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williegreen
10-25-2005, 06:46 PM
I am doing a survey to know what techniques everyone uses, and their backgrounds. If you donít want to post certain info, just PM me, and I will post it myself. Or if you tell me to not post it, I wonít post it at all. If you have a debate, post another thread. Thanks!

Age:
Where you play:
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor
Years played:
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table:
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table:

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines

Is there a name for your aim method:
What do you look at last:
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes/No

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick:
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill:
Hours you practice per week:
Hours you compete per week:
What size table do you own:

williegreen
10-25-2005, 06:59 PM
Age: 24
Where you play: Minnesota
Level of play: Recreational
Years played: 18
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 1 rack
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: haven't played

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use my cue stick to aim

Is there a name for your aim method: no
What do you look at last: contact point on OB
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: No

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 3 inches
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: I just break a full rack, and shoot them in.
Hours you practice per week: 0
Hours you compete per week: less than 1
What size table do you own: don't own one

Tom_In_Cincy
10-25-2005, 08:26 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr>

Age: 57
Where you play: Sacramento CA Hard Times Billiards
Level of play: B+
Years played: 40+
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 4 racks
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 47

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
(Ghost Ball aiming)

Is there a name for your aim method: Ghost Ball Aiming
What do you look at last: Depends on the shot. If I am jacked up, I look at the cue ball last, close shots OB last,
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes (I also use inside and center)

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
None of those describe my technique. I play by visualization. Every shot has 3 parts, CB to OB, OB to desired location (pocket or spot on the table) and CB ending spot.


How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 4-8 inches. Depends on the shot. Breaking, my head is a food two feet above the cue.
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: Specific drills, usually shots with inside english.
Hours you practice per week: 3-6 hours
Hours you compete per week: never as many as I would like.
What size table do you own: None, never have, been married with 3 kids for the last 25 years.


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Cane
10-25-2005, 11:13 PM
Age: <font color="blue">48 </font color>
Where you play: <font color="blue"> Home, Pool Room, Tournaments in OK, AR, TX, MO</font color>
Level of play: <font color="blue"> Play regional pro tour stuff when I can</font color>
Years played: <font color="blue"> hmmmm... started when I was 8, but took 14 years off, so actually only 26 years.
</font color>
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> Hell if I know! Won a match 7-0 in a tournament recently, but didn't run them all... a few safeties involved.
</font color>
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> Don't get to play enough 14.1 to qualify as having a high run... mine is embarassingly low! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif
</font color>
Of these choices which best describes your technique:<font color="blue">
I use ball to ball relation aiming.
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Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="blue"> SAM
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What do you look at last: <font color="blue">Object Ball
</font color>
Do you use outside English to pocket balls:<font color="blue"> Not to pocket balls, but to play position when I'm sending the CB to a cushion.
</font color>
Of these choices which best describes your technique:
<font color="blue"> none of the above!
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How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue">4" or so when my back feels good, 8" when it doesn't.</font color>

What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue">Stroke drill, speed control drill, stop/draw/follow drill. Do those every day.
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Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue">10 or so</font color>
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue">20 or more</font color>
What size table do you own: <font color="blue">44x88</font color>

Later,
Bob

stephen_joyce
10-26-2005, 03:18 AM
Age: 42
Where you play: My own table at home
Level of play: Amature
Years played: 25+
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 5 racks
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 30 but just satrted playing the game recently

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use my cue center of my cue ball to aim

Is there a name for your aim method: instinct
What do you look at last: object ball
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: yes

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: touching
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: I just break a full rack, and shoot them in leaving the black for the last ball
Hours you practice per week: 8
Hours you compete per week: 3
What size table do you own: 9ft

pooltchr
10-26-2005, 05:33 AM
Age: 53
Where you play: Green Room Charlotte NC
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor Instructor..play at whatever level tournaments happen to be around
Years played: 43
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: Run out with fair regularity
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: I don't get to play enough to be able to answer

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines

I aim down my cue stick toward a pre-determined target
Is there a name for your aim method: SAM
What do you look at last: My target
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes/No I use english to position the cue ball, not to pocket object balls.

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10
Combination of all three. I use a speed scale to determine what speed is required for the shot.

