On The Road Again with Perfect Aim....

PoolSharkAllen

AzB Silver Member
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Hi there Champ,

I know the feeling. Many of us old road players know that the road has changed alot. Years back I used to drive just 100 or 200 miles and get another game. Now someone just takes your picture with their phone and goes on the internet and knows exactly how you play. Want's a spot.

With me teaching and playing, survival on the road doesn't depend on getting a game and only booking winners. This will give me an opportunity to go places and play in tournaments. I just have to work my way there just like in the old days except I'm not tryng to beat people out of their money but helping them by teaching them how to improve their own game more than they ever imagine. And I really have something special to teach.


My trip to Minot was the first one that I took the camera. I'm trying to document what's going on and kind of make a short little reality movie about what goes on out here on the road.

One incident in Minot would have been kind of fun to have on camera. I'm washing clothes at the Dakota Inn and someone has theirs in the dryer yet. It's 2:00 AM. I set their clothes on the washing machine and put my clothes in the dryer. When I came back my clothes were on the washing machine still a little damp and 2 guys were standing there that hardly spoke English, Spanish I think, and the short stocky guy acted like he wanted to kick my ass. He went about 240 and looked pretty tough. As I went to leave this small space where the washer dryer was he stepped in the doorway. I had already told him that the dryer had stopped but he didn't seem to care. He looked like a guy that was just looking for a fight.

I'm in a space of about 3' by 6' with him, like I said,blocking the doorway.
I'm sizing up the situation and trying to figure out how this is going to turn out. It doesn't look good. The taller guy is younger, I'd say around 25, and looks like a good guy but you never know when the fists start flying.

Thoughts of my surgically repaired shoulder that still bites me from time to time and 4 broken ribs that need about 4 or 5 months to really feel normal agian, so the Doc says, are surfing though my mind. I was in Karate school for 6 years when I was younger but now I'm 59 years old.

The thought of even throwing a punch almosts hurts me let alone doing it.

I set my clothes basket down on the washer and square around to get ready for what I tought was going to be like the Alamo. I just stood there solidly and glared right straight into his eyes. We're about 4 feet apart right now. A bluff on my part knowing he has no idea about my banged up body.

It seemed like forever, the staring at each other, but was only about 15 seconds. By now I was ready to fight if that was going to happen. My heart was pumping and I was getting kind of angry inside. And for a split second during the stare I actually thought about rushing him. I really felt trapped in this little room.

Finally he moved to the side so I could go by. I was relieved but still need to squeeze by. There's not much room.

As I walked down the hall I turned around to make sure they hadn't changed their mind.

Who would have thought washing your clothes could be so dangerous.

But this is the ROAD. It can be fun and it can be treacherous. All your survival skills need to be honed to the max to handle situations that arise.

Minot is my first attempt with the camera. Got some great footage and dropped it off to be editted in Minneapolis on my way to the Black Bear Casino. It's all real. The way it is.

Got to go. I'm going to Mr Luckys right now to see if I can stir something up there. Maybe a lesson or you never know, maybe some action.

I'm takng the camera with me. Mr Luckys is pretty cool. I little slice of heaven for the pool players up here in Superior. It will be kind of fun sharing these poohalls with everyone.

See ya later. Need to go have some fun with The Road............
Hi Geno,

Since this forum is supposed to be about aiming systems, maybe you could share your traveling adventures on the Main Forum instead of in the Aiming forum? On the Main Forum, I'm sure a lot of people would be interested in reading about your adventures on the road.
 

JoeyA

Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Silver Member
All that hate and can't even get the forum right.

delete
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genomachino

AzB Silver Member
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Black Bear Casino started 7:00 PM.....

MPA Pool Tournament
$10,000 Added Tournament

Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6, 2012
Singles and Team Tournaments

Single
$50-$90
Team
$250

This looks like a pretty good time. The casino will be packed as usual for all of John Stitch's tournys. He really does a great job.

And $10,000 is some pretty sweet cheese even if we are in Minnesota.

So the road is taking me up to Carlton, Mn to the Black Bear Casino.

I feel lucky so I'm getting there tonight and try counting some cards.

