From 3:14 to 3:23 of your cte with english video using your own words.."ok, cte come on down bring it in to center there you are right there on the ghost ball line" You just defined cte as that.Nah, you're just not wanting to see what you are actually doing. You don't know what I am going through physically and it doesn't matter. Whatever you have done to "fix" your game the fact is that you are no better than me and I am clearly in need of fixing. You are also full of crap because there is ZERO chance that you play as good as you ever did. That would presume that you started out as a 600 speed player.
I don't CARE if you believe me but I am a 600 speed player at this time when my form is clearly bad. So EITHER you think that I came UP to this level despite my bad form OR you think that I came down to this level because of my bad form.
That you THINK that I haven't paid attention to my game and form is just plain stupid. That you THINK that you are somehow smarter, better, more self-aware, more diligent or whatever is equally dumb BECAUSE when we are discussing what makes a player's skill level be whatever it is the fact is that if you and I played today it would be an even game no matter what you think of my form. So as Mike Page puts it a player's rating INCLUDES everything that they know and have experienced with some players being better at some aspects of the game and worse at other aspect. So MAYBE you are a great spot shot shooter compared to me but I am a way better banker. This is what you don't get.
By your denigrating "logic" I shouldn't be using any aiming system (magic pill as you derisively call them) and should ONLY be focusing on my form. If I did focus only on my form and given that we are the same speed, I think that I am a bit higher right, then I would DRILL you easily should I develop better form. Hard to understand why this is so hard for you to understand UNLESS your motivation is really only to knock aiming systems and in particular the ones you have decided to label as snake oil.
I respond to what you write. Not to make it "all about me" but to address the assertions you make. Look at my VERY FIRST POST in this thread. I was not in any way confrontational and said you have some merit to the post. THEN I saw the "magic pill" bullshit and I understood the TRUE PURPOSE of your post was to put down aiming systems and aiming systems users and teachers.
As for your comment about "beating me like a rented mule" on AZB. Nah, that's not what you are doing. You might THINK that is what you are doing but the fact is that your aim isn't good enough to actually do any damage to me. The cruelty and insincerity you display on this topic is a character defect on your end. If you want to see sincerity look at Straightpool 99s posts in this thread. He took the time to thoughtfully analyze my form and give me tips on ways to correct it. Because he understands the value of sincere discussion rather than disingenuous blanket denigration. Look at Mirza and several others who are posting truly thoughtful posts aimed at helping the readers.
As for stories of being "great". I never said I was great. I said I was better than than I am now. That is true no matter what you think. The more important thing is that you want to make some comparison between yourself and myself as if you have done something for your game that is far and above what I have done because you "looked in a mirror". As a player I am fairly sure you have not accomplished more than I have but more importantly you are currently not doing more for the game than I am doing. I am currently sponsoring a training center with three tables, equipment, a library of training materials, cameras and other stuff. So really this discussion is just a distraction from the larger picture of being part of creating ways for players to train in a structured way and log progress. It would be awesome if I felt like you were actually interested in that but at present all I see is you knocking.
My time as a player is probably nearing the end given the issues I deal with. However my time being part of growing this sport is really coming into tangible efforts that are measurable. That's far more important to me than your critique of my game. I honestly don't even really care what you happen to think about me and my game, my road stories, my experiences with professional players, all the pool rooms I have been to around the world, etc...you can imply that I am a liar or one of the railbirds telling war stories.....doesn't matter and doesn't make any of less true. The important thing is what are you doing for the game NOW. Knocking aiming systems and those who teach and use them isn't growing pool. Think about that.