Eagle Eye Takes Aim at 14.1 High Runs

gerryf

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I think its a fair bet the JS tape will never be released, so it really doesn't have a value. But, even if someone ran 1000 on a free stream, I think JS still has the same exhibition angle he is doing now (or was before corona). I don't think a 1000 ball run diminishes JS's exhibition potential.
I mentioned earlier that people I know who attended Schmidt's presentation said it was a great event, and they also said anyone interested in straight pool should attend. I think that's the rub. There aren't a lot of people that appear that interested in straight pool yet, but Schmidt seems to draw a crowd. His 626 was a very good thin for straight pool.

In our local league, there's more than 600 players, and I think only 4 ever play straight pool.

For the high run challenges, I belatedly started logging the number of viewers for the live stream, and for Shane and Jayson it got up into the 600's, for Earl in the 500's, and for Ruslan in the low 100's. I had thought Ruslan's numbers would be higher, but maybe it's just the time zones that make a difference.

But looking at the 'views' for the videos, and recognizing that they're very limited in what you can take from it,
- Shane's best numbers were 7500 views for his Day 1 video, and that was over 10 weeks
- Earl's Day 1 video had 32000 views, and that was over 2 weeks.
- Ruslan;s Day 1 video had 3200 views, and that was over 9 weeks.
- Jayson's Day 1 video had 40,000 views.

Clearly Jayson is popular!!
 
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Fatboy

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I mentioned earlier that people I know who attended Schmidt's presentation said it was a great event, and they also said anyone interested in straight pool should attend. I think that's the rub. There aren't a lot of people that appear that interested in straight pool

For the high run challenges, I belatedly started logging the number of viewers for the live stream, and for Shane and Jayson it got up into the 600's, for Earl in the 500's, and for Ruslan in the low 100's. I had thought Ruslan's numbers would be higher, but maybe it's just the time zones that make a difference.

But looking at the 'views' for the videos, and recognizing that they're very limited in what you can take from it,
- Shane's best numbers were 7500 views for his Day 1 video, and that was over 10 weeks
- Earl's Day 1 video had 32000 views, and that was over 2 weeks.
- Ruslan;s Day 1 video had 3200 views, and that was over 9 weeks.
- Jayson's Day 1 video had 40,000 views.

Clearly Jayson is popular!!
Nice numbers for the audience size. That’s a win for pool😀💪
 

middleofnowhere

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Agreed, but minimizing it is completely different than being able to totally eliminate it. I would say a player who scratches once every 30 break shots is doing about as good a job as he possibly can, but it’s still going to occasionally happen, as we’ve seen.

It also needs to be said that with the only goal for this format being an extremely high run, means the break shot strategy is going to be completely different than it would be if it was in a tournament match.

In a tournament match, you can always be a little more conservative in how hard you are blasting into the rack, knowing that there is always the option of playing a safety if you get stuck. In this format, that is not an option, which is why the players are more aggressive on their break shots, which in turn leads to a higher chance of a scratch.
I was going to say exactly the same thing you said at the end of your comments. It's a big difference between just trying to run balls and actually playing a match. In match play you never scratch on the break.

You open up sections of the rack you work around the rack you get balls out you create break shots and you move on to the next rack. Always with the option that you can end up with a safety.

I used to play with DiLiberto all the time and we would run a lot of balls. I've seen Danny run over 200 numerous times in complete control, not whacking the rack open like he's playing nine ball. We would play and run back-to-back runs of 100 plus nobody scratching on the break.

I'm not sure you can really make huge runs playing classic style straight pool. You will win tournaments though.
 
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one stroke

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I mentioned earlier that people I know who attended Schmidt's presentation said it was a great event, and they also said anyone interested in straight pool should attend. I think that's the rub. There aren't a lot of people that appear that interested in straight pool yet, but Schmidt seems to draw a crowd. His 626 was a very good thin for straight pool.

In our local league, there's more than 600 players, and I think only 4 ever play straight pool.

For the high run challenges, I belatedly started logging the number of viewers for the live stream, and for Shane and Jayson it got up into the 600's, for Earl in the 500's, and for Ruslan in the low 100's. I had thought Ruslan's numbers would be higher, but maybe it's just the time zones that make a difference.

But looking at the 'views' for the videos, and recognizing that they're very limited in what you can take from it,
- Shane's best numbers were 7500 views for his Day 1 video, and that was over 10 weeks
- Earl's Day 1 video had 32000 views, and that was over 2 weeks.
- Ruslan;s Day 1 video had 3200 views, and that was over 9 weeks.
- Jayson's Day 1 video had 40,000 views.

Clearly Jayson is popular!!
I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in the views they are increasing in numbers as the word is getting out
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lfigueroa

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Agreed, but minimizing it is completely different than being able to totally eliminate it. I would say a player who scratches once every 30 break shots is doing about as good a job as he possibly can, but it’s still going to occasionally happen, as we’ve seen.

It also needs to be said that with the only goal for this format being an extremely high run, means the break shot strategy is going to be completely different than it would be if it was in a tournament match.

In a tournament match, you can always be a little more conservative in how hard you are blasting into the rack, knowing that there is always the option of playing a safety if you get stuck. In this format, that is not an option, which is why the players are more aggressive on their break shots, which in turn leads to a higher chance of a scratch.

Sure, it’s always a possibility with balls flying around that you can get kicked into a pocket but there is much that can be done to keep the CB from flying straight in.

Lou Figueroa
 

iusedtoberich

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Live stream viewer numbers right this second:

Reyes vs Reyes 1803
Ghorst vs Gomez 1842
Shaw 165

If Shaw gets on a good run again I think he can get 500.
 

Shuddy

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I mentioned earlier that people I know who attended Schmidt's presentation said it was a great event, and they also said anyone interested in straight pool should attend. I think that's the rub. There aren't a lot of people that appear that interested in straight pool yet, but Schmidt seems to draw a crowd. His 626 was a very good thin for straight pool.

In our local league, there's more than 600 players, and I think only 4 ever play straight pool.

For the high run challenges, I belatedly started logging the number of viewers for the live stream, and for Shane and Jayson it got up into the 600's, for Earl in the 500's, and for Ruslan in the low 100's. I had thought Ruslan's numbers would be higher, but maybe it's just the time zones that make a difference.

But looking at the 'views' for the videos, and recognizing that they're very limited in what you can take from it,
- Shane's best numbers were 7500 views for his Day 1 video, and that was over 10 weeks
- Earl's Day 1 video had 32000 views, and that was over 2 weeks.
- Ruslan;s Day 1 video had 3200 views, and that was over 9 weeks.
- Jayson's Day 1 video had 40,000 views.

Clearly Jayson is popular!!
And Ruslan’s 14.1 is arguably the most beautiful. I suspect he’ll get more views when he comes back, unless people are just watching for thunder lightening boom boom bam bam straight pool on crackl.
 

realkingcobra

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I believe this event will raise Jason's stock value quite a bit in terms of endorsements and notoriety. This guy can dominate at any game he wants to. I was just trying to decided what kind of handicap I would need from Jason in 14.1 to gamble. What depressing thoughts those were. I'm embarrassed to even say what I think would be fair.
The best way to play 14.1 against a much better ball runner like Jason is to play 10 and stop from both players. That way you get a safety battle every 10 balls pocketed. If you can run 10 balls, and play a great safety game, you become much harder to beat.
 
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