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Yes, the way champions perceive the game certainly isn't for everyone. It's satisfying to see players that want to learn these techniques suddenly have the light go on, it changes the way they perceive the game forever. The result is more creativity, a deeper understanding and congruent confidence because their connection to the game is increased substantially.Sorry to disagree again, but "intentionally overcutting" as you describe it is exactly the same thing as adding a touch of side and adjusting the cue angle for squirt - you're just describing/visualizing it differently. Thinking of it like that might help you personally, but it doesn't really limit errors to one side or reduce the margin for error.
I admire the creativity of the idea...
I showed one of my students how all these components fit together into the overall playing system and it visibly shocked him when he started hitting the center of the pocket without aiming like he did before. He made one, jumped up and said, slightly freaked out "this is come kind of strange magic!!'
He calmed down when I told him magic doesn't exist except in people's minds, that the subconscious was so powerful when we do learn advanced systems, and techniques it appears to be magical to the observer, but it's just advanced knowledge......that's why they call Efren "The Magician," not because he actually performs magic, because his knowledge it at a level that mystifies regular players.
There are many levels to mastering the game of pool, and one thing is for sure, if you think the answers are obvious it's a sign you have much left to learn. Pool players will always accelerate their learning curve when the have a passion for learning, every shot gives them something to learn, even if they don't make the ball. I have always learned more from losses and missed shots than victories and shots that hit the geometric center!
The Game is the Teacher