Practice practice practice

gregcantrall

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Using the 10 second timer is now a favorite. This is Lefty at 10 seconds to open the third target. The 15 on the King pad. An interesting study for me.
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After the camera click I completed the dance with A !!!!MAXIMUM!!!!!.
I seem to either have my mind right or be incredibly lucky. 🤷‍♂️
Never discount the weaker hand. 🤷‍♂️
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The ball Trophy 🏆 photo 🤷‍♂️
Got done early this morning gives a chance to work on the more advanced. 🧐 stuff. Billiards of course.
 

gregcantrall

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Friday 02.09.24
Cold start for sure. Just above freezing. It would seem balmy compared to the winter I did a tilt-up in Spokane then to another on the Columbia River in Oregon. Well below freezing and running a wet saw.....up hill both ways 😉
Oh yeah the pictures. 4 rails to the king 15 with the white passing so close to the target 2 trophy. The stretch required gives me the position to intercept if it's heading for the trophy. Big scorn for fouling the 🏆. Of course if I disturbed the trophy and still hit the 15.....Australia rules make it double.
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Grrrr Right got the foul. Butt but it was Sooooo close to passing. 🤷‍♂️
 

gregcantrall

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How could I forget to promote Ronnie's book? Got it from Amazon. Hmmm it was a tilt-up on the Columbia River for Them that winter!
Unbreakable is absolutely fabulous. Have it playing on the phone as I practice. Half way through and it's hard to turn it off. Being able to relate to so many aspects of his story makes it exhausting. Whew it's good stuff.
 

gregcantrall

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Lefty evens the Scorn by fouling the target 1 trophy sitting just behind the king 15. Well had the 4 rails.....so the thin stick of the King could get the Australian trophy by the touch the first trophy.
 

gregcantrall

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Sat. 02.10.24
The Shot o the day is 4 rails to the black king 8 ball.
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The passage past thetarget 2 red stripe is so close. A thin brush on the 11 resulted in the 2 rail completion of the 4 rail hit. So the rules committee awards

4 rails
2 for 11 on pad
2 for 8 on pad
What fun but gotta run.
 

gregcantrall

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Superbowl Sunday!
Cold start makes for a slow start. I love the quote, "I can't beat your Slow Game."
Meticulous is more accurate when Speaking of Dan Louie's game. Danny has provided inspiration for me. Just ask me about Danny and I will gush until you say, "OK enough" 😉
So the stretch and flex are job 1. Pushing the edge is what my physical therapist would call it.
Squat was a name bestowed on Basic Cadet. The term of endearment was "Squat Wad Do Jazz". 🤷‍♂️
Prescription is.
Stand at rest
Let the computer find the line to the point of aim.
Putting the belly button and chin on the vertical plane.
Now squat to peek over the edge of the table.
Finish the shot.
Grasshopper needs time. One squat at a time shouldn't be too much to ask.
 

gregcantrall

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Forward to the ball, er uh dance. Cold morning forces the Kung Foo Grampa dance in front of the heater. Ah the nice part of having my own room. 😉
 

gregcantrall

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The 10 second timer on phone cameras is a useful tool. Setting the tempo was where I fell out of the play the piano lessons as a boy. The fingers part has helped though. 🤷‍♂️ 20240211_065520.jpg Grampa at 10 seconds going 1 rail to the distant 9 ball. Jaked up one handed. No chalk. Uphill both ways. 😉
Try It It's Fun, is my favorite sales pitch. If nothing else it's funny to watch.
The picture did yield a minor point or 2. Just gotta get my mind right.
 

gregcantrall

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2 rails to the teal 10 ball gave a good workout. Finally got a keeper 7 points by Lefty. 🤷‍♂️ 20240211_080920.jpg Now to find 3 or more to the lonesome king stripe.
 

gregcantrall

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Just found new stuff from Stephen.
Monday 02.12.24
Just exceeded my expectations. Target 1 was providing such an extreme stance and balance shot for Lefty. I figured a good time for the 10 second picture as I completed the shot with no thought to the picture.
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The picture catches The Jauster bringing the butt of the cue to the pole vault or jaust position, for the strike that yielded this.
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A Mini Max 7 points . Lefty's first effort was funny and yielded scrambled white balls. 🤷‍♂️ This is Left's second well 3rd swing at it.
Conclusion: Lefty is a quick study or perhaps an exhibition expert. As the camer uh caught him in the act. 🤷‍♂️
Shirley the attempted pole vault competition in High School has paid a dividends.
 

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gregcantrall

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Target 2
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2 rails to the red stripe 11 ball. On this table it gets top left the top to avoid the foul on the second white. The deflection of cue ball makes the line of aim right to the center pocket. An interesting speed/spin challenge. Gives me sufficient reps plus a chance to learn.
 

gregcantrall

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Tuesday 02.13.24
On the way to a beautiful day. Right proves the basics with 2 strokes to the orange stripe 13. First a 5 then a Maximum proves my foundation and balance are sound.

The balance of the cue starts on the ring finger with the slightest shift towards the ring finger as the stance puts the cue on the line.
Points
Planes
Lines
Letting gravity power the shot.
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Put the white in bed with the 13 ball. Now survey says, 2 rails to the red stripe 11. Should be fun, now we get a bridge. 🤭 Lefty 2 serving 15. Yikes.
 

gregcantrall

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Cold finger morning has Lefty looking for the sun.
The basic 3 railer to the 15 gives Lefty the chance to draw within 2. As soon as the sun I get my outdoor fun er uh challenge. The Recyclers Gazebo.20240213_074341.jpg Got it done Right after a good fight. Would be the headline. 🤷‍♂️
OFF WE GO into the Wild Blue Yonder.
 

gregcantrall

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The Magical Mystical Finger.
The Ring finger on the bridge hand.
When I get it tapping the rhythm.....the other ring finger gets the trigger. Fire at Will.
And Shit just works. 🤷‍♂️
 

gregcantrall

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Back in the saddle again
Freedom of my chains
02.24.24 Saturday after Vegas vacation that's almost a stay cation. 🤷‍♂️
The pool tournament was the least of the fun we found. 🤷‍♂️
The Old Feller method has me remove the launch pad and just touch the wet tip of a finger to mark the launch point. (I learned the techniques playing at the Senior Center in Pasco. Playing Golf on the Snooker table.
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The 3 rails to the King 13 ball is providing my morning entertainment and Therapy both physical and mental.
The best part of the pool tournament was getting beat by a nice young couple on the second chance side. 🤷‍♂️
We do the Regional and National tournaments as recreation, knowing that first place could pay for the trip. 🤷‍♂️ or most of it.
 

gregcantrall

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Sunday funday has me using a much lighter cue.
So first I "Get a Grip "The picture is Left hand and the grip required by the over the shoulder tip tickle to the cueball. Just a baby bank.20240225_080747.jpgLefty definitely needs the therapy. 20240225_080723.jpg
 

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Well Lefty's progress yielded a 4 and the race was made to 7. Lefty's in heaven leading 7-2. Now 2 rails to the more on purple 4.
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gregcantrall

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Good Morning 03.01.24
The Slow Game. At 10 seconds going 2 rails to the purple 4.
The 1 rail to the brown 7 proved simple ( for Lefty).
At 10 second timer is each hand. Right threw a blank but Lefty made 3 more. 🤷‍♂️ For an 11-3 lead.
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The images are reversed. The second is Lefty 🤷‍♂️
 
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