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What do you think makes a monster player? - 02-05-2012, 07:32 PM

A regular player, VS. a monster player! What do you think makes a player a monster player? Monster player being a super player!
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02-05-2012, 07:34 PM

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02-05-2012, 07:36 PM

Mental Attitude has alot to do with reaching the higher gears... IMO


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02-05-2012, 07:44 PM

Opportunity. Proper Coaching. Deep Practice. Tons of Tough Competition. Mental Toughness.

All these things make a monster player. To be GODZILLA you have to have ALL of these things in great amounts. Having some of them can make you a baby monster capable of beating a big monster in any given set but not over the long run. Being REALLY strong in some of these areas and a little weak in others still makes for a monster player but the weak areas will show up and hold them back from being on top for long.

So in other words a monster player has the whole package. And all of it together gives them a level of confidence that by itself is worth a couple balls over mere mortals.

How are you going to beat a guy that has seen every move in the book? A guy that's played on every table known to man? Only if you yourself are a monster player on your pet table when that road player comes to town will you have a shot. The casual decent player doesn't have a prayer.

And one more thing. You could just boil it down to numbers and stats. The monster player simply has a higher batting average and that makes the difference. In a race to 10 in nine ball there are 19 9 ball shots that have to be made at most before someone wins. As Buddy said your only choice when it's your turn is to duck or shoot. So out of a maximum of 171 shots (if my math is right) the monster player is going to miss considerably less and play effective safeties more. The casual regular player is going to miss more and play weak or failed safeties more. The monster player is going to resafe from the safeties he faces and the regular player is going to sell out more from the safeties he faces. Those are simply the cold numbers that dictate how the match will go. Statistically the better player will win over distance. And if it's a monster vs. a regular player then the gulf is very wide when the numbers are added up.

If any of you want to know where you TRULY stand play Equal Offense or Fargo and then you can see where your place in the pool world is.

Luckily for me at the neighborhood bar I am the monster player. At the poolroom down the street I am the sucker.


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02-05-2012, 08:11 PM

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A regular player, VS. a monster player! What do you think makes a player a monster player? Monster player being a super player!
Many Regards,
Lock N Load.
As long as there is nothing wrong with you physically then the usual
difference is passion and commitment.
A great player can dog his brains out much more than a player that he
can give the last 4 to.....'cause he CARES more.
The game must give you a thrill and you have to look for your talent
'till you find it.
To a player that is not totally committed to the game...when he is faced
with a tough shot...many will just roll the dice.
A great player, when faced with the same shot, may feel like this kid....
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Mr. JB, you are the Man! You summed it up perfect!!!!
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Mr. JB, you are the Man! You summed it up perfect!!!! - 02-05-2012, 08:13 PM

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Opportunity. Proper Coaching. Deep Practice. Tons of Tough Competition. Mental Toughness.

All these things make a monster player. To be GODZILLA you have to have ALL of these things in great amounts. Having some of them can make you a baby monster capable of beating a big monster in any given set but not over the long run. Being REALLY strong in some of these areas and a little weak in others still makes for a monster player but the weak areas will show up and hold them back from being on top for long.

So in other words a monster player has the whole package. And all of it together gives them a level of confidence that by itself is worth a couple balls over mere mortals.

How are you going to beat a guy that has seen every move in the book? A guy that's played on every table known to man? Only if you yourself are a monster player on your pet table when that road player comes to town will you have a shot. The casual decent player doesn't have a prayer.

And one more thing. You could just boil it down to numbers and stats. The monster player simply has a higher batting average and that makes the difference. In a race to 10 in nine ball there are 19 9 ball shots that have to be made at most before someone wins. As Buddy said your only choice when it's your turn is to duck or shoot. So out of a maximum of 171 shots (if my math is right) the monster player is going to miss considerably less and play effective safeties more. The casual regular player is going to miss more and play weak or failed safeties more. The monster player is going to resafe from the safeties he faces and the regular player is going to sell out more from the safeties he faces. Those are simply the cold numbers that dictate how the match will go. Statistically the better player will win over distance. And if it's a monster vs. a regular player then the gulf is very wide when the numbers are added up.

If any of you want to know where you TRULY stand play Equal Offense or Fargo and then you can see where your place in the pool world is.

Luckily for me at the neighborhood bar I am the monster player. At the poolroom down the street I am the sucker.
Well coming from a Monster player like yourself, you could not help but have it just right! I am glad I know such a guy like you! Thanks for your input!
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Is this the world's famous Double HemLock? - 02-05-2012, 08:16 PM

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As long as there is nothing wrong with you physically then the usual
difference is passion and commitment.
A great player can dog his brains out much more than a player that he
can give the last 4 to.....'cause he CARES more.
The game must give you a thrill and you have to look for your talent
'till you find it.
To a player that is not totally committed to the game...when he is faced
with a tough shot...many will just roll the dice.
A great player, when faced with the same shot, may feel like this kid....
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http://www.google.ca/url?url=http://...W3jn3oIu16ca3Q
Very good post, Dr. Double HemLock! I did not see the Double HemLock logo in your post though! Keep up the good work!
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Hey OTB, you need to copy that statement!
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Hey OTB, you need to copy that statement! - 02-05-2012, 08:19 PM

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practice........you can be born with talent, but time on the green makes you great........OTB

I just thought this up, this qoute should go on forever, be on t-shirts...............lol
Thanks for your good input! In the subject I meant copyright!
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Very good post.
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Very good post. - 02-05-2012, 08:21 PM

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Mental Attitude has alot to do with reaching the higher gears... IMO
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MattLock, one thing meaning what? - 02-05-2012, 10:44 PM

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Basically - 02-05-2012, 11:19 PM

1) They learn to be a run-out artist.
2) They learn to be smart.
3) They learn how to bank.
4) They learn 2-3 break shots that work well for them.

I have seen hundreds of matches where 2 players can be about even as far as running out the balls, but the monster player will break much better than the other player. As an example, Shane Van Boening's 10 ball break.


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They can play 2-3 days and not get tired.


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They can play 2-3 days and not get tired.
That's not a monster player, that's a chemically enhanced cyborg. :-)

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02-06-2012, 04:34 AM

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A regular player, VS. a monster player! What do you think makes a player a monster player? Monster player being a super player!
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