I'm not twisting anything, as I'm only discussing my beliefs on how the physical/mental mechanism of aiming/shooting occurs. I'm not a PhD of any subject of study. Take my comments with a grain of salt.
Decide the final aim line while standing. Go down and possibly make your final adjustments very early, like right away, not on your final stroke
Speaking only for myself
The adjustments though are really to your aim line that you decided to use while standing. Everything better look good right then or it’s body English or steering of the cue for you.
, yes and no. When I transition from standing to the shooting stance. I land on my predetermined "aim line", everytime. It's not until I'm down on the shot do I know the extend of the variables that may alter my aim. I can only do this with accuracy when I'm down on the ball. I'm sure I could guessimate but I don't know visually how much a CB with squirt horizontally when I'm viewing the shot vertically. If it's a shot without any required side english, then the odds are that I could just pull the trigger and enjoy the success.
To provide an physical explanation..: I don't decide prior to getting down on the ball that I need a 'full tip of right english', or what have you. I just know that I will need right english. I do know my standing 'aim line' puts the OB in the portion of the pocket I want. Once I'm down on the ball, I then determine how much english (measure it in 'tips' if it helps) I need and calculate the amount of squirt I can expect based on that english and shot force. That squirt will of course alter the shot, so I compensate by adjusting my aim line. I tend to be a heavy spin player so this applies to most situations. ...and by heavy I don't mean a large amount of spin, but rather steady use of it. ...and by 'aim line' I mean the vector my cue is travelling along.
None of the above plays a roll in the final stroke though.
I could unplug from the process and just let my subconscous mind do this lifting. I'd wager this is what some refer to as "the zone". However what I believe
is missing from the subconscious auto-correct is the "bigger picture". It knows to put the ball in the hole while hitting the CB this way. What it doesn't know is how the subtle differences in how the shot is played will effect the pattern. Again, as I said earlier. I'm not a PhD in anything so assume I'm talking out of my ass.
Regardless... Everything leading up to the final stroke is a means to lock in the conscious intent. Quiet eye boiled down to my opinion is the theory wherein we perform better if we shut off the noise (worry, doubt, distractions) and let the mind auto-perform the conscious intent. The pauses between the final draw back and follow thru are a means to decouple the conscious and subconscious. If you conscious decision (aim) is flawed. Which is something you wouldn't be aware of because you'd be correcting for it otherwise. Then you're far better off allowing your HAMB trained subconscious auto-tune (adjust aim) on that final stroke.
I do like the way you guys try to twist things though. Creative minds you guys got.
I'm not twisting anything. Just providing my opinion based on my experience. That doesn't mean my opinion is better than yours. Just that I come by mine honestly.