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    Quote Originally Posted by jrc750 View Post
    Your almost starting from scratch then, wish you all the luck but i would say chances are not high lol.
    Maybe a 147 doing line up would be possible, but normal balls spread about is so much harder, i can't see it myself , sorry
    Prove me wrong tho, come on here with regular updates please.
    I will keep you up to date when I start. Not going to until later in the year. Don't want to be holed up inside a snooker hall all day during the summer months. Feel the hard bare bones of stripping my game right back to the basics and learning basic techniques will be the place to start. Think that maybe when next Easter comes around I should be able to lessen the practice as such and just use all the things I've learned over the winter months to achieving heavy scoring per frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mick 142 View Post
    No chance.
    Cheers. Love it. Was waiting on a comment like that. That's the kind of comment I will print off and will look at when I have crap days on the table to spur me on.

    No constructive feedback or opinion. Just a straighforward "no chance" lol. Delighted you posted that.

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    There are lots of pro's who havn't done a 147, so that may put it into perspective for you lol
    I would say a century possibly, but a 147 will be a whole new level to reach

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    Despite all the nay sayers, given your situation I think it's possible, but it will be difficult. I think someone with enough natural ability, and the time/energy/money you clearly have should definitely be able to make a century break, and possibly even a 147.

    Step #1 is find a good coach, and see them once a week initially while practicing 8-10 hours a day in between. Focus on technique first, the goal is to build a solid consistent cue action with no major flaws or limitations which will later prevent you from playing the full range of shots. Once you have a solid cue action you can see the coach every 2 weeks, and then each month, or month and 1/2 and finally once every 6 months just for a 'checkup'.

    Step #2 is to learn the potting angles, and white ball carom angles until you know on every shot exactly where the object and white ball will go.

    Step #3 is to develop screw, stun, and top spin shots and how they affect the white ball carom angle.

    Step #4 is to put positional play together in one package, using the white ball carom angle, screw, stun, and top spin plus the correct weighting of shot to make position.

    Step #5 is to learn how side spin can be used effectively, and where and when to use it. Hint; only when screw, stun, or top cannot give you position.

    Step #6 is to find local competitions and get seriously involved.

    Throughout you should be finding opponents of relatively similar skill levels to play, at least one game a week, maybe more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrc750 View Post
    There are lots of pro's who havn't done a 147, so that may put it into perspective for you lol
    I would say a century possibly, but a 147 will be a whole new level to reach
    Surely every pro would have at somepoint through practice frames would have hit one?? I'm surprised at that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrage View Post
    Despite all the nay sayers, given your situation I think it's possible, but it will be difficult. I think someone with enough natural ability, and the time/energy/money you clearly have should definitely be able to make a century break, and possibly even a 147.

    Step #1 is find a good coach, and see them once a week initially while practicing 8-10 hours a day in between. Focus on technique first, the goal is to build a solid consistent cue action with no major flaws or limitations which will later prevent you from playing the full range of shots. Once you have a solid cue action you can see the coach every 2 weeks, and then each month, or month and 1/2 and finally once every 6 months just for a 'checkup'.

    Step #2 is to learn the potting angles, and white ball carom angles until you know on every shot exactly where the object and white ball will go.

    Step #3 is to develop screw, stun, and top spin shots and how they affect the white ball carom angle.

    Step #4 is to put positional play together in one package, using the white ball carom angle, screw, stun, and top spin plus the correct weighting of shot to make position.

    Step #5 is to learn how side spin can be used effectively, and where and when to use it. Hint; only when screw, stun, or top cannot give you position.

    Step #6 is to find local competitions and get seriously involved.

    Throughout you should be finding opponents of relatively similar skill levels to play, at least one game a week, maybe more.
    Cheers for that. All top advice. How much should I be looking to spend on a cue??

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMaverick View Post
    Cheers for that. All top advice. How much should I be looking to spend on a cue??
    You don't have to go overboard, especially if you are not sure exactly what your own personal preferences might be. At the very least I would recommend an oiled (not varnished) cue of some kind, it doesn't have to be hand made as many machine spliced cues are perfectly fine.

    If you want to spend a bit of money, spend it on a good shaft with a plain ebony butt, and ignore splicing as they are purely decorative. A single piece cue will give slightly better 'feel', but it will be harder to transport so many go for a 3/4 jointed cue, and some (fewer) prefer a 1/2 jointed cue. Jointed cues can still have a perfectly adequate 'feel' to them.

    To start with look for a cue with 'average' specifications, unless you're exceptionally tall or short? Average is approximately 58" long, 9.5mm tip, 29.5mm butt, 18oz total weight. I have a Tony Wilshaw custom made cue, which was re-spliced by Trevor White. I got it for a steal from Terry because he was coming to the UK and needed some cash. I am 5' 8" and it's specs are 57", 9.5mm, 29.5mm, 18.2oz, with a 19" balance point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMaverick View Post
    Surely every pro would have at somepoint through practice frames would have hit one?? I'm surprised at that.
    I agree with you. I would say most (not all) pros have during practise sessions..
    "Statistics won't tell you much about me. I play for love, not records."

    ALEX HIGGINS

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    Good thread, very ambitious....

    But then you say i'm not being stuck in a snooker hall for the summer months. won't a full year practice to reach your goal of the 'perfect' game include the summer months somewhere though?...lmaooo

    You may aswell start this weekend bud...

    It will take you more than a year to suss the angles no matter play a perfect game. good luck though buddy...
    Last edited by cally; 13th July 2011 at 04:29 PM.

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    I suppose its human possibly so to totally rule it out is some statement.

    Its certainly going to be difficult.

    I would recommend playing matches against much better players as this is good way to improve.

    Good luck pal

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