View Full Version : The Making Of A Champion.

10-28-2003, 10:02 AM
All of us,pool or snooker players,put in our efforts, by all means,to reach the most coveted top levels.We have the strongest desire,ever since we started playing,that we should defeat every other player by acquiring perfection.In this direction,to achieve this end,we put in our relentless efforts in terms of rigorous practice,improving concentration ,learning various techniques of defence and offence etc.
Yet we are used to face our miserable moments of getting defeated at the hands of other players,even, sometimes,by 'less better' players or novices too. We are left to a kind of 'post mortem' in the name of analysis of defects or mistakes we have made.We arrive at the conclusions like:

I should concentrate more,
Something went wrong with the stroke,
I need more perfection,
I need to learn a lot,I need timely decisiveness,
I should have played more defence,
........................................... and finally,

All these 'after-match' thoughts are common.This sort of analysis,no doubt, is conducive to our betterment.They certainly help us to be more alert.

Usually 'miss of an easy shot' is 'the real culprit' behind the loss of a game or match.
It is righly said that an easy shot is the hardest shot in the game.It is every one's experience.Yet we don't understand what went wrong despite our sincere efforts.

The cause is a very basic one..a fundamental ...It is our (general) very 'out look' that is defective.No offence please...I will show you how..
We usually feel or view that there are always two things (keeping position making apart) to be considered:
1)The line of aim
2) the point of aim.Till here okay..
But exactly it is where we must be careful.
We are of general view that what is important is 'point of aim' and the line of aim is automatic.
Exacly it is where we go wrong.
In reality,it is just the opposite.
what is important is 'line of aim' and hitting of cb at the aim point is automatic.
Had it been .....just look at the point and hit,every one could become a pro or champ!!!!
But it can not be so.

Because a champion,of course by the same way-'feel',has perfected his stroke.He doesn't care whether he is concentrating on the aim point or not.He just concentrates,with his strength of his mind,on the METHOD of executing the stroke as naturally as he learnt it.

Their minds are well trained,desciplined by virtue of their 'mental ability',amounts of practice,and the degree of confidence gained there by,to send the cb in the right or intended direction but not in trying to hit the right aim point.

They have a srong will to hit a ball always in THE SAME WAY.This SAME WAY is the KEY to their perfection and consistency.

This SAME WAY is a mental process which human mind is endowed with.

It is the very basic routine (related to simple geometry) of our mind necessary to send the cb in the intended direction.

Though they appear to be looking at the ob and the aim point,without their knowledge, they sacrifice aim point to this mental routine of the SAME WAY hitting.Their perfection is an outcome of this SAME WAY hitting.In other words,without their knowledge,they complete the necessary GEOMETRIC ROUTINE ( which is the CAUSE &CURE of a miss.) mentally at each and every shot they make.

This is what ---THE SAME WAY hitting involving a simple geomeric pattern routine...a mental construction----my Sure Shot Aiming System has a clear explanation of it.It is the routine to be completed within a set of four imaginary cushions on the line of aim,irrespective of the veriety of shot.

10-28-2003, 11:21 AM
What the hell?

Cueless Joey
10-28-2003, 11:24 AM
YOU NEED MORE PERFECTION!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I think that's the same as more than 100%. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Chris Cass
10-28-2003, 11:42 AM
I agree 100% but,

you could write it a little more clearly.


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Chris Cass
10-28-2003, 11:44 AM
Yo Joey,

WT heck are you talking about???? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif


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10-28-2003, 12:05 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Chris Cass:</font><hr> Yo Joey,

WT heck are you talking about???? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif


C.C.~~believes Hallmark has ivented a new day called "Snap a Meucci Day". hahahahaha <hr /></blockquote>

I don't have a clue either.

10-28-2003, 12:27 PM
say what!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna be a champiop! i might need a few copies. thanks k

10-28-2003, 12:33 PM
For people who want to be an idiot, buy my sure as sitting idiot book. You too can be as stupid as me and for a good price. I aims to elevate your level of stupidity to my level.

So by my idiot aiming book.


10-28-2003, 12:54 PM
Is so simple. What for you to do is draw de liney between de pockie and de ball then insect de liney with de edgie of de que ball and your eyeball. Be de ball, you alrady are de eyeball too, then you connect third line of 11 layer tip with the 90 degree insect. Once it is everything line up, you shoot and hope like hell it go in de pockie. Now you pay me?


phil in sofla
10-28-2003, 04:30 PM
In my experience, there surely was (and is, still, at times) a problem in seeing the exact line, even though the exact contact point on the object ball is obvious. That problem can be boiled down to the issue of where the cue ball contact point would be on the contact point of the object ball. And the fact that the contact point on the object ball is usually determined looking at the OB full down the line to the pocket, but the shooting perspective will normally be something other than looking at a full ball, if anything but a straight in shot is involved.

I'm guessing that most people sort of transition from an imaged 'ghost ball' that they are trying to hit 'full' to more or less getting a line by feel or rote memory, which may be incorrect. For me, still, the exact line sometimes looks too full or too thin for my experience, although I know it's correct.

Yet a greater problem, IMO, is failing to get the cue ball to travel down a line, even if it was correctly seen in the pre-shot setup, because of stroke mechanics issues, when trying to 'do more' with the cue ball than simply hitting a center ball shot at medium to soft speed. Off center cueing can deflect the cue ball off that line, aggravated when the stroke is harder. When trying to apply even center ball draw with a harder stroke, the extra speed of the transition from backstroke to going forward can move the cue off line, unintentionally applying some side English to the stroke, and creating a masse action.

Watching intermediate players at about my speed, it seems their problem with missing balls comes up as a function of these kinds of stroking issues. They typically make balls up until they decide that they have to give a shot an exaggerated stroke (of any kind), and then it is the failure to control that bigger stroke and its effects that causes a miss. Not an aiming issue, but that the stroke mechanics don't allow the cue ball to actually travel down the line that may have been seen entirely correctly.