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01-24-2018, 02:07 PM

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I think you're fine with a small backstroke because you properly push through the ball to transfer energy, which many players don't do. You probably stroke like a carom player, and those players have the best strokes in the world.
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01-24-2018, 02:25 PM

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Having poor concentration and running 80 balls are contradictory. You concentrate just fine.

I bet you have trouble with certain long shots and power shots. A short backstroke is necessary on some shots but it's only one weapon in a pool player's arsenal. I guarantee that your short backstroke started out of fear. You probably missed some shots and started tightening everything up, and now it's a habit.

Your critics aren't wrong. But it's clear that you're unwilling to change, so you're just going to have to grin and bear it.
x2 on the above statement.

I dont know many people who can run 80 balls. This is a pool forum where only pool players reside and i bet not even 20% of people here can run 80+ balls.

If you changed to longer stroke you prob run 150 balls but as mentioned you might not want to change since you have been doing if for so long.

Dont let others get you down man. 80+ is solid!
  
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01-24-2018, 08:03 PM

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x2 on the above statement.

I dont know many people who can run 80 balls. This is a pool forum where only pool players reside and i bet not even 20% of people here can run 80+ balls.

If you changed to longer stroke you prob run 150 balls but as mentioned you might not want to change since you have been doing if for so long.

Dont let others get you down man. 80+ is solid!
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01-24-2018, 10:14 PM

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My stroke developed because it was easier to control the cue ball, been that way since I was 12. I am willing to make small adjustments and welcome suggestions. Thanks
Oh, I get it now....you hate change. It's okay. Lots of players are like you. Small adjustments aren't going to do anything for you. Either put in the work or don't bother.

Back to your original question about how to handle the critics: Take their advice. But if you won't, then ignore them.


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01-25-2018, 08:23 AM

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Oh, I get it now....you hate change. It's okay. Lots of players are like you. Small adjustments aren't going to do anything for you. Either put in the work or don't bother.

Back to your original question about how to handle the critics: Take their advice. But if you won't, then ignore them.
I think you are a little intense. If Kieth Mccready said he was struggling with his mental game and people being critical of his form would your response be straighten your sidearm out. Or could you fine tune what he needs help with. Because I work many hours and play fairly well to begin with the nuclear option is not needed. Now if you have drills to lengthen my stroke a little at a time I am all ears. Its not about being lazy for alot of us pool is a luxury, I play 3-6 hours a week max. Thanks
  
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