Wondering what the best potters in the world would think of this statement.
If it doesn't go without saying. None of the best potters in the world are professional 'pool' players.
Depends on the potting/pocketing requirements I guess.
In snooker there are various aiming methods discussed with some of them approaching the objective end of the spectrum.
Of course the majority of snooker pros would likely just say that "dummy ball" (ghost ball) is the way to go even if they don't actually use it at their level anymore.
CTE works on snooker tables and Chinese 8 ball tables. So I am sure that the "best" potters would likely dismiss anything so different as CTE because really they are brought up to essentially see the "line of the shot" (shot line) through endless repetition and body adjustments.
It's clear that snooker has a lot of snobbery when it comes to claiming that they have the best shot makers. But in truth they just have excellent shot makers in their discipline just as pool has them in theirs. As Steve Davis said about Efren, if Efren had grown up in England then he likely would have become a top snooker player because he has a champion's mindset.
No snooker player will beat a top American professional at shot making when we are talking about the type of shots that pool players frequently face. For the shots that go directly to a pocket and which don't require spin I would certainly agree that top snooker players are likely to be more accurate than top pool players on average for shots considered "difficult". But, without a lot of practice, they will not be more accurate with the shots that require spin nor with the bank shots that American players face.
But all that doesn't actually matter because it's called an appeal to authority rather than actual evidence. If we make a few assumptions we can see the logical fallacy of trying to dismiss what I said through the imagined dismissiveness of top snooker players.
1. CTE leads the shooter to the correct shot line 100% of the time when the steps are correctly applied.
2. The steps to use CTE are objective and use several easily seen hard reference points to align to.
3. Ghost ball leads the shooter to the shot line 100% of the time when applied correctly.
4. The steps to use ghost ball are mostly subjective.
5. Subjective measurement produces less accuracy than objective measurement in general.
6. It is very unlikely that any top snooker player has any experience with the CTE method of aiming.
If we were to agree that these statements are true for the purpose of the discussion then it should be clear that snooker players would be giving an opinion based on just one-sided experience and would not be offering anything based on actual comparison.
If I were a top snooker player I might be wholly dismissive of something like cte as well. However I wouldn't ever really know if it were better than dummy ball.
The only people on the planet who do have the experience with both are CTE users. The overwhelming agreement among them is that CTE is way better than ghost ball.