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am I practicing correctly and efficiently? - 12-08-2018, 01:55 PM

6 months in, practicing at least 2 hours a day at home. 75 percent of my time, I like to put out 7 solids and the 8 ball, and just practice pattern play. I do this twice, and then I throw all of the balls and play the ghost, one time. then I do the line up drill, all 15 balls at the middle diamond in a row, trying to go in order. then I just repeat those three drills, over and over again.

my other 25 percent of the time, I use a timer, and a notebook, and will do 20 minutes of draw, 20 minutes of follow, 20 minutes of frozen ball shots, ect. ect.
I will also work on a shot that im missing, or 90-90 aiming.

they are so many drills out there on the internet, should I be doing all of these different drills? or just stick to the ones im doing and enjoy??

my improvement is coming, but its a very slow process.

I also like to put out 6 balls and shoot in order, via tom Lowry, I can get all six 50 percent of the time.

am I efficient??????? thanks for any replys. judo
  
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12-08-2018, 10:16 PM

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Work on the shots where you make errors. It is pointless to do a drill shot that you can do perfectly 100 in a row. Every shot in a drill must challenge you one way or another.

When you play the ghost, try to note which shots or positions are problems for you.


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Work on the shots where you make errors. It is pointless to do a drill shot that you can do perfectly 100 in a row. Every shot in a drill must challenge you one way or another.



When you play the ghost, try to note which shots or positions are problems for you.


To compound on this donít practice (especially too much work on) shots well beyond your range that will force major errors on your part.

Itís not going to help reinforce good habits only promote bad ones.

Reach and out try but donít keep bashing away at some circus shot......if one chooses too Iíll give them a banana call them gorilla and they can go home with the rest of the apes lol

Practice the 3 Qís:

Quality over quantity
Quality over bs
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12-10-2018, 07:38 AM

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12-17-2018, 05:32 PM

There are no "pro secrets" Matt! Geez...what a line. You sound like Tom Simpson used to.

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12-17-2018, 05:36 PM

judo...You are leaving out what the top instructors feel is most important... drills that check the quality, accuracy, and repeatability of your stroke. One such drill is shooting the CB up and back to your tip, down the centerline of the table. Then there are drills to correct errors in your stroke, and ingrain good habits. There are several others. Find an SPF instructor and get the Mother Drills.

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6 months in, practicing at least 2 hours a day at home. 75 percent of my time, I like to put out 7 solids and the 8 ball, and just practice pattern play. I do this twice, and then I throw all of the balls and play the ghost, one time. then I do the line up drill, all 15 balls at the middle diamond in a row, trying to go in order. then I just repeat those three drills, over and over again.

my other 25 percent of the time, I use a timer, and a notebook, and will do 20 minutes of draw, 20 minutes of follow, 20 minutes of frozen ball shots, ect. ect.
I will also work on a shot that im missing, or 90-90 aiming.

they are so many drills out there on the internet, should I be doing all of these different drills? or just stick to the ones im doing and enjoy??

my improvement is coming, but its a very slow process.

I also like to put out 6 balls and shoot in order, via tom Lowry, I can get all six 50 percent of the time.

am I efficient??????? thanks for any replys. judo


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12-17-2018, 05:41 PM

Prairie dog...CTE is nothing secret. There are several ways to learn how to use it...and many other 'aiming methods', as well. Some use some kind of pivot... some don't;

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Do not denigrate my friend who passed, Tom Simpson. People paid Tom well to learn game secrets. Show respect. Speak kindly.
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6 months in, practicing at least 2 hours a day at home. 75 percent of my time, I like to put out 7 solids and the 8 ball, and just practice pattern play. I do this twice, and then I throw all of the balls and play the ghost, one time. then I do the line up drill, all 15 balls at the middle diamond in a row, trying to go in order. then I just repeat those three drills, over and over again.

my other 25 percent of the time, I use a timer, and a notebook, and will do 20 minutes of draw, 20 minutes of follow, 20 minutes of frozen ball shots, ect. ect.
I will also work on a shot that im missing, or 90-90 aiming.

they are so many drills out there on the internet, should I be doing all of these different drills? or just stick to the ones im doing and enjoy??

my improvement is coming, but its a very slow process.

I also like to put out 6 balls and shoot in order, via tom Lowry, I can get all six 50 percent of the time.

am I efficient??????? thanks for any replys. judo
When you practice, you have to make sure that you're addressing your weaknesses. The best way to determine what your weaknesses are is in competition. It's not easy to analyze yourself but try to find problems in your game when you compete and take those problems to the practice table and try to work it out. Sometimes a drill to address the problem helps and sometimes shooting the same shot over and over helps and sometimes it's just a matter of getting past the fear of a particular type of shot.

But imagine if you could fix one problem every couple of practice sessions. Wow! You would improve really quickly.
  
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