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(FAQ) Learn to shoot your cue stick opposite handed

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Have you ever thought about shooting with the other hand?  Well, give some serious thought to the benefits of shooting opposite handed. If you’ve felt envy when watching a shooter easily switch hands, make that an incentive to fix the situation. Stop procrastinating and actually put some effort into learning this cool skill. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 2 - lay seige

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 2 - Waging war

 If you lay siege to a town, you will exhaust your strength. ...

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Faking Poor Fundamentals

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

There are players, who when they first picked up a cue stick, developed bad habits and poor fundamentals. Some of them have become so enthusiastic about pool, they they’ve learned to shoot and play well anyway. But most players, when observed with poor fundamentals, are categorized as beginners and bar bangers. A pool hustler can often use this as a tool to win. Continue reading

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 11 - unexpected routes

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At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" is provided with how it applies to the competition between opponents.

This segment is from:

Chapter 11 - The nine situations

make your way by unexpected routes ...

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 2: The Stance

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Some players have VERY strange ways to get down on a shot. This is weird, because the stance is CRITICAL to the success of a trustworthy stroke.

Here's some tips and shortcuts on how to make sure that you develop stable habits that allow you to rapidly improve your success with the stroke.

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(FAQ) Laws of Pool

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As you migrate from a casual bar banger pool player to a serious interest in the Green Game, it becomes more and more apparent that there are a set of laws that apply specifically to this sport. Maybe the word “laws” is too restrictive – but they seem to have the same weight as the law of gravity. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - How to Use Comfort & Chaos Zones

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)

When pocketing balls, you (and every other player in the world) have shots that are within comfort zones and chaos zones. When a shot can be made 8 out of 10 times (80%), it is in your comfort zone. When your chances of pocketing the ball are around 3 or 4 times in 10 tries (30-40%) or less, it is within your chaos zone. At 50-60%, it is on the edges. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 10, Set 3

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 3:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.

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