I'm trying to win one of these darn tournaments. Who knows this might be the one.

Good Luck to everyone this coming weekend.

Geno..........


The setup is great but unfortuanately there is no live stream.

On the way down to the tournament I met a players that wants a Perfect Aim lesson.

Then when I got there, Tom with Cuestickman, has 4 guys that want lessons from his league.

That was the good news.

The bad news is I wrecked my left knee in my first match. I hurt it today in the room just turning around a little. It kind of went scrunch and hurt real bad and sharp.

Was ahead my first match 5-1. Lost 7-6 and could hardly stand on the left leg at the end. My right knee has had 2 surgeries. The left one was my good one.

Looks like I need braces on both knees now. Don't know if I can play tomorrow at 10:00. If not, there are plenty of lessons to do.

Great tourny though.

Have to wait and see tomorrow.:rolleyes:
 

tommyceilings

The Netherland Nihilator
Silver Member
You took a lesson "yesterday" and it's revolutionized your game?

There is nothing, no chalk, no one lesson, no hypnotic tape, etc. that in ONE day can revolutionize someone's pool game.

Maybe you were literally a hack league player who couldn't run 2 balls and now you can run 3, but as even the hardcore people who believe in systems will tell you, it takes time and practice.

Gives you a great practice point and place to work from, yep, but not revolutionize.

JMHO

I took the lesson yesterday, after my girlfriend. I'll write a review in the "instructor" review area as soon as I can, but all I need to say is wow. This has revolutionized my game, my girlfriend's game, and my teammate's game. I have to apply it for a few nights to get the muscle memory right, but alas, my employer thinks I should work.

This is the closest thing to "instant pool game in a box" that I've seen and I'm recommending all my friends take the lesson.

I've never met Gene before this week, now I am a faithful "Perfect Aim" follower.

It opened my eyes and the look of understanding on my girlfriend's face is priceless. Thanks Gene.
 

TannerPruess

TP
Silver Member
You took a lesson "yesterday" and it's revolutionized your game?

There is nothing, no chalk, no one lesson, no hypnotic tape, etc. that in ONE day can revolutionize someone's pool game.

Maybe you were literally a hack league player who couldn't run 2 balls and now you can run 3, but as even the hardcore people who believe in systems will tell you, it takes time and practice.

Gives you a great practice point and place to work from, yep, but not revolutionize.

JMHO

Who are you to say how much it helped his game?

It certainly helped change/revolutionize the way I see the game :p
 

tommyceilings

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Silver Member
Tanner,

I'm just someone reading the post just like you did.

You already played well, so it didn't revolutionize your game overnight. And if you reread you will see, overnight is where I'm saying there is an issue.

If you want to argue, I'm not going to go along with you. Every aiming system, or professional lesson all stress the same thing. You have a new tool, now start practicing with your new "line of sight, stance, grip, stroke, break, etc." I don't play as good as you probably, but based on me being around pool for a long long time, I don't ever remember anyone saying it revolutionized their game overnight.

I've heard of systems revolutionizing someone's game after they practiced it, but not overnight.


Who are you to say how much it helped his game?

It certainly helped change/revolutionize the way I see the game :p
 

genomachino

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Don't be too hard on him there Tanner.....

Who are you to say how much it helped his game?

It certainly helped change/revolutionize the way I see the game :p

Hi there Tanner,

It's really hard for most players to really think there is something like Perfect Aim that will bump your game up that fast. And of course it won't make them an instant pro,but it wll jump them up a level or 2 in a quick hurry.

You know first hand there Tanner just like the 20 some players I taught Perfect Aim to in Minot Sd last week. 25 to be exact if I count the 3 free ones to the kids.

Now that I have been gone from Minnesota for awhile I got the whole next week filled up with lessons. And it's from word of mouth just like your saying right now.

IT'S Just so much fun now when I go to a poolhall. Many of the players can't believe I'm there.

Thanks again Tanner and keep having fun with your pool game......
 

JoeyA

Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Silver Member
Tanner,

I'm just someone reading the post just like you did.

You already played well, so it didn't revolutionize your game overnight. And if you reread you will see, overnight is where I'm saying there is an issue.

