View Full Version : My last post about the stance, I swear!
06-17-2005, 01:51 AM
Many of you such as Tateuts, TheOne, Cane, and Scott Lee were trying to help me find a less painful pool stance. Well you might think I'm crazy, but I created a pool stance tool in MS Paint.
The scale is accurate if you think of the table shown as being the end rail. The cue bisects the end rail and the two corner pockets are shown. Simply copy the image into the clipboard and move the feet around! You can use MS Photo Editor to rotate the feet! Upload your stance to the forum, or show the alignment of other famous players,... now it will be easy to explain to me exactly how you stand!
Here is my stance:
my stance (http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/42b28d99_15dc7/bc/My+Documents/stance2.jpg?bfdCpsCBhhdf2tus)
Tduck, Check your link... I can't get it to open.
06-17-2005, 08:04 AM
I can't get the link to open, either. Maybe it's still a classified secret.
Charlie, Maybe I should classify my stance as "Top Secret"... nothing secret about it, but those not over 6'3" tall will laugh when they see it and say "that'll never work!!!". Marty, Dee and a few others will understand, tho!
06-17-2005, 01:42 PM
Ok, well Im having trouble posting graphics here because they dont allow you to upload images. Yahoo and the other free web host sites dont let you link to them. I dont want to buy a domain name just to show a single 18 KB jpeg... any suggestions?
06-17-2005, 01:58 PM
06-17-2005, 02:22 PM
Can also upload it here:
No registration required to upload there and pic will stay as long as it has been viewed within the last year.
06-17-2005, 04:50 PM
Btw, my advice is backup away from the table.
Walk into the shot. If you are comfy and the shaft is in line with your shoulder, grip hand, elbow and bridge, and dominant eye, you are good to go.
06-17-2005, 04:54 PM
OK, this should work now!
Mark Wilson taught me to have the butt of the cue over my toes.
06-18-2005, 09:50 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote JimS:</font><hr> Mark Wilson taught me to have the butt of the cue over my toes. <hr /></blockquote>
I could have told you that for nothing. How we used to laugh watching you with the butt of your cue under your toes.
06-18-2005, 09:56 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Thunderduck:</font><hr> OK, this should work now!
(http://img300.echo.cx/my.php?image=stance26oq.jpg) [img]http://img300.echo.cx/img300/812/stance26oq.jpg <hr /></blockquote>
Well that's your stance sorted Thunderduck. Now if you wouldn't mind returning the cue to the mop bucket I need to clean this floor.
06-18-2005, 11:30 AM
I just checked my foot position against the one you showed and we are the same. My weight is pefectly centered between my feet and both knees slightly bent. There is no strain on my back from here and I have plenty of room to stroke the cue.
06-18-2005, 01:02 PM
Thank God !!!
06-19-2005, 09:58 PM
Ok, feel free to cut and paste the feet... this was meant to be a learning tool, to show the variety of what exists out there...
06-19-2005, 11:53 PM
I also think he should put some shoes on...them floors have germs on there, there ain't no cure fer
06-20-2005, 12:48 AM
06-20-2005, 02:27 PM
Wolfdancer, laugh all you want... you're funny, sort of... but Im not sure I understand your cynicism,... we're all just here to exchange ideas... maybe I'm having trouble with my stance, but at least I dont dance with wolves...
06-20-2005, 03:24 PM
I'd guess that your stance is used, with minor variations, by about 90% of all the pool players here....after the long threads about dominant eyes, and the pause....I was hoping the board wouldn't get mired in discussing something as simple as where to place your feet.
Give me your secret aiming system instead
06-20-2005, 09:57 PM
I have no aiming system, I just guess usually...
06-21-2005, 01:08 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Thunderduck:</font><hr> I have no aiming system, I just guess usually... <hr /></blockquote>
Have you ever considered taking a pool lesson? It's of course not a requirement for enjoying the game, and there's no guarantee you would benefit from one.
The reason I ask is from reading some of your posts you at least seem interested in pool, but also in having a good time (good for you). I'm just suggesting you may find the sport even more enjoyable after you learn to play better, and that a pool lesson may help. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
06-21-2005, 02:06 AM
My idea of a good time is winning! Anyhow, I know they'll tell me to visualize the ghost ball... problem is I dont like to shoot at imaginary ghosts! What are the other aiming systems?
06-21-2005, 06:34 AM
This is exactly my point. You're interested enough in pool to ask about other aiming systems, yet you did not answer my question about getting a pool lesson. Instead you asked me to explain it to you here. The thing is... although it is not that difficult to explain and understand various aiming systems during a pool lesson, it is much more difficult and time consuming to do so by typing it. And, various aiming techniques / systems have been discussed in this forum before. Yet, you only know of imagining a ghost ball?
Take my word for it, you likely would benefit greatly from getting a pool lesson or two. Post back with what you have learned from one and tell us all about it. Until then, I seriously question whether you simply want to talk about it or actually do it and play better pool. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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