IMO, you can make almost any combination of body mechanics work to one
degree or another. After all, there have been and are players that can run
more balls jacked up one handed than many amateur players playing with both
paws. In the case of most players, who never receive any formal training,
they just find what feels natural and work with that for the rest of their
pool playing careers. The more adventuresome players, particularly those
into cycling through alternating bouts of ***, depression and
occasional ecstasy, experiment with a variety of techniques, stances, and
other assorted adjustments, searching for that perfect combination.
I think a snooker stance can be a good thing for many players. It will at
least get some thinking about how they're aligning themselves for their
shots instead of just haphazardly plopping themselves down behind the cue
> I was taught the Fisher/Corr stance during pool school. It took a while to
> get used to and my hamstrings were sore for a while but it is now second
> nature. Straight legs are part of it but the biggie is to be open. Square
> the shot. Or at least as square as you can be and still be comfortable.
> Believe me, if you are used to a traditional stance and you open up and
> straighten your legs and get down on the ball so your cue is riding
> you chest, you will be sore at first. It goes away. Once you get used to
> and get comfortable you won't go back because everything else seems
> Does it help my game? I'm too new to know. I do know that my fundamentals
> are more solid now than they were before lessons.
> > Jim,
> > 'Jetep' is right-not any explanation at all.
> > Transcript-
> > Mitch- "Karen Corr at the table and another look at that stance,
> > so solidly on the ground with the rest of her game following
> > Robin Dodson- "Karen not too long ago, she showed me something on
> > the stance they use and I've been using it and it has definitely
> > game at least 30%. It's amazing what that stance will do for you."
> > Mitch- "Like any sport, you talk about a good foundation and she...of
> > course I'm sure that she helped you...that's the thing that amazes me
> > 'cause I watch all the women on tour,incredibly competitive out here.
> > There's alot of commraderie and alot of spirit of helping back and forth
> > I love that."
> > That's it-no info -just talk!!
> > I studied Carr's stance for the short moment it was on the tape and it
> > like the 'both legs straight' stance as described in the Fundamental
> > chapter in Phil Capelle's book(bible) 'Play Your Best Pool'. But that
> > doesn't explain what that "something" Karen showed Robin was about the
> > stance.
> > I'm going to switch to that stance and see how it feels.
> > Good luck,Jim.
> > Steve
> > > Organization: http://SportToday.org/
> > > Newsgroups: rec.sport.billiard
> > > Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 23:16:40 -0400
> > > Subject: Robin Dodson's comment on Karen Corr's stance
> > > Tonight on the WPBA 9 Ball finals (taped at Valley Forge), Robin
> > > commenting on Karen's & Alison's almost straight on stance. Robin
> > > while most people don't get it (I missed up to this part of her
> > > "that once Karen taught her a key part of the stance, that it has
> > > Robin's game by 30%". This was said around the 5-1 or 6-1 point in
> > > match.
> > > Now, first off I'd like to believe that if anybody got that kind of
> > > improvement that either they'd be singing it from the rooftops or
> > > it. Robin was doing neither. But more importantly in my mind is
> > > 'thing' could Karen have showed her that would make that kind of
> > > difference?" Any ideas, anybody? Did anybody else catch this
> > > can correctly repeat what was said and what she meant?
> > > --Jim