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 6 to 8 inches
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill:
Stroke drills, speed drills, controlled stop/follow/draw drills
Hours you practice per week: 3 or 4 hours
Hours you compete per week: 10-15
What size table do you own: 8'

randyg
10-26-2005, 05:40 AM
Age: <font color="blue"> </font color> 63 and counting.
Where you play: <font color="blue"> </font color> Any where, any time, any game.
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor <font color="blue"> </font color> Instructor.
Years played: <font color="blue"> </font color> 40+.
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> ?
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> 149 and out.

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim. <font color="blue"> </font color> Yes.
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines

Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="blue"> </font color> SAM.
What do you look at last: <font color="blue"> </font color> Different shots require different eye patterns.
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: <font color="blue"> </font color> No. Why would I?

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position. <font color="blue"> </font color> Yes.
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue"> </font color> Different shots require different head heights.
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue"> </font color> Mother Drills.
Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 20 minutes every other day.
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 4 normaly.
What size table do you own:9ft.
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Rich R.
10-26-2005, 06:59 AM
Age: Old enough to know better.

Where you play: Anywhere my wife will allow.

Level of play: Recreational

Years played: 40 years, with over 30 years off in the middle.

High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: The most you can run is 9 balls, then you have to start over. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: Approximately 30, but it was so long ago, I don't remember. No one plays straight pool any more. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I close my eyes and hope for the best.

Is there a name for your aim method: Poke and hope.

What do you look at last: My money, as I hand it to my opponent.

Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes and No, and sometimes I really mean to use it. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I hit the cue ball and, when it stops, I hit it again.

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: It is in the same room.

What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: Drills? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Hours you practice per week: Practice? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Hours you compete per week: As long as my money will last.

What size table do you own: 4x8

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wolfdancer
10-26-2005, 07:12 AM
LOL !!!
I have about the same answers to this "survey"...except for the head position....sometimes I think it's nearer my butt, then the table.
I'm thinking of doing a survey, on people that do surveys.
First though I have to come up with a set of in depth, probing, pertinent, questions, like "were you breast-fed as an infant?"

dr_dave
10-26-2005, 07:59 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr> I am doing a survey to know what techniques everyone uses, and their backgrounds. If you donít want to post certain info, just PM me, and I will post it myself. Or if you tell me to not post it, I wonít post it at all. If you have a debate, post another thread. Thanks!

Age: <font color="red">41</font color>
Where you play: <font color="red">mostly at home and at friends' houses and at local pool halls</font color>
Level of play: <font color="red">good amateur, some local tournaments. Also: book author and instructional columnist</font color>
Years played: <font color="red">30+</font color>
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="red">9 balls in one game; 3 racks in a row (without safety play)</font color>
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="red">don't play enough to keep track of and value high run</font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim <font color="red">yes</font color>
I use my cue stick to aim <font color="red">yes</font color>
I use a fractional aim method <font color="red">no</font color>
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method <font color="red">no</font color>
I use parallel lines <font color="red">no</font color>

<font color="red">I also use contact point, ghost ball, "seeing the angle," throw and squirt compensation, etc.</font color>

Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="red">mostly "seeing the angle" but also "use all visual info and knowledge available"</font color>
What do you look at last: <font color="red">OB on most shots, CB on some shots</font color>
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes/No <font color="red">yes (but not always)</font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position <font color="red">yes</font color>
I feel the force necessary for the shot <font color="red">yes</font color>
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10 <font color="red">no</font color>

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="red">usually, and more recently, 1-2 inches</font color>
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="red">running 9-ball racks, working on any shots that are missed, and practicing safeties and replies to safeties</font color>
Hours you practice per week: <font color="red">regrettably, only about 0-3</font color>
Hours you compete per week: <font color="red">regrettable, close to 0</font color>
What size table do you own: <font color="red">8'</font color><hr /></blockquote>

wolfdancer
10-26-2005, 08:14 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Level of play: good amateur, some local tournaments. Also: book author and instructional columist <hr /></blockquote>
....and amature speller....c.o.l.u.m._.i.s.t. lol...
And while I was checking my spelling....I found a new word for Hal....polemic

Rich R.
10-26-2005, 08:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> "were you breast-fed as an infant?" <hr /></blockquote>I don't think so, but I'm willing to try it now. /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

Fran Crimi
10-26-2005, 08:46 AM
[ QUOTE ]
What size table do you own: 44x88

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Wow...and I thought 6x12's were big. How long is your rake? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Fran

dr_dave
10-26-2005, 08:50 AM
I stand corrected. Like a good columnist, I have corrected the error. (The editors usually do that for me).

