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how many balls have you hit? - 10-10-2019, 05:13 AM

just thinking about my time served on a pool table
years I've played, years I haven't
what life was like and
how I felt about the game
fun to think about

and after some sure(ly inaccurate) pondering
I came up with 30,000..just a bit off from a mil

that said
I appreciate and enjoy the game
more than ever
right now

thanks to you all once more
for helping me feel that way


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10-10-2019, 05:23 AM

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just thinking about my time served on a pool table
years I've played, years I haven't
what life was like and
how I felt about the game
fun to think about

and after some sure(ly inaccurate) pondering
I came up with 30,000..just a bit off from a mil

that said
I appreciate and enjoy the game
more than ever
right now

thanks to you all once more
for helping me feel that way
That's roughly 3,400 games of 9ball. I think i played that many the first three years i played. My total has to be up there by now. Maybe half-a-mil.
  
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10-10-2019, 05:25 AM

I've hit a million but only pocketed maybe 25K


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10-10-2019, 05:29 AM

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I've hit a million but only pocketed maybe 25K
That ain't no lie. I feel ya bro.
  
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10-10-2019, 05:30 AM

A lot.


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10-10-2019, 05:40 AM

not enough is the best answer i can give for this.
  
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10-10-2019, 05:48 AM

Dallas West made a 14.1 training video in the late 1980s and in it he runs 100 balls off the opening break and says that he estimated that he had already shot one million balls in his playing career!
  
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10-10-2019, 05:48 AM

Enough that I can make pretty much any shot on the table. Not enough that I can do it at the first attempt, consistently.
  
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10-10-2019, 05:53 AM

Way more in the last 4 years than the other 40 years combined. I wish I would have fallen in love with this game earlier.


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10-10-2019, 06:43 AM

Quick guesstimate calculation...

3 times a week, I hit 100 balls (total estimate, but likely close) = 300
x 52 weeks =15,600
x 35 years = 546,000

Could be way off (on the low side)

So likely not at the million number but definitely more than half way there.


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10-10-2019, 07:19 AM

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Quick guesstimate calculation...

3 times a week, I hit 100 balls (total estimate, but likely close) = 300
x 52 weeks =15,600
x 35 years = 546,000

Could be way off (on the low side)

So likely not at the million number but definitely more than half way there.
Following this model:

3x a week, I hit 200 balls roughly, not accounting my down time from rage quitting
so I'll make it a modest 75 balls/wk.

x 42 weeks (for the times I know I don't play.....)
x 25 years play time (since 9years old) then account for the years I completely didn't play at all........ so 15 years to be modest.....


47,250 balls hit - it seems like a fair number. my guess is I'll need to ramp that up over 100,000 to get over the depressing 540 FR number looming in my 196 robustness.
  
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10-10-2019, 07:21 AM

How many balls does it take?

If it takes 10,000 hours to become expert, we'd have to hit 100 balls an hour (36 seconds each) to reach 1 million shots in that time. That's just about possible, I think, if we don't waste time between racks.

Even at a constant 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, that would take 10 years.

How many of us think we've hit a million balls? I think I have over the past 15-20 years.

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10-10-2019, 07:36 AM

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How many balls does it take?

If it takes 10,000 hours to become expert, we'd have to hit 100 balls an hour (36 seconds each) to reach 1 million shots in that time. That's just about possible, I think, if we don't waste time between racks.

Even at a constant 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, that would take 10 years.

How many of us think we've hit a million balls? I think I have over the past 15-20 years.

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I was under the impression that 10,000 hours was
to just become competent.
If we use jiu jitsu as an example. When you get your
black belt under a masters training you are said to
have a good understanding of the basics.
The fundamentals.
Thats roughly 10 years, 6 days a week.

If I dont count banging balls alone or with friends.
Only dedicated practice or serious competition.
I have probably only hit 100,000ish.
Got long ways to go.
I might be dead before I ever get there.
  
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10-10-2019, 08:40 AM

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I was under the impression that 10,000 hours was to just become competent.
It isn't universally accepted as truth, but the author who proposed it (Malcolm Gladwell) says it's to "master" a skill.

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10-10-2019, 09:06 AM

Judging by my last One Pocket match up, not enough....
  
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