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  1. One Pocket John

    Cue vibrates like a tuning fork.

    No, not at all Bob. What I mean, is when you hold the cue in your grip hand and slap it gently with your other hand the cue vibrates like a tuning fork. Also, the tip of the cue striking the cue ball sounds kind of tinny. Sorry for not being more clear with my post. Thanks John
  2. One Pocket John

    Cue vibrates like a tuning fork.

    Have to ask this question. Is it desirable to shoot with a cue that vibrates like a tuning fork. Thinking not, I have installed rubber washers at select positions on the cue to deaden the vibrations. Not only did the washers reduce the vibrations it also changed the sound of the tip hitting the...
  3. One Pocket John

    The Eyes Have It

    dquarasr Read your post and read through many of the other post. I didn't see any mention of what follows so I'll mention it here. Here is where it gets interesting. We all have a parallax error in our vision {some lucky folks don't}. When looking at an object some distance away each eye sees...
  4. One Pocket John

    becue/revo/cuetec carbon fiber are not the holy grail..YIKES

    Hey Larry, I meet with a friend of mine every Monday and play for a few hours. Last Monday he shows up with a new Predator cue with a revo shaft on it. I had never hit a ball with cf shaft so he let me hit some balls with it. I thought it had a great hit, I liked it. So I ask, what did this...
  5. One Pocket John

    The suggestion of a CTE specific sub forum

    To those interested. John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. One Pocket John

    Niels Feijen's approach to aiming with and without side spin

    I'm subscribed to his YT channel. I like his videos. One thing that did get my attention in the aiming video was he never mentioned cut induced throw of the OB when using the ghost ball aiming method using no spin. John
  7. One Pocket John

    Center Pocket Music, the long-awaited CTE Pro One book, by Stan Shuffett.

    The CTE Pro One Truth Series is on YT. I think all 25 are there. I've watched 8 videos so far and have a bunch more to go. Really an interesting topic. Stan does a great job presenting CTE in a logical and easy to understand format. Thanks Stan. John
  8. One Pocket John

    Grip Nuances

    The middle finger leads and the ring finger follows during the forward motion of the stroke. It’s a very, very light holding of the cue. Allowing for the wrist to pivot straight forward. Index and little finger do nothing. John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy to read your giving it a try Larry. Once you get the hang of it you'll never go back to physically pushing the cue and cue ball. In case you may be having an issue with "when to release" the cue I want to offer some guidance. At cue ball address, when your down on the shot and the cue tip...
  11. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Touch) Feel for the cue, cue ball and shot. This is the best I can define "Touch". John
  12. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For me the benefit is "Touch" John
  13. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And check out the extension on his cue. I can't remember what year Earl started using an extension but he really started something. SVB visited with Earl, in NY for a week or so back in 2017 or 2018. I can only guess, but I would be willing to bet Shane asked Earl why he used an extension...
  14. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Physically pushing the cue is not needed to get thru the cue ball. What is needed is to let the cue go thru the cue ball, this is due to the weight and mass of the cue behind the grip hand. I’m enjoying this thread. Wish I knew a pro that uses an extension to talk about this subject. John...
  15. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SurfTopics, thank you for your posts. You have described the pool stick action (pull) better than I ever could. I am guilty of pushing the cue thru the stoke most of my pool playing career with some success. But have adapted the pulling stroke into my fundamentals and very happy with the...
  16. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome to the discussion. The thread was started by Larry bbb asking about letting the cue go. If you haven’t please read the entire thread. Some interesting posts have been made regarding the releasing of the cue. When I say smaller pro players I’m talking about those players that grip their...
  17. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The shorter players do not need an extension. A standard 58” cue is all they need it allows for plenty of weight behind their grip hand. John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the video Straightline. The way he is using his cue is exactly what I have been talking about. The player has maybe 10 or 12" of cue (weight) behind his grip hand. Focusing on and feeling this weight behind his grip hand allows for the release and throwing of the cue. (sliding in...
  19. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    True. The cue slides in the hand. How much he allows it to slide is dependent on the shot at hand. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. One Pocket John

    LET GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JS releases the cue and then catches it before it leaves his grip hand. True I’ve never seen anyone ever just let go of the cue. John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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