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best slow and fast players - 10-21-2019, 03:57 AM

depending on what's happening, every player has slow/fast moments
but generally speaking,
which players seem to maintain a certain pace, with great success?
souquet is deliberate..but is he slow?
I've read here dan louie could race a turtle and lose
jay shaw and filler seem pretty quick..earl
efren often plays a brisk pace, but does sit and think from time to time
etc.

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I think there are advantages/disadvantages either way
especially depending on the player
but how do you feel about slow/fast play?
any particular situations/stories come to mind?


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10-21-2019, 03:58 AM

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10-21-2019, 04:04 AM

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10-21-2019, 04:05 AM

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10-21-2019, 04:09 AM

Earl is fastest. Period.
  
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10-21-2019, 04:20 AM

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Earl is fastest. Period.
Lou Butera was faster.

Luc Salvas was faster.

Im sure there are more that arent coming immediately to mind.


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10-21-2019, 04:33 AM

Tony Drago very fast.There is a youtube match with Filler with a 15 second clock.
  
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10-21-2019, 04:48 AM

Two of the slowest players won US Open 9-ball titles and that would be Ralf Souquet and Jeremy Jones. Of course, by reputation, the slowest ever player among top players was BCA Hall of Famer Frank Taberski, whose best pool was played about 100 years ago.

Agreed that Drago is the fastest, definitely faster than Butera and Salvas. For you old timers, there was a top player of the 1970's and 1980's from the Philadelphia area called Steve "Stevie Wonder" Dobrowolski. Steve played just about as fast as Drago, and probably faster than both Salvas and Butera.
  
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10-21-2019, 05:02 AM

Has anyone ever seen a “locally fast” player that wasn’t good? In my experience, the faster the player, the better he plays.
  
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10-21-2019, 11:07 AM

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Lou Butera was faster.

Luc Salvas was faster.

Im sure there are more that arent coming immediately to mind.
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10-21-2019, 11:20 AM

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depending on what's happening, every player has slow/fast moments
but generally speaking,
which players seem to maintain a certain pace, with great success?
souquet is deliberate..but is he slow?
I've read here dan louie could race a turtle and lose
jay shaw and filler seem pretty quick..earl
efren often plays a brisk pace, but does sit and think from time to time
etc.

bonus
I think there are advantages/disadvantages either way
especially depending on the player
but how do you feel about slow/fast play?
any particular situations/stories come to mind?
There's a zillion of hours of pool on the internet. Watch some and decide for yourself. This thread literally leads to nowhere.
  
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10-21-2019, 11:39 AM

There are more great fast players than slow players. Mosconi, Sigel, Earl, Filler, Shaw come to mind.

The only slow player I can stand to watch is Soquet. A lot of slow players I believe are playing slow to ice the opponent. Soquet is a great player but he is slow because he is very mechanical and regimented.
  
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10-21-2019, 11:47 AM

From the modern era, maybe Bassavich and C Williams are the best "dog ass slow" players?
  
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10-21-2019, 12:01 PM

i don't mind slow but i can't stand the getting up from the shot 3 times every other shot. orcollo, kaci, alex comes to mind
  
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10-21-2019, 12:24 PM

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i don't mind slow but i can't stand the getting up from the shot 3 times every other shot. orcollo, kaci, alex comes to mind
No professional pool player I've ever seen, does that more than John Shuput.
  
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