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View Poll Results: The key to playing better pool is...
Instructional videos/books/hiring an instructor 31 42.47%
Drills 21 28.77%
Running balls - the ghost, 14.1 etc 16 21.92%
Balk line billiards - all the top players started this way 0 0%
I don't like these scientific questions - do I look like Einstein? 5 6.85%
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06-22-2017, 04:56 PM

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06-23-2017, 05:40 AM

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The key to playing better pool is...
.. getting on the correct side of your next OB.

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06-23-2017, 01:57 PM

As an instructor myself, I know that the single most important thing that I have done to improve is take lessons and watch videos. The problem with videos is that you don't get personal feedback. The problem with lessons is that most people just enroll for a day or two and and don't do anything long term. I feel like Virtual Billiard Academy addresses both of those problems nicely, and more importantly, it is affordable. You can get a year of instruction for $500.00 or 6 months for $350.00. We have produced lots of successful students. I have trained a VNEA World Champion, Member of the WPBA Hall of Fame, and various other professional players. Be sure to check out my website: www.poolteacher.com

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06-23-2017, 03:11 PM

Anthony...If you're going to blatently advertise your pool school here, how about spending $35 to buy a Gold Membership? It costs you less than $.10/day...

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As an instructor myself, I know that the single most important thing that I have done to improve is take lessons and watch videos. The problem with videos is that you don't get personal feedback. The problem with lessons is that most people just enroll for a day or two and and don't do anything long term. I feel like Virtual Billiard Academy addresses both of those problems nicely, and more importantly, it is affordable. You can get a year of instruction for $500.00 or 6 months for $350.00. We have produced lots of successful students. I have trained a VNEA World Champion, Member of the WPBA Hall of Fame, and various other professional players. Be sure to check out my website: www.poolteacher.com

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06-23-2017, 03:27 PM

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06-24-2017, 03:12 AM

...and here I thougth I would have to post some canticle about this stuff.... nicely said.

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Such a loaded question. It's many things.

You have to seek the knowledge.

You need to put in the practice.

Discipline.

Develop mastery, that is a knowing of you can do this shot, the whole shot w the leave.

Above all else is a passion for the game.

Each one of those has multiple facets.

Where you limit yourself is when you skip or don't do enough of one of those.

I put in tons of practice when I got back into pool about ten years ago or more. Got much, much better. But it wasnt until I consistently played better people that my ability grew.

That was a gaining of knowledge and apply that straight into practice. My philosophy is, if the game isn't for money, it's practice.



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06-24-2017, 05:16 AM

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Your poll makes it seem like an either/or type of thing. In reality, playing better pool is a combination of many facets.
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06-24-2017, 06:06 PM

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Anthony...If you're going to blatently advertise your pool school here, how about spending $35 to buy a Gold Membership? It costs you less than $.10/day...

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Scott, actually I have an advertisement agreement with Mike Howerton. I am part of the AZBilliards instructional staff. I write for Mike's magazine "Billiards Buzz" You really should check it out. Good stuff!


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06-25-2017, 05:32 PM

All the more reason you should be a gold member Anthony...

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Key to playing better pool - 06-25-2017, 06:50 PM

I am a Gold Member... is it showing up? I know they have been having problems with it not showing on some people's accounts...

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The key to playing better pool is...
All of the above.

Strategy from book-readin', fundies from drills, pattern play from rack running, and well-rounded experience from playing a variety of carom and pocket games are all key to developing a robust set of tools to succeed as a pool player.
  
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All of the above.

Strategy from book-readin', fundies from drills, pattern play from rack running, and well-rounded experience from playing a variety of carom and pocket games are all key to developing a robust set of tools to succeed as a pool player.


And here I thought I was just having fun.

"Better" pool means different things to different players. It doesn't necessarily mean to be able to beat more players than before becoming "better."

And that examination of motivation then following through on that before making major changes is one reason why I put "honesty," not a pool fundamental(s) as THE key to "better" pool.

fwiw.... I feel "better,"


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