The importance of warming up

ShootingArts

Smorg is giving St Peter the 7!
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Simply, I don't warm up...I watch the other players play and get a feel of the table that way. Always start soft and easy until the rhythm sets in and that has worked for me for years.

I especially like the advice to start soft and easy. Seems like I always wanted to "muscle" the table as a young man, especially at the start. I had to really think about it while waiting on challenge tables to start with a soft stroke after working a blue collar job all day. I wanted to whack those balls and make them assume the position!

Hu
 

Cuedup

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I especially like the advice to start soft and easy. Seems like I always wanted to "muscle" the table as a young man, especially at the start. I had to really think about it while waiting on challenge tables to start with a soft stroke after working a blue collar job all day. I wanted to whack those balls and make them assume the position!

Hu
I believe the "feel good satisfaction" of hitting something firmly when you have a stick in your hand is genetically imbedded.

It's a real thing to overcome.
 

TheBasics

AzB Silver Member
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Alamogordo, T&C, Silver City? Just curious, I've spent a lot of time in NM and love the country, the bars, not so much.
Chili P. Howdy;

You spell "chile" wrong, chucklin'. I'm half-way between Hatch and T or C. .Have been over to Alamogordo to play
several times at Mission Billiards (Owned by Wes Hunter [cue maker], and his wife Cindy), You left out Deming
which is the half-way point from Silver City to Las Cruses. Chuckle.

hank
 

Chili Palmer

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Chili P. Howdy;

You spell "chile" wrong, chucklin'. I'm half-way between Hatch and T or C. .Have been over to Alamogordo to play
several times at Mission Billiards (Owned by Wes Hunter [cue maker], and his wife Cindy), You left out Deming
which is the half-way point from Silver City to Las Cruses. Chuckle.

hank

Nice, I spent more time around ABQ, Gallup, and Moriarty. Was in the are on the bike a few years ago also, beautiful area.

Oh, and I'll take green ;)
 

Chili Palmer

AzB Silver Member
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For warm-up the first thing I'm trying to do is gauge table speed and action so I will sit at the foot end of the table and put a ball on the foot string and the CB one diamond away and start shooting balls in the upper corners but - I don't care if I make it because what I'm doing is trying to draw the ball back 1 rotation, then half diamond, then to the end rail, then to the end rail and back up a half diamond, etc. Then I will switch to follow and do the same thing. If time permits I will start banking from the same position while trying to control the draw/follow. Seems to work for me.
 

straightline

AzB Silver Member
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If you're already in regular action, jogging around the building a couple times should suffice. If not, you probably should develop a Pre Game Routine. Henceforth PGR...
 

TheBasics

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Howdy All;

I like to start with simple things to check me and the table;

Check stroke, lag foot string to head rail also check speed control
by seeing where the CB stops. Where I intend it to or not, Short/Long
I'll do this with the side rails too.
Do Corner 5 from each corner to see if table is 'Square' or not. What adjustments
are needed or not (rare).
Scatter some balls and shoot. Try some Combos, caroms and Banks.

hank
 
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