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    You never get over it... If you're the type of guy (like I am) who gets annoyed when they perform poorly, you will always get frustrated.

    It doesn't matter how much you practice, how many balls you pot or what you tell yourself ahead of time... You will always get angry and disappointed.

    Your frustration level will depend on your mood that day my friend.

    Embrace who you are... Get angry, just remember to laugh at yourself afterwards and never be disrespectful to an opponent or make excuses for defeat

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottr View Post
    You never get over it... If you're the type of guy (like I am) who gets annoyed when they perform poorly, you will always get frustrated.

    It doesn't matter how much you practice, how many balls you pot or what you tell yourself ