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09-05-2012, 11:37 PM

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You must be a Bad Man! You are playing real good now. Keep up the good work!
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thanks, I just "touched" a new level, and I need to keep practicing to "stay" at this level.
  
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09-05-2012, 11:53 PM

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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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I add to the list, you must play in tournaments, or for money regularly, plying for fun will not teach you "play under pressure" management
  
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09-06-2012, 12:09 AM

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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.
9 ball game has all shots you need for practice and position play, straight pool is ok for learning how to break a cluster, often time you only shoot easy shots in straight pool due to many choices available, not many long shots or large cuts, yes key ball position is critical, but in 9 ball every ball is key ball.
  
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09-06-2012, 01:01 AM

Clearly going over the fundamentals till they are 2nd nature to you. The pre-shot routine should be a reflex you practice it so much. The fundies are the foundation of every shot taken.


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Gamble! Cause when you lose your rent money....you wont make that mistake again! Or you'll be living on the street!!!
  
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Does every pool hall have one of these ? - 09-06-2012, 07:04 AM

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Gamble! Cause when you lose your rent money....you wont make that mistake again! Or you'll be living on the street!!!
Funny, there is one at the local P/H who doesn't seem to pick up on this concept!


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09-06-2012, 07:14 AM

for me it was practice and play people who are at a higher caliber player than i am


Once your aim, english, etc are all set, forget the cueball is even there. Don't worry about hitting the ball. Think about stroking smoothly; the cueball will get in the way on its own.
  
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Choice? - 09-06-2012, 07:36 AM

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I am confused now! I don't know if you need the 7and out or the Orange Crush?
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Use a Magic Rack and I'll take the Orange Crush from anyone! Otherwise, I'll rack and let you play the ghost, lol!


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Thumbs up Drill Baby Drill - 09-06-2012, 09:38 AM

It would be great if we could all do drills and we enjoyed them. Fact is, it would be great if we enjoyed drills and completed 200 identical shots successfully. But even a brief 10 ball drill will do wonders for anyone, specially the super greenies.


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09-06-2012, 10:24 AM

For me it was to slow down just a touch and do the following...

Look at the EXACT position I'd like to be in for my next shot so I can better visualize the spot I need to get to..... i.e. the position I'd place the cue ball if I had BIH on that next ball.

Previously I think I often tried to do it by instinct and sometimes I'd hit the shot exactly how i meant to, but end up in the wrong position because my quick calculation of where I should be was incorrect in the first place.


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09-06-2012, 11:54 PM

Very good input from a lot of pool players. That is great!
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Use a Magic Rack and I'll take the Orange Crush from anyone! Otherwise, I'll rack and let you play the ghost, lol!
You got the Orange Crush! Any time any place!
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It would be great if we could all do drills and we enjoyed them. Fact is, it would be great if we enjoyed drills and completed 200 identical shots successfully. But even a brief 10 ball drill will do wonders for anyone, specially the super greenies.
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I see you are representing in good style. How are you doing?
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09-07-2012, 12:17 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!
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A good thing i find, is when you first come to the table start with identical shot to make when you really cold/rusty say spot shot with cue ball in kitchen about a diamond of side rail, or ob mid table and CB 6" away from side rail and 10" from top rail, or long straight shot. Start with no english simple follow through soft shot, then medium, then hard, then introduce english, pay attention to when OB go, and why!

Most likely you might miss first shot, maybe second, know why you miss, this way the variables are in the mechanics eliminating ob/cb angle cuts variables. Ensure table is leveled, or shoot all shots at medium & hard speed
  
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Hello Juicy Girl,
I see you are representing in good style. How are you doing?
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HA! Glad you like it. Great now that you're asking.

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