Sorry, but I will not join in on any Hal commentary. He probably dislikes me enough already ... no need to add more fuel to the fire. But thanks anyway for adding a word to my vocabulary.

Regards,
Dave

<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
Level of play: good amateur, some local tournaments. Also: book author and instructional columist <hr /></blockquote>
....and amature speller....c.o.l.u.m._.i.s.t. lol...
And while I was checking my spelling....I found a new word for Hal....polemic <hr /></blockquote>

Brian in VA
10-26-2005, 09:31 AM
Age: 48
Where you play: pool room and friend's homes
Level of play: Amateur, league and tournaments
Years played: 30+
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: I assume you mean games so 6 including 2 on the break
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 44

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim

Is there a name for your aim method: ghost ball
What do you look at last: OB unless on the rail
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: No

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position and
I feel the force necessary for the shot

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 4 inches?
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: 5 drills that Scott Lee taught me and straight pool
Hours you practice per week: 1 - 2
Hours you compete per week: 3
What size table do you own: a 9 foot is on my shopping list for next spring.

houseman
10-26-2005, 10:33 AM
Age: 57
Where you play: my pool room
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor: Serious Amateur
Years played: 47
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 4 racks
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 55

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim: yes
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines

Is there a name for your aim method: years of experience
What do you look at last: object ball
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes
Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position
I feel the force necessary for the shot: yes
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 4 inches
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill:
Hours you practice per week: 5
Hours you compete per week: 5
What size table do you own: 4 1/2x9

sack316
10-26-2005, 01:44 PM
Age:26
Where you play: Mainly Bumpers Billiards or The breakroom in Montgomery, AL... all over AL plus parts of GA and Miss. for tournaments.
Level of play: amateur
Years played: roughly 5 or so, seriously for about 3
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 3 racks--once and only once
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: n/a

Of these choices which best describes your technique: The "Johnny plays wrong so do as I say, don't do as I do" technique.

Is there a name for your aim method: see above lol

What do you look at last: contact point on OB

Do you use outside English to pocket balls: yes if needed.

Of these choices which best describes your technique: I feel the force necessary for the shot

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: I have long chin fuzz, but feel my cue rubbing it when shooting right, so pretty darn close.

What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: a few "get in line" shots, a few stroke shots, and playing the ghost when practicing alone.

Hours you practice per week: around 20 or so (during 3 days)

Hours you compete per week: varies

What size table do you own: n/a... but I'll take anything /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

HALHOULE
10-26-2005, 04:45 PM
UP YOURS ALSO, WOLF PUPPY

HAL

HALHOULE
10-26-2005, 04:47 PM
CUE STICK AIMS AT WHAT??

HAL

Jay M
10-26-2005, 04:50 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr>
Age: 36

Where you play: wherever there's a decent table

Level of play: Semi-Pro

Years played:30 (22 serious)

High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 7 racks from the snap

High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 178

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
none of them. Ghost ball is the closest, but I use more memory than technique to aim.

Is there a name for your aim method: Guesstimation /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

What do you look at last: OB, always

Do you use outside English to pocket balls: not to pocket them

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
none of them, I pick the angle that I want to approach the shot

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: I've never measured it...

What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill:
run racks til I miss a leave or shot then back up to the previous shot (or the one before it) and drill it until it is natural. Once the shot is natural, drill variations of the shot until they are all natural. Add the shot to a list of shots to work on and drill them all at the beginning of each day. 3 days no problems, shot comes off the list until it happens again.

Hours you practice per week: 0 since moving to Atlanta, 60 a week for the two years before that

Hours you compete per week: 0 since moving to Atlanta, 8-12 hours of tournament and whatever games I got for the cash before that

What size table do you own: none

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HALHOULE
10-26-2005, 04:54 PM
SO YOU USE SIX AIMS LIKE RANDY. NOT THREE. WHO WOULD A THUNK IT.

HAL

wolfdancer
10-26-2005, 05:02 PM
C'mon Mr. Hal.....you enjoy stirring the pot a wee bit.
glad to see you ain't lost a step....

wolfdancer
10-26-2005, 05:05 PM
Hey, Bob is one of your biggest boosters. He both uses and teaches from your systems, and gives you the credit for them.

wolfdancer
10-26-2005, 05:11 PM
"Space, the final frontier"
I also fess up...to using my magic twanger, froggy, to aim
at the O.B. http://michelesworld.net/dmm/frog/gremlin/froggy1s.jpg

williegreen
10-26-2005, 07:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote HALHOULE:</font><hr> CUE STICK AIMS AT WHAT??

