AzB Silver Member
I'd only say one thing. When making a ball, *PLAY POSITION* for a specific ball. To many players play general position for several balls. Have a plan.
on another note, wow, I haven't posted here in many many years. A lot of old names are starting to pop up. George Fels, sjm, cornerman, Jude... don't you guys have a enough info to start playing by now. j/k
I agree with this sentiment. The trick to 8ball is to be aggressive and have a good plan. Your plan should address problems. Any unpredictable problems should be addressed immediately. Any predictable ones should be addressed when appropriate. My reason for bringing-up the ticky-shot before was to convey that you can't look at a blocked path as an unmakeable shot. You might have other options that are less obvious.
I often say to APA players, in the beginning, you're always looking to run out. When you get a little better, you learn strategy. When you get really good, you go back to trying to run-out again.