Nothing wrong with being a banger.... Heck, I'm swinging for the fences a lot of the time. Until of course it really matters. It's fun to hit the CB a billion miles an hour, make the tough cut, and watch your opponent crumble as you manage the ridiculous shape. Drive for show, putt for dough as the golfers say.I'm probably what you would consider a banger, though I'm a student of the game. I'm going to try to work on the rolling with english rather than drawing. I'm learning pattern play and I always seem to get in a line that requires drawing off rails and such. I need to just force myself to not draw or get BIH when I get offline so I can actually learn where I need to be on a shot. It's like I have a mental block and set myself up for having to draw, even though I know it's the wrong choice. Do you have any thoughts on getting into the mindset? I'd sure like to get a ball or two stronger.
The key with playing the "rolling english" game, is to be willing to take the tougher angle early on to get yourself in line. Being comfortable with back cutting into blind pockets is a skill set that needs to be developed. I wish I had one of those pool game softwares that people post screen shots of on this forum, and I'd give a simple example of what I'm talking about.
Keep in mind, my game isn't CJ approved, so use anything I say at your own risk