cushioncrawler

02-21-2011, 06:06 AM

I hav been reading Dr Dave's explanations of Stan Shuffett's Pro-One aiming system. Dr Dave identyfys 8 initial points of aim (before the pivot), based on cut angle (and based on the range to the OB) -- and Dr Dave allso identifys 5 needed varyations of bridge length (for the pivot), based on range to OB. I am not sure how much of Dr Dave's wordage iz aktually Stan's.

The final cue alignment in every case iz centerball on the qball, and i think pointing at an infinite number of possible points on (or near) the OB. Dr Dave (or Stan) allso sez that......

"You develop a feel for the alignment and pivot required for a given cut based on lots of practice and experience".

Hmmmmmmmm -- thinx.

I karnt help thinking that if u praktis Stan's method u will soon kum to recognize the final aim points on (near) the OB, ie for all cuts and ranges (ie after the pivot, ie with the cue line throo center of qball).

If so, instead of aiming and pivoting, why not walk straight up and aim direktly for the korrekt point on the OB (throo center of qball of course).

And, this way, u can uze any bridge length u like.

Hmmmmmmm -- or -- u kan ignore Stan's method entirely, and just pot lots of balls, and pretty soon.....

"You develop a feel for the alignment required for a given cut based on lots of practice and experience".

But i must admit that i myself often uze simple initial aiming points on the OB (eg 3/4 ball, or 1/2 ball, or 1/4 ball), and then i fronthandpivot and/or backhandpivot to modyfy my (simple) initial aim. So, aiming systems kan help.

Hmmmmmm -- Stan's Pro-One mostly needs u to initially align a half-tip off center on the qball. Yesterday i woz uzing a 13.4mm cue. Today i am uzing a 10mm. And i sometimes uze an 8.8mm. Obviously different cues would need something other than the standard "half-tip" offset.

A cue's squerv duznt matter. Stan's Pro-One final aim iz allways throo center of qball, so a cue's squerv duznt affekt Stan's Pro-One, it shood work ok for any cue.

mac.

The final cue alignment in every case iz centerball on the qball, and i think pointing at an infinite number of possible points on (or near) the OB. Dr Dave (or Stan) allso sez that......

"You develop a feel for the alignment and pivot required for a given cut based on lots of practice and experience".

Hmmmmmmmm -- thinx.

I karnt help thinking that if u praktis Stan's method u will soon kum to recognize the final aim points on (near) the OB, ie for all cuts and ranges (ie after the pivot, ie with the cue line throo center of qball).

If so, instead of aiming and pivoting, why not walk straight up and aim direktly for the korrekt point on the OB (throo center of qball of course).

And, this way, u can uze any bridge length u like.

Hmmmmmmm -- or -- u kan ignore Stan's method entirely, and just pot lots of balls, and pretty soon.....

"You develop a feel for the alignment required for a given cut based on lots of practice and experience".

But i must admit that i myself often uze simple initial aiming points on the OB (eg 3/4 ball, or 1/2 ball, or 1/4 ball), and then i fronthandpivot and/or backhandpivot to modyfy my (simple) initial aim. So, aiming systems kan help.

Hmmmmmm -- Stan's Pro-One mostly needs u to initially align a half-tip off center on the qball. Yesterday i woz uzing a 13.4mm cue. Today i am uzing a 10mm. And i sometimes uze an 8.8mm. Obviously different cues would need something other than the standard "half-tip" offset.

A cue's squerv duznt matter. Stan's Pro-One final aim iz allways throo center of qball, so a cue's squerv duznt affekt Stan's Pro-One, it shood work ok for any cue.

mac.