If you want to argue, I'm not going to go along with you. Every aiming system, or professional lesson all stress the same thing. You have a new tool, now start practicing with your new "line of sight, stance, grip, stroke, break, etc." I don't play as good as you probably, but based on me being around pool for a long long time, I don't ever remember anyone saying it revolutionized their game overnight.

I've heard of systems revolutionizing someone's game after they practiced it, but not overnight.

Tommy,
You are actually correct about the fact that you have to practice the things that you learn for them to be effective on a consistent basis and I agree with you on that.

I know PERFECT AIM and I am not perfectly consistent with using it and fall off the wagon from time to time as I am like to do with most things that I have come to learn. Even when I use it, I sometimes fail to do other things that are necessary to pocket the ball or get shape.

However, when an individual learns & comprehends a new technique they are most likely able to see immediate results.

When they experience the successful implementation of the technique, the endorphins kick in.

When they master the technique, they enter a whole new realm. I'm working on the mastering part.

Gene has a lot to offer those who want to learn and he knows A LOT MORE THAN perfect aim and shares that in his lessons.
 

JoeyA

Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Silver Member
Oh and Gene: Since you are banged up and can't play right now, go sit at the black jack table, count cards and win a hat full. :D
 

genomachino

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I have to explain what's happening.....

Tanner,

I'm just someone reading the post just like you did.

You already played well, so it didn't revolutionize your game overnight. And if you reread you will see, overnight is where I'm saying there is an issue.

If you want to argue, I'm not going to go along with you. Every aiming system, or professional lesson all stress the same thing. You have a new tool, now start practicing with your new "line of sight, stance, grip, stroke, break, etc." I don't play as good as you probably, but based on me being around pool for a long long time, I don't ever remember anyone saying it revolutionized their game overnight.

I've heard of systems revolutionizing someone's game after they practiced it, but not overnight.

Hi there,

I don't blame you for being skeptical. But the results speak for themselves.

When a player like Rodney Morris tells me that this is the answer he had been searching for. He said he had asked some of his pro friends why some shots just didn't look right. They couldn't tell him. They really didn't know either.

Then he asked me who showed me this. I told him I figured it out. He replied; You figured it out, kind of surprised. This was July 2009 at Bullshooter in Phoenix, AZ.

There is a reason no one has ever figured this out. It was real tough to figure out but it's real easy to understand once you can see it with your own eyes.

There are bits and pieces of Perfect Aim that are common knowledge. When some players see one or 2 of these bits and pieces they think that is what it's all about. Kind of like the misinformation on Dr Daves site. He describes it like paralell aiming or smething. Doesn't even have a clue. But the main meat of Perfect Aim stands alone. It's one of a kind and it's all original.

When a player sees this for the first time it's eye opening no matter what level they are at. They know this is the real deal because they can see it with their own eyes. I don't just tell them but teach them to see how to make it work with their own eyes.

It's pretty exciting to see why you have been stuck at the same level and keep missing the same shots over and over.

It's pretty exciting when a beginner or lower level player can see why they couldn't improve. They were not seeing the aim of the shot correctly.

It's pretty exciting when pros see this and actually get exited about it.

Players can see immediately after a personal lesson that this will be huge. The shot actually looks like it will go.

Many players have a nice stroke but still miss. Many players have a bad stroke and still make alot of shots.

It's all about the dominant eye and getting everythng in the right position. When a player sees this for the first time, your darn right they get excited.

Not only how to get there but knowing how to correct the look of their aim if it doesn't look quite right.

If you ever learn Perfect Aim you too will agree.

Have a great day. Geno........
 
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champ2107

Banned
keep up the good work geno! your pool stories are enjoyable to read :) in this thread alone tells you whats wrong with pool these days and why its going down hill! :(
 

genomachino

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Trying to create something.......

keep up the good work geno! your pool stories are enjoyable to read :) in this thread alone tells you whats wrong with pool these days and why its going down hill! :(

Things are starting out kind of slow but I'm living pool in real life where you need to travel, face some setbacks, plan things and stay alive.

