> There are a couple of resons for my break working so well. The main reason is
> that I have my own table. I'm the only one who plays on it. Since I have the
> rack position marked on the cloth I can rack them exactly the same every time.
> I don't have a Sardo rack but I do get them frozen. In other words, my racks
> are as consistent as they can be.
OK, this explains a lot!
> So I have a consistent frozen rack, and I hit it with a consistent speed into a
> consistent spot on the head ball. What exactly is your problem with
> consistently making a ball? Have you ever seen the pros play on ESPN?
The reason is, that I don't play on the same table all the time. I often change
tables and I have to adjust every time I do that. Additionally I don't play 9-ball
too often, so my break lacks consistency because of changing the table AND not
really working on my break often enough. As you said it's hard to have a consistent
break when changing the tables. I heard that the pros go to a billard hall one or
two days before a big tournament, just to practice and adjust their break shots for
some hours. I think this is reasonable and a very good choice, because in pro
9-ball, the break shot is the most important shot in the game. Running an open table
is an easy job for the pros, even if they are not used to the table.
BTW, you did a great job at home on your own table. The result you posted is
Best regards, Thomas
P.S. Unfortunately I can't watch ESPN, because I don't have a satellite receiver,
and you don't get the channel here in Germany without one. But I saw many of the
pros matches on Accustats tapes! And in the area of Munich are lots of players that
play very high level pool, and I often watch them!