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Snapping your Cue - Im done! - 07-15-2019, 04:47 AM

Got this text from a buddy yesterday.



He has been trying to play more seriously for about a year. Got a lesson from a top pro and has been reading, watching, and studying. Making progress. Played great the other day and yesterday Couldnt make a ball. Got so frustrated he snapped (The cue lol).

I told him weve all been there.


What would you tell him??? (I will later show him to this thread).

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07-15-2019, 04:51 AM

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07-15-2019, 04:55 AM

Tell him to buy a McDermott. Has a lifetime warranty.
  
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07-15-2019, 05:06 AM

Just tell him that if he made more balls, he would miss less. It's that simple
  
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07-15-2019, 05:25 AM

Tell your friend to take up a less frustrating game,like golf
  
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07-15-2019, 05:26 AM

Before you can become a real top player, you must join a league and learn to twirl your cue like an airplane propeller. You have to own a couple jump cues and a 25 ounce break stick. Get a black cue case with skulls on it and a long tail coat that will hold all your league patches.


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07-15-2019, 05:26 AM

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Got this text from a buddy yesterday.



He has been trying to play more seriously for about a year. Got a lesson from a top pro and has been reading, watching, and studying. Making progress. Played great the other day and yesterday Couldnt make a ball. Got so frustrated he snapped (The cue lol).

I told him weve all been there.


What would you tell him??? (I will later show him to this thread).

Thanks!

The game is about using a rounded object to hit a round object and make it hit another round object to make it go into a small slot several feet away.

You're also trying to make the first round object roll exactly where you want.

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Travis Trotter - 07-15-2019, 05:32 AM

So your friends with Travis Trotter!!!


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07-15-2019, 05:43 AM

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Tell your friend to take up a less frustrating game,like golf
...or get married.


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07-15-2019, 05:45 AM

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...or get married.


Ha! Good point. Thats wayyyy harder than pool. And more expensive heh


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07-15-2019, 05:51 AM

Tell him he is taking this game way too serious. This game should be therapeutic, not the reason one goes to therapy.
  
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07-15-2019, 05:51 AM

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What would you tell him??? (I will later show him to this thread).

Thanks!
Would ask.......Did it help? If it did I'll snap my collection...and dance on on it.... Anyway ...nice 3 piece cue





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07-15-2019, 05:51 AM

He's burning himself out on just a few game types, you have to have fun. Try games you expect to miss a lot in, he'll be more forgiving of himself. I usually play Honolulu (favorite) or Cowgirl (all 10 shots are like the last 1 of Cowboy). Or get used to taking defeat, rotational break 7-ball.

Whatever, just don't burn out and hate it.
  
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07-15-2019, 06:02 AM

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Before you can become a real top player, you must join a league and learn to twirl your cue like an airplane propeller. You have to own a couple jump cues and a 25 ounce break stick. Get a black cue case with skulls on it and a long tail coat that will hold all your league patches.
Mr. Zapper has yet to learn the value of a good cue twirl. There’s no better way to meld the Cue/Arm/Brain than to give your cue a good twirl at the right times.

If you’re studying a difficult layout you want to do a slightly ‘disinterested’ slow twirl, full focus still on the balls.

Once you’ve decided to take on a very difficult shot you do an aggressive fast twirl, preferably getting the “whoosh” sound on your down swing, all the while keeping great control with forearm and wrist strength. You can do this before getting down on the shot or even twirl right into your MF stance, though that might look a little too super-heroish.

And finally (this would’ve helped days ago) if you’re going to snap a cue you absolutely must do it in style. This one is very similar to the “tough shot twirl” except you choose a horizontal hard surface to aim at, step into the twirl, come out of the gate at speed...and follow through as if said horizontal surface doesn’t even exist, definitely getting the whoosh sound, aiming the middle of the shaft at the apex of the corner of the surface. For emphasis you should hold your finishing posture for at least 5 seconds post impact.


And then...forget about it and start playing again. Get your anger and frustration out with very square punches to the slate. Not hard, just enough to release a little. Practice easy shots for long periods, 3 ball runs, get confidence back and all that.

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07-15-2019, 06:07 AM

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Tell him he is taking this game way too serious. This game should be therapeutic, not the reason one goes to therapy.


Great point. Thanks!


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