I've got a few young guys right now that want to travel with me. The plan here is to build one of them into a champion. The teaching on the road is just a tool for survival but also a huge reason for the travel. To help players play better wherever I go and document it so players can really see whats happening. I'll be teaching and having my little buddy playing everyone he can.

The day of the road player that just plays pool is kind of gone. Too many expenses to make it work. Plus it's hard to get any soft action out there because they just snap your picture, put it on the internet and get an instant line. Always playing tough action isn't good for a road player that wants to stay on the road.

I took the camera with me to Minot, ND and shot a bunch of footage. It's being edited right now. As soon as it gets done we're going to put it on Utube. This was my first stab at it so it will be kind of cheesy but that just goes to show it's for real.

Alot of players would like to know what it's like to be out there on the road. it's not all peaches and cream. Many a road player over the years ends up on a very short road. Bad money management or flat out getting busted or robbed or something.

I'm going to tell it the way it is. No sugar coating it.

There's a hint of interest in some kind of reality show coming out of this. Don't know if the right people will be interested but I'm going to do the best I can.

Right now we're trying to get it down to send the camera footage to my editor from on the road. Everything will be about 1 or 2 weeks behind with the camera.

Right now I'm BACK IN Minneapolis. Got about 7 or 8 lessons to do and plan the next trip. Should be done here in a week. Then it's off to a poolhall somewhere and give some lessons and stir up a little action. Might even show up in Vegas for the tournys out there. There are no rules to follow except keeping the bankroll pumped up.

This might be the craziest thing I've ever done in my life. OK, maybe the 3rd or 4th but I'm going to do it.

The main thing is to have some fun and for me being on the road is fun. But it's not for everyone.

Just one man, a van and the Road. And a young buddy to build into a real player. Havn't decided who yet? The road is tougher than any player I ever met. The road usually always gets the cash. The road has busted many players over the years.

Trying to share whatever I can. 15 years on the road. Not steady but if I put all the road time together it might even be more than 15 years. I could tell alot of stories or I can create some new ones. Who knows, maybe I'll do both.

There is no blueprint to follow.I don't know of anyone that has done this over a long period of time. Barring health issues I should be able to stay on the road for awhile for sure.

When I was in Minot, Mike the owner brought up the fact that he had his best day in a long time from just the pool time in the til. I hear that alot from owners after being at a poolhall for a few days. Everyone comes in to see what's going on.

Good for pool. Good for everyone.
 
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JoeyA

Efren's Mini-Tourn BACKER
Silver Member
Things are starting out kind of slow but I'm living pool in real life where you need to travel, face some setbacks, plan things and stay alive.

I've got a few young guys right now that want to travel with me. The plan here is to build one of them into a champion. The teaching on the road is just a tool for survival but also a huge reason for the travel. To help players play better wherever I go and document it so players can really see whats happening. I'll be teaching and having my little buddy playing everyone he can.

The day of the road player that just plays pool is kind of gone. Too many expenses to make it work. Plus it's hard to get any soft action out there because they just snap your picture, put it on the internet and get an instant line. Always playing tough action isn't good for a road player that wants to stay on the road.

I took the camera with me to Minot, ND and shot a bunch of footage. It's being edited right now. As soon as it gets done we're going to put it on Utube. This was my first stab at it so it will be kind of cheesy but that just goes to show it's for real.

Alot of players would like to know what it's like to be out there on the road. it's not all peaches and cream. Many a road player over the years ends up on a very short road. Bad money management or flat out getting busted or robbed or something.

I'm going to tell it the way it is. No sugar coating it.

There's a hint of interest in some kind of reality show coming out of this. Don't know if the right people will be interested but I'm going to do the best I can.

Right now we're trying to get it down to send the camera footage to my editor from on the road. Everything will be about 1 or 2 weeks behind with the camera.

Right now I'm BACK IN Minneapolis. Got about 7 or 8 lessons to do and plan the next trip. Should be done here in a week. Then it's off to a poolhall somewhere and give some lessons and stir up a little action. Might even show up in Vegas for the tournys out there. There are no rules to follow except keeping the bankroll pumped up.

This might be the craziest thing I've ever done in my life. OK, maybe the 3rd or 4th but I'm going to do it.

