My Amazon reviews: This is my current material updated as of June 2018 Print and e-books
The Target Ball Concept
October 17th, 2019 Robin I bought your Target Ball Concept book as an e-book today. Thank you, it is well written, easy to understand. I read it, went to my table and had it in 5-10 minutes. Will use it tonight, see how it goes under pressure in real games. I think it is easy to use and seems to work very well. I've tried many aiming systems, most are too complicated for real life game situations, CTE etc.. I have been doing "Split the Difference" and it works well. I use your border line concept to double check my line up. Seems to help. Good ideas.
thanks Kevin Lyons
Got it, thank you. I used Target Ball Concept last night in 8 ball league, I was making shots I very well might have missed. It works!! thanks Kevin Lyons
October 30th 2018
I unexpectedly came across your book from a forum and so glad I did. I recently purchased it and what a great perspective on shot making. I practice for hours almost every day and just never got consistent enough. I was taught ghost ball that was very inconsistent for me at distance and tight angles . With very little practice I put it to the test playing some BCA teammates and noticed an almost immediate improvement. At least I didn’t take forever overthinking how to aim and made the majority of my shots with very little thought. THAT is a major step for me! I look forward to reading all your books in the near future. Do you mind sending me the PDF on stroke and speed?
Lucien Sent from my iPhone
October 31st, 2018 Hi Robin,
Thanks so much for the speed control pdf. A little about me first. I'm 49, been playing pool since I was a teenager with my grandfather. I've been a couple of world champions at the Derby City Classic but I'm far from a professional. My Fargo Rating is low 600's, but I love the game. I do ok for an amateur, but really just play for the love of the game.
I've had lessons with some of the top instructors but have been at the same level for over a decade, really not much improvement.
I must say that I really love the speed control exercises. I've always struggled with this, mainly going with guestimates and feel. I am only less than half way through the document but am enjoying the challenges and so surprised how much I've learned so far. I'm excited to practice again. I have all 3 of your books and have enjoyed them. I have a huge library of pool books, I must say I'm learning a ton from your stuff. I believe I'll surpass the wall I've been stuck behind for some time if I continue using your material.
Where are you located? I'm in SW Ohio. Joey K on Facebook.
**In these books I've explored ways to make everything as easy as possible for the player that wants to get better without any complication.**
Acquiring Excellence in Pool-these are my first versions- ebook only
5.0 out of 5 starsVery concise and sound approach to learn how to aim in pool. By Conrad Ron October 15, 2016 Verified Purchase Excellent approach to learn aiming. The material assumes a solid establishment of stroke fundamentals. Once you have a good stroke and can repeatably and reliably deliver your stroke in a straight line, this material will provide you with methods to quickly develop "automatic" aiming. No silver bullets or miracle aiming techniques here, but Robin does provide clear path and easy to understand process to master aiming in pool if you put in the practice time at the table.
5.0 out of 5 starsDon't miss this one. By gtjohnon September 25, 2016 Verified Purchase I have been following Robins writings for a long time. Acquiring Excellence in Pool is very well written and understandable. Having played for over 50 years it is nice that Robin has taken some of the mystery our of ball pocketing. This writing thoroughly explains and illustrates a very accurate way of pocketing balls. After practicing his suggestions the systems become automatic. I highly recommend that you, as an up coming player purchase the material and give it some thought. I also recommend that this material be looked at by "B" and "A" players trying to move up to the next level. I know my ball pocketing has greatly improved and all I can say is don't pass up the entire series for a few bucks. You won't regret it. Thanks Robin for your hard work. It does work.
These reviews below... are from the publication of The Pool Power Shot System which I released first while I was working on the Side Spin information that segued from that material. I will be posting up reviews from my lessons and classes in the future.
Robin, I just received my copy of your book today and cannot believe the improvement it has made on my game already!!
I eagerly read your book,went to my table and followed your method. It took me about 10-15 to adjust my aiming site but after that balls started to go in all over the place!!
I practised for hours feeling rejuvenated and happy about making shots that only hours before I had know idea if they would go in, AMAZING.
I then stopped for about 3 hours and went back to my table and guest what- I was making shots from everywhere!
I have just reread the book again and just wanted/needed to tell you that your system has improved my shot making in 1 day- I'm guesting 2-3 balls.
Please add me to your mailing list and I would like to purchase your next book when it becomes available.
I have been playing pool for over 35 years and have been regarded as an above average player but I have always struggled with consistency , I would often run many balls and then dog an easy shot? This got in my head so much that I became very good at playing 2-way shots and moving the cue ball to a safe position just in case I missed.
This strategy allowed me to be competitive and do well in local tournaments and low stakes games but I have been stuck at this level for probably 20 years ( I have recently returned to playing after being away from the game for 5 years). The better players knew my limitations and exploited my consistency problems and I could never be competitive with them over the long run- it was very frustrating to say the least.
I believe that your system has made me a better player, Thank-You
From the thread on AzBilliards.com I found this book to be very useful in locking in your aim. I use the ghost ball and after trying all the CTE techniques, I feel this helped my pocketing percentage much more than those systems. My playing time is limited, so to be able to add this to my arsenal immediately without hours and hours of building from scratch, is wonderful. I keep it near and read it over and over, to reinforce what I've learned and to add some more of the finer details that he includes. Definitely the best instructional material I've purchased in the last 5 years.
Sincerely, Ed Rannou
336Robin Your book is fascinating and uncovers a lot of stuff that has been "hidden". Mine came today. I am going to enjoy your methods as a form of 'insurance' working in congruency with my present method. You've done a very good job in transferring the knowledge in a reasonable, coherent, manner. Hope you sell a lot of them. Regards, Flash
From itrader rating on AzBilliards.com
Thank you Robin for the book. It's very good. I am using ideas from it and getting better and better. Waiting for your second book !!
Best regards, Damien.
HI Robin, first i would like to thank you for the fast delivery. Im using your system now for about 2 weeks and my shotmaking is better then ever before . It really works great for me and after a few hours it becomes natural i dont even think about it i just see the lines and angles and i make the balls .I can say you changed my game to become a better player. Thanks alot sharing this system with me and pls e-mail me when your other puplications are to buy .I will order my copie of those too. I wrote this E-Mail with google translater so pls forgive me my bad gramatics.
Best regards Franco
Mr. Kelly, my name is Ronald Farrar I been playing pool for over fifty years I thought until I kindle your book it great at least 2 balls better I'll be 71 in June and it true you can teach a OLD dog new tricks I don't gamble I just love the game and you have made it a lot better for me I still miss BUTT now I know why and what to do. Thank You