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weelie 05-26-2004 06:56 AM

Kohler: Upscale OnePocket, opinions?
 
I've never seen the book, would like to know of your opinions on it.

Eight & Out 05-26-2004 08:31 AM

Good info, especially for the beginning player.I recommended it.

Troy 05-26-2004 10:53 AM

A very decent starter book. And the cost is low... :)

Gerald 05-26-2004 01:39 PM

I am a newbie to the game and Upscale One-Pocket,which sits beside me now, really makes you aware of many things that you may be overlooking. I'm still not entirely through it since I refer back to it frequently, but it has definitely expanded my limited knowledge of the game--much to my pleasure.
Troy, what should be the next book I should acquire on 1 P?
I have definitely noticed that those players who are well grounded in straight pool have a distinct advantage with their ability to read the rack! But while playing them I am learning a little bit at a time, however I still find myself saying "What the Hell!" when a shot comes off that I had no idea was there and even afterwards I'm still not sure how it happened.

weelie 05-31-2004 03:04 AM

Thanks for the replies!

I actually do have the Eddie Robin Winning One Pocket book 1 (got it via trade with Bob Jewett), but haven't touched it for about 2 years now.

25609289 06-12-2004 01:43 PM

Loan your book
 
I have tried to buy that book with no luck. Would you be interested in loaning it for a week? I would secure it anyway that would make you comfortable.

Troy 06-26-2004 08:53 PM

Sorry I'm taking so long to answer and I'm surprised nobody else chimed in...
Either/both of Robin's books are considered the "Bible" of 1-Pocket, if you can find them. They are both out of print and have become exorbitantly priced. Another option is from Accu-Stats -- there are many excellent 1-P tapes available from them.

Troy
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gerald
Troy, what should be the next book I should acquire on 1 P?


davAmundo 11-28-2004 10:20 AM

Kohler: Upscale One-Pocket
 
Ordered this through Amazon, got it a couple days ago. I'm slightly disappointed, but maybe I had high expectations. Whoever said earlier that this is for beginners had it pegged. There were a couple philosophical statements that were eye-opening (I don't remember the exact quote, but this one was good "If the shot that you are going to leave your opponent if you miss is easier than the shot that you are shooting, then maybe you should reconsider..." or something like that.) but no exhaustive coverage like I was hoping for. I wanted "When you are clearing this ball, it is better to leave it here vice here because it blocks your opponents banking lanes" or something 'deep' and what I got was "Here are the various types of banks you can shoot to move balls towards your pocket."

I had a copy of Winning One-Pocket, As... when I was totally enamored w/ 9-ball about 8 or 9 years ago, and then I sold it on ebay for $40 or something like that. Now, most of what I play is one-pocket, and I can't seem to get my hands on a copy of that book. Classic case of "You don't know what you've got till it's gone..."

kollegedave 03-02-2005 09:13 AM

I took a look at Kohler's 1pocket book a couple years after I started playing, and there is not as much info in there as I would have liked for someone who knows something. However, for a beginner it is ok. Better, however, is his Science of Pocket Billiards and best for learning 1pocket is just what Pelican said---Accu-Stats. I prefer some of the older non-derby city onepocket tapes. These have longer races, better commentary, and better camera angles for you to view technique and not just strategy.

kollegedave

gulfportdoc 03-02-2005 09:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gerald
what should be the next book I should acquire on 1 P?
I have definitely noticed that those players who are well grounded in straight pool have a distinct advantage with their ability to read the rack!

Gerald, get a copy of "The 99 Critical Shots In Pool" by Ray Martin and Rosser Reeves. He shows some basic shots that are absolutely essential for 1P and 14.1. He also has many diagrams which show shots within the stack. These will open up new possibilities for you when confronted with a large cluster of balls-- especially in the early and middle game. Kisses and combinations become very important in 1P.

Good luck--

Doc


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