The main thing is to have some fun and for me being on the road is fun. But it's not for everyone.

Just one man, a van and the Road. And a young buddy to build into a real player. Havn't decided who yet? The road is tougher than any player I ever met. The road usually always gets the cash. The road has busted many players over the years.

Trying to share whatever I can. 15 years on the road. Not steady but if I put all the road time together it might even be more than 15 years. I could tell alot of stories or I can create some new ones. Who knows, maybe I'll do both.

There is no blueprint to follow.I don't know of anyone that has done this over a long period of time. Barring health issues I should be able to stay on the road for awhile for sure.

When I was in Minot, Mike the owner brought up the fact that he had his best day in a long time from just the pool time in the til. I hear that alot from owners after being at a poolhall for a few days. Everyone comes in to see what's going on.

Good for pool. Good for everyone.

Gene,
AZ Billiards has never had a player traveling on the road like you are doing, trying to grind out a living.

This is a fascinating chapter in the life of AZ Billiards and it is great to have a real-time chronicle of life on the road.

Here's hoping you and any of the brave souls that try to make it on the road with you, will have plenty of back-bone, common sense and that they learn fast. As you said, the road has beat many a pool player into submission.

Here's wishing you and any of your young stalwart students only the very best.
 
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PoolSharkAllen

AzB Silver Member
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I've got a few young guys right now that want to travel with me. The plan here is to build one of them into a champion. The teaching on the road is just a tool for survival but also a huge reason for the travel. To help players play better wherever I go and document it so players can really see whats happening. I'll be teaching and having my little buddy playing everyone he can.

The day of the road player that just plays pool is kind of gone. Too many expenses to make it work. Plus it's hard to get any soft action out there because they just snap your picture, put it on the internet and get an instant line. Always playing tough action isn't good for a road player that wants to stay on the road.

Alot of players would like to know what it's like to be out there on the road. it's not all peaches and cream. Many a road player over the years ends up on a very short road. Bad money management or flat out getting busted or robbed or something.

Just one man, a van and the Road. And a young buddy to build into a real player. Havn't decided who yet? The road is tougher than any player I ever met. The road usually always gets the cash. The road has busted many players over the years.
Since you've been on the road many years, I'm curious to know what your perspective is on the related thread topic on the front page: "Pro pool player: Bad career choice?"

Would you do it all over again if you could? What would you do differently, if anything? What advice do you have for a young player who's thinking about becoming a professional pool player?
 

Lock N Load

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Since you've been on the road many years, I'm curious to know what your perspective is on the related thread topic on the front page: "Pro pool player: Bad career choice?"

Would you do it all over again if you could? What would you do differently, if anything? What advice do you have for a young player who's thinking about becoming a professional pool player?

Good post!
Many Regards,
Lock N load.
 

genomachino

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Great questions

Since you've been on the road many years, I'm curious to know what your perspective is on the related thread topic on the front page: "Pro pool player: Bad career choice?"

Would you do it all over again if you could? What would you do differently, if anything? What advice do you have for a young player who's thinking about becoming a professional pool player?

Absolutely I would. My first road trip I went to Madison Wi. I stayed in a little motel. It was about $20 a night. As I looked around the room I still remember my thoughts.

I was kind of lonely. I had never been on a road trip by myself anywhere.
The room was kind of grubby but I needed to watch my money. Then I thought to myself, not so cool.

Then my next thought was, I better get used to it if I want to travel playing pool and make some money. At this time I wasn't consciously deciding I wanted to be a road player. I was just trying to make some money.

I was only 19 at the time. I wanted the adventure and I knew I could have alot of fun and make some money. That first trip didn't work out financially. It cost me about $2,000 but I was on the road for about 3 months. I came back to Wisconsin and ran around beating all the players that I couldn't before. I made about $10,000 over the next 2 months.

if anyone wanted to be a pro player today they better be doing alot of things right. They have to show the world that they can perform because they really need the sponsors that they can get. You just can't make the money on the road like in the old days. They need to be pretty aggresive finding sponsors because they won't find you unless you make some noise. The squeeky wheel gets the grease.