HAL <hr /></blockquote>
Hey Hal, I am new to the board and don't know you but I have already read a lot of good things about you : ) The dogs bark but the caravan moves on : )

To answer your question:
I draw a line from the pocket through my object ball to find the contact point. I find a point about an inch and an eighth(I think) directly behind this spot and call this my aim spot.
I aim my cue stick at the aim point. Similar to the ghost ball, but I don't visualize a ball, just look at a spot on the cloth.
I think I have tried just about everything else but your systems, and it works extraodinarily well, I can view every shot from the straight in position find the spot, then just worry about the cue and whitey after that... Anyone else use something similar? What's holding me back the most is my speed control(any suggestions(practice would probably help I know), but every bit of knowledge helps.
Hey.. How would I go about finding out about your systems? PM me, I would love to know them : )
Thanks Hal,

/ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gifWillie

c.holtz009
10-26-2005, 08:15 PM
Age: 35
Where you play: <font color="blue"> </font color> Great Canadian Warehouse
Level of play: <font color="blue"> </font color> Never really been rated if I had to geuss - AAA
Years played: <font color="blue"> </font color> 8
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> 7 racks from the break, no safeties including 2 9's on the snap
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> Never really played 14.1

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use a combination of variables such as speed, english, angle and how the pockets accept the shots

Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="blue"> </font color> Not that I know of
What do you look at last: <font color="blue"> </font color> Contact point on the object ball
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: <font color="blue"> </font color> If position requires it <font color="blue"> </font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:

<font color="blue"> </font color> I feel the force necessary for the shot


How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue"> </font color> Approximately 1 foot (hard to tell)
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue"> </font color> Speed and position drills
Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 10 (not enough)
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 10 - 20 depending on work and availability of local tournaments
What size table do you own: <font color="blue"> </font color> I don't own a table

Cornerman
10-27-2005, 07:58 AM
Age: <font color="blue"> 38 </font color>
Where you play: <font color="blue"> Home</font color>
Level of play: <font color="blue"> Terrible </font color>
Years played: <font color="blue"> ~25 </font color>
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> 6 racks, with a couple of short racks </font color>
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue">~65, but I rarely play 14.1 </font color>

Which best describes your technique:
<font color="blue"> I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method</font color>

Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="red"> Fred's Aiming Theory from Several Internet Resources.</font color>

What do you look at last: <font color="blue">Nothing.</font color>
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: <font color="blue"> No</font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
<font color="blue"> All of the following: I just pick a spot on the table for my position
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10
</font color>
How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue"> I have no idea. It's not that close, but it's not that far. It's standard 8-ball height, which is higher than what has become standard 9-ball height.</font color>

What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue"> Just shooting.</font color>
Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue"> 0 in the summer. 4 in the winter</font color>
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue"> couple of hours worth of bar league. I play a tournament (B-level) once a month or so.</font color>
What size table do you own: <font color="blue"> 7'</font color>

Fred

bluey2king
10-27-2005, 09:34 AM
Age: <font color="blue"> </font color> 49
Where you play: <font color="blue"> </font color> Home, Local pool halls in Colorado
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor <font color="blue"> </font color> Recreational
Years played: <font color="blue"> </font color> 5
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> Have never done a Break and Run, getting close.
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> </font color> N/A

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim <font color="blue"> </font color> At the OB.
I use my cue stick to aim <font color="blue"> </font color> At the CB.
I use a fractional aim method <font color="blue"> </font color> For Safey play
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method Sometimes not often.
I use parallel lines <font color="blue"> </font color> First that I have heard of this one.

Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="blue"> </font color> Spot or Goast Ball
What do you look at last: <font color="blue"> </font color> Normal OB, Sometimes CB. I have closed my eyes to prove a point.
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes/No <font color="blue"> </font color> Yes

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position <font color="blue"> </font color> Yes!
I feel the force necessary for the shot <font color="blue"> </font color> Yes!
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10 <font color="blue"> </font color> No. Soft, Medium, Hard

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue"> </font color> 3"-4" lower on long shots.
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue"> </font color>500 strokes right handed on the "Stroke Trainer" Two to Three hunderd left handed. One rack of 8ball. One of 9ball. 15 balls Long stun.Speed drills Position drills. Draw drill. Finish with 9ball till my time for bed.
Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 15
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue"> </font color> 4
What size table do you own: <font color="blue"> </font color> 8 foot

bluey2king
10-27-2005, 09:38 AM
How did you get your response in blue?
I clicked on the blue box for font color then typed my answer but it all came out in black.
Thanks

pooltchr
10-27-2005, 04:05 PM
<font color="blue"> You select the color you want, click on it, and then start typing between the two sets of brackets that show up on the screen </font color>

Cane
10-27-2005, 05:10 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Fran Crimi:</font><hr> &lt;/font&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt;&lt;font class="small"&gt;Quote:&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr /&gt;
What size table do you own: 44x88

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Wow...and I thought 6x12's were big. How long is your rake? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Fran


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Rake is no problem, Fran. I have a Moosehead mounted on an old TV aerial! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif Guess I should have said just an 8' table, huh?

Later,
bob

100andout
10-29-2005, 04:30 AM
Age: 39
Where you play: central Florida
Level of play: I need 9 to 6
Years played: 20
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 5 racks
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 127

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I'd say I just feel the shot, walk up from behind and hit it.
Is there a name for your aim method: Probably most like the one Efren uses.
What do you look at last: Object ball, unless I'm jacked up over a ball.
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: of course!

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I feel the force necessary for the shot

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: anywhere from a foot to right on the cue, whatever feels right.
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: Stright pool....there is no other practice:)
Hours you practice per week:5
Hours you compete per week: depends 0 to 20
Briefs
Brunettes
Lucasi cue
Chevy truck
well done.......G

silverbullet
10-29-2005, 01:42 PM
Hal's 3 aim system. Have no clue how far my head is above the cue stick. Depends on the shot. Stance is modified snooker. For hard to reach shots, I climb on the table as much as is legally allowable or shoot off handed. Almost never use a bridge. Play at home or in a pool hall on 9' tables.

Laura

jd_in_iowa
11-02-2005, 03:37 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr> I am doing a survey to know what techniques everyone uses, and their backgrounds. If you donít want to post certain info, just PM me, and I will post it myself. Or if you tell me to not post it, I wonít post it at all. If you have a debate, post another thread. Thanks!

Age: <font color="blue"> I've been 18 for 6 years now </font color>
Where you play: <font color="blue"> Des Moines </font color>
Level of play: Recreational, Amature, Semi-Pro, Pro, and or Instructor <font color="blue"> Amature to Semi-Pro </font color>
Years played: <font color="blue"> Too long </font color>
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> 5 or 6 racks on bar box </font color>
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: <font color="blue"> enough to win</font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines
<font color="blue"> just about all, but I focus on the first two. </font color>
Is there a name for your aim method: <font color="blue"> I use Cranfields Arrow. It is in the book Straight Pool Bible</font color>
What do you look at last: <font color="blue"> OB </font color>
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes/No <font color="blue"> If I am on the 9 with no balls left and the CB isn't to far from the OB, I will use low outside like Sigel, and Archer </font color>

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10
<font color="blue"> Always pick a spot. Subconsious feels the force. </font color>

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: <font color="blue"> When CB is far from OB. Very close..almost touching. When CB is very close to OB...maybe a foot. And on the break to get more power--a foot as well. So it veries. </font color>
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: <font color="blue"> 9 ball with donuts and coffee </font color>
Hours you practice per week: <font color="blue"> 6 </font color>
Hours you compete per week: <font color="blue"> 1 </font color>
What size table do you own: <font color="blue"> used to have 8 footer, if I buy another it will be a ten footer..anything less than 9 is sacrilege </font color>

<font color="blue">Favorite Pro: Sigel
Favorite Women: Loree Jon
Favorite Book: Willie's Game
Favorite Game: Straight Pool
Favorite Car: 69 Camaro : ) </font color>
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JuddTaylor
11-07-2005, 12:58 PM
Age: 25
Where you play: Tampa, FL (Planet 9-ball, work)
Level of play: Recreational, Amature (soon)
Years played: 8
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: about 2 and a half racks
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 10-12 (ashamed)

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use my cue stick to aim

Is there a name for your aim method: Ghost ball (but not exactly what I use)
What do you look at last: Not sure, but maybe the tip contact point on the cue ball.
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: No (or very rarely)

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I feel the force necessary for the shot (actually, I visualize the speed of the balls in my head to determine the desired position. I watch the shot before I do it.)


