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(FAQ) How do you plan to run a table layout?

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If you've ever watched good players compete, every shot is designed to accomplish two objectives - pocket the current object ball and move the cue ball into a table location where the next object ball can be targeted. The only significant difference between the good players and the better players is their ability to do this on a routine basis. Continue reading

(FAQ) How can your shooting game go wrong?

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When your shooting game goes off into failure-land and your shooting results begin to significantly deviate from your intentions, something has gotten out of kilter – usually your fundamentals. The problem is – how long does it take before you notice that something is wrong and take corrective action? Generally, by the time you do wake up, the game count is tough. You might recover – but the struggle to win becomes a low probability proposition. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Odd Habits

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

A good hustler can take this shark and become inventive. It is very effective when used in circumstances where there is almost no verbal communications between players. That limitation eliminates most of the sharks that require some sort of conversation. It’s hard to declare these as hustling attempts. And many of these might actually be habits, rather than a sharking effort. That doesn’t mean the effects (your reduced abilities to compete) don’t happen. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Invisible Friend

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

When this psychological tactic is well-played, your first thought is to wonder if your opponent really might be insane. On second thought, you might consider whether he might live a more fulfilling life under 24/7 supervision. Finally you realize that if this was a serious problem, someone else would have handled the situation long before today. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - CB off OB Speed Control, long table (Advanced)

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition - and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  From the setup, kiss the Cue Ball off the Object Ball and roll the Cue Ball into the target zone.

This is the Cue Ball off Object Ball Speed Control, long table (Advanced) Test Group . There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Small Area Maneuvers: Set 1 of 6 (Intermediate & Advanced layouts)

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. Several run-outs in a row develops personal confidence when similar maneuvering is needed to run-out to a game win during competition.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the balls in sequence to clear the table.
Start with Ball-in-Hand.

This is from the Small Area Maneuvers (Intermediate & Advanced) Test Groups. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 6, Set 6

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: 12:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:30, Medium 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 1 speed.
    12:00, Hard 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 3 speed.

Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 9, 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: Stun, Hard 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:30, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed
  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 2 speed.

Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - Ball-in-Hand: Blessing or Curse?

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Maybe an effective hidden ball safety worked or your opponent badly screwed up to give you a ball in hand situation. A momentary thrill starts in your belly and shoots up your spine. You can barely suppress your joy. All the while, you struggle to maintain a mild expression of sympathy while offering insincere condolences to your opponent. (It would be poor sportsmanship to express pleasure in the midst of your opponent's disappointment.) Continue reading