You need to eat right, sleep right and no drugs or booze or beer. Even though we are young we need to excercise. I talk to young players today that are playing real good and ask them if they work out. Most have never worked out in their life. For a 10 year period I worked out with a friend that was built like Charles Atlas. I played the best pool of my life during that 10 year period.

If a person decided they wanted to be a professional pool player they need to know what they are up against and be totally commited. They need to get into the retail part of the business so they can generate some much needed money for expences.

Things were alot different when I was younger as far as pro pool was concerned. Pool has alot better image now than back in the 70's 80's or even the 90's.

When I was on the road,that was where the money was at. Now it's mostly tournaments and sponsors.

I am 59 years old and on the final stages of life. I can't think of anything else I would rather do than teach and play.

If a young player today wants to play pool nobody is going to stop him except himself and the road. Because when your trying to play pool at a higher level you don't have much time for anything else, even a job.

You better be finding a way to generate some money with the pool.

This kind of seperates the men from the boys, kind of like survival of the fittest.

In pool we don't decide the first time we pick up a cue that we want to be a professional. But usually when we get to the crossroads where that could be an option, we might be in a good place to be able to get there.

That's when you find out.
 
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drchesler

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When I woke up and shuffled downstairs to shoot a few racks of pool this morning, I quickly realized it was bound to be "one of those days." I'm sure you've all had them; getting down on a shot feels uncomfortable, relatively easy cuts don't look like they go down, and your stroke feels wobbly.

Then I took Gene up on his phone lesson. Since this was free, I expected maybe 15 minutes and just enough information to get me interested in his methods. Man, was I wrong. According to my phone, Gene spent 97 MINUTES talking to me about Perfect Aim.

He showed me that I am left-handed and right eye dominant, and then guided me through a number of drills designed to get my vision centered in the proper location to see the shot. Immediately I could feel the results. I can now see the shot line correctly, which has allowed my body to stop manipulating my stroke. Addressing the ball on the proper line using his technique is simple and repeatable.

Thanks, Gene, for taking time out while you're on the road to make the game fun again! :thumbup: I'll be ordering the dvd as well.
 

genomachino

AzB Silver Member
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Need to pace yourself on the road......

That is awesome Geno!! Glad you are back on the road doing what you love!!

Hi there Chris and Thanks.

I know I had talked to you about wanting to get back traveling and teaching.

One thing that players on the road do is they forget to pace themselves. The need to make money for expences overrides the need for rest. Most of us have went to tournaments in Vegas or somewhere else whether it be 3 days, a week or even a couple. Do you remember how wore out you were when it was over and glad to be back home?

This happens to many a road player over the years. They just plum run themselves ragged. Between motel rooms, bad food and playing pool until all hours of the night you need to keep your internal battery charged. This is one of the silent battles the road player faces.

Being on the road for many years of my life I can't believe I fell into this trap myself just recently.

My tireless journey started with me traveled 11 hours to New Town, ND to play in a tournament at Four bears. Was there for 5 days competing was pretty tiring. One day I got pretty sick from some food that didn't agree with me.

Watched the final match that got done at 3:00 AM. Got up at 7:30 AM to take Joey A to the Minot Airport. After dropping him off I went to the poolhall to see about lessons. There was 2 players there just waiting to learn so i went right to work.

Could hardly climb the steps at the motel room 7 hours later when the lessons were done.

Got some sleep but didn't seem to be enough. Kind of like your overtired, I went down to the poolhall and scheduled a dozen more lessons and did 3 more that day.

I continued to do 3 lessons a day for a week. Each day my body was begging for rest. On top of that I was trying to play some to try and stay in stroke.

Finally done in Minot I had decided to go to a casino tourny at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. I drove as far as Fargo and had to get a room in Fargo. Just to tired to drive anymore. The motel was noisy and didn't really sleep very good . Driving time from Minot to Black bear was about 11 hours.

Continued to Black Bear stopping in Minneapolis to work with my person that is editing my camera footage. Then later that night continued to Black Bear.

