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09-03-2012, 10:24 PM

Action has become an endangered species around Detroit lately so I have had time to work on a few things. The few that pop out to me are:
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09-04-2012, 04:05 AM

I bought a Tiger LD shaft, Bert Kinister's online lessons, a 8 ft. Diamond Pro Am table, and a couple magic racks.
  
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09-04-2012, 07:33 AM

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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.
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09-04-2012, 10:28 AM

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You must be pretty good then!
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I don't really think so... I was just a banger for about 10 years, then quit playing for about 12 years. I am slowly turning into a player after 2 years of playing again. I am a C+ player.
  
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09-04-2012, 04:20 PM

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I don't really think so... I was just a banger for about 10 years, then quit playing for about 12 years. I am slowly turning into a player after 2 years of playing again. I am a C+ player.
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You are a C+ player! I heard that. That is way better than a no player.
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09-04-2012, 04:23 PM

TBH i stopped playing seriously for abotu 6 months


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people pleasing - 09-04-2012, 10:18 PM

Keeping to myself from now on .Not posting on here ,working on my life and game with no distraction from anyone .....it really helps .The less I care about this that or the other ,the more time I have to practice .This entire forum needs a enema and I can think of one or two members in particular that it would aid greatly .


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09-04-2012, 10:29 PM

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which mezz were you using and which custom are you using now?
Hi,

I previously used Mezz EC7-CM5 with WD700 shaft for 6 months or so, I am now playing with a 16 pointer Sugartree (my avatar), and I am trying a Bob Frey sneaky as well as a Taiwan made custom cue.

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09-05-2012, 08:50 AM

When I posted earlier, I was a bit vague in my answer. After reading some of the other responses and then thinking some more about my own game, I have figured out a few things.
First of all, I moved forward on my cue, shortening my bridge giving my better control of my stroke.
Then I broadened my horizons... I was strictly a 9 foot table 1 pocket player. I was scared of rotation pool because I couldn't get out. I started practicing and playing 9 ball and 10 ball on a barbox. I quit relying on an aiming system for every shot. Now I just seem to know if I'm lined up right and if I'm going to miss or make the shot. I started using a preshot routine for every shot and visualizing every shot before I get down to shoot. Now, the only time I revert to the aiming system is on very difficult shots.
I stopped trying to play perfect position and started playing better angles. This eventually led to better position. Adopting this strategy allowed me to get out way more often.
The biggest thing I did was change my attitude. I quit griping about bad rolls and took credit for my mistakes. I realized that in reality, there are very, very few bad rolls. What most players call a bad roll is merely the result of bad execution or decision making. This change of attitude led to me finding my heart and passion for the game which I had lost many years ago. Getting that passion back gave me the drive and motivation to improve my game from maybe a "D" to maybe a "B" and still improving. I still make plenty of mistakes and have a little trouble with CB control when switching from big to small tables or vice-versa. Those are the things I am currently working to fix.
I still love to play 1 pocket on 9 footers, but I am no longer limited to "the old man's game." I'm really enjoying pool in general these days. Playing the best I've ever played probably has something to do with that, lol!


