steering wheel are a lot to...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 07-28-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By Imac007
There may be a different pace parameter in play...

There may be a different pace parameter in play in Grady’s mind. Sometimes a type of drag shot is used to better control pace. Using low right allows for a firmer hit because the drag effect of the...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-27-2020, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Imac007
Adding the CB contact point has benefits

When I was learning to play I asked a local player how to aim. The simple answer I got started with a single ball. The farthest point on the ball from the pocket is in line with the ball center....
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-22-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,878
Posted By Imac007
A step is missing in description

The description given will only even hit the ob directly if the balls are within a balls width of straight.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 07-18-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,701
Posted By Imac007
Angry I’m not a runway worker

When posters do this the hair on the back of my neck stands up. Having to ask what the OP is referring like some inside joke is juvenile. Posting things that will go over the heads of significant...
Forum: Main Forum 06-24-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By Imac007
Pack an axe you might meet a tree.

People act on emotion then justify with logic, even when it's twisted, and reeks of entitlement.
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-23-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Imac007
“I felt I should have gotten out”

“ I felt I should have gotten out.” This assumption stops you from narrowing issues. The objectives are to get yourself in position to finish, then finish. Too many players look at the first part in...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-19-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By Imac007
Chest to cue

Cueing from beside the body, the side of the chest can lower and provide another contact point for the cue. Modern snooker training is a 4 point concept. The grip, chest, chin and bridge provide a...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-17-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By Imac007
An Annika Sörenstam clinic perspective

I saw a video of Annika Sörenstam giving a clinic to a group of amateur ladies. She used a variety of clubs and swing lengths to send the ball to targets. She stood with her body in different...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-17-2020, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By Imac007
When you stand with arms hanging straight down,...

When you stand with arms hanging straight down, the arm is beside the body. If you hold a cue extended from the side it would make a right angle with the body. The foot on the cue side is pointed...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-16-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By Imac007
Fixing the diagonal

Having the same problem, with opposite handedness, led me to a similar process. The first visual I needed to solve was the diagonal sense of the cue. When you have a cue centred on your face the...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 06-07-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By Imac007
A draw shot across a pool table requires an...

A draw shot across a pool table requires an downwards angled cue. Many players sense unconsciously that the downward angle puts them in danger of a miscue.

Jeremy Jones when commentating...
Forum: Main Forum 03-17-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,213
Posted By Imac007
Deciding not to go is hard if a person only...

Deciding not to go is hard if a person only focuses on themself in the short term. Preparation goes out the window along with hopes and aspirations. That said, a longer future oriented timeline and...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 03-07-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,306
Posted By Imac007
Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 03-07-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Imac007
Parallel Aiming

Let’s start with some facts.
The pocket center contact point on the object ball is the farthest point on the object ball from the target location.
The nature of spheres is that only one relative...
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