View Full Version : The Land of the "Dead Stroke"

01-18-2003, 04:57 PM
While shooting today, I somehow entered into dead stroke. I play a couple of hours every day, practice & competing, but when ever I get into this gear, it even feels different. You know ahead of time that you just can't miss. The cue ball really is on a string & the pockets seem like bushel baskets. What happens here? Why can't this be preserved for more than a day or so? My guess is it's more mental than physical. I just wish I could somehow be this consistant every day. What a great feeling!

01-18-2003, 07:16 PM
"Dead Stroke" has been defined by some players.. as a 'glimpse" of how you could play "all the time" if you practiced correctly and played all the time (matching up or played in leagues).

Its strange.. I remember the "dead stroke" times in the past, BUT.. not now. But I am playing so much better now.. than I did in the past.

Maybe now my play is more like 'dead stroke' (not quite, but it just seems that way) Trick of the mind maybe?