This shark is designed to seriously consider whether your health is may not be as good as you thought – and maybe you need to have a serious discussion with your medical practitioner. This trick is a diversionary tactic to redirect some of your game focus from the competition onto thoughts and worries about your personal abilities to be alive tomorrow. If you are an introspective personality, this can be very effective. If you are a hypochondriac, it would be easier to pay up and go home. Continue reading
This shark is designed to interrupt the continuity of your game focus. The pool hustler begins this scheme by establishing an apparent over-anxious desire to improve himself. He exhibits some minor flaws in his fundamentals, such as gripping the cue butt a little too far back, getting down in a slightly awkward stance, setting up a shot with a bridge that is too long, or any of a dozen minor problems. Continue reading
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."
This is a much more focused effort than the Equipment shark. It is designed to compare the quality of your stick against the obviously superior cue stick of your opponent.
At every good shot he makes, he brags up that it is the stick that makes it easy. At every bad shot you do, he blames your poor quality equipment for causing the problem. Continue reading