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Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-02-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By acousticsguru
Great exercise that reminds me a bit of my...

Great exercise that reminds me a bit of my slightly less demanding "backwards" drill that I do with students, and of which I posted a video a few years back:

https://youtu.be/CSWkz7eWrMI

Love...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 09-27-2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,381
Posted By acousticsguru
What I do when that happens is to concentrate on...

What I do when that happens is to concentrate on a single aspect of my game and nothing else, such as a slow backswing, or staying down after every shot until nothing moves (i.e. every ball on the...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 08-28-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By acousticsguru
Thanks Danny, no worries, I don't think Mikko was...

Thanks Danny, no worries, I don't think Mikko was referring to what you said, but to my claim to be no more than a "mediocre at best shotmaker" - we know each other in person, as a matter of fact, we...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-30-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By acousticsguru
Just ran 85 again today, the usual problem. Cue...

Just ran 85 again today, the usual problem. Cue ball got kicked upstream, left with a long if makable shot, with the object ball barely five inches from a corner pocket, only with my eyes, I really...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-30-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By acousticsguru
Now this sounds intriguing! The humidity here...

Now this sounds intriguing! The humidity here this time of year is such that one would really have to clean the cue ball every rack… :(

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-29-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By acousticsguru
LOL! I know at least one pool player in our neck...

LOL! I know at least one pool player in our neck of the woods everyone knows is guaranteed to get sharked if one puts the 13 in the apex of an 8-Ball break, or on the foot spot on a Straight Pool...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-29-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By acousticsguru
Even though it's been a while, you've seen me...

Even though it's been a while, you've seen me shoot, welcome to judge from memory! I certainly don't have much confidence in that department. :rolleyes:

There's a reason most of my runs end at 14...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-27-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By acousticsguru
One way or another, every run is going to end. We...

One way or another, every run is going to end. We Straight Pool players, in particular the better one gets, tend to forget details about our runs and obsess over the one we remember, how the run...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-27-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,395
Posted By acousticsguru
I'm with Bob on this one. I've occasionally...

I'm with Bob on this one. I've occasionally "overturned" (as we say in German - the result is a thinner than expected or, done that twice or so in my life, thinner than seemed physically possible or...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-22-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Thanks for the encouragement! It's weird...

Thanks for the encouragement! It's weird sometimes, feeling like quitting altogether, that my eyes and game are completely gone, and then, just when I'm tired and ready to wrap things up for the day,...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-18-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
153

153 in practice this afternoon. Missed a very makable (though not easy as should be) key ball when (again…) the mobile phone rang. Now going to make it a rule to turn it off once I'm into three...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 07-02-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Already congratulated on your latest three-digit...

Already congratulated on your latest three-digit run elsewhere, happy for you! Keep up the great playing! :thumbup:

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-28-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Congratulations on beating your record! On a...

Congratulations on beating your record!

On a side note, I use a coin to get counting off my mind, and in tournament play, keep saying to myself I need to get on another break shot (= one after the...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-27-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,849
Posted By acousticsguru
My own Straight Pool game is pretty much built...

My own Straight Pool game is pretty much built around the fact that I'm a mediocre (at best) shotmaker (or at least, that I firmly believe so), with the result that I won't take anything lightly, and...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-11-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,884
Posted By acousticsguru
14.1 on 7 footer

I've played and practiced Straight Pool on all table sizes and most brands, and have come to the conclusion that contrarily to what some people believe, it's tougher the smaller the table, with the...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 06-02-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Nice! Keep up the great playing, my friend!...

Nice! Keep up the great playing, my friend! :thumbup:

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-25-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By acousticsguru
There is no disagreement: that is what I meant by...

There is no disagreement: that is what I meant by "gauging the speed of one's opponent" - you need to be sure they average no more than you're pointing out. In Open tournament play, there's no way of...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-25-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By acousticsguru
While I agree one might try and gauge the speed...

While I agree one might try and gauge the speed of one's competition (which is implicitly what one does letting one's opponent to the table), I've always felt that doing so is risky business. The...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,583
Posted By acousticsguru
Of course!

Of course, many times. As long as the rule set makes it possible for a player to use his/her brains, why not? It's won me close matches, remembering one in National Men's Singles Championship and...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 05-07-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Nice shooting my friend, good to see you play,...

Nice shooting my friend, good to see you play, smooth stroke is holding up well, great rhythm, even with little practice, one couldn't tell the difference. Balls are opening up reasonably well (way...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 04-08-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,531
Posted By acousticsguru
I still have one of those somewhere - the cool...

I still have one of those somewhere - the cool part is one can use it to jump balls one can't reach (preferably with a jump cue, of course). The not so cool part is it's easy to damage (scratch, make...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-24-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,651
Posted By acousticsguru
Just watched the end of the match! :cool: ...

Just watched the end of the match! :cool:

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-20-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
Thank you! :o Hope you are well, too! :thumbup: ...

Thank you! :o Hope you are well, too! :thumbup:

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-19-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,651
Posted By acousticsguru
Agree, nice shot (that I can't believe anyone...

Agree, nice shot (that I can't believe anyone would take on in Straight Pool), as well as regarding the use of jump cues in this game/discipline. Seems, looks and feels wrong!

Greetings from...
Forum: 14.1 Pool 03-19-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 31,976
Posted By acousticsguru
140

Pulled out a different cue for once, with a tip on it I don't like, ran a 43 (the usual problem…) followed by a 140. Got too straight and scratched on the break - might say hindsight is always easier...
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