Ok. Never heard of any other system, not cte or any other? Never saw any aiming system discussion?
Ok, I got you. You think that that poolology is unnecessary since players can easily imagine the right shot line. If the shooter can easily imagine the shot line then why are there any aiming systems at all?
Even ghost ball is not needed in that case.
I did some experiments with my staff and found that they could not easily imagine the shot line. I would have personally loved my time playing pool these past 35 years if imagining the shot line were easy.
Anyway my intention was not too argue with you. Lou is not correct here and if you agree with him then neither are you.
Regarding aiming systems in general there is not one single person who is a creators/seller/promoter of them who has claimed that players are robotic. Not one, not ever.
That's a red herring strawman nonsensical point which is completely wrong.
And the idea that players are doing all sorts of moving and adjusting of their aim while down is also not a true statement. Some players do this and it is generally not considered to be good form. Most good players that I observe do not try to aim while down, they aim standing up and go into shooting position with a chosen shot line. They often get up if they don't like the view from ball address and re-aim and go back to back address.
However if I am wrong then please provide plenty of video evidence of this aiming while down that Lou and you claim is the default action of pool players.
Oh no...I certainly don't think players can simply recognize aim lines unless they have plenty of experience doing it. But even experienced players miss shots all the time, shots that haven't come up enough in their experience to become recognizable or known.
Aiming is a skill. Understanding how we develop skills in the mind is important when it comes to understanding the benefits of good learning habits and skill development tools.
I see aiming systems as skill development tools. If a system doesn't help with skill development then it's not a very good system.
I also did a couple of aiming experiments that showed a huge difference between using an estimated ghostball line and a known fractional aim for beginners. One experiment involved my wife, and the other involved a 6yr old boy. The results proved without a doubt that "knowing" where to aim, rather than estimating where to aim, results in more shots being successfully pocketed.
And if more shots are hitting the pocket, the mind is getting more positive info pertaining to aiming, and this leads to being programmed faster, as far as developing consistent aiming skills.
I believe what Lou is talking about is no different than what you can see Stan Shuffett do once he is down on the shot. He ensures that everything is aligned in accordance with what his eyes are looking at, no different than what most of us do after we get down o the shot. I don't do any silly head weaving or cue movements at this point, but I've seen some good players who do. It's almost like they didn't aim when they standing up. They just got their body close to where it needed to be, then when they bend down to address the cb they begin looking for the aim line. I don't do this, not even slightly. Short of micro-adjustments for speed or spin, which I assumed Lou was referring to, I don't do a lot moving anything.