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09-05-2012, 09:11 AM

I stopped playing...its amazing how infrequently I miss shots now! :-D


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09-05-2012, 01:55 PM

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When I posted earlier, I was a bit vague in my answer. After reading some of the other responses and then thinking some more about my own game, I have figured out a few things.
First of all, I moved forward on my cue, shortening my bridge giving my better control of my stroke.
Then I broadened my horizons... I was strictly a 9 foot table 1 pocket player. I was scared of rotation pool because I couldn't get out. I started practicing and playing 9 ball and 10 ball on a barbox. I quit relying on an aiming system for every shot. Now I just seem to know if I'm lined up right and if I'm going to miss or make the shot. I started using a preshot routine for every shot and visualizing every shot before I get down to shoot. Now, the only time I revert to the aiming system is on very difficult shots.
I stopped trying to play perfect position and started playing better angles. This eventually led to better position. Adopting this strategy allowed me to get out way more often.
The biggest thing I did was change my attitude. I quit griping about bad rolls and took credit for my mistakes. I realized that in reality, there are very, very few bad rolls. What most players call a bad roll is merely the result of bad execution or decision making. This change of attitude led to me finding my heart and passion for the game which I had lost many years ago. Getting that passion back gave me the drive and motivation to improve my game from maybe a "D" to maybe a "B" and still improving. I still make plenty of mistakes and have a little trouble with CB control when switching from big to small tables or vice-versa. Those are the things I am currently working to fix.
I still love to play 1 pocket on 9 footers, but I am no longer limited to "the old man's game." I'm really enjoying pool in general these days. Playing the best I've ever played probably has something to do with that, lol!
Now, I like this post. You did a lot to improve your game and your love of pool period! Keep up the good work on your pool game. Remember the better you play the less you lose.
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Now, I like this post. You did a lot to improve your game and your love of pool period! Keep up the good work on your pool game. Remember the better you play the less you lose.
Many Regards,
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Yes, it's kinda funny. Alot of the guys that used to jump on me to play as soon as I walked in the door turn me down now when I ask them to play. I'm not saying I can't get action, I still get plenty. Now it's just with players who, not so long ago, were giving up the 7 and the break to me. Now we are playing even. I'm also giving up weight to players I would have never dreamed I'd have to spot! I still have alot of work to do and I'm certainly not getting any younger. My goal is to cash in at least one event at the DCC (if I get to go). I have to say, I'm enjoying the game more than I ever have right now!


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Yes, it's kinda funny. Alot of the guys that used to jump on me to play as soon as I walked in the door turn me down now when I ask them to play. I'm not saying I can't get action, I still get plenty. Now it's just with players who, not so long ago, were giving up the 7 and the break to me. Now we are playing even. I'm also giving up weight to players I would have never dreamed I'd have to spot! I still have alot of work to do and I'm certainly not getting any younger. My goal is to cash in at least one event at the DCC (if I get to go). I have to say, I'm enjoying the game more than I ever have right now!
I am confused now! I don't know if you need the 7and out or the Orange Crush?
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Yes, it's kinda funny. Alot of the guys that used to jump on me to play as soon as I walked in the door turn me down now when I ask them to play. I'm not saying I can't get action, I still get plenty. Now it's just with players who, not so long ago, were giving up the 7 and the break to me. Now we are playing even. I'm also giving up weight to players I would have never dreamed I'd have to spot! I still have alot of work to do and I'm certainly not getting any younger. My goal is to cash in at least one event at the DCC (if I get to go). I have to say, I'm enjoying the game more than I ever have right now!
It is amazing how changing the attitude and mental approach have improved my game also. I kind of start all over again from my tactics and game style also. and really got significant improvement lately.

I felt I was strong enough to enter amateur tournaments. In Vietnam there is no ranking system, no handicap tournaments, so who are not listed in the national team (about 15-20 pro players or so) are amateurs, which is quite unfair, but I just thought of how to get as many games as possible in the tournaments.

Surprisingly, I got into last 16 and last 8 in my 2 tournaments. in both tourneys, I started shaky coz I was inexperienced, but then played better and better. and I could beat guys who I watched admirably before. which is a great fun and I can also say I am enjoying the game more than ever now.
  
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It is amazing how changing the attitude and mental approach have improved my game also. I kind of start all over again from my tactics and game style also. and really got significant improvement lately.

I felt I was strong enough to enter amateur tournaments. In Vietnam there is no ranking system, no handicap tournaments, so who are not listed in the national team (about 15-20 pro players or so) are amateurs, which is quite unfair, but I just thought of how to get as many games as possible in the tournaments.

Surprisingly, I got into last 16 and last 8 in my 2 tournaments. in both tourneys, I started shaky coz I was inexperienced, but then played better and better. and I could beat guys who I watched admirably before. which is a great fun and I can also say I am enjoying the game more than ever now.
You must be a Bad Man! You are playing real good now. Keep up the good work!
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