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Pocket Reducers - 05-20-2020, 06:00 PM

Hit a few balls into the corner pocket tonight with a pocket reducer on. Forgot how small they make the pockets. I missed a lot of shots. I was hitting my nemesis shot(s), that being straight-in shots. Follow, Stun, Draw.

Just wondering what some of the instructors or more knowledgeable players on here think of Pocket Reducers? And does anybody ever use them?

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05-20-2020, 06:46 PM

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Hit a few balls into the corner pocket tonight with a pocket reducer on. Forgot how small they make the pockets. I missed a lot of shots. I was hitting my nemesis shot(s), that being straight-in shots. Follow, Stun, Draw.

Just wondering what some of the instructors or more knowledgeable players on here think of Pocket Reducers? And does anybody ever use them?

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I think it's better to mark the center of the pocket and strive to drive each ball over the mark.


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05-20-2020, 06:53 PM

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I think it's better to mark the center of the pocket and strive to drive each ball over the mark.
And you might use a striped ball (stripe vertical) as the CB to reveal any off center hits (the stripe wobbles).

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05-21-2020, 10:11 PM

I agree with Bob and PJ...you don't need gimmicks. You need a straight stroke!

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05-24-2020, 03:58 PM

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I think it's better to mark the center of the pocket and strive to drive each ball over the mark.
But, depending on the shot, the center of the pocket can change.


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But, depending on the shot, the center of the pocket can change.
If you mark the right spot, the center is nearly constant. Maybe you can figure it out for yourself; ask yourself where a single "center" has to be if there is one. That is, a single spot on the table that you could mark with a donut and use for essentially all shots as your target for that pocket.


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05-24-2020, 05:29 PM

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If you mark the right spot, the center is nearly constant. Maybe you can figure it out for yourself; ask yourself where a single "center" has to be if there is one. That is, a single spot on the table that you could mark with a donut and use for essentially all shots as your target for that pocket.
What are the pocketing obstacles from all directions?

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