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OB Cues "Digicue" thoughts - 07-13-2016, 03:12 PM

OB hinted at a new product release at the BCA show in Chicago. I can't find the thread but I was curious about it and looked at their facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/obcues/

It's called the "Digicue" and from what I gather it detects aberrant movement of the cue during the stroke, and prompts the user with a vibration. Attaches to the butt end with a rubber cup.

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07-13-2016, 04:42 PM

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OB hinted at a new product release at the BCA show in Chicago. I can't find the thread but I was curious about it and looked at their facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/obcues/

It's called the "Digicue" and from what I gather it detects aberrant movement of the cue during the stroke, and prompts the user with a vibration. Attaches to the butt end with a rubber cup.

Interesting, what say you even headed minions of AZB?
Interesting concept.


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07-13-2016, 05:20 PM

I'm curious about what it measures. What gives an "error buzz?" Side-to-side movement, inconsistency in speed, jerky transition from back to forward swing?
  
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07-13-2016, 05:32 PM

I don't think this device would help me...I deliberately cross stroke on a lot of shots.
...might like it as a practise device for hitting dead ball though.


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07-13-2016, 07:38 PM

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I'm curious about what it measures. What gives an "error buzz?" Side-to-side movement, inconsistency in speed, jerky transition from back to forward swing?
More information on the DIGICUE will be on our website soon but here is a little more info for you:

DigiCue

A truly revolutionary electronic cue training device for improving player performance through stroke consistency and accuracy. Aligned with OB Cues mission to help players get serious about their game, this patent pending training aid will benefit novices and professionals alike.

Simply slide the DigiCue onto the butt end of your cue, push the power button and then play your game of choice. This device is like having your own personal coach giving you immediate feedback on every shot that you shoot by alerting you with vibrations when it detects any inconsistencies in your stroke.

Detects (with vibrations)
Jab strokes
Steering
Body english
Standing up during stroke

Features:
3 unique settings: novice, intermediate and advanced modes
Discreet and lightweight (less than an ounce)
Can be used both when you practice but most importantly, during competition
Comes with two sizes to fit the vast majority of Pool, Snooker, and Carom cues
Automatically shuts off after 5 minutes of not hitting a ball to maximize battery life
Battery included
Made in the USA


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07-13-2016, 08:10 PM

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OB hinted at a new product release at the BCA show in Chicago. I can't find the thread but I was curious about it and looked at their facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/obcues/

It's called the "Digicue" and from what I gather it detects aberrant movement of the cue during the stroke, and prompts the user with a vibration. Attaches to the butt end with a rubber cup.

Interesting, what say you even headed minions of AZB?
I'm an automation engineer. Sensor technology is my middle name. Or my 4th name.

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07-13-2016, 08:24 PM

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More information on the DIGICUE will be on our website soon but here is a little more info for you:

DigiCue

A truly revolutionary electronic cue training device for improving player performance through stroke consistency and accuracy. Aligned with OB Cues mission to help players get serious about their game, this patent pending training aid will benefit novices and professionals alike.

Simply slide the DigiCue onto the butt end of your cue, push the power button and then play your game of choice. This device is like having your own personal coach giving you immediate feedback on every shot that you shoot by alerting you with vibrations when it detects any inconsistencies in your stroke.

Detects (with vibrations)
Jab strokes
Steering
Body english
Standing up during stroke

Features:
3 unique settings: novice, intermediate and advanced modes
Discreet and lightweight (less than an ounce)
Can be used both when you practice but most importantly, during competition
Comes with two sizes to fit the vast majority of Pool, Snooker, and Carom cues
Automatically shuts off after 5 minutes of not hitting a ball to maximize battery life
Battery included
Made in the USA
I'm looking forward to getting one. There are some pool players who don't believe in the importance of the kinds of movements measured by this device, in these kinds of fundamentals. They obviously wouldn't be interested in something like this, and that's OK.

But it makes a lot of sense to me that the kinds of things instructors focus on - smooth, straight strokes - could be measured like this. It can't help you to pocket a ball directly, but if the instructors who focus on fundamentals are right, I can see how it could help a lot to develop the kinds of good habits that this device will encourage.

Have you had instructors work with this and test it yet?
  
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07-13-2016, 08:52 PM

Cool idea but I'm not very surprised to see it. If ever given the opportunity I'd probably try it out but here are my initial thoughts. With me this thing will go thru a hell of a lot of batteries lol. Body English is a given and no plans of ever changing that. Not even gonna get into my stroke. BUT, if I were using this in action I would be SCARED TO DEATH it will go off in the most inopportune times. Not kidding, just as I go to shoot a case ball, a hill hill 9er whatever - it will start buzzing . Imy guessing this is for practice only, so that means I'm out since I don't really practice. As with other training tools; as I've stated many times, I think this might be very good for a novice - someone very early on when they start playing. Anyway cool idea and don't know till ya try it right?
  
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07-14-2016, 05:53 AM

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07-14-2016, 06:04 AM

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Have you had instructors work with this and test it yet?
Yes. Joe Tucker and RandyG for starters. I'm sure they will chime in soon.
  
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07-14-2016, 06:34 AM

Sounds like a really cool idea. The problem may come in the price for some people.

I would think a lot of R&D went into this product and it has to pay for itself.Therefor

I would think the price will reflect that. I'm looking forward to the day it releases and

I hope it's affordable for anyone who would love the chance to try this product.


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07-14-2016, 06:52 AM

I'll wait for a video of the sensor in action. If I like it, I buy it. I like the concept but am not able to visualize the sensor in action.
  
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07-14-2016, 07:08 AM

About four years ago, here on AZB, it was suggested to build accelerometers into such a unit for stroke analysis and training.


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07-14-2016, 07:21 AM

Here's something a bit more high tech....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fataS3xjp6E

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