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Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-20-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,622
Posted By BC21
Lol. I understand. A good coach will gage your...

Lol. I understand. A good coach will gage your progress and focus during that 20 minutes. If the coach begins to notice that you're just going through the motions, monotonously, repeating the same...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 10-20-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,622
Posted By BC21
The thing is... it's a personal thing. Most...

The thing is... it's a personal thing. Most people do better practicing in short intervals, taking breaks to digest information and feedback. It's a good way to study for college exams also, rather...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-20-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By BC21
About 4 years ago I setup some shots and had my...

About 4 years ago I setup some shots and had my wife shoot using traditional ghostball guesstimations, then had her shoot the same shots, which were 1/2 ball and 3/4 ball shots, telling her to aim...
Forum: Instructional Material reviews 10-13-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 531
Posted By BC21
I love this! Very nice.

I love this! Very nice.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-10-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
I hope I'm still playing pool at 75! Keep it up...

I hope I'm still playing pool at 75! Keep it up Mr Boxcar.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-08-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
There was no fancy dance in my first reply....

There was no fancy dance in my first reply. :wink:

Almost every shot is a shot that can and has been missed, even by the best players out there.

There really isn't a single "secret" that...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-08-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
I agree 100%. Every shot solution, either...

I agree 100%. Every shot solution, either mathematically or visually realized, ultimately relies on body mechanics.

So the secret answer you're looking for is.....lack of practice.
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Forum: Aiming Conversation 10-06-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
No secret...almost every shot is missable.

No secret...almost every shot is missable.
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,570
Posted By BC21
Lol. Excellent. You win 2nd place so far. Lol....

Lol. Excellent. You win 2nd place so far. Lol. Nice job on 3 racks of rotation!

You'll probably get a ribbon when this thread is over. Just kidding. :wink: I actually got a ribbon a few...
Forum: Main Forum 10-05-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,570
Posted By BC21
Poolmanis and Wybrook, definitely. ...

Poolmanis and Wybrook, definitely.



Banks......6, and in order... 3 through 8, for the fun of it. I banked the 9 also, but scratched.

One pocket (if you have had to run more than 8, or 8 is...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-30-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By BC21
Lmao! I remember my first time stepping out of...

Lmao! I remember my first time stepping out of an air conditioned casino at midnight. It was about 107 outside. Sweat beads appeared on our faces as we waited on a ride, and my contact lenses...
Forum: Main Forum 09-29-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By BC21
I have watched your videos before. I believe you...

I have watched your videos before. I believe you give very good advice, great lessons. I really like your attention to halfball shots, the importance of recognizing and setting yourself up for...
Forum: Main Forum 09-29-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By BC21
When I ruin a good run, it's most always due to...

When I ruin a good run, it's most always due to missing a simple shot that I take for granted, a shot I would normally never miss. It's lack of consistent focus.

That's what makes straight pool...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-28-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By BC21
Yep....June, July, and August were not pool...

Yep....June, July, and August were not pool player months.

Even with air conditioning as good as it is nowadays, I'm glad the BCA League Championship tournament in Vegas has moved to March --...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-28-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
From an experience point of view, where the...

From an experience point of view, where the player knows the shot line or at least has a very good idea of it, what you are saying makes sense. But for inexperienced players, the fact that the cue...
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By BC21
Lol... and a person couldn't make a phone a...

Lol... and a person couldn't make a phone a call or send a text message with one of those bulky cameras. Imagine if they could have... a man walking down the street with a 4ft camera...
Forum: Ask The Instructor 09-28-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By BC21
I love all the greats, but I don't believe the...

I love all the greats, but I don't believe the greats of the past were any better than the greats of today as far as stroking powerful shots. I mean, when it comes to stroke and acquired skill, the...
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,921
Posted By BC21
Lol... Be sure to pick the right day of the...

Lol... Be sure to pick the right day of the year and save yourself a few thousand miles.
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 566
Posted By BC21
It is a really good book.

It is a really good book.
Forum: Main Forum 09-28-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By BC21
I like it. Any game with incentive to go for...

I like it. Any game with incentive to go for more is always good. And it's excellent practice for when these shots come up in a different game, like 1 pocket for example.
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-27-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
I had the box about 2ft away from the tip of the...

I had the box about 2ft away from the tip of the cue.

And yes, when a player has a good consistent stroke then all they have to do is alogn that stroke to where the cb needs to be in order to...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-27-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
Angry Years ago I affixed a laser to the end of my cue...

Years ago I affixed a laser to the end of my cue shaft. It was cheap laser pointer keyring purchased from a gas station/convenience store. I used a rubber band to secure it to the shaft. I then...
Forum: Main Forum 09-26-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,921
Posted By BC21
If you truly love the game, nothing should make...

If you truly love the game, nothing should make you want to quit.

When I was young and stupid I would ride my motorcycle through 18 weather, avoiding ice and snow, just to play some cheap...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-26-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
The statement in bold is simply not true. Most...

The statement in bold is simply not true. Most errors are stroke related, and for beginners or novice players finding exactly where the cue needs to be is also full of error because it's guesswork,...
Forum: Aiming Conversation 09-25-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,275
Posted By BC21
Good point, but any student who would understand...

Good point, but any student who would understand or recognize that it's not an exact 30 angle for that particular circle of balls would also be smart enough to realize that such details are not...
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