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Old 06-10-2004, 09:53 PM
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Exclamation So much info, so little brain

I have several books and videos dealing with one pocket. How in the hell is one to absorb all the info in such a manner as to put it too use. I can look at hundreds of diagrams and after a while they just seem to run together. Do any of you actually think "Oh yea, I saw this on page 104 of such and such".

I must admit that my old brain is simply not capable of being able to file and retrive that much info without shorting out .

Am I doing something wrong, Pel
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Old 06-11-2004, 01:46 PM
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I have about 30 videos on one-pocket and I found out this is the best way .I have a TV and VCR down in my basement and when I see a shot or safety I like I stop the tape and try out on the table.I may try it out 20 or 30 times before its burned into my brain.If I try to remember all the shots after watching the tape I may not remember even half of them.
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Old 09-09-2004, 09:50 PM
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I would say more than learning exact shots I gain more by just picking up on concepts. I guess its not so much learning what they did, but why they did it.
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Old 10-08-2004, 02:37 AM
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Most shots or many at least are just variations of a similar shot. Like Woody said, why they or you should do it. Learning what english, if any, type of stroke and speed changes how both balls react. Once you know why things happen your game improves.

If anything IMO has the best effect for what your trying to accomplish it's learning how to strike the c/b exactly where you intended. If your capable of doing that your game will improve in a hurry. Without consistant c/b contact shots just don't come off as planned. Ie, consistant stroke.

Tapes, books are all good for learning new shots but read the above paragraph. LOL

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Old 11-08-2004, 01:30 PM
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Most shots or many at least are just variations of a similar shot. Like Woody said, why they or you should do it. Learning what english, if any, type of stroke and speed changes how both balls react. Once you know why things happen your game improves.

If anything IMO has the best effect for what your trying to accomplish it's learning how to strike the c/b exactly where you intended. If your capable of doing that your game will improve in a hurry. Without consistant c/b contact shots just don't come off as planned. Ie, consistant stroke.

Tapes, books are all good for learning new shots but read the above paragraph. LOL

Rod
Rod,

"Hitting the cue ball EXACTLY where you intended." There's so much in that statement and I can't seem to get that across to people. Maye some people are just not born with a pool player's "attention to detail" but I see many fine players who just can't make the leap to great over this issue.

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Old 11-08-2004, 04:59 PM
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DeeMan... glad you found your way here...

Good thought about "Hitting the cue ball EXACTLY where you intended."

Even when you do 'hit it exactly where you intended' sometimes you you get 'unexpected results'

But, for the most part, "Hitting the cue ball EXACTLY where you intended." is an exercise that can take a lifetime to become proficient.
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