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Who taught you the most important thing? - 03-18-2015, 09:07 PM

Honor the one who taught you the most valuable thing in pool, or on a more important level something that also pertained to life in addition to pool. I'm curious if there is a six degree of separation factor here. How many of us know someone in common that directly influenced us.
  
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Honor the one who taught you the most valuable thing in pool, or on a more important level something that also pertained to life in addition to pool. I'm curious if there is a six degree of separation factor here. How many of us know someone in common that directly influenced us.
Not earth shattering but a good tip in Pool. Everyone is always talking about and writing about aiming. I heard Alison Fisher say " aiming is easy you just hit the spot on the object ball that is farthest from the pocket " It just made everything crystal clear, and improved my shot making.
  
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By the time l was around 15 I was able to beat most of the regulars in my Dad's room.
Loved to gamble cheap $5 a rack 9 ball.
My dad would be behind the counter, me on table 1
He would say in Greek so no one would understand " siga siga " = take it easy, because l was always in a hurry to get the $$$$. Take it slow, you will earn more in the end!

Love you Pop, you were the best ever!





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By the time l was around 15 I was able to beat most of the regulars in my Dad's room.
Loved to gamble cheap $5 a rack 9 ball.
My dad would be behind the counter, me on table 1
He would say in Greek so no one would understand " siga siga " = take it easy, because l was always in a hurry to get the $$$$. Take it slow, you will earn more in the end!

Love you Pop, you were the best ever!
How great is that , playing 9 ball on table one in your Dad's room. Great memory Greg thanks for sharing.
  
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03-18-2015, 09:58 PM

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By the time l was around 15 I was able to beat most of the regulars in my Dad's room.
Loved to gamble cheap $5 a rack 9 ball.
My dad would be behind the counter, me on table 1
He would say in Greek so no one would understand " siga siga " = take it easy, because l was always in a hurry to get the $$$$. Take it slow, you will earn more in the end!

Love you Pop, you were the best ever!
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03-18-2015, 10:55 PM

U.J. Puckett....or some card player ...I really cannot remember that far back....told me....Gambling is for Suckers.

So, from then on, I had the best of any game.
  
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03-18-2015, 11:06 PM

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By the time l was around 15 I was able to beat most of the regulars in my Dad's room.
Loved to gamble cheap $5 a rack 9 ball.
My dad would be behind the counter, me on table 1
He would say in Greek so no one would understand " siga siga " = take it easy, because l was always in a hurry to get the $$$$. Take it slow, you will earn more in the end!

Love you Pop, you were the best ever!
Really neat too hear thanks for sharing I used too rush shots and move my head a tad I'd never really noticed till one night I was hitting balls at small tourney with justin bergman he seen that I had some head movement when shooting sometimes and he told me and I fixed it and I was blow away on how much it helped me too slow down and be still now I don't ever miss lol


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03-18-2015, 11:10 PM

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Really neat too hear thanks for sharing I used too rush shots and move my head a tad I'd never really noticed till one night I was hitting balls at small tourney with justin bergman he seen that I had some head movement when shooting sometimes and he told me and I fixed it and I was blow away on how much it helped me too slow down and be still now I don't ever miss lol

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You never miss!??

That's impressive as hell. Congrats on that.
Haha I was kidding but I do miss a lot less


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Who taught you the most important thing? - 03-19-2015, 01:17 AM

I grew up in my fathers hall & he taught me that the most important thing is repeatability. To have the exact same routine when addressing the ball pre shot, no matter how easy or how difficult, always the same.

It also applies other factors in the game, being able to produce a repeatable stroke, being one & in rotation pool developing a break that is repeatable. Repetition is the key to a great game.


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I grew up in my fathers hall & he taught me that the most important thing is repeatability. To have the exact same routine when addressing the ball pre shot, no matter how easy or how difficult, always the same.
Smart man he's right


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My dad always says ( Shape don't mean Shit unless you make the Shot )
  
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I grew up in my fathers hall & he taught me that the most important thing is repeatability. To have the exact same routine when addressing the ball pre shot, no matter how easy or how difficult, always the same.
+1

I came into pool from a golf background, and one of the biggest keys to consistency in golf is the preshot routine. I had my preshot routine in golf timed down to be the same within a second and a half every shot. Consistent results come from approaching the situation consistently.

Next time you're watching golf on tv, pay attention. The player will address the shot, and once they know what they're going to do they'll trigger themselves into their preshot routine. My trigger is a tug on my shirt on my right shoulder. That trigger initiates the preshot routine. My preshot routine is between 25 and 27 seconds. Once I tug on my shirt, I'll strike the ball between 25 and 27 seconds later, every shot. It's the same every time. The amount of time it takes to consider the right shot to hit under the conditions varies, but once that is decided it pretty much comes down to an ignition sequence and a countdown to launch.

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My dad always says ( Shape don't mean Shit unless you make the Shot )
Haha that's true


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