Do you seriously play 4+ hrs a day?
Is that home or out? And is it playing, or hanging in the pool room?
Currently I'm playing 0 time.
I went to the table today and shot the safety shot on 8 ball from other thread but after about 15 minutes my back waz toast.
To answer your questions:
Before my rods and screw broke in my back I would run drills for 4 or 5 hours and then have free play (ghost play) for 1 set 7 days a week. Some days I would run drills/play 8 or 10 hours.
100% of my drills are at home.
80%ish of my ghost play is at home.
I do play in rooms ever so often.
I never hang anywhere. If I go to a room and there no action, I either drum up some ghost action or hit the bricks.
I would be glad to "hang" at a room if there was a room fit to hang around. I don't like bars and most all of the rooms within a two hour drive are rooms like bumpers etc...etc.
I miss the 70' and 80's rooms.....now ....lol...back then, you damn skippy I was hanging out until a game walked through the door. Back then most rooms had dominos, golf players, amos n andy, poker pool....on and on and on...
Today there and chit worth going for. Thats why I gave my phone number to several pros and said, "anytime your close enough to stop and play, you got even action with bum like me"....
As you can imagine, when someone that plays at the 690ish level tells someone that's 740ish and up they got action and no weight as long as it's $200 or less a set......
My phone rings without fail anytime certain pros are in Huntsville, Birmingham, Nashville and surrounding areas.
Most of them will play for $50 a set....I love it.
Oh, BTW, I'm retarded.....umm...I mean retired, so I can pretty much play all I want if I'm physically able to.
As I said though, currently I'm on the bench.
They told me recovery time will be 8 to 12 months before I'm allowed to bend over a pool table.