Hi, I have never posted a video of myself playing. So here it is, Please let me know what I could be doing better.
A clip of me breaking with my (new to me) Woodworth J/b
I was just messing around in the beginning and end of the rack not focusing very much. But the rest is alright.
As far as fundamentals, what I notice is a lot of up-and-down motion of your stick on warm-up strokes. This seems to be a complication you don't need. Do you have a personal reason to include all that activity?
Good. Really good. Great break. Nice shooting rhythm. Strong ball pocketing.
Critiques? Very few but here goes:
Tendency to jump up a bit too quick. Might come back to bite you in competition. Try to stay down longer.
The other potential issue is the thing that I like most about your game: Your rhythm. The key is to be able to keep it consistent during compeition: Don't get careless which can happen with your rhythm, but don't slow down to where you are second guessing yourself. You're a feel player and you need to find and keep your rhythm. You'll mess yourself up if you start thinking too much.
So when you get into competition, once you find your rhythm, everyone else had better watch out.
If you move the cue ball consistently, especially for follow and draw, then it might not be a problem.No not really any reason. I guess its like how a batter in baseball wiggles and gets planted and ready to swing. Just making sure everything feels right I guess. Should I stop that?
I haven't ever really thought about this. Wow you really nailed it on the head about the rhythm. In tournament play I always start to think and slow down way too much and then I start failing and my emotions just start destroying me because I know I shoot better then that.
And now that I watch myself play I do tend to start pop up before I'm done with a shot. It's like I'm already moving onto the next shot.
Thanks so much.
in my opinion the grip could be cause some problems. Before i start fighting with my low english:
Fran or Bob: Perhaps it s just the bad video- imo i believe that he s using not really a cradle- he seems to hold the cue with his thumb and 2nd finger (pinkie?) and bc of this he puts unwanted *pressure* on it. This would cause to make it much heavier to create a repeatable straight stroke.
If i am wrong-sorry Waiting for the professional version of describing ^^
lg from overseas