I just cannot understand how CTE could be easier than just stepping into a shot line? I can line up, get down, close my eyes and make a shot. So my question would be how is doing all those steps, then sweeping be easier?
Does CTE add an extra step to a pre-shot routine? If so is that easier than less steps (and then adding English)?
I do respect you, your pool game and case making skills. And I do believe Stan created a system that works. I just don't understand how CTE makes pool easier. I see many CTE videos often by mid or lower skill level players on CTE. In those videos the players create more questions than answers.
I will study CTE more over the next couple of months and report back my findings....
Certainty. CTE gives me confidence that I am on the shot line. With that confidence that I have the shot line I can then analyze and adjust for any other consideration that might be needed to make the shot and and get shape.
The steps to use cte are literally seconds per shot. The time to go from aiming to shooting is not any longer than any other way. A cte user goes smoothly from shot to shot. Once in a while a cte user will pause and take some extra time to be sure that the aim is right, pretty much like everyone else does.
Cte is just a different, and more accurate in my experience, way to use your eyes to pick out where to stand before bending into the shot. The whole process actually strengthens the pre-shot routine. The amount of uncertainty is diminished immensely.
Add in how well it works for banking, 1,2,3,4 railers, and it becomes an amazing tool for almost every shot you face where you want to pocket the ball.
All that said, if you're happy with where you are at and you have not found any reason to doubt your aiming accuracy then don't change. I am thinking hard about how to test aiming conclusively. I want to separate aiming from execution for the purpose of not judging the aiming system by the amount of shots pocketed. Of course pocketing percentage over a spectrum of shot difficulty is necessary to evaluate aiming systems as well.
But I want to figure out an easy way that a person can determine if they are actually aimed right for a center ball hit on the cueball. Once that can be accomplished then various aiming systems can be tested against the invisible shot line. If, for example, a laser were set up on the shot line and turned off then I could ask you to assume the shooting position with the shaft pointing at center ball on the shot line. Then when the laser is turned on it should split your shaft of you picked the right line.
Anyway, I personally think that you will find cte to be as accurate as I claim it is and will see that it does make the aiming process smooth and give you complete confidence that you have got the correct shot line.