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jpeters
05-01-2005, 08:04 PM

recoveryjones
05-01-2005, 10:52 PM
I've got his 10 dvd instructional set and it's really well done for sure.Did he get you to or insist that you change your stance to a open snooker stance.Just curious because that's what he advocates, or were you allowed to maintain your 45 degree sideways stance if that's what you had?

Just kinda wondering if he a "it's my way or the highway" type of guy when it comes to instruction.

Anyways he sounds like a real nice guy and that it was a trip of a lifetime for you. Let us know a few months for now how your games improved. RJ

ps. If you don't mind me asking, how much does it cost?

pss. I saw some of those good looking girls on his dvd set.
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jpeters
05-02-2005, 07:11 AM
Tim teaches reference points and the scientific meaning behind each. He doesn't teach you in any way that it is his way or the highway, in fact just the opposite. What he does is give you all the facts as knowledge and you make your own decisions how much to incorporate or not. When you make a shot and when you miss he wants "YOU" to be able to know what you did in all aspects. His goal is for you to have every bit of knowledge he has and to incorporate it as you wish with no limit to your performance. In fact the stance we covered quite in depth. He teaches the ABC with scales to show the distribution of your balance during the entire process of the shot. Very neat stuff. He believes that if you want to make a million dollars that you must set your goal at 2 million. The 2 million \$ reference point in the stance is totally square to the shot and parallel feet just inside the grip. He knowns and realizes that most of us won't ever a final there but we know the exact meaning of what each point of your body does with that ABC stance. We also know what the extreme reference stance will do for you and there are a few positives but only a few compared to the square. So the correct position is based on "physical" build and comfort which when you use the knowledge you are able to achieve. The 1-1 ratio of movements of the left foot (right handed) players is important to find that correct position. The women seemed to fit into the stance quite easily but they were already close to begin with. I have a lot of information from the course manual which will go along perfect with the videos, can't wait to start reviewing. The cost was \$900 Tim gives a 10% discount to students who have purchased the videos. I have spent 3 times that on golf lessons for half the time and received about a quarter of the information not to mention this was so much fun. All the table time is included which I spent about 30 hours plus class time. Tim asked me not to mention the Angles of Truth to others yet and I won't say much more but what he has invented is amazing. He said he hopes to have it available this summer. You have got to see this.
PS: Yes I do have everyones phone number and info. I made some super friends.

jpeters
05-02-2005, 04:54 PM
I noticed all the replies about the elbow drop and this is an area where the video analysis really showed with all of us what happens in slow motion. If there is ever a thought or motion towards dropping the elbow then the perfect pendulum moves "upward" in a forward direction. Tim talked quite a bit about the re-acceleration that is needed at the bottom of the pendulum on the 2nd thousandths of a second through the ball. This area must be consistent with the elbow in the exact same position every time. It is so clear now that I have time to understand it this way. Gravity will bring most of the cue weight down to the ball at the bottom of the pendulum and muscle brings it up to the finish. This will work perfect if the elbow remains in a constant fixed position.

jpeters
05-03-2005, 10:28 PM
Worked on my game tonight for about 2 hours and what a difference all the knowledge is taking. One thing, Tim spent about an hour with us (ironically at the bar)with his juicer and a whole list of fruits and veggies plus you guessed it Oysters. He taught us many things about the human body and what we need to do to be super healthy. I must say I have to believe him because of his lifestyle and he looks extremely fit. The A. Oyster power I have had before and this is what he fixed for us all but I was the only one who knew what the others were in for. It was quite amusing to see the girls try their best to get it down and Tim made it a contest with a very deserved reward for the winner. Not quite Fear Factor but close, this is really healthy just not what us normal people are used to. Tim had mentioned seeing the line and following the cue tip towards that line in your mind but focusing on the bottom of the contact line on the object ball. The tip on the table became a real fun class after Tim slipped up and said to the girls tits on the table. I think he meant tip but he played it off very well the rest of the class with them and it worked. We all had so much fun with this throughout the rest of the class and in the evening when we were all real relaxed. The resort has an indoor pool, sauna and hot tub which we all took advantage of a few nights. This was worth the trip in itself.
I have been working tonight thinking and laughing about the tits on the table thing and amazingly enough it is working quite well. Keep your tits on the table and put your tip on the table in the finish. I don't care where the balls go, just that I see the feedback from the tip on the line on the table. I worked on the practice session for 2 hours but in 12, 10 minute increments as Tim explained. The brain-- Front, Back, Left and Right. Very interesting! It is working more and more every day and I am having so much fun knowing that I continue to improve in a most significant way.

BlindPlayer
05-04-2005, 09:13 AM
I too ordered Tim's DVD series and it was great. He is intense isn't he?

I only order the advanced series DVD's #6-10 but now wish that I had ordered the entire set to possibly add pointers that I may be missing when I teach.

I've Emailed him on stance and looking forward to his response:

I worked two years (40 years playing) on perfecting stance as I know it to use as I instruct(he has a diff.view of course). I'm am 1 of 2 instructor's at Hardtimes Billiards in Sacramento, CA (the largest hall w/back room w/bleachers).

Here's what I teach the beginners and intermediates: There are 3 basic stances (reverse for lefties).....1) rt.handed no dominant eye = 45 degrees to the Cue....2) right handed right eye dominant 45 degrees and pull left foot back 1/2 a shoe length.....3)right handed left eye dominant (as I am) 45 degrees and push left foot 1/2 shoe forward / the length of a dollar bill. This system adjusts the upper body and head such that the dominant eye is closer to where one needs to be for more accurate shots.

Additionally: since I'm left eye dominant close in cuts to the right are my biggest challenge so....Before I stroke I always close my right eye to check my orientation - if the LEFT side of the nostril is lined up with the RIGHT side of the CS I'm aimed. On right cut shots the left side of my nostril needs to be over the center of the CS. Works great for me!

Caution: as the years go by the ratio of dominant eye vs. the other can and probably will change. But this is a game of constant adjustments isn't it?

jpeters
05-05-2005, 08:36 PM
Just wondering if you heard back from Tim on the Stance questions you had. I emailed him too and told him you would be emailing him about this and where it came from. One thing that I noticed and Tim stresses very much is that his video series is a progressive system and the order in which you learn (watch) them is very important. I really think you should have watched the first set which is 1 to 5 first before you watch 6 to 10. Each one in sequesnce in more advanced and more material which needs the previous to apply. I really found that out early. I do remember Tim telling me that #1 and #6 go together, #2 &amp; #7 and so on.
Hope you are able to have all the information as a complete package. Nice to hear from you.