Fish of the Day
You make a stupid uniformed statement, then refute it yourself like you have some hidden knowledge that system users don't. That's the best you can come up with to knock something you are uniformed on??? At least give it a decent try, don't just post something that does nothing but make you look like a tool.
But each reference combination is used for multiple shots and cut angles, so I'd say "directs the shooter to a narrowed range of possible shot lines from which to choose one based on experience."
The "magic" is what we're exploring. Obviously I think the actual explanation is more mundane.If by cut angle you are referring to the exact cut angle needed then yes one set of reference lines can work for a range of cut angles. This is the "magic" in the method.
Call it "choosing from experience" if you like that better. My point is that those players who will never believe in "the magic" might also get something from the technique if they hear it described in a way they can understand.But for any given shot the method leads to ONE shot line not multiple shots lines.
It's not guessing and not feel.
Yeah, right, that's why amoebas rule the world and not humans. Your nonsense is against the rules of human behavior, maybe you should be banned from that. Go find a bridge to crawl back under.
The "magic" is what we're exploring. Obviously I think the actual explanation is more mundane.
Call it "choosing from experience" if you like that better. My point is that those players who will never believe in "the magic" might also get something from the technique if they hear it described in a way they can understand.
Are you finished? Don't let us keep you somewhere you don't want to be, John.Ok. So is the thread done then?
Aiming systems give the shooter a definite reference to start with which leads to an accurate shot line when the directions are followed properly. The steps to using an aiming system are, learn it and practice it until it becomes fluid.
Learn all the ones you want use the ones you like.
Are you finished? Don't let us keep you somewhere you don't want to be, John.
The "sight picture" depends on where your "vision center" is. How you perceive the CTE line and the OB reference lines can also depend on where your "vision center" is. But the real key is where you actually place your bridge hand on the table. Regardless of whether you pivot or not, or how much you pivot, you need to place the bridge hand in the right place so the cue (in the final position) will be aligned to send the CB to the necessary ghost-ball position to create the contact point and cut angle needed for a particular shot.And this is why we have reference lines. One value I see in cte is an easy, repeatable sight picture leading to proper alignment to make the OB center pocket.How one perceives a line in space can vary with the perspectives created by different head/eye positions. However, the degree of perception error will vary from person to person and with the amount the head is moved. When some people move their heads, they still might perceive the CTE line accurately (i.e., the perception of the line might not change with head position). For other people, the CTE line or the line of the shot might look totally different with different head positions.
For people who are interested, I have some good illustrations and demonstrations related to this topic, along with some supporting resources, here:
Placing one's "vision center" accurately and consistency is a very important part of both aiming and sighting. One value I see in many "aiming systems" is: the pre-shot routine they encourage might help foster consistent alignment.
This doesn't seem to be the case with the CTE approach, where the vision center might be shifted before and after bridge-hand placement, and maybe during the pivot, to create different perspectives and perceptions.