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Game That Teaches The Most Skills? - 06-04-2019, 02:19 PM

If you could only practice one pool game (rotation, 8-ball, straight, 1pocket, etc.) but you want to play all of them, which one would you choose to practice?

Which game demands/teaches the most important commonly needed skills?

Which commonly needed skill(s) does it lack?

Which game demands the most unique skills?

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06-04-2019, 02:40 PM

I think 10 ball. It's call shot, an accidental pot can get you in trouble and there are a good number of balls on the table. Around here all money games are 10-ball.

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06-04-2019, 02:49 PM

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If you could only practice one pool game (rotation, 8-ball, straight, 1pocket, etc.) but you want to play all of them, which one would you choose to practice?

Which game demands/teaches the most important commonly needed skills?

Which commonly needed skill(s) does it lack?

Which game demands the most unique skills?

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9 ball.

The secret to this game is Whitey. 9ball teaches HAVING to play shape on the next ball no matter WHERE it is. You have no option. Imho, no other game ( discounting the other rotation games ) teaches this massively important mind-set.

Others will pounce on this. Regardless, those pounces will be their opinion. This one is mine.




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06-04-2019, 02:54 PM

9 ball. Why, because I love to ride the cheese and itís one of the main reasons I play pool. Donít take that away from me.

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06-04-2019, 02:55 PM

8 ball
Skills: pattern play, safety play, banks, cueball control, breakouts, caroms and combos.
Lacks: Big stroke shots( like in 9ball)
Most unique: one pocket
  
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06-04-2019, 02:55 PM

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06-04-2019, 02:57 PM

None, there is no one game that bridges all the knowledge needed in order to play other games of pool at a top competitive level.
  
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06-04-2019, 02:59 PM

14.1 Straight Pool for the most variety of shots, soft, medium and firm.
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06-04-2019, 03:01 PM

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14.1 Straight Pool for the most variety of shots, soft, medium and firm.
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14.1 seriously lacks in teaching banks, not to mention if played right, the full length of the table, as most balls pocketed are in the side and foot pockets.
  
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06-04-2019, 03:03 PM

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8 ball
Skills: pattern play, safety play, banks, cueball control, breakouts, caroms and combos.
Lacks: Big stroke shots( like in 9ball)
Most unique: one pocket
Nope, world of difference between a 9b player and an 8b player.
  
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06-04-2019, 03:05 PM

I hope it is obvious to all that one pocket has the widest variety of shots. It requires precise placement of both the object ball(s) and cue ball. There are many shots at one pocket that really don't make any sense at other games. There are many shots that are frequent at one pocket that are played in other games but are rare. One example of a skill that is essential at one pocket as in no other game is precise kicking.


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06-04-2019, 03:08 PM

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I hope it is obvious to all that one pocket has the widest variety of shots. It requires precise placement of both the object ball(s) and cue ball. There are many shots at one pocket that really don't make any sense at other games. There are many shots that are frequent at one pocket that are played in other games but are rare. One example of a skill that is essential at one pocket as in no other game is precise kicking.
AND....1P teaches patients like no other game does, Damnit, I'm finally going to have to agree with you on something I must be getting old!
  
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Nope, world of difference between a 9b player and an 8b player.
You mean like Shane or Corey or Bergman or Styer or Shaw or Appleton....

Come now that makes no sense.
  
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06-04-2019, 03:10 PM

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You mean like Shane or Corey or Bergman or Styer or Shaw or Appleton....

Come now that makes no sense.
Pattern play is 100% different, and approached differently than single ball rotational play is.
  
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Pattern play is 100% different, and approached differently than single ball rotational play is.
That I can agree with.
  
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