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  • #16
    When I was like 18 a friend of mine used to play pool on acid (lsd). I asked him how he played so well while tripping and he said the pockets kept opening and closing, he simply shot when they where open. Hahaha.

    So I tried it. The pockets didn't move like he described, but it felt amazing stroking the cue through my bridge hand to the point my stroke got exaggerated...maybe that was the start of something??????

    Sorry, I couldn't think of any one thing but wanted to participate. Hehe.

    Dave
    Last edited by 12squared; 10-01-2019, 08:58 PM.

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    • #17
      What was your one biggest game changer?

      Originally posted by 12squared View Post
      When I was like 18 a friend of mine used to play pool on acid (lsd). I asked him how he played so we'll while tripping and he said the pockets kept opening and closing, he simply shot when they where open. Hahaha.

      So I tried it. The pockets didn't move like he described, but it felt amazing stroking the cue through my bridge hand to the point my stroke got exaggerated...maybe that was the start of something??????

      Sorry, I couldn't think of any one thing but wanted to participate. Hehe.

      Dave


      Hahah. Always happy to have you stop by Dave! Lol
      Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by 12squared View Post
        When I was like 18 a friend of mine used to play pool on acid (lsd). I asked him how he played so we'll while tripping and he said the pockets kept opening and closing, he simply shot when they where open. Hahaha.

        So I tried it. The pockets didn't move like he described, but it felt amazing stroking the cue through my bridge hand to the point my stroke got exaggerated...maybe that was the start of something??????

        Sorry, I couldn't think of any one thing but wanted to participate. Hehe.

        Dave
        I think this is the best post i've ever read on here...

        And that 'format' thread has been boring the $hit out of me.
        Great timing, Dave.
        Last edited by sneakynito; 10-01-2019, 07:49 PM. Reason: ironically my 420th post. go figure

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mkbtank View Post
          Hahah. Always happy to have you stop by Dave! Lol
          Thanks, Mitch. I may have been 17 but wanted to be of legal age on the forum.

          Originally posted by sneakynito View Post
          I think this is the best post i've ever read on here...

          And that 'format' thread has been boring the $hit out of me.
          Great timing, Dave.
          Thanks, and understood.
          Last edited by 12squared; 10-01-2019, 09:35 PM.

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          • #20
            What was your one biggest game changer?

            Originally posted by JohnInNH View Post
            In Nov, Dec of 2018 I had cataract surgery and my eyesight has improved to 20/20 with both eyes and when playing pool I have seen a marked improvement in pocketing balls as I see the spot on the cue ball vs the object ball and the pocket more clearly, now if only I could learn how to play one pocket, lol.


            Oh you play pretty sporty John!
            Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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            • #21
              What was your one biggest game changer?

              Originally posted by Tom Wirth View Post
              I remember way back in the '70s a local rotation player who had a decent game. He did have a flaw though. He had a habit of twisting his wrist on certain shots. Usually shots which involved stroking the ball firmly. He didn't realize why he was missing these shots. He never realized he was twisting his wrist. One day he got so angry at one particular miss, he slammed his fist into the rail and broke his hand.



              A few days later he was back in the pool room with a plaster cast on his hand and playing pool again. The cast was somehow molded to allow him to grasp the cue properly, but because his wrist was immobilized he couldn't twist it.



              So, during this period and to everyone's surprise, his game shot up a couple notches. The cast came off and what do ya think? The issue was solved. All that time spent with his hand immobilized trained his wrist to remain straight throughout the stroke.



              He never became a great player. That wasn't gong to happen anyway but he did solve his most pressing stroke problem. Albeit, the hard way.



              Tom


              Nice! You know Tom you just reminded me of something. In college I broke my finger. So I had to shoot softly for a couple months. My game jumped up during that period as well. I had forgotten all about that lol.
              Mitch needs to remember to play the score and that it's better to win than to look like a hero.

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              • #22
                QUOTE=Mkbtank;264872]Nice! You know Tom you just reminded me of something. In college I broke my finger. So I had to shoot softly for a couple months. My game jumped up during that period as well. I had forgotten all about that lol.[/QUOTE]

                76 Colorado Springs, Platte and Union....Grady Matthews room. Growing up I had my shoulder, r/s dislocated too many times water and snow skiing, got it fixed in IL beginning of spring 76, headed back to CO to home to let it heal up. Been a month or so now, and I'm playing again, but UNABLE to break a rack, due to the condition of my shoulder (unable to raise it), BUT the rest of my game, because of the Pain, operation, healing and all, my concentration and clarity of the table was like never before.
                In walks Surfer Rod...he knew of my injury and decided to play me on a 9' $40 a game (that's a fair bet in 1976). + Rod played mostly on bar boxes.
                I go to the bathroom....he switches cue balls to the heavy cue ball, normal size. When I get back he wants to raise the bet, I saw the cue ball change before I broke the next rack, $400 later he was done.

                The Clarity that I had after surgery/pain/healing, made my game excel for 3 months.
                Bill Meacham
                WBT
                www.worldbilliardtour.com
                no link....

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