I can see that I should have stuck to my original knee jerk reaction that was to ban Lou.
He'd been put on notice and it didn't take him 24 hours to revert to form.
Guys are right. I shouldn't have inferred that he's a NIT.
I should have just disciplined him accordingly.
For future reference, Lou and detractors...take note.
If you are in an aiming thread and you are not a productive part of the conversation and I determine that you are merely arguing and baiting the people that are here to learn from whomever.....I will not make comment.
> > This imbecile has trying to trash cte for 15 years and all he can still say is, so and so says it doesn't work! What a imbecile lol
> Lou's definitely not an imbecile. What the hell is CTE?
LOL, one more I just noticed. Apparently CJ Wiley (who markets the TOE system) just stated
that Corey Deuel is already "shooting much better" using TOE. Not just better but "much
better"! How the hell would Coery Deuel notice if he's shooting much better when he never
missed a shot before he started using it?
> > says...
> > > This imbecile has trying to trash cte for 15 years and all he can still say is, so and so says it doesn't work! What a imbecile lol
> > Lou's definitely not an imbecile. What the hell is CTE?
> I went over to AZ out of curiosity knowing as interesting as those discussions are, I really
> just don't have time for them (at the moment). I've missed a lot. Apparently there are now
> two competeing systems that people are e***d about: 1) CTE and 2) TOI. I've skimmed some
> of the discussions and it reminds me a lot of the old RSB discussions. I see PJ managed to
> get himself banned over there recently too. Too bad because free debate is the only way for
> the truth to have a chance. I get that people feel he was banned not for his opinion but for
> basically being a*** too many times. I see both sides but still think you don't ban
> someone who loves the game and loves to discuss it. For now, I'm going to have to fight the
> urge to find out what these systems are about even though I'm pretty curious - look its after
> midnight again. Good night...
> LOL, one more I just noticed. Apparently CJ Wiley (who markets the TOE system) just stated
> that Corey Deuel is already "shooting much better" using TOE. Not just better but "much
> better"! How the hell would Coery Deuel notice if he's shooting much better when he never
> missed a shot before he started using it?
> John Black
He's clearly a very intelligent, meticulous player with a stroke that's quite ideal for the precise CB moves involved in both 14.1 and One-Pocket. It's quite evident that he's familiar with every millimeter of the CB's "clock face."
Lou's approach to pattern play as well as his pace and execution is extremely similar to Danny Diliberto in his top playing days (and that's no small compliment if you were fortunate enough to see Danny D. at any of the 1960s and 70s World Straight Pool Championships held frequently in NYC and L.A.
The analysis of Lou's play during this 20-minute clip is by the very savvy Dave Sapolis, himself a frequent 200-ball runner.
I've been telling budding 14.1 students for years about walking around the table frequently during the navigation of each rack, and it's hard to put that advice more insightfully -- and actually quite eloquently -- than when you hear Dave expressing it as (paraphrasing): "Gaining the habit of regularly walking around the table *adds depth to your Straight Pool game*."
9. Dangit Lou
12. Lou Vs. Who?