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Sid_Vicious
03-01-2010, 02:36 PM
Never mind. It isn't that important sid

Gayle in MD
03-04-2010, 04:42 PM
Hey, here's a thought. Maybe taking a break from league would help.

You know that young man who plays, can't think of his name, who is deaf.

Guess how he got so good. He didn't play against anyone. Ya know how people are always saying you have to play against good players, to improve. Gotta have just the right cue, just the right stroke, just the right stance, just the right amount of gambling. And On, and on and on.



This young man just had a table, and practiced by himself.

You hear all these myths about pool all the time. So many of them are really BS.


Like anything else, practice, practice, practice. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

cushioncrawler
03-04-2010, 05:42 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sid_Vicious</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Never mind. It isn't that important sid </div></div>Its muchworse when u turn up and dont get to play koz the other team iz short -- especially if u hav travelled a long way.
madMac.

Soflasnapper
03-06-2010, 02:46 PM
You mean Shane Van Boening?

If so, it's hard to believe a guy like that whose parents had a pool hall, iirc, didn't play people during his learning years.

wolfdancer
03-07-2010, 01:00 PM
I thought that only got you to Carnegie Hall????

Gayle in MD
03-08-2010, 12:02 PM
The story was told during a televised event. His practice, according to the older guy who was giving the comments for the event, was solitary practice.

The commentator stated that he was surprised, because he thought that most people would have to compete against others, in order to reach that level.

Practice, is probably the most important requirement involved in reaching a level of proficiency in any sport, and probably in most other things, as well.

There is such a wide range of material to access when learning anything, these days. I don't believe in magic bullets, but hard work, at the pool table, with a good drill book, and a basic understanding of the game, is a recipe for success, IMO.

G.

Gayle in MD
03-08-2010, 12:03 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wolfdancer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I thought that only got you to Carnegie Hall???? </div></div>

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