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09-13-2019, 04:41 AM

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Originally Posted by evergruven View Post
made you look? smile

over time, I've seen a lot of threads about deflection- many about how to "deal" with/get rid of it
one recently caught my eye
makes sense- it appears to make it more difficult for us to achieve our on-table goals
making balls, getting position, etc.

but isn't deflection just a natural result of shooting pool?
of course technology can make processes simpler and more efficient
but if we can't shoot pool without deflection, why try to work around it?

I suck, but it's fun trying to figure out how to hit the balls, given deflection
you pick the spot on the cue ball, a place for it to go, and watch that sucker fly
if you miss, aauughhhh
but if it goes, and especially if it goes in nice- given the distance and spin and everything
doesn't it just feel real good?

again, I'm not playing for high stakes, just for the love
but maybe even bettors can relate
the challenge makes the journey memorable
and real, and true.
putting in the work
the thinking
the practice
over, and over
and when that effort and care bears fruit
mmmmm..eat it up!
hey, you earned it

anyway, I'm sure several of you are hip already
I just wanted to bring it up, this feeling

and maybe there is a level (unique to each of us, perhaps) of deflection that both challenges us
but also helps the balls to go right
maybe consciously or subconsciously that's what we're all looking for
it could be in a cue
and maybe it's in us, too
like a block of marble waiting to be sculpted
regardless..
I see much value in embracing the inevitability, the beautiful struggle
that is deflection
Dude, i see a NYT best-seller in your future. Call it "Reflections on Deflection". Outta sell a gillion copies.
  
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