Go Back   AzBilliards.com > Main Category > Main Forum
Reload this Page Interesting comments from Ray Martin on the mental aspect
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Rate Thread
Interesting comments from Ray Martin on the mental aspect
Old
  (#1)
alstl
AzB Silver Member
alstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond reputealstl has a reputation beyond repute
 
alstl's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 8,254
vCash: 500
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Over the hill
   
Interesting comments from Ray Martin on the mental aspect - 12-03-2007, 07:49 PM

This was first posted in the straight pool forum and even if you don't play straight pool it's worth watching. After he finishes running balls he answers questions from the crowd.

Somebody asked a question which isn't quite legible, but I think it had to do with a breakthrough in his confidence.

Ray Martin: Yea, when I won my first world title. It was the first one I ever got into. Here I am playing all these guys like Balsis, Crane and Lassiter. Every time they'd throw me one of those lines I'd knock them off. Then came the next line and the next line and when the end of the tournament came I had won it.

When you start to beat better players it does something for you. You start to realize I can play this game too.

Another question that I couldn't quite make out.

Ray Martin: Once you learn to handle that cue ball and pocket balls then it's all up here (points to his head). More so now than what it is before. It's mental. Depends on your personality too. Some guys can't handle it. Some guys will make the effort and will say "I'm going to conquer this". That's all your individual personality. That's why there is only a handful of champions. The other guy blows up and throws his cue stick across the room, says the hell with this, bangs on something. That guy's never gonna make it. He can't handle it.

You gotta learn to take your mistakes. So I went of the balls bad, so I wound up down at the end of the table. Shoot the next one and get back in line. It's the mental aspect.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...08311951707336

Great video, and rep to dmgwalsh for posting it.
  
Reply With Quote

Old
  (#2)
hangemhigh
Known Sinner
hangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond reputehangemhigh has a reputation beyond repute
 
hangemhigh's Avatar
 
Status: Offline
Posts: 10,082
vCash: 17500
iTrader: 156 / 99%
Join Date: Feb 2007
   
12-03-2007, 08:17 PM

That Martin is a Cool Cat.
  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.