AzB Silver Member
I think all aiming really boils down to being consistent and allowing your sub conscious to learn the shots. I spoke to Gene as well about his system and I guess it works but now years later I do things totally opposite from what Gene teaches and I pocket balls nicely.Anyways, I will mess with CTE Pro 1 more in the future and see if it can (over a sustained period of time) solve some of my problem shots that I miss the same exact way almost every time then report back on the findings.
Poolology does work and is intended to speed the shot recognition process until you no longer need it. It is described mathematically and the geometry makes sense.
You can make all the diagrams you want for CTE but the idea of even mentioning projections into lower dimensions should tell you something. CTE states that the method will tell you the shot line much as Poolology does. The reason CTE supposedly can do this is that the table has a 2:1 shape. It is a smoke and mirrors explanation originated by a carnival barker type guy (nice as he was) that doesn't hold up to scrutiny. The more you look into CTE the more apparent it is that the instructions get you in the vicinity of the pocket and the player does the rest of the work to figure out how to pocket it. That is why I've maintained that those who follow the CTE instructions precisely will have no success on shots that don't naturally go anyway.