I have been waiting on something definitive from Stan for a long time. With Hal gone, Stan is the one that not only knows the system but has proof that he can teach it. Unless the price is more than a poor boy can stand I will buy this book. I do wish that all pool instructional books had a spiral bound version to late flat.
Joey, I think I wished you a Merry Christmas but missed New Years. May it be a wonderful year for you and your family in spite of the curse of covid!
I'll see you soon.
I believe that you and MANY OTHERS will be thrilled with just the Truth Series videos and the book will be the icing on the cake. I just got my first Covid-19 vaccine shot so I am getting itchy but I'm not sure if it is because I want to start playing pool or if it's a by-product of the vaccine. ;-)
I have competed at many things over the years. Without fail, there were those that were convinced that the basic natural laws didn't apply to something else they believed. Physics applied to the rest of the world but not this! No such thing as pool physics, pool is bound by the same laws as the rest of the universe. However, people can be wrong about the "Why" and right about the "How". One of the smartest men I ever knew was barely literate with maybe a third grade education. He was in my opinion sometimes mistaken about why something worked but if he told you something worked, write it on a rock! He worked at the state laboratory farm and I often thought how peculiar it was that after someone became an undergraduate in agriculture going for a PhD, then they were sent to the laboratory farm for Red with his second or third grade education to teach them how to farm and work with livestock!
Anyway, I have seen both long distance and up close that there is value to CTE for some people. I'm not too concerned about being able to sort the wheat from the chaff but I need time to do it. Having the material in front of me from an authority on the subject will give me that time. As far as I know Stan is the leading expert on CTE. He is certainly the leading expert on Pro One since it is his invention or adaptation.
I am not looking for magic. Perhaps realistic expectations will make Stan's material all the more valuable for me.
Tyler Styer plays about as well or better than most of the professional players and here is what Tyler had to say: "
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, I can not express how happy I am for you. I have only the smallest idea on the amount of time and effort you have put into this book. Based on the perfect indent left in your couch, where you sat and did all of your editing, I'd say we're in the few thousand hour range... and that's not including time on the table. We can add another 15 years of that.
Each time I've been to your house, there was a night or two where you would wake up at 2, 3, or 4 AM to hit balls. You put in countless hours testing new ideas, new shots, different variables, and so on. It showed me what dedication truly is. Yours is unmatched... by anyone.
You taught me, in my opinion, the most important part of the game. Having the correct alignment through center ball when you're down on a shot... Knowing what to look at, and why, is truly irreplaceable in the game we play. It's everyone's biggest question... "How do you aim?" Of course you can hit a million balls to learn how to pocket a ball, but I'd rather hit a million balls, doing things your way, every single time. I've come from the inside or outside of every ball I've shot for the last 8 years.
Thank you for answering my questions at all hours of the night for about 4 years... plenty more to come... Not one time did you say, "hey I'll get back to you, I'm busy right now." You were on it every step of the way, and I can't thank you enough for that.
I tried my best to leave you alone for this last stretch. I feel
did enough talking for the both of us.
Hes been a great addition to the CTE team and its been a pleasure brainstorming with him. I think a tall glass of Barefoot Merlot is in order the next time we all get together in Greensburg.
Connie Colvin Shuffett
, thank you for being so supportive and being Stan's rock every step of the way! Your editing and photography skills won't go unnoticed!! I cant wait to see your work in this book!
Last but not least, I want to thank
for the professionalism he brought to the game as a Jr player, and as a young pro. Without your demeanor and rock solid fundamentals, I wouldn't be where I am today. You were and still are a great role model for myself and many others.
To my hundreds of students and fans that have had curiosity in CTE in the previous 6 years, thank you for being so patient. I gave Stan my word that I wouldn't teach any new material until his book release. I would have been selling you short letting you spend hard earned money on old information when new material was on the horizon.
If you've read this far, you can truly see how much this old timer means to me, and how much he has impacted me as a person and as a player. Enjoy his free online truth series on YouTube and seriously consider purchasing his book. There's 50 years of experience and 20,000 hours of knowledge packed into this book. He gave 6 years of his life to make it available to you.
This wasn't for money. It was for the love of the game..."