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 (#1) Patrick Johnson Fish of the Day     Status: Offline Posts: 19,588 vCash: 1700 iTrader: 0 / 0% Join Date: Jun 2007 Fractional Cuts Visualization Practice - 04-03-2015, 09:05 PM To use Fractions for aiming you need to get familiar with (learn to visualize at the table) the cut angles formed by the three common fractional overlaps: 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ball. To help with that, here's a practice setup diagram of the fractional cut angles (left and right) for shots parallel with the short and long rails. I hope it's self explanatory. pj chgo Attachment 59627 Attached Images   Last edited by Patrick Johnson; 11-26-2015 at 10:40 AM.

 (#2) randyg www.randygpool.com     Status: Offline Posts: 5,396 vCash: 500 iTrader: 1 / 100% Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Dallas, Texas 04-04-2015, 07:25 AM Great post! randyg Original P.B.I.A Master Instructor Proud Member of the SPF Family Co-author of World/BCA Rules Co-author of Texas Express Rules Originator of Scotch Doubles
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04-04-2015, 12:24 PM

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 Originally Posted by Patrick Johnson To use Fractions for aiming you need to get familiar with (learn to visualize at the table) the cut angles formed by the three common fractional overlaps: 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ball. To help with that, here's a practice setup diagram of the fractional cut angles (left and right) for shots parallel with the short and long rails. I hope it's self explanatory. pj chgo
Those diagrams are awesome.How did you do them?

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 Originally Posted by 336Robin Those diagrams are awesome.How did you do them?
Just a simple drawing program called SmartDraw. I probably copied the table from somewhere - don't remember.

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 (#5) SmoothStroke AzB Silver Member     Status: Offline Posts: 966 vCash: 500 iTrader: 0 / 0% Join Date: Jul 2005 04-04-2015, 06:16 PM That is perfect. It is exactly what I asked if you could do a while back on another illustration you did, running the line back out to the opposite rail. Line in line out, good work, very smple. Sincerely:SS
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 Originally Posted by SmoothStroke That is perfect. It is exactly what I asked if you could do a while back on another illustration you did, running the line back out to the opposite rail. Line in line out, good work, very smple. Sincerely:SS
I remember - maybe that gave me the idea.

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 Originally Posted by bbb thanks patrick i appreciate your posts and learn alot from them
Thanks Larry.

I've never tried using fractional reference alignments, but I thought something like this might be helpful for those who do or want to try. Might even give it a go myself...

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04-05-2015, 05:09 AM

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 Originally Posted by Patrick Johnson Thanks Larry. I've never tried using fractional reference alignments, but I thought something like this might be helpful for those who do or want to try. Might even give it a go myself... pj chgo
patrick
the other value to me of your diagram
is it gives someone a reference
to use in practicing
they may not be aware
for example
" its the FILL IN THE BLANK cut i keep missing"
but once they do
now they have that type of ball cut from various places to practice

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 (#10) Ron Swanson Banned   Status: Offline Posts: 2,519 vCash: 500 iTrader: 0 / 0% Join Date: Jun 2013 04-05-2015, 10:22 AM How do these help anyone to pot balls?
 (#11) SmoothStroke AzB Silver Member     Status: Offline Posts: 966 vCash: 500 iTrader: 0 / 0% Join Date: Jul 2005 04-05-2015, 10:31 AM I teach this using lasers. I made a tool to adjust the height of the laser. I adjust the tool for a complete line in and out and over the object ball, its laser straight, you can hit a hair on a mosquito's ass with it. I have another for the cue ball and adjust it accordingly. It doesn’t matter where the cue ball or object balls are, it is always the same, it never changes, it's constant and simple. I keep a pointer in my hand for explanation. The laser travels over the balls also as one complete line, which is the crease. When you know how to use the crease your life can change, fireworks go off, I have seen players smile, haha. It is so easy Ray Charles and Helen Keller use this. It's taught in 30 minutes or less. Without getting into great detail, which is really unnecessary, it's so simple and doesn't tax the brain as other methods can. As humans we are visual creatures, this is as easy as easy gets. It may be not everyone's cup of tea, that's why we have different tea cups. Once you figure it out bring your straight stroke and feel. Sincerely: SS
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 Originally Posted by Ron Swanson How do these help anyone to pot balls?
You're not familiar with using fractional CB/OB overlaps as starting alignments?

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Spot Shot - 04-06-2015, 05:35 AM

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 Originally Posted by Patrick Johnson Just a simple drawing program called SmartDraw. I probably copied the table from somewhere - don't remember. pj chgo
Another useful diagram that was very useful to me is the Spot Shot half ball hit. Its very important in One Pocket where balls are on the spot. The minute someone scratches they can set the ball up anywhere behind the line and the Spot Shot comes into play and if the position of the cue ball is right its easier to pot the shot by knowing the half ball hit location.

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04-06-2015, 07:00 AM

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 Originally Posted by Ron Swanson How do these help anyone to pot balls?
This guy is the Master of 2D pool!!

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 Originally Posted by Patrick Johnson You're not familiar with using fractional CB/OB overlaps as starting alignments? pj chgo
God, no!

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