How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: Usually on it (I can't aim without using the stick as a reference)
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: Go for a high run in straight pool
Hours you practice per week: 4-5
Hours you compete per week: 4-5
What size table do you own: None, yet

-Judd

Snyder1
11-08-2005, 03:17 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr> I am doing a survey to know what techniques everyone uses, and their backgrounds. If you donít want to post certain info, just PM me, and I will post it myself. Or if you tell me to not post it, I wonít post it at all. If you have a debate, post another thread. Thanks!

Age:41
Where you play:pa
Level of play: Recreational,
Years played: 3
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table:
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: 15 (and proud of it - tight fargin pockets !!)

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines

Is there a name for your aim method:
What do you look at last: cueball
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position X
I feel the force necessary for the shot
I pick a number of the force necessary from 1 to 10

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: very close - less than 5 inches
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: 14.1
Hours you practice per week: 4
Hours you compete per week: 0
What size table do you own: 9'


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supergreenman
11-08-2005, 03:39 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr> I am doing a survey to know what techniques everyone uses, and their backgrounds. If you donít want to post certain info, just PM me, and I will post it myself. Or if you tell me to not post it, I wonít post it at all. If you have a debate, post another thread. Thanks!

Age: 37
Where you play: All over the city, I play 1-2 tournaments a week plus 2 league nights depending on how busy I am with my kids
Level of play: Amature
Years played: 18
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: I don't think I've ever run more than 2 racks in a row.
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: never played straight pool

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I pick the contact point on the ob then visualize the the path of the cb needs to take in order to make contact there. I suppose that would be parallel lines. I think of it more as a tunnel.

Is there a name for your aim method: AIMING LOL
What do you look at last: the ob
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes and No depending on where I want the cb to end up. I rarely use english in order pot a ball, more for position.

Of these choices which best describes your technique:

I feel the force necessary for the shot

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 2"
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: dumping a wrack of balls on the table and then running them out
Hours you practice per week: 4+
Hours you compete per week: 8+
What size table do you own: ha ha ha I wish I had the space for any size of table. it almost makes me regret building a model railroad in my basement. almost.....

I did float the idea past my kids of getting rid of the living room furnature and putting a table in there but that didn't fly.


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MrLucky
11-09-2005, 03:29 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote williegreen:</font><hr> Age: 24
Where you play: Minnesota
Level of play: Recreational
Years played: 18
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table: 1 rack
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table: haven't played

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use my cue stick to aim

Is there a name for your aim method: no
What do you look at last: contact point on OB
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: No

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I just pick a spot on the table for my position

How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 3 inches
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: I just break a full rack, and shoot them in.
Hours you practice per week: 0
Hours you compete per week: less than 1
What size table do you own: don't own one <hr /></blockquote>

<font color="red">Age:57
Where you play:Atlanta (MR CUES)
Level of play: Recreational, Amature
Years played:45
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table:
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table:
81 balls
Of these choices which best describes your technique:

I use my cue stick to aim Is there a name for your aim method:
What do you look at last:my aim point
Do you use outside English to pocket balls:when neccesary

Of these choices which best describes your technique:

I feel the force necessary for the shot


How far is your head or chin away from the cue stick: 2-3"
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill:
Hours you practice per week:as much as possible 25 hours avrg
Hours you compete per week: 4 /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
What size table do you own:none

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dazednconfused
11-09-2005, 03:58 PM
Age:17
Where you play:local pool hall and friends house
Level of play:Amature
Years played:1
High Run in 9 ball on 9ft table:1 rack 2 on a good day
High Run in straight pool on 9ft table:15

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
I use the center of my cue ball to aim
I use my cue stick to aim
I use a fractional aim method
I use a crescent or overlapping aim method
I use parallel lines
a little bit of everything. (except monk clicks)
Is there a name for your aim method:organized chaos

<font color="blue"> </font color> What do you look at last:where I want the cb to be
Do you use outside English to pocket balls: Yes

Of these choices which best describes your technique:
Not sure its subconcius
How far is your head or chin away from the cuestick:changes depending on the shot
What is your most prevalent method of practice or drill: competition
Hours you practice per week:4to6 hours
Hours you compete per week:see above ^
What size table do you own:don't own one