First of all, let’s properly describe the term “sharking”. To people who lose, their first complaint (and justification for losing) was that they were sharked. Let’s set aside that notion immediately – you were not sharked when losing against someone of superior skill. You just didn’t have enough shooting competence, plain and simple. Continue reading →
This is a simple center ball hit. This drill dis designed to teach adjustments for the first rail contact point, based on the cue ball position on the table.
Take some time to dial in the correct contact point. Then experiment with different slow and medium speeds. It’s a good idea to shift the cue ball up and down one or two ball widths. This helps you dial in the small adjustments. It is VITAL to know how to consistently succeed with one rail kicks. (Not to mention a discouragement for your opponent to attempt hidden ball safeties.) Continue reading →
Consuming any of the many forms of alcohol is a personal preference. Almost everyone drinks responsibly, spacing their intake over time so as not to become impaired. Others do not drink at all, either through a personal preference or because they don’t like the consequences. Careful drinkers usually limit themselves to two or three beers a night, spread over several hours of entertainment. Continue reading →
A shooting glove covers the bridge hand. It is used to ensure that the cue shaft will slide easily back and forth until the stroke is made. A glove helps reduce the effects of humidity, sweaty hands, and the build-up of dirt on the shaft. Any of these cause can cause skips and jerks on your stroke. And, anything that grabs your attention and takes your mind off the flow of the stroke will decrease the chances of success. Continue reading →