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  • #76
    Originally posted by mr3cushion View Post
    Very, very interesting video Petie.

    I've been advocating, using and instructing the same way of 'Aiming' that Shane describes in this video since 1983, before Shane was born! That's when I first had the vision to produce a book/DVD.


    Here's an excerpt from the chapter on 'Fundamentals.'

    What are you aiming with?

    How and what spin to aim at the target is another debatable question. Do you aim the cue ball at the target, to imagine a ghost ball at the object ball, or do you aim the cue tip at the target? For me, I believe the later is more accurate, for the simple reason that the player is holding the cue in their hand. This is what you have complete control over, not the cue ball. Aiming the cue tip at the target will give the player a more precise way of contacting a specific portion of the object ball. There is an exception to this rule. If the player is trying to contact the object ball extremely thin without or as little English as possible, then you aim the edge of the cue ball to the edge of the object ball.
    I like aiming the stick at something as part of my aiming method - like you say, it's the most concrete and precise alignment available to us. It also gives a definite "track" for the stroke.

    The question always is what to aim the stick at...? All the different methods for that are very similar: learn some "reference" alignments and estimate from them. Shane's way of doing that is pretty much like all the others, including the most talked about ones: Hal Houle's "3 Angles", Stan Shuffet's "CTE", etc. The main difference between these is how realistic or unrealistic the explanations are for how they work (usually having to do with how much estimation is needed).

    I like the fact that Shane qualified his descriptions with phrases like "just about" this stick/OB alignment and "pretty much" that alignment. He seems to understand that his reference alignments are just that: references from which to estimate actual shot alignments.

    pj
    chgo

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    • #77
      Bill, since I had posted most recently hereunder, and since it's reasonable for me to compute you directed the "scientific" comment at me, I assumed it was aimed at me.

      Apparently I am in error and for that I am indeed sorry. However, I do not think it's right to attack a pool player for hittin' the books.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by mr3cushion View Post
        It was yours and his 'gang up' drama on AZ, that formed your alliance! NOT mine!
        Don't sell yourself short, Bill. You're perfectly capable of annoying any number of different people independently - no "alliance" required.

        Enjoy your gang fantasy, sorry I can't be in it for you.

        pj
        chgo

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        • #79
          Originally posted by straightback View Post
          Bill, since I had posted most recently hereunder, and since it's reasonable for me to compute you directed the "scientific" comment at me, I assumed it was aimed at me.

          Apparently I am in error and for that I am indeed sorry. However, I do not think it's right to attack a pool player for hittin' the books.
          I would never attacked a player for hitting the books! I have published and SOLD over 4,000 copies of my own.

          The problem I have is that almost every 'scientific' player does NOT play or complete at a 'High" level! If all of it worked, all the time, then all that would be left is to have at least 'average' skills to put it all together!

          But, we are ALL human, and that is a factor that cannot be entered into a, 'Trig' calculator and expect perfect results. The game just like many are NOT played in a 'experimental' environment, but, in the real world of Pool and Billiards. I'll say it once again, one of the best lines about the, 'scientific' approach is, 'Too much analysis causes paralysis!'

          God bless him, my good buddy Freddy suffered from TOO much of his own analysis with the same result!

          Just as with ANY information, in the wrong hands can be dangerous, whether some feel it's right or wrong!

          The bottom line really is this, "If you want to be a TOP player, try to emulate most of what that player does and what His thought process is while playing different games!'

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          • #80
            Originally posted by mr3cushion View Post


            I would never attacked a player for hitting the books! I have published and SOLD over 4,000 copies of my own.

            The problem I have is that almost every 'scientific' player does NOT play or complete at a 'High" level! If all of it worked, all the time, then all that would be left is to have at least 'average' skills to put it all together!

            But, we are ALL human, and that is a factor that cannot be entered into a, 'Trig' calculator and expect perfect results. The game just like many are NOT played in a 'experimental' environment, but, in the real world of Pool and Billiards. I'll say it once again, one of the best lines about the, 'scientific' approach is, 'Too much analysis causes paralysis!'

            God bless him, my good buddy Freddy suffered from TOO much of his own analysis with the same result!

            Just as with ANY information, in the wrong hands can be dangerous, whether some feel it's right or wrong!

            The bottom line really is this, "If you want to be a TOP player, try to emulate most of what that player does and what His thought process is while playing different games!'
            This will appeal to Dustin. I'm an old machinist. I was a machinist early in my career before I started selling tooling for machines and machines themselves. There is a saying that all machinists have heard if not said when referring to an Engineer's rendering of a part the machinist is supposed to make. "It looks good on paper."

            https://www.google.com/search?q=imag...ml%3B500%3B395

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            • #81
              Originally posted by mr3cushion View Post


              I would never attacked a player for hitting the books! I have published and SOLD over 4,000 copies of my own.

              The problem I have is that almost every 'scientific' player does NOT play or complete at a 'High" level! If all of it worked, all the time, then all that would be left is to have at least 'average' skills to put it all together!

              But, we are ALL human, and that is a factor that cannot be entered into a, 'Trig' calculator and expect perfect results. The game just like many are NOT played in a 'experimental' environment, but, in the real world of Pool and Billiards. I'll say it once again, one of the best lines about the, 'scientific' approach is, 'Too much analysis causes paralysis!'

              God bless him, my good buddy Freddy suffered from TOO much of his own analysis with the same result!

              Just as with ANY information, in the wrong hands can be dangerous, whether some feel it's right or wrong!

              The bottom line really is this, "If you want to be a TOP player, try to emulate most of what that player does and what His thought process is while playing different games!'
              LOL. This is all pretty alarming, Bill! Good thing we've got vigilant citizens like you watching out for information overload! Thank you for your service!

              pj
              chgo

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Patrick Johnson View Post
                LOL. This is all pretty alarming, Bill! Good thing we've got vigilant citizens like you watching out for information overload! Thank you for your service!

                pj
                chgo
                Thank you, Patrick! Glad you appreciate my efforts, I'm always available for consultation, if you get stuck on a cue game related subject. As long as it's 'physically' doable by a 'human!'

                Now, how about them 'Giants!' did they win?
                Last edited by mr3cushion; 10-27-2014, 12:44 PM.

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                • #83
                  I shot this shot today on the 5'x10' table today. It seems to go a little easier, with the extra distance between the corner and the 1st diamond on the short cushion. I made it like 6 out of 10 attempts!

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