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  • #61
    Originally posted by John Brumback View Post
    Not that it probably means much Larry ( just throwing it out there),but I am right handed and left eyed dominant. I have to shoot guns left handed but that's the only thing I do left handed.I don't have a clue where my eyes are over the cue,to this day. Like Rod said...that should have come to ya about the first hour you shot pool.Some of this stuff they come up with is just mind boggling to me. Just practice and never think about it...believe me....It'll come to ya people. ( Meaning...IE: you won't have to think and worry about it ) (inside tip) John B.
    Well, JB, some of us hackers like to think that people with superior natural ability don't grasp how hard is is for us to take small steps in the right direction.

    In my opinion the vast majority of people on the planet could never become shortstops with ANY amount of practice (and there are a few 12-year-olds who can beat shortstops.)

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    • #62
      @Doc

      To make this shot you have to twist your wrist outward at contact, and pinch your first two toes together of your backward foot.
      You mean I'm not supposed to be doing that on every shot?

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      • #63
        Originally posted by John Brumback View Post
        Little Buddy...you promise I will never scratch off that stinkin corner ball again? I'm going to work with it some. I have this feeling you are right Skipper
        Hit a little more of the head ball and get rid of most scratches.
        Rod.
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        • #64
          Originally posted by androd View Post
          Hit a little more of the head ball and get rid of most scratches.
          Rod.
          Gotcha Little Buddy....I've been gettin to gready tryin to make the ball

          Wonder if that's why Efren's break doesn't look that good? Has anyone ever seen him scratch off the break? John B.
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          • #65
            Originally posted by LSJohn View Post
            Well, JB, some of us hackers like to think that people with superior natural ability don't grasp how hard is is for us to take small steps in the right direction.

            In my opinion the vast majority of people on the planet could never become shortstops with ANY amount of practice (and there are a few 12-year-olds who can beat shortstops.)
            That's cool and I see where your coming from John B.
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            • #66
              Originally posted by LSJohn View Post
              @Doc
              You mean I'm not supposed to be doing that on every shot?
              Well, actually, I think that technique works best on shots where a guy wants the cue ball to pick up speed...

              ~Doc

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              • #67
                Originally posted by FastEddieF. View Post
                If the table is level ,I always break to the right hand pocket. One very important reason is when shooting a spot shot it is easier for me to see where to hit object ball. Another reason is, it is easier for me to put right hand English on cue ball when breaking. I have more confidence putting 1 o'clock English with a better touch for speed to hit the rack . Bottom line for me I can see the cut angle better shooting to the right. Dr.Bill said you can reach more shots shooting to right pocket I agree. All you right handed players think what is easier to make a spot shot,I would bet right hand players shoot spot shots to the right hand pocket.
                I would think the opposite on spot shots. I thought most right hand players would choose shooting a spot shot in the left corner pocket. I know I'm more comfortable shooting the spot shot with bottom right to the left pocket. I have started taking the right side more, just because the table may favor the right side and I want to break as good equally to both sides.

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by LSJohn View Post
                  Well, JB, some of us hackers like to think that people with superior natural ability don't grasp how hard is is for us to take small steps in the right direction.

                  In my opinion the vast majority of people on the planet could never become shortstops with ANY amount of practice (and there are a few 12-year-olds who can beat shortstops.)
                  I sure agree about the natural talent part, but would like to see a 12 year old that can beat a shortstop?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by backplaying View Post
                    I sure agree about the natural talent part, but would like to see a 12 year old that can beat a shortstop?
                    at what age was cole dickson/keith mcgrady/or shannon daulton beating shortstops????
                    maybe not 12 but i bet not too many years after that
                    heck shannon beat the pros in one pocket when i think he was only 17......
                    you cant teach talent....
                    just sayin....

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by lll View Post
                      at what age was cole dickson/keith mcgrady/or shannon daulton beating shortstops????
                      maybe not 12 but i bet not too many years after that
                      heck shannon beat the pros in one pocket when i think he was only 17......
                      you cant teach talent....
                      just sayin....
                      Originally posted by backplaying View Post
                      I sure agree about the natural talent part, but would like to see a 12 year old that can beat a shortstop?



                      Landon Shuffett maybe? Not sure how good he was at 12, but he was real good.





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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by backplaying View Post
                        I sure agree about the natural talent part, but would like to see a 12 year old that can beat a shortstop?
                        I may have exaggerated, but I'll bet Shannon could have, and I wouldn't be happy about having to bet that Shane McMinn, Justin Bergman or Skyler Woodward couldn't. All played incredibly well at a very young age.

                        Oh, of course this is not the same thing, but Mike Banks beat Dave Matlock in a one-pocket tournament when he was 11, 12, or 13.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by LSJohn View Post
                          I may have exaggerated, but I'll bet Shannon could have, and I wouldn't be happy about having to bet that Shane McMinn, Justin Bergman or Skyler Woodward couldn't. All played incredibly well at a very young age.

                          Oh, of course this is not the same thing, but Mike Banks beat Dave Matlock in a one-pocket tournament when he was 11, 12, or 13.


                          where and what year was that???
                          thanks

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by lll View Post
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                            where and what year was that???
                            thanks
                            Yikes! I hope I'm not busted, but it was at Olathe Shooters. My guess would be '98. If that doesn't match his current age, I'll blame it on a badguess about the year or his older-than-he-looked appearance, kinda like Shannon when he was young.

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