Many people labor for years and years to write a book, so IMO, effort has little to do it.
So it's $100 plus shipping -- does anyone know if it's a hardcover? HIs promo had it look that way but upon closer inspection it appears to have just been a mock-up on a piece of wood.
It has been long time since I ventured into this place.
However, since I now have, (in my formerly nicotine stained hands), Stan's master encyclopedia
of how to properly aim and stroke pool balls to improve one's game, I thought I might find something different in here
But, nope...here's the same old negative "know nothings" blasting something they know practically nothing about. Just as they have for years.
White, Johnson, Figueroa, and a few new ones. Still ranting and raving about something of which they know VERY LITTLE.
And then comes Figueroa, one of the most bitter and mean spirited people I've ever had the sorry displeasure to read, suggesting that Stan's book might "be a mockup on a piece of wood". How disgusting of you, Figueora. How disgusting,
To those who have open minds, this is a MASSIVE publication, put together with the quality of what we used to refer to as "coffee table books". Superior quality in materials, hundreds of actual photos, drawings, and a TOTAL EXPLANATION of how CTE REALLY works. You will understand completely that pool is first a VISUAL GAME and not a physical game. Once you KNOW how to use your eyes correctly, you can have a somewhat wonky stroke and still execute satisfactorily to a great degree. HOWEVER, A GOOD STROKE JUST MAKES IT ALL THE BETTER.
Stan spends a lot of time in this book on stroke structure and the various methods of stroking to accomplish desired objectives. This is a publication of epic proportions and will be used for years as a TEXT at the table for deep, intelligent, study of the game.
As for a "block of wood"...the only one I can think of in this place is the block of wood that rests on Figueroa's neck.