Why learn to Aim my way?
It’s a fair question that I have an answer for.
If you learned the same way that most of us have then your method is to imagine a line coming from the center of the pocket going through the object ball and where it comes out the other side is where you’re supposed to hit the object ball. This is the traditional way everyone starts.
What if you could change a perspective about how you do things and open up a new chapter that is better on many accounts that enhances what you already know and is a bridge to Side Spin? I show you a way in which you have more references to grab onto so you don't question your own judgement. All you have to worry about is delivering the cue ball.
Using the traditional method, you really don’t know sometimes if the contact point that you picked out is right, so it takes much more time to perfect that method. I eliminate a lot of problems and un-complicate the issue.
You must know the right spot to hit the object ball. With my technique there are references to let you know you’re right. You’re given a different technique to go by than the conventional method that is the same on every shot. This perspective lends to more correct contact point selections. This alone will take a lot of time off of the normal time it takes to gain confidence in your shot making ability. This is one of the many pluses to my way of doing things.
Secondly. When you learn my way you learn my perceptions. Every aiming system/technique should be built around core perceptions and mine are designed to point the way to the pocket and even a specific area of the pocket if you want it to. So there is a lot to be gained.
Thirdly. My technique provides for the use of a consistent perception target for you to learn to send the cue ball to from many different angles that is the same and only a part of why I call it the Target Ball Concept.
Fourthly. My perceptions are easy to find and they double as being targets to aim to with Center Ball and Inside Spin that give you a consistent plan for applying Inside Spin at various distances that I teach you how to measure on sight in the book. The Outside Spin allowances are just as easy and they are also fully explained.
Fifthly. More important is using the Spin selections to control Cue Ball Travel. I cover this in my free Side Spin pdf that is free for now. You rarely hear anyone talk about that part of Cue Ball Travel Control but Pros know how to do it using Outside, Inside and Center Ball shots. By adopting the Target Ball Concept in your game you'll be able to use it to understand how the Cue Ball should arrive for those shots. Its a very advanced concept but it can take a measurable amount of travel distance of off the Cue Ball.
When you learn my technique, it will blend perfectly with what you do now and any kind of aiming system that you’ve learned. It will greatly simplify anything you do letting you know without a doubt what you need to do. Using it will provide a memory (based on references you understand) where before you had no defined references to lend to repeat ability and were going on faith.
I don’t believe that a player can go on faith in two areas at once. If you're going on faith that you are aiming at the right place and delivering to the right place there is more chance one of those two things is wrong.
I show how to know without a doubt and then the delivery end is easier because I show you how to learn to deliver correctly and how to practice by distance so that your eye will always know. You won’t need so much warm up to play your real full game and you'll keep more of it permanently when you can't get to the table regular.
When you add in my speed control technique to this, you’ll be equipped to take a huge leap in your game. Shot making is not the entire game, you must get good position.
If this is what you want, then I have it for you and the small investment will pay dividends your entire life as you aim and make shots better and play the ones you must with side spin knowing that your chances of execution are much higher. That’s a great deal for your game. Your only limitation is you. When you get shot making down as an art then hitting that "Zone" is a lot easier.
So why aim my way? It's more wholesome with references than any system I've personally seen and I've seen and used quite a few. Your confidence will increase a lot in a short period of time and it works.
The In and Out
This came from a post I put up on AzBilliards.com in a discussion about how to stay in the Zone and get back in it once you fall out.
Originally Posted by 336Robin
Speaking for myself. If I start out cold I go back to the basics, make sure my
fundamentals are sound and pot some balls, get some shape nothing fancy about it.
Take what the table gives. In awhile I'll feel more grounded and can use more shot
pressure and spin techniques to get perfect but I stop it short of screwing anything up
for speed control. I keep my mind on the reasonable, executable needs for the next
shot and then I feel it coming back in where those decisions are automatic and are the
right decisions to start with. I cruise in this atmosphere making sure not to do
something crazy to put an end to it. Sometimes you have to control your urges to get
perfect because you're not superman. At least not yet.
Another Poster Said: Bingo....this. Summed up perfectly.
My observation is when you know how you do something and can do it, immediately on sight, then you have that piece worked out and its easier to add other skills to it. So spending some time examining how you aim the shot, hit the ball, pre- shot routine, stroke routine, stroke delivery/mechanics, where you send the cue ball to--(are you consistently too thick or thin and should you adjust,) Speed Control, how you bank this particular shot is time well spent because so many situations arise later where the principles from one thing, lead into another. I go over all these areas in my material. I make it simple and concise.
I think its very hard to hit the zone until you know how you do what you, for me that involves aiming because knowing how to address the shot is the core of the game. You simply have to see the shot, understand it for what it is and be able to execute. That doesn't mean that you become so technical that you can't get anything else done. You plot your course and seek to execute and you learn from bad experiences. The plotting of the course is the aiming part. The adjustment to correct is the delivery part. When you know both things you know all there is to know about the shot and now you can learn to deliver with Side Spin for when you plan the perfect path into the position zone. So its many things all rolled into one. It's a symphony with pieces that get repeated.
It means you learn to simplify your processes so all of it get's done.
Whenever you have all these things practiced for, then you know what you're capable of and your mind can tell you how to execute so that it puts you right on the next shot. The zone is obtained by progressive, thoughtful practice as in a rehearsal where once you have the pieces assembled you can perform and maintain. It's a consistent process of walk up, aim, get down to shoot, deliver the cue ball with the right speed and spin to get right for the next ball. Its a small symphony that gets played over and over again. It's your job to start at the beginning and perfect each piece in practice. Each shot you have to learn to make with Center, Top, Bottom, Left and Right Spin. I make it a lot easier by reduction to simple terms.
This is what I created my techniques for, so that you can learn to do more. I make my techniques easy as possible so you can add other skills to them.
What is standing between you and better shot making? You are. When you walk up to shot and look it over, " if you don't have or follow a consistent plan on how to reason the shot out," you're expecting yourself to (just know when you're right.) You can't (just know) without something that makes your process valid. If you don't have that or understand how to get that then that is what you're missing. The good news is that you asked and I have it for you.