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11-02-2018, 01:54 PM

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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.
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Yes, I think the less erudite title has a lot to do with the extra clicks.

Great video btw, keep em coming.
  
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11-02-2018, 01:59 PM

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... 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, 02:11 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
I like how you broke up something broad like "mechanics" into things we can point to when showing new players how to start learning to play on the right path.

I did not see the video yet, when you say "sidespin" do you mean accidental sidespin or just using it too often?

Well since it's only top 10 I can't say you missed a few but we can add on right?

Supplementary list of things pool players do wrong

11) smoke breaks after every match
12) lying about skill level
13) saying "I have not played much lately"
14) dressing like you are about to go wrestle with pigs at your farm at tournaments
15) shaking hands like your have no bones in your hand and you are made of glass


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11-02-2018, 03:02 PM

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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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Good point. Not everybody can or wants to get this low. However, there are benefits to doing so, per the info here:

low stance benefits

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How about failure to properly read the table. Not just initially.
... or being too stubborn or blind to change plans when necessary (esp. in 8-ball).

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Yes, I think the less erudite title has a lot to do with the extra clicks.
I am starting to learn with recent videos that the title is more important than I thought previously.

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Great video btw, keep em coming.
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... 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?
NV J.11 - 25 Advanced Game-Winning Pool Shots – BU Exam III

"25 Game-Winning Pool Shots demonstrated by Samm Diep"
That's not totally true (since I demo'd half the shots), but your point is well taken.

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11-02-2018, 03:16 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
I like how you broke up something broad like "mechanics" into things we can point to when showing new players how to start learning to play on the right path.

I did not see the video yet, when you say "sidespin" do you mean accidental sidespin or just using it too often?
I get the impression many people in this thread have not watched the video yet. What are you guys waiting for? It's only 10 minutes long (I know ... that's an eternity for the "younger generation," and its long enough to make the "older generation" fall asleep).

The video covers both unintentional sidespin and wrongly thinking you should use sidespin when you shouldn't.


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Well since it's only top 10 I can't say you missed a few but we can add on right?

Supplementary list of things pool players do wrong

11) smoke breaks after every match
12) lying about skill level
13) saying "I have not played much lately"
14) dressing like you are about to go wrestle with pigs at your farm at tournaments
15) shaking hands like your have no bones in your hand and you are made of glass
Those are cute.

More seriously, I actually have a list of about 50 things to check in the document mentioned at the end of the video. Here it is:

fundamentals "best practices" check-sheet

I hope you and others enjoy the video after you actually watch it,
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11-02-2018, 09:24 PM

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I am starting to learn with recent videos that the title is more important than I thought previously.

Thanks!

Catch you later,
Dave
And the thumbnail for the video needs to have a large breasted scantily clad woman too. Even if there is no woman of any shape or size in the actual vid.

This seems to work, at least for getting me to click on it

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11-03-2018, 12:32 AM

I can’t argue with this list. I think you are spot on! All 10 of these I need to work on no doubt.


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And the thumbnail for the video needs to have a large breasted scantily clad woman too. Even if there is no woman of any shape or size in the actual vid.

This seems to work, at least for getting me to click on it

JC
Maybe I should also include, in big letters, in addition the large-breasted scantily-clad women: FREE SEX, FREE BEER, FREE PIZZA

Maybe I should also hire Venom-style models to lay on the table in sexy poses while I execute the shots.

Maybe I should also include some porno background music.

Then typical pool players would really want to watch my stuff.



But that wouldn't be my style ... sorry.

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11-03-2018, 10:31 AM

Dr Dave, Thanks for the video, very good stuff. I found number 4 to be of interest to me since it seems to be an on going situation, primarily on longer shots. If this is the case and you recognize it as an alignment problem, even though it might very small, do you recommend making an adjustment in your aim or trying to adjust your alignment?
  
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Dr Dave, Thanks for the video, very good stuff. I found number 4 to be of interest to me since it seems to be an on going situation, primarily on longer shots. If this is the case and you recognize it as an alignment problem, even though it might very small, do you recommend making an adjustment in your aim or trying to adjust your alignment?
I personally don't like "Band-Aid" solutions. I always think it is better to try to fix the root cause ... in your case the "vision center" alignment issue. IMO, it is better to see straight rather than try to estimate corrections for different distances and angles.

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Maybe I should also include, in big letters, in addition the large-breasted scantily-clad women: FREE SEX, FREE BEER, FREE PIZZA

Maybe I should also hire Venom-style models to lay on the table in sexy poses while I execute the shots.

Maybe I should also include some porno background music.

Then typical pool players would really want to watch my stuff.



But that wouldn't be my style ... sorry.

Thanks for the input,
Dave
Don't be such a prude Dave

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11-04-2018, 12:14 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

Great list but you left out two things I see far two often:

11) For most players pool is supposed to a fun activity..embrace that!!
12) Have a good attitude..For most players when you put the balls away you go back to things that really matter: family,friends,work etc.Don't let pool turn you into an asshole!
  
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