(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Nagger

    (About the Author)

    Learn how to Beat the Sharks

    Some people, for one reason or another, always want to intrude upon your playing pleasure by offering up little helpful reminders. Some players seem to have a “Mom” complex and love to assume that role – even at the pool table. A number of these are:

    • "Don't forget to chalk for every shot."
    • "Stay down on the shot."
    • "Always follow through."

    The first few times you hear these reminders about good playing and shooting habits won’t be too bothersome. But after the first five or six times you are interrupted in your playing rhythm, you start getting irritated. The fifteenth time can generate much more internal anger than the fifth time.

    True, some players do this, not with the intent to piss you off, but out of the kindness of their heart. In their mind, they are the Good Samaritan, stumbling upon a poor unfortunate (you) who desperately needs guidance on playing and shooting fundamentals.

    They consider themselves helpful and kindly guides (and, aren't you lucky they are there to provide help & assistance). In reality, they are naggers, plain and simple.

    Response

    In the interests of good sportsmanship, you don't want to fulfill your first impulse to reach out with your stick and poke him - hard!. You may even have to resist your "reduced, controlled-violence" reaction to hold his shirt lapels firmly in your grip.

    The passive response would be to simply accept the recommendations as just another of the many elements of the playing environment. It could be easily ignored, like juke box music, or an argument about who is buying the next round.

    If you like a more active approach, apply some moderate sarcasm, something like, "Thank you. Without your help I couldn't tie my shoes." A couple of these should indicate that you are not receptive to any kind of suggestions about your game.

    If these don't work - you can then advance your reactions to the more physical activities.

    Remember, though, this shark by your opponent is intended to reduce or eliminate your abilities to focus and concentrate on shooting and winning the game. Letting your emotions simmer is letting him succeed - and helping him make you more easier to beat.

     

    Buy the book & learn about hustles & sharks!

    Why Pool Hustlers Win!!


    Get the Book!! $10.99

    book-PDF PDF book (good for smart devices)
    (Includes my Money-back Guarantee)

    book-red Printed book
    Recent Useful Posts

    (TML) Table Map Library - M3 to O1

    For information on the Table Map Library, how it works and how the information was researched - read "Table Map ...

    Read More

    (DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 20: Stroke Practice With Barrier Training!

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books)Sometimes you need a "trick" to force you to do the right thing. ...

    Read More

    (PV) Pool Video - Billiards Stroke Basics : Billiards Pendulum Stroke

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by an ...

    Read More

    (S&D) Safety & Defense - Personalities: The Impatient Player

    (About the author) (This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.) A player with this personality type likes to ...

    Read More

    (S&D) Safety & Defense - Personalities: The Angry Player

    (About the author) (This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.) This type of player is either constantly upset ...

    Read More

    (S&D) Safety & Defense - How to Use the Mindset Matrix

    (About the author) (This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.) Based on the table layout, you can usually ...

    Read More

    (DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 19: Side (Lateral) Spin Practice

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books)There are times when you need to put extreme side spin to make ...

    Read More

    (PV) Pool Video - Shooting a Ball on the Rail

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by an ...

    Read More

    (H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Nagger

    (About the Author) Some people, for one reason or another, always want to intrude upon your playing pleasure by offering up ...

    Read More

    (H&S) Hustles & Sharks - My Stick is Better

    (About the Author) This is a much more focused effort than the Equipment shark. It is designed to compare the quality ...

    Read More

    (DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 18: High English Practice #2

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books)Another way to use top spin (forward) to make the cue ball dance ...

    Read More

    (PV) Pool Video - Pool Bank and Kick Shots - 8 in the Side (trick shot)

    (About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by an ...

    Read More