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superstroke
04-09-2004, 02:25 AM
Give yourself a straight in full distance of the table shot.
Get down on it like normal, stroke it a few times, pause then close your eyes stroke it 2 or 3 times then fire. If you can't make this shot 1 in 3 tries then you have to question your stance or the straightness of your stroke.

KGeeED
04-09-2004, 07:29 AM
I basically do the same thing but with a unchalked cue. Line up a straight in shot with at least 3 diamonds between the balls. Take your cue stick and clean the chalk off of it. Line the shot up for a center ball hit and shoot hard enough for a stop shot. If you are hitting the ball exactly in the center your cue will not miscue. If you are pumping or not lined up with your stroke you will miscue. I found that even though I thought that I was hitting center ball I was missing the mark upon impact. This will get you used to hitting the cue ball where you aim and will improve your stroke. I will now try this with my eyes closed.

PQQLK9
04-09-2004, 08:25 AM
That's my favorite DRILL...

Cueless Joey
04-09-2004, 09:35 AM
Too easy. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
This is my favorite alignment, bridging and stroking check.
START(
%AN7O5%Iq9D6%Ph1E3%UJ3O7%Vg0E5%WC1[8%XM9P0%YC8J9%ZL1M9%[j1D1
%\D0I5%]s8F5%^l3D2
)END

Wei Of The Dragon (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html)
I hit this high with a smooth follow so the cueball does not stagger or get stunned.
On good days, I can make it at a 33-50% clip.
Guys with a crooked stroke just cannot pull this off.
I've made easy dollar bill bets on this shot. /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

KGeeED
04-09-2004, 11:00 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Cueless Joey:</font><hr> Too easy. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
This is my favorite alignment, bridging and stroking check.
START(
%AN7O5%Iq9D6%Ph1E3%UJ3O7%Vg0E5%WC1[8%XM9P0%YC8J9%ZL1M9%[j1D1
%\D0I5%]s8F5%^l3D2
)END

All I get is a bunch of apha numeric characters. What is this supposed to be.

PQQLK9
04-09-2004, 11:10 AM
highlight the text from "start" to "end" then copy and paste here
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html

KGeeED
04-11-2004, 10:13 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr> highlight the text from "start" to "end" then copy and paste here
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html <hr /></blockquote>

Thanks