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11-01-2018, 11:25 AM

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Yep. That's an important part of #10 (which I demonstrate quite well at the 9:32 point in the video ... I'm good at that one being an impatient type of person in general).

Agreed. That's huge. I mention it in the "pre-shot routine" section of the video.

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11-01-2018, 02:53 PM

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Yep. That's an important part of #10 (which I demonstrate quite well at the 9:32 point in the video ... I'm good at that one being an impatient type of person in general).

Agreed. That's huge. I mention it in the "pre-shot routine" section of the video.
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11-01-2018, 05:18 PM

#13, Thinking pool playing is a profession.


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11-01-2018, 05:52 PM

Dave, here's one to add to your list for guys only - trying to break so hard trying to impress someone/anyone with the power/noise of their break, that they lose complete control of the cue ball, mis-hit or miscue, or send the cue ball completely off the table. How many times have we all seen this?
  
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#13, Thinking pool playing is a profession.
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11-01-2018, 06:21 PM

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Dave, here's one to add to your list for guys only - trying to break so hard trying to impress someone/anyone with the power/noise of their break, that they lose complete control of the cue ball, mis-hit or miscue, or send the cue ball completely off the table. How many times have we all seen this?
Good one. Guys do like to sometimes “impress the ladies” or win “testosterone-fueled pissing contests” with the break.

The worse thing about this is the break is more about technique and timing ... not muscle.

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11-02-2018, 09:43 AM

#14 - Always thinking the jump shot will solve the problem.
  
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11-02-2018, 09:57 AM

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I just posted a new video on YouTube:

NV J.13 - Top 10 Things Pool Players Do Wrong … and How to Fix Them

Check it out. I identify and offer advice for how to correct the following top 10 things many pool players do wrong:
1.) Cue Elevation
2.) Sloppy Bridge
3.) High Stance
4.) Poor Alignment and Aim
5.) Cue and Eye Motion
6.) No Pre-Shot Routine
7.) Sidespin
8.) Tight Grip
9.) Bad Stroke
10.) Head and Body Motion

I look forward to your feedback, comments, and questions.

Enjoy,
Dave
I just watched this last night. Ever since I learned how to view youtube on my TV I have been addicted.

Thanks for your informative and helpful postings Dr. Dave

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11-02-2018, 11:07 AM

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#14 - Always thinking the jump shot will solve the problem.
Actually, for a good jumper, the jump shot can solve a lot of problems. However, I agree with you that this is probably a bad way to think.

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11-02-2018, 11:09 AM

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I just posted a new video on YouTube:

NV J.13 - Top 10 Things Pool Players Do Wrong … and How to Fix Them

Check it out. I identify and offer advice for how to correct the following top 10 things many pool players do wrong:
1.) Cue Elevation
2.) Sloppy Bridge
3.) High Stance
4.) Poor Alignment and Aim
5.) Cue and Eye Motion
6.) No Pre-Shot Routine
7.) Sidespin
8.) Tight Grip
9.) Bad Stroke
10.) Head and Body Motion

I look forward to your feedback, comments, and questions.

Enjoy,
Dave
I just watched this last night. Ever since I learned how to view youtube on my TV I have been addicted.

Thanks for your informative and helpful postings Dr. Dave

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I also like watching YouTube on my big-screen TV, especially in the winter when I like to watch pool matches while exercising on my spin bike.

I hoped you liked the video,
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11-02-2018, 01:09 PM

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I just posted a new video on YouTube:

NV J.13 - Top 10 Things Pool Players Do Wrong … and How to Fix Them

Check it out. I identify and offer advice for how to correct the following top 10 things many pool players do wrong:
1.) Cue Elevation
2.) Sloppy Bridge
3.) High Stance
4.) Poor Alignment and Aim
5.) Cue and Eye Motion
6.) No Pre-Shot Routine
7.) Sidespin
8.) Tight Grip
9.) Bad Stroke
10.) Head and Body Motion

I look forward to your feedback, comments, and questions.

Enjoy,
Dave
This video is getting viewed on YouTube at a rate more than twice that of any other video I have ever posted. I was a little surprised by this, and I'm curious what you guys think I should take from this.

Is it just the "Top 10" part of the title that grabs people's attention?

Should I focus more on basic skills and fundamentals in future videos?

Or do people still want coverage of advanced topics like kicking/banking systems, aiming with sidespin, advanced CB control and position play, how to execute advanced shots like jumps, masse, and power breaks, etc.? These are the sorts of things I have mostly focused on over the years.

I look forward to seeing what you guys think.

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11-02-2018, 01:23 PM

I'm expecting "university level" material.
  
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11-02-2018, 01:30 PM

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I'm expecting "university level" material.
... like the recent:

NV J.11 - 25 Advanced Game-Winning Pool Shots – BU Exam III

I thought this video would get many more views than it did, compared to other recent videos I've done. These shots are cool, challenging, and fun to learn ... and Samm Diep (also on this video) is a lot cuter than me.

Why aren't people watching this video so much? Is "25" too big of a number, and maybe "10" is better? Do people not care about advanced shots that might be too difficult for them to even try? Did the "BU Exam III" part of the title scare people off?

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11-02-2018, 01:37 PM

I agree with every item on the list except for #3

Some very straight shooting players don't drag their chin on the cue. Your knee bending stance will take a huge toll over the course of a long session. If you can't bend at the waist all the way you're better off to have your head a little high than to tax your leg muscles by crouching because you will get tired and inconsistent sooner than later.

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11-02-2018, 01:41 PM

How about failure to properly read the table. Not just initially.


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