Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Post by Raistl » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:38:29


Quote:

> Aiming is getting the cue ball (CB) and object ball (OB) visually
> aligned (overlapped to a certain degree when viewed from the perspective
> of the shooter) so that if they make contact with that same alignment
> the OB will be driven to the intended target.  etc etc

Nicely thought out and written Pat, but do you really think about all
of this stuff before you take a shot?  If you do, I am very impressed.

Personally I apply the KISS principle to everything on a pool table
and just stroke away using feel, experience, and blind luck....  <g>

Dave Q --> can't even spell fysics.

 
 
 

Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Post by lfiguero » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 20:04:53

whoopee.

I'm very happy for you.

Lou Figueroa
glad Hal has a Magic Cue routine



Quote:

> > >Lately I've been playing at a room with very tight equipment  --  can't
> > >touch the rail on the way in and even hitting too far to the outside of
the
> > >pocket will result in a miss.  In this situation, three angles will not
> > >suffice.

> > >Lou Figueroa

> > You need to upgrade to the six angle system for tight pockets, it is
much
> > more precise!  :-)

> > Cheers,
> > Jim

> WRONG AGAIN, JIM AND LOU. I USE ONLY ONE ANGLE OF AIM. THE MAGIC IS
> WHAT I DO WITH THE CUE.


 
 
 

Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Post by Patrick Johnso » Wed, 21 Jul 2004 22:21:44

Quote:

> ... do you really think about all
> of this stuff before you take a shot?

Why do people always ask this question?  Do you think about all the
stuff you say here while shooting?

pj
chgo

 
 
 

Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Post by JA » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 00:27:07

I have read the posts on this thread with interest about aiming secrets.

Most of the pro players I have observed and spoken with seem to shoot
instinctively.

It is kind of like when you get in a car to drive, one is not consciously
thinking about the brake pedal being here when they apply the brakes or the gas
pedal being to the right of the brake pedal when there is a need to accelerate.
 Most folks just get in the car, put the key in the ignition, and drive,
without any wonderment about aiming while they're taking a sharp turn.

Seems that many players don't really have any aming secrets and just shoot
naturally from years of experience, kind of like driving (IMO).

JAM

 
 
 

Aiming 101 - How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

Post by Patrick Johnso » Thu, 22 Jul 2004 00:49:20

Quote:

> Most of the pro players I have observed and spoken with seem to shoot
> instinctively.

I'm sure this is true for the vast majority of players (though Hal
claims otherwise), and it's probably a good thing for them.  I think
aiming systems get in the way of good shooting more often than they help.

However, I also think all of us, including the pros, unconsciously use
aiming principles or techniques that are found in systems, and I think
most systems have much in common with each other.

Pat Johnson
Chicago