pool is stupid and i hate all of you
Finally, reached my goal of breaking into the 30s, got a bad leave after the break, took a minute found a kick Carom, that went and so did the cue ball damnit
I did take your words seriously and hearing them in my head whenever I play. Still took a long time to put it into high runs.You've heard the term "he's playing 9ball straight pool". One characteristic of that is playing "area" position. Now I'm not saying that's what you're doing. If we classify area position as 1 and exact pinpoint position as 10 then I'd say that in general you're most often operating in the 5-8 range. In this game that's hurting you. Getting up in the 7-10 range will reap major benefits. It seems you've got the skills to do it. You have to focus on it and believe in it's importance.
Precise CB direction will also improve your results when going into clusters. I've seen numerous times in your videos where you've broken clusters with less than optimal results. You're aware of when this happens. From my viewpoint it's usually a result of the wrong contact point (sometimes that's a result of a bad angle which may be related to what I described above) or wrong speed or a combination of the two. I'd suggest going back and taking a look at those instances on video. Pause before you shoot the shot and analyze the cluster more closely. I think in most cases you'll see what I saw and realize what went wrong.
You're getting there. Go back and compare this run with the 8ball ghost video you posted. I think you'll note that your position in the 77 is rather sloppy compared to the 8ball. Offhand I'd say you only had 2 position errors in the 8ball neither of which were terrible.I did take your words seriously and hearing them in my head whenever I play. Still took a long time to put it into high runs.
Run of 77 from today (on 4 1/4 '' pockets). My personal best and a pretty clean run. So I am quite proud of my accomplishment. (But man, is it hard to run 70+. Looks much easier on video, if s.o. else does it )
100 doesn't seem to be far away now
Thank you very much for taking the time to analyze my videos.You're getting there. Go back and compare this run with the 8ball ghost video you posted. I think you'll note that your position in the 77 is rather sloppy compared to the 8ball. Offhand I'd say you only had 2 position errors in the 8ball neither of which were terrible.
Start bringing the same level of pattern analysis and precision to your 14.1 play and 100 will come fairly quickly.
It's not so much that you were playing differently but your mindset was different.
In 14.1 you're not striving for that exact position and/or angle like you were in the 8b. It might not seem as important due to the fact you may have multiple options and that leads to letting your guard down and becoming a little sloppy. JMO