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recoveryjones
02-20-2004, 12:37 AM
I was thinking of buying some Grady Mathews videos to add to my colection. Has anyone viewed them and how would you rate them. Also which ones are the best.Any feedback is much appreciated.Thanks RJ

jjinfla
02-20-2004, 06:47 AM
I bought 16 steps and thought it was pretty good. Now that you reminded me I think I will watch it again.

A lot cheaper than taking a lesson from him to learn the same thing.

Jake

NH_Steve
02-20-2004, 06:52 AM
I have most of Grady's One Pocket related videos, including the following:

The Finishing Touch
Only Kicks
How to Win at One Pocket
The Finer Points of Pool
Break Shots & Key Balls
The Finer Points of Bank & Safety Play
The Finer Points of One Pocket
Killer One Pocket
Sixteen Steps

I would say pretty much all of them are jam packed with fairly advanced info -- delivered in Grady's fairly rapid fire manner. They are not the slickest in terms of production, you might say, but there is a lot of advanced info there. Often I wish he would slow down a little, and fully explain the kind of hit needed or the english needed, for example -- but then again that info is often there, just delivered boom, boom, boom. The only one that is significantly thin IMO is the 16 Steps tape -- which IIRC is intended more as general advice for pool players, and less on specific shots.

Many of his tapes are out of print, so good luck finding them.

JMHO

hondo
02-20-2004, 07:31 AM
I bought How to Win at One Pocket. It helped
me. I learned that kicking at balls-I call it
back scuttling- is not necessarily a bad thing.
I also learned to play more aggressively.
My only complaint was a lot of his defensive
strategy involved jumping balls & I just
don't do that very well.

02-20-2004, 10:55 AM

UTAddb
02-20-2004, 01:03 PM
I have 'Money Pool' which didn't teach me a whole lot of new things however it was only $15 including shipping so it may be worth the money.

NH_Steve
02-20-2004, 03:18 PM
Where are you from, Hondo? I always thought 'back-scuttle' was a local term -- maybe not!

RailbirdJAM
02-20-2004, 03:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote whitewolf:</font><hr>I also bought his tape Money Pool, just because I heard Grady was getting hard up for cash, and also for a good laugh. He treats gambling like a job: what clothes to wear, how much to bet and when, when to loose, etc. It was very entertaining and something you can show your grandkids one day LOL.<hr /></blockquote>

Whitewolf, I haven't had the privilege of seeing Grady Mathew's videotape on "Money Pool." I have always admired Grady Mathews and enjoy hearing him talk. He's a natural-born story-teller and truly one of pool's favorite legends.

He reads this forum and is a contributor from time to time, Whitewolf.

BTW, are you going to the CAT event this weekend at Champion's in Rockville, Maryland? It sounds like it is going to be a wonderful event! It's a well-run tournament and this one sounds like it's going to be a real crowd-pleaser for the railbirds.

RailbirdJAM

recoveryjones
02-21-2004, 11:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote NH_Steve:</font><hr> I have most of Grady's One Pocket related videos, including the following:

The Finishing Touch
Only Kicks
How to Win at One Pocket
The Finer Points of Pool
Break Shots &amp; Key Balls
The Finer Points of Bank &amp; Safety Play
The Finer Points of One Pocket
Killer One Pocket
Sixteen Steps

I would say pretty much all of them are jam packed with fairly advanced info -- delivered in Grady's fairly rapid fire manner. They are not the slickest in terms of production, you might say, but there is a lot of advanced info there. Often I wish he would slow down a little, and fully explain the kind of hit needed or the english needed, for example -- but then again that info is often there, just delivered boom, boom, boom. The only one that is significantly thin IMO is the 16 Steps tape -- which IIRC is intended more as general advice for pool players, and less on specific shots.

Many of his tapes are out of print, so good luck finding them.

JMHO
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Thanks Steve and everyone else for their feedback on Grady Mathews videos, much appreciated.

I realize that Grady is a one pocket specialist and was/is a world class champion at it. I'm from Vancouver Canada and I've never seen or heard of anyone playing one pocket down here.Does anyone have a link that explains the rules as I'd like to check it out some day? Down here the main game is Nine ball and we have lots of 8 ball leagues.The odd time I can get in a game of straight pool, however all of our nightly tourneys are nine ball.

I figured that maybe Grady's videos on Banking and Kicking and The finer Points of Pool, The money game, Diamond system etc.etc. could be of help to people no matter what they play.Do you think some (or most) of the stuff on his videos will help with my 8 +9 ball games, or are they basically just OK for the one pocket player?

Any specific video selection recomendations of Grady's pertaining to my situation would be appreciated. Thanks, RJ

Wally_in_Cincy
02-21-2004, 12:12 PM
FWIW.... a fellow just told me the other night how much he liked "Only Kicks"

HTH

JerryZ
02-21-2004, 04:23 PM
Finer points of Pool and Finer Points of Banks and Safety Play will probably help you most. I believe there's another one called Advanced Principles of Pool that is excellent also. These are the best ones for 8 and 9 ball. One pocket shots will get you out of a jam quite often. The more games you know, the better you will be.

hondo
02-23-2004, 07:30 AM
West Virginia, Steve. I guess good ole boys
are good ole boys. Incidentally, I talk via
email to 1 pocket ghost once in a while.
He had some good things to say about you.

Rich R.
02-23-2004, 11:03 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RailbirdJAM:</font><hr> BTW, are you going to the CAT event this weekend at Champion's in Rockville, Maryland? It sounds like it is going to be a wonderful event! It's a well-run tournament and this one sounds like it's going to be a real crowd-pleaser for the railbirds. <hr /></blockquote>
It was an outstanding tournament. The finals matched British snooker champion, Kelly Fisher against Miyuki Sakai, currently ranked #2 in Japan. With a true double elimination tournament, Sakai defeated Fisher in two sets to take the win.
It was world class pool at a regional tournament. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

frog
02-23-2004, 06:10 PM
What is gradys email or web site, as i want to order a book, and videos? Thanks

dmgwalsh
02-24-2004, 05:27 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote frog:</font><hr> What is gradys email or web site, as i want to order a book, and videos? Thanks <hr /></blockquote>

He posts on AZ. http://azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/member.php?u=10
You could send him a personal message. Dennis

NH_Steve
02-24-2004, 05:56 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote frog:</font><hr> What is gradys email or web site, as i want to order a book, and videos? Thanks <hr /></blockquote>
He has a web site, and you can even post a question for him on it, since he has a little message board, too:

http://www.poolbilliards.com/