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  1. CJ Wiley

    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    I am looking forward to turning Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming in the near future, there's several friends I'd like to visit. Unless I'm in the mood for skiing I'll probably plan for springtime. Mountain biking in Montana sounds like an amazing experience and I'll make a point to bring mine. Maybe...
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    Bridge length, has something changed?

    The players with the longer bridges also are standing further from the cueball because they are using longer cues. Remember there's ideally 3 things that must be in sync, where you hold the cue, the distance to the cueball from your right ankle bone and the bridge length. Shane for instance...
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    Thanks, I have stayed pretty safe traveling considering the state of the nation right now. People are getting stranger and stranger that's for sure, I'm not sure what they are injecting but it's making them "eccentric" to say the least. I was doing some extreme mountain biking earlier today...
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    Improving Tempo is Vital in Golf, Tennis and Pocket Billiards - What is the Secret?

    Yes, I use a resistance cord (like a large rubber band) and a routine that I pull the band back and let it snap directly back to where my hand is when cueing the cueball. I stumbled on this back when I was 21 and had a friend from Canada that was a top notch hustler. For 3 weeks I went into...
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    Adventures on the Road Hustling Pool and the PoPo in Waukegan Illinois

    When I was hustling pool on the road we always had to ready to do what was necessary to stay safe and win the cash. In this story I was at the Homestead Bar when the police raided the place, they had all kinds of "activities" going on, from a blackjack game in the back to high stakes pool...
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    Improving Tempo is Vital in Golf, Tennis and Pocket Billiards - What is the Secret?

    There is a transition time with every player, it's just a matter of how abbreviated it is. We call this "The Gathering of the Shot"....and players like Buddy Hall do it beautifully - this is one of the reasons he was known to have the best cue ball control in history. It requires energy to take...
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    Adventures of a Road Player Learning Life Lessons from Pool, Pimps, and Pistols

    This is my latest "Adventures on the Road" for those of you that remember the days of the Road Player. Join me as I share my adventures with "Lil Richard", Dalton Leong and what it was like the first time I got stuck up at gunpoint on Lake Street in Minneapolis....and without a gun in Gentleman...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    Yes, my life is very adventuresome I've been traveling to a new city or state ever week for several years. Today I'm heading to Wisconsin to hang out and teach a gentleman that's a chef, originally from France with homes in Switzerland, Texas, Wisconsin and who knows where else. lol I meet so...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    The Update: The two players I was gambling with both contacted me to come to their bar and give a clinic and several private lessons AND they want to match up another game. How strong is that, among all the other things that happened that night they invited me back to work with their league...
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    CJ's Adventures on the Road - Coming Out of "Hustling" Retirement for a Night

    I have been touring the country meeting and coaching all kinds of interesting players and getting stellar results. After over 60 private lessons in the last 5 weeks I was getting burned out and wanted to match up a gambling game and have some fun "like old times". A friend said he knew a guy...
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    Are you making adjustments and Constantly Calibrating your Game like the Champions?

    I appreciate you pointing out some of the comparisons you mentioned, there are definitely many levels to teaching the mind to master a particular skill. Despite public opinion to the contrary I believe, with the proper wisdom of fundaments anyone can perform at a perfect level.....the question...
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    How to Develop Confidence to Battle the Champions

    You're welcome, these techniques can be used in many aspects of life and competition. I always recommend the books 'Zen in the Art of Archery' and 'The Mental Edge' to players that are striving for greatness. I have a professional player in Europe that is playing in the world championships this...
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    Are you making adjustments and Constantly Calibrating your Game like the Champions?

    My martial arts teachers told me 30+ years ago, "you first must be willing to break down to truly build up". To perform at the highest levels it starts with the foundation, which is the feet in pocket billiards. Once you have the correct foot position and are aligned DIRECTLY on the line of the...
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    Does a Firmer Grip Maximize or Diminish Feel and Touch for the Cueball?

    There are many stages to reaching Shane VB's level, most contemporary teaching like you mentioned will keep players in "pool purgatory" they will practice 2-3 hours a day EVERY DAY and never get any better. When a player really wants to play at the championship level they must be willing to...
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    Two Shot Foul

    Yes, 2 FOUL Rollout is demonstratively better - I actually put both games into a formula, and it was amazing how much better the 2 Foul game is when it comes to forcing players to make difficult shots to win rather than play safeties, it's also has better entertainment, excitement and strategic...
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    What is the most consecutive racks of 9 ball ever run?

    Yes, we were required to video the last 5 racks of the run. It was done with my own, personal video camera and it's in the documentary.
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    Does a Firmer Grip Maximize or Diminish Feel and Touch for the Cueball?

    Shane and I both pre-cock our wrists like the position you're in when hammering a nail (at the top) - we look different because Shane holds the cue much farther back than I do (he uses an extension) and stands further back from the cueball. The effect is the same, we get a tremendous wrist...
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    Does a Firmer Grip Maximize or Diminish Feel and Touch for the Cueball?

    Yes, I've always laughed at players that think there's only two grip pressures, firm and loose. Actually there are several, and while it's a good idea for most players to strive for consistent grip pressure, it's not possible to literally achieve. I know with a firm grip I can hit STUN SHOTS...
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    What is the most consecutive racks of 9 ball ever run?

    Yes, Berle and I go way back to my teenage years. He steered me to many spots in Kentucky where I won over $30,000 in less than a month. He was an accomplished player too, and if there's ever a book about him it would be a great read!
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    What is the most consecutive racks of 9 ball ever run?

    That's not true at all, there was never a mention in the lawsuit about any combinations and there were 5 huge boxes full of paperwork.....not any mention of disputing his 11 rack run.
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