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I would ask Efren who he is closest to, friend wise, out of Andam, Luat, Parica & Busty and also what he thinks of this next generation of Filipino greats (Alcano, Orcollo, Kiamco, Lining, Van Corteza, etc)
I would be interested in knowing if he has plans to use this "influence and power" to work with charity to somehow help poor people in the Philippines getting food on the table every day, education, proper medical help etc.
I had the opportunity to meet Efren and ask him a couple of questions once, and two in particular have always stuck with me. The first one was when I asked him how he felt about deflection. How he adjusts for it? does he like a shaft with minimal deflection? Normal deflection..................ect. And his reply was "What is deflection?"
The second was "What's going through your mind when you are towards the end of an out (last 3-4 balls) to win a match or title? And his reply was that when he's really in the zone and he's down to the last couple of balls on the table, instead of picking that one spot on the table where he wants to place his CB, he says that sometimes he'll actually reverse the train of thought, and concentrate on the only spots on the table to avoid leaving the CB. "When you only have 3 balls left on the table (7,8,9) there is really only two spots on the whole table that you don't want to place your CB, and that would be behind the 8 or 9." "That way, you have more margin to work with." I think he was half joking, but to some degree, the wisdom of that particular statement is easy to under estimate.
I'd ask him when he's going to run (and win) for President of the Philippines.
I have been thinking for some time now that if I had Efren in the right situation, I might ask him some different questions.
If you had 5 minutes and 5 minutes only, with Efren Reyes and you could ask him anything you wanted to ask him, what would it be?
I would appreciate your thoughts on this. It could be on a specific shot, his family, aiming, shooting, banking, kicking or not even about pool.
One of my questions would be concerning what he is thinking about when he is looking at a SPECIFIC, AND difficult shot. (Is he relying entirely on past experience, the diamond system, or is he using a personal system that works for him, if so, which one and how does it work for him?)
I would like to ask Efren if there is a certain rule that he would like to have adjusted or changed or removed...
For instance, I have never liked it when a player has to bridge over a ball and then disturbes that ball and it is not a foul...the player has changed the lay of the table and is not penalized at all from my experiences...
Sure would like to know Efrens views on some rules...
What IF somebody with lots of influence here, say like Mike H. (AzHousePro) could arrange a Johnny Archer-like AZB chat with Efren and the AZB members??? If we could put men on the moon 40 years ago, then I don't see why Efren Reyes could not be persuaded to join us for a couple of hours or so.
In fact, why not have a weekly chat with a different pro each week, maybe on the same day and time each week so we could all make plans in advance to be available during that time slot?
I would think they would enjoy being in the lime-light and the fans would enjoy getting to know what makes these guys tick. Personally, I would love to see some of the past champions such as Dallas West, Nick Varner, Ray Martin, etc be interviewed. Ask them what they thought of certain players, who do they rank as the best, what are they most proud of, etc. Along with the likes of the modern players such as Shannon Daulton, Oliver Ortmann or Shane VanBoening, all these could be really fascinatingly insightful.
Not wanting to risk warding them off by volunteering them for an appearance in the chat room, but how great would it be if we could interview Billy Incardona, Grady, John Schmidt and Freddy Bentivegna, our regular faithful contributors here? I know I got a couple hundred questions myself for them!
In all of his travels, Is there a pool room he favors above the rest if so why? Granted this may put him on the spot.