Got a room and seemed to get a good nights sleep. But sometimes when your really tired it takes 2 or 3 days to recover. I've been just ignoring my mind and bodies pleas for rest. Plus being diabetic, this is a recipe for disaster.

I went down to the Tournament room at 12:00 to hit some balls only to find out they won't let us in the room. They want their own people in there for supervision so I headed to Superior to get some playing time in. Again, disregarding the need for rest.

Closed up Mr Luckys and headed back to the casino.

Had trouble sleeping again. Element of being overtired I think. Got down to play in the tournament and realized how beat I was. I lost my first match 7-6 after being ahead 5-1. I just turned my left knee a little before my match. It almost dropped me to the floor. About half way through the match I could hardly stand on it. My body biting me back from not enough rest.

Went back to the room and iced up. Had trouble sleeping all night. Used alot of ice. I could walk pretty good in the morning but again had a shortage of sleep.

Lost my first match the next morning to a player that played just as bad as i was. 7-6. It was a battle of giveaway. Neither one of us had a future in this tourny as bad as we both played.

After the match i took off to Minneapolis to get a room and get some rest.

I made one of the oldest mistakes in the book of being on the road. The need to rest and take care of yourself. It doesn't matter if your 18 or 60 the road will just wear you out and spit you out in a pile.

If your counting on winning some money gambling at this point your in trouble. Not enough left in the tank. Especially playing for the cash you need to be 100%. If feel like about 20%.

I had other teachers ask me how I do it? Teach and still compete while traveling around. But I knew the key was getting enough rest. You need to pretend your right at home and need to take care of yourself. How time lends us to forget an important thing like this. This was one of the reasons for success for me on the road over the years and tournaments.

The good news is i have about 7 or 8 lessons to do here in Minneapolis this week. I'm only doing 1 a day. I might stay here a few extra days and do some more but the main goal right now is to rest. Recharge the battery or there won't be any battery to charge.

If there is anyone close to Minneapolis, actually Burnsville, Mn that wants to learn Perfect Aim give me a call before I go. I'm staying close to Shooters. I might be here 1 week or maybe 2 depending how long it takes to restore my good health.

Give me a call 715-563-8712

For all the players that are going to the BCA, VNEA, ACS or APA tournys in Vegas over the next few months remember, GET YOUR REST.

Eat well and don't run yourself ragged. Pretend like your at home and even need to get a cat nap if neccesary.

The players that win aren't always the best. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

Back to sleep. geno.......
 
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genomachino

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.........

When I woke up and shuffled downstairs to shoot a few racks of pool this morning, I quickly realized it was bound to be "one of those days." I'm sure you've all had them; getting down on a shot feels uncomfortable, relatively easy cuts don't look like they go down, and your stroke feels wobbly.

Then I took Gene up on his phone lesson. Since this was free, I expected maybe 15 minutes and just enough information to get me interested in his methods. Man, was I wrong. According to my phone, Gene spent 97 MINUTES talking to me about Perfect Aim.

He showed me that I am left-handed and right eye dominant, and then guided me through a number of drills designed to get my vision centered in the proper location to see the shot. Immediately I could feel the results. I can now see the shot line correctly, which has allowed my body to stop manipulating my stroke. Addressing the ball on the proper line using his technique is simple and repeatable.

Thanks, Gene, for taking time out while you're on the road to make the game fun again! :thumbup: I'll be ordering the dvd as well.

Hi there and thanks,

It should get better from here on out now that you know how to envision the shot as good as humanly possible.

This is why almost every player experiences such a quick improvement because they can actually see for themselves.

Good Luck.

I'm still in Burnsville, Mn until next Monday when I will take to the road again. I'm going south but havn't figured out exactly where I will go for sure.

I'd like to see Big Dogs in Des Moines. I hear that is a sweet poolhall. This might be a good place to start? I also need to work some more with Dick. If you read this Dick, I didn't forget. Just keep getting banged up and having to heal. And looking forward to it.

Can't wait to get going.

I'm also still doing the Free phone lessons this week also. So keep the calls coming.

I've only got one lesson scheduled each day. If you want to learn Perfect Aim before I go, better give me a call soon. Could do one more each day.

715-563-8712 Thanks again geno.........
 
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