POLL - How Do Your Runs End ?

How Do Your Runs End on Average

  • Missed Shot

    Votes: 13 56.5%
  • Missed Position

    Votes: 6 26.1%
  • No Available Shot

    Votes: 4 17.4%

  • Total voters
    23

stevekur1

The "COMMISH"
Silver Member
i am very curious on how runs end on average, so i am cuducting a little poll.


  1. [/
  2. Missed Shot
  3. Missed Position
  4. No Available Shot
    LIST]

    Thanks
    -Steve
 

stevekur1

The "COMMISH"
Silver Member
I should of put more options to chose from, maybe I will put up a new poll since I can't edit the existing one.

Steve
 

victorl

Where'd my stroke go?
Silver Member
I chose "missed position", but I would have picked the option of "glued the cue ball to the rack" if that was available.
 

stevekur1

The "COMMISH"
Silver Member
Steve, imo you already have too many options; the 2nd and 3rd ones are identical.

Understood, but thats not always the case. what about when you take a breakshot and end up with nothing. even if you play shape into the center of the table, and the rack of balls does not cooperate to give you a shot.
you did everything in your power to maximize your odds, but the rack just didnt follow suit.

-Steve
 

Blackjack

Illuminati Blacksmack
Silver Member
I picked "Missed Shot" only because "Head Jammed Up A$$" was not an option.

:shrug:
 

alstl

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
I like Mosconi's excuse - got tired and quit at 526 - but I voted for missed shot.
 

acousticsguru

player/instructor
Silver Member
i am very curious on how runs end on average, so i am cuducting a little poll.


  1. [/
  2. Missed Shot
  3. Missed Position
  4. No Available Shot
    LIST]

    Thanks
    -Steve


  1. Excellent question and poll, Steve!

    I ticked "No available Shot" although I almost exclusively practice by myself (no one to play Straight Pool with in my neck of the woods - would love to…), so technically speaking, my runs all end on a miss since I'm always trying "something" - but by "something", I mean the type of shot where in tournament play, I should play safe or go for a three-foul penalty and re-break. Most of my runs end with a multiple of 14 plus 1. Even when I break the rack well, there's going to be the iffy shot after the break once in a while that I won't really consider a viable shot or a "miss" if I do happen to miss because it's so tough I'd refuse to take it on in the first place in "real life". Hope that isn't incompatible with what you had in mind?

    Greetings from Switzerland, David.
    _________________

    „J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti
 

acousticsguru

player/instructor
Silver Member
I would like to add that as well, but it would only get 2 votes and that would only be from you and me !!!

LOL:wink:
-Steve

Not! There are days where I'd click on that option without even considering the others. ;)

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
_________________

„J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti
 

acousticsguru

player/instructor
Silver Member
Edit: seeing now that the concept of the "desperation shot" has already been discussed by others. Guessing this is really a matter of point of view: I only consider missing a makable shot a miss, and it's obviously subjective what that means. Straight Pool (all pool games really) is to some extent a matter of knowing one's percentages. I don't consider it a miss when I try a desperation shot in practice because all it does is end a practice run. I would however consider the same missed shot a miss if I attempted it in tournament play (where I'd say to myself I'm arrogant for even trying). There, I try to run balls until I run out of options - which shouldn't happen, but is inevitably going to at some point…

Greetings from Switzerland, David.
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„J'ai gâché vingt ans de mes plus belles années au billard. Si c'était à refaire, je recommencerais.“ – Roger Conti
 

SARDiver

JCC Chief
Silver Member
My runs nearly always end with a missed shot on a break. I'm not accustomed to hitting the balls on a cut as hard as I need to in order to break the stack. If I make the shot, I miss the stack or hit it too softly. If I break the stack hard, I rattle the shot.
 

mjantti

Enjoying life
Silver Member
Usually my runs end when I lose focus or pay the penalty of losing focus on my next 1-3 shots when I finally run out of position or miss a difficult one.

On a brighter side, every one of my 45+ tournament runs have always ended when I shake the hand of my opponent after I successfully run out the match :)
 
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