You may have misunderstood or misheard what Stan was saying about making adjustments. I'd like to see the clip. Stan says he does not make adjustments in pocketing balls with CTE, not even for throw at different speeds, because CTE will send the ball to center pocket. He does adjust for english or cheating a pocket.
I'm surprised nobody here has attacked you yet. Stan will NEVER admit to using HAMB, not even a little bit. He does not use HAMB to decide whether to use an inside or outside sweep. He uses his "visual intelligence." What is that? To you and me it is HAMB, but to Stan it is not. Exactly what it is remains a mystery. That's what happens when you have your own vocabulary of terms. You can make them be whatever you want them to be on any given day.
As I mentioned earlier, I just let the video's play one behind the other. Stan said he used "experience" to make these decisions. I don't distinguish between HAMB and experience. I always considered the acronym HAMB to be a bit of a joke aimed at the system players. Stan seems very aware of HAMB in one video where he says he has hit well over a million balls.
We debate or argue all of these things on a pool forum for years then go down to the pool hall and get our butts kicked by someone that can't tell you about throw, or types of english or any of the aiming systems on the forum. These guys aren't letting knowledge get in their way of pocketing balls and getting shape.
Who is smarter, the old man that can do, or the young man that can describe? The old man that can do runs a hundred balls. The young man watching that can't run thirty balls tells him he did it all wrong. Funny thing, they might both have their points. The old man has the cash though!
The video's are between fifteen and twenty minutes long I believe. Watch the first five minutes of each one. In one video Stan very early on explains where the 15, I think 30, and 45 degree reference points are found on a table and why this makes CTE and Pro One work. He goes on to drop other nuggets in this same video I believe which is why I say look for this particular one, then watch it closely. It may be the same one I think goes off the rails a bit in a couple spots too but don't get bogged down in this. Watch this whole video, maybe a couple times or with some replays all through it after the first time and you can start to understand Stan's beliefs. Not necessarily agree with them, but understand what Stan is saying. He isn't shooting shots best I recall, he is just setting them up and explaining how CTE works with the 2:1 ratio of a pool table. It is something I kind of grasp a bit around the edges, I haven't dug at the depth needed to understand myself. It was the end of a long day and I was just letting this video's run as I rested. I think the truth series video one is where he explains about the angles. By the way, he says that CTE will make almost any shot.
Gonna take some adjustments for those it can't make.
People will be wasting time attacking me because I am not saying anything about my beliefs as far as CTE. I don't have any. I have a curiosity and experience in R&D. I can explore the material and digest it. Where that leaves me remains to be seen. Hard to persuade me to watch all of these hours of video unless I believe in a return though. Stan hasn't sold me on CTE yet, but I remain open minded. Hoping somebody fairly independent reviews that book. I have to find three or four thousand for a new lawn mower and decide which one, far easier said than done and I will have to live with any decision for years. CTE, Pro One, HAMB, I can swap in a moment! I like HAMB. One of the real pleasures in life is to find a dead ball my opponent didn't see. Apply a little HAMB, bang!(grin)
Finally a gap in the rains and I have to run to town. I'll be down at least a few hours.