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Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-12-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tom Wirth
Here is another possibility. Over bank the six...

Here is another possibility. Over bank the six ball into the nine and one balls and send the cue ball softly towards the thirteen using the four as cover.

It would be nice to loosen those three...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,701
Posted By Tom Wirth
Doc. you're close to one of the ideas I would...

Doc. you're close to one of the ideas I would have in mind. I wouldn't complicate the shot on the three though by using the twelve and just kick softly behind the three sending it towards the...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-09-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Doc. I got to thinking what might happen rolling...

Doc. I got to thinking what might happen rolling off the ten ball. I see how the shot has merits if the idea is to play safe here because as Bill suggested the eight is in a good location. On the...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-06-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Whitey, thank you for taking the time and effort...

Whitey, thank you for taking the time and effort to record and post your three videos of these shots. Creating them is a chore, I know this first hand.

Now for your results. In your first video...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-05-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 451
Posted By Tom Wirth
Happy Birthday Billie! Are you ready to rumble!...

Happy Birthday Billie!
Are you ready to rumble!
Go get em, brother.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Why You......! :frus:frus:frus:D:D:D

Why You......! :frus:frus:frus:D:D:D
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-04-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Not that you need my approval. Excellent...

Not that you need my approval.
Excellent analysis of the proper way to kick the twelve ball, Bill.
And your explanation of the cut on the eight ball is right on too.
The thin hit on the eight ball...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-04-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Cincy, It would help to be at the table where the...

Cincy, It would help to be at the table where the kick shot can be analysed critically to see if a decent bank shot would be surrendered. As I stated earlier, I would reconsider and cut the eight if...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-04-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
Whitey, Don't you think you are being a bit...

Whitey, Don't you think you are being a bit overly critical of that kick shot? Really, "A gun to my head?" Please. BTW, that comment didn't sound so humble to me. LOL.
I guess if you don't know how...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-03-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tom Wirth
I"m not sure either, Mitch. :) It doesn't much...

I"m not sure either, Mitch. :) It doesn't much matter though as long as you're getting the right action an making scores.

You may want to try tempering your desire to keep the gas pedal on the...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-03-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,375
Posted By Tom Wirth
The cut on the eight is fine. Spinning the cue...

The cut on the eight is fine. Spinning the cue ball down table is the way to go if playing that shot. Your speed better be right though or you may sell out a cross bank on it. Word of warning; don't...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-03-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tom Wirth
Mitch is just laying the lemon out for all of...

Mitch is just laying the lemon out for all of you, including those guys at Bluegrass Billiards and Fusco's.

Playing the wrong shot here and there, and making it only gives the opponent the idea...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-02-2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 477
Posted By Tom Wirth
Happy Birthday, Dave. May you enjoy your day...

Happy Birthday, Dave.
May you enjoy your day with all those who you love and love you.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 11-01-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes John we are all very thankful that you are...

Yes John we are all very thankful that you are alright. You had us all worried but appreciate you feeding us the good news.

Stay well,

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-29-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tom Wirth
Thank you, John. Writing that book was indeed a...

Thank you, John. Writing that book was indeed a labor of love. More than competing, teaching the game has become the greater labor of love for me.
And comments like yours reinforces that belief....
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-28-2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Tom Wirth
HI John, Happy Birthday! :):):) Sorry you...

HI John, Happy Birthday! :):):)

Sorry you didn't make it to the seniors event.
Maybe next year.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-25-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tom Wirth
This is absurd. There is always a possibility...

This is absurd. There is always a possibility pigs can fly but they only do it when no one is looking. Because something is possible does not make it likely. And if there is no credible evidence to...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-25-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tom Wirth
Chris, Why would you insinuate even the remotest...

Chris, Why would you insinuate even the remotest possibility of a photoshop?
I don't get it. :frus:frus:frus:frus

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-24-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tom Wirth
They are studying page 122; Situation 10. They...

They are studying page 122; Situation 10.
They are learning a lot from this example.
Guaranteed!!!

Just ask 'em. :D

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-24-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,043
Posted By Tom Wirth
I found this on facebook

NO wonder these guys play so good!
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-15-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'm in the camp of those who suggest cutting the...

I'm in the camp of those who suggest cutting the four and drawing the cue ball back to the right side rail. This should be a very safe option and create quite a bit of difficulty for the suc,,, r..I...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-15-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,877
Posted By Tom Wirth
Like in a game of chess, learning to anticipate...

Like in a game of chess, learning to anticipate and avoid the potential traps our opponents might put us in is a key element to playing solid one pocket. This was one fine example.
Ghost, just my...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-14-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,877
Posted By Tom Wirth
No Whitey, From the position you left the 8,12,5,...

No Whitey, From the position you left the 8,12,5, and cue ball, the shot I suggested would NOT be to play the 10, but instead, pocket the 8 and drift the cue ball behind the 12 and 5. The 8 spots and...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-12-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Tom Wirth
Doc., I don't think so. At least not at the Pro...

Doc., I don't think so. At least not at the Pro level. Remember, Corey was using that break in the very early stages of his One Pocket development. He used it against me the only time we were every...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 10-11-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,877
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Ghost, this is just about where I would want...

Yes Ghost, this is just about where I would want the 5. I think you brought the cue ball out a bit too far from the side rail which allows your opponent a better angle to play the ten but You did...
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