I totally agree!Just a quick update: I've been practicing for a few days, on sleep deprivation mode since I'm going from 3rd shift to 1st shift on Monday, you know take a 3 hour nap and get an extra day of weekend...
Anyway, the Perfect Aim system felt right and made sense as soon as I saw it, but like anything, you have to put it to the test and get some practice in. The more I use it, the better it feels. It's much easier now for me to recognize how to approach the different oddball cuts aim wise. I still have to think just a bit, but it's getting automatic rather quickly. I'm playing a lot better and with a lot less hesitation on shots that used to have me up and down and re-chalking a couple times. I knew they didn't look like they would go in before, but didn't understand why. It's because my eyes weren't right. Before learning the system, eventually through standing up, re-chalking, walking around the table, etc. I would either make the shot/find an alternate shot/get lucky/or dog it.
Now, I'm making those shots first time down at the table with very little hesitation. The only time I feel the dreaded "this will probably miss" mental chatter is on odd banks that I haven't ever really learned. I will say, even banks are feeling a lot more natural though and are definitely the next part of my game needing strengthening and learning. I've never truly put work or practice into banks and I have confidence now to do so. Do I still miss? Of course I do, but I'm only 10 months or so into pool after a 8 year hiatus and playing on a larger more unforgiving table with much faster cloth. I will say however with Perfect Aim system, I'm making a hell of a lot more shots and winning more than I did before learning the system. It's made me more confident to shoot shots that I feared before, usually resulting in the ball being pocketed.
I asked my wife, who is an honest woman if she thought I was playing better after we played a few hours of 8 and 9 ball. She said "You're definitely shooting a lot better." She's not the type to lie and would bust my balls just like a best friend if it were warranted while playing. So yeah, it works. I honestly think this could benefit anyone. I've played for a long time and most of my pool knowledge and ability is through just grinding to hell and back, info from random players, along with reading and trying some pool book stuff. I've never ever believed in any aiming system because I felt they all fell short. At most, I felt other systems were a reference point, but you still had to shoot by feel. Either they didn't work in all scenarios, didn't work as well as the feel I had developed, or were just to difficult to mess with when I already could aim by "feel." That's one thing I love about Perfect Aim system, it's not really a traditional system, and the "feel" I've developed still works, just now I'm hitting and seeing correctly. The shots go how you imagined/felt them, and you don't have to keep second guessing, standing up and re-chalking. It's not going to erase the system or feel you already use, but it's a foundation that's every bit as important as stroke. If your stroke was causing problems, you would put in the grind to fix it. The difference in what you're seeing is sort of subtle, in the fact you probably won't recognize it on your own, but it's a world of difference in results.
I strongly believe if you're ever second guessing yourself, hearing that little bastard in your head saying you're not going to make it, or having to get up and re-chalk more than you would like Gene can help you out.
Thanks for the lesson Gene, you've made pool a lot more enjoyable, the balls drop more often and given me a confidence boost to keep improving my game.
Really the only time I miss is when I over adjust for english
I showed a friend how easy you can pocket balls when you are just shooting them and not worrying about setup.
With this system.
He was impressed.
Gene doenst really teach you about ball control.
It is all about seeing the ball correctly.
But once you see that. You actually get a much better feel for cue ball control too.