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Tempo is everything these days! - 09-02-2012, 09:07 AM

A friend of mine talked to me about slowing down between shots, walking around the table, looking at the shot from all angles and making sure that I knew what my plan was before I got down on the shot. Leaving nothing but the execution of the shot at hand. I believe it is important to treat every shot like it could be your last shot and don't take any shots for granted thinking that they are simple, because sometimes those are the very shots that will send you back to your seat.
  
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09-02-2012, 09:09 AM

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Meaning just what the question ask you! Have you done a lot of little things that helped? Or a few big things that helped your pool game a lot? Your opinion is wanted and needed, as it may help some of the AZB family members learn something to help improve their pool game. One thing about helping people, you cannot help them if they know everything in pool already!
The biggies for me have been:
- practice, practice, practice.
- actually focus and aim every shot ... even the "easy" shots.
- follow the generally-recommended stroke "best practices" advice religiously.
- learn and fully understand all of the "secrets" and "gems" of pool.
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09-02-2012, 09:26 AM

I have read and listened to people who know more about this game than I do. Ratta(Ingo) viewed a video of me shooting some shots, he noticed I didn't have a eye pattern and told me how it works. I created one and this alone made me make more balls. Being stubborn I have spent literally two months creating my own version of Ekke's SEE-system. I started out reading his conclusion on how to pocket balls. Tried his way of thinking for angles 0-22.5 and created my own lines for the other angles. His train of thought fit me and my game.

These reference lines, stepping in to shot line has really worked out great. Two months of paying attention to what happens for certain angles and reference lines has finally paid of. Sure it has been a bit painful missing a lot of shots but I have been consistent and this is really upping my game.

I'm really saving alot of energy these days. I look at the shot, recognize the angle, determine what kind of shot I'm shooting, step into the for me correct reference/shot line use my eye pattern and shoot. No unnecessary aiming process everything seems easy. Not everything but you know what I mean.
  
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09-02-2012, 11:40 AM

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09-03-2012, 12:24 AM

The major thing I did that gave me a big jump was basically an attitude change.

I decided I wanted to play good, correct pool, rather than just beat up D-players with my bad C-player stroke. It meant working on parts of my game that were broken, unfamiliar, or uncomfortable.

I made a decision to hit every ball correctly, even if it meant missing the shot or losing the game.

Specific examples are here:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpo...8&postcount=20

I will also say the pause helped me learn how to make tough longer shots, and helped me diagnose bad stroke habits.
  
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09-03-2012, 07:03 PM

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The major thing I did that gave me a big jump was basically an attitude change.

I decided I wanted to play good, correct pool, rather than just beat up D-players with my bad C-player stroke. It meant working on parts of my game that were broken, unfamiliar, or uncomfortable.

I made a decision to hit every ball correctly, even if it meant missing the shot or losing the game.

Specific examples are here:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showpo...8&postcount=20

I will also say the pause helped me learn how to make tough longer shots, and helped me diagnose bad stroke habits.
A lot of good things done to improve your game. I like that! Thanks for all the positive input.
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09-03-2012, 07:28 PM

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09-03-2012, 07:38 PM

I started ...
Shooting easier,
Practicing daily
and Shooting against players better than myself.

The guys (the better players) comment about how my game has drastically improved since the first of the year.
  
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09-03-2012, 07:47 PM

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I started ...
Shooting easier,
Practicing daily
and Shooting against players better than myself.

The guys (the better players) comment about how my game has drastically improved since the first of the year.
You must be pretty good then!
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09-03-2012, 07:49 PM

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Practice a 1000% more.......
You are already too good. Now you are trying to get better! People better watch out for you.
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09-03-2012, 07:55 PM

I switched from Mezz to a custom cue, and completely changed my game, from very flamboyant to very simple, employ the clock system to apply english, practice better, slow and gentle strokes. And my game improved significantly even though I play only 5hr/week and against players of my levels only, no matches against better ones.

I will pick up better opponents now

My improvement was shown in my 2 recent tournament results. Amateur only, but I got into last 16 and last 8 respectively.
  
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I switched from Mezz to a custom cue, and completely changed my game, from very flamboyant to very simple, employ the clock system to apply english, practice better, slow and gentle strokes. And my game improved significantly even though I play only 5hr/week and against players of my levels only, no matches against better ones.

I will pick up better opponents now

My improvement was shown in my 2 recent tournament results. Amateur only, but I got into last 16 and last 8 respectively.
Wow! That is a great improvement. The clock system is what Buddy Hall uses also. Good luck.
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09-03-2012, 08:14 PM

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Wow! That is a great improvement. The clock system is what Buddy Hall uses also. Good luck.
Many Regards,
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Yes, that is the Buddy Hall system I am trying to follow. even my friends who often play me are surprised how I changed my game so quickly. I am very pleased and will definitely continue this way. I have played pool for a long time but only play seriously since I bought my 1st cue a year ago, then I truly know how to define my game and improve since my 1st custom cue (3 months ago).

and I met a fellow Vietnamese (leminhnam on AzB) who gave me very nice and useful advice.
  
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09-03-2012, 08:19 PM

Two lessons from Scott Lee. Looking forward to a third soon. Then lots of practice. A lesson from John Brumback didn't hurt anything either.


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09-03-2012, 08:51 PM

never stop playing, change your game, practice straight pool (this help a lottt) stay away from 9 ball, sit down, patient watching better guy play, learn and take note from their stroke. when i lost confidence, i always play this game based the score on bowling type, you got 10 balls and 2 shots to clear up table, if you run out, you got 20 points, if you clear in 2 shots, you got clear (10 points), max round is 10, try to get above 170 each time you play and I swear to god it helps you a lot, not only recover your confidence but improve ur stroke 2.


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