With all due respect. I was thinking about this. It’s the wrong idea. We all started off pretty weak as players, some of us have achieved huge success and became champions others never make it to a C+ level.There’s a lot of them. Please try to keep it 1 or 2 so everyone can have a bit of fun here.
Stepping in the bucket. (getting down when 1" from the table)1. Standing in right place.
2. Cue as level as possible.
Hey Cuedup, my first username was Quedup back in 04, then I changed to the one I have now.Not planning several shots ahead.
Not playing safe
Taking the easy shot rather than the necessary shot
Everyone kept any little bit of insight into the game close to the vest. Owners of the Pool Hall where I worked during the time I was a High school Student, were very sparingly giving out tips, tricks, training, and you had to observe and ask just a simple question and then observe again over the next month or so to pickup everything that you were curious about to advance your game.This thread is like a free buffet of the best gourmet food, such a great selection of free idea, and information.
If this was the 1960’s 1970’d or before. Not much of what was shared here to lean would be offered so freely.
Enjoy the buffet of information, and than you to those who contributed.
Tap Tap TapWith all due respect. I was thinking about this. It’s the wrong idea. We all started off pretty weak as players, some of us have achieved huge success and became champions others never make it to a C+ level.
Having a bit of fun because someone can’t play isn’t a positive way to encourage new players. We need to encourage the weakest players to keep at it and realize their potential-where ever that might land.
Poking fun or making fun of a weaker player could discourage them at the cost of pool in general. I think that’s just bad form.
There are better topics to discuss.
Fatboy<———can’t play at all anymore(but I might go to work and fix that)
Let’s do what’s best for pool, together
I'm going to go in the other direction.Tap Tap Tap
Wise heavy words full of iron my friend-
Take care Eric
It is a lack of chalk. If they are guided to hit the cue ball well off-center, they can do that with reasonable accuracy, usually. There are also those that can't hit within a tip of where they address the cue ball but those are rarer. Many not-quite-beginning players have a tremendous fear of off-center hits.Is it a failure to chalk properly or a lack of tip accuracy?
I think a lot of players gravitate towards center and become unable to draw the ball or apply significant spin with any sort of consistency or distance because when they even begin to approach the miscue limit, they're 50/50 on miscuing because their tip wanders from final pause to actual contact.
Could be due to a dropped elbow or a tightening grip, but something causes frequent miscues and then they become scared. And when they force themselves out of their center ball comfort zone, they're still likely to miscue because they anticipate the miscue, which creates tip accuracy errors by itself.
See your point, too- ofc.I'm going to go in the other direction.
I do not think this thread topic is in any way, shape, or form making fun of average players and common mistakes they make. I myself am an average player, and I myself posted a comment on a couple mistakes we (average players) make. It would be a wise and prudent action if an average player that endeavoured to improve their game (re: make less mistakes) would use this thread as CONSTRUCTIVE criticism and LEARN from it.
As far as I can tell, I haven't seen any poster here making fun of anyone. Just making simple (and factual) observations.
I myself as an average player that often makes many of the mistakes that have been mentioned here, find this to be an interesting and educational thread that no one should get butt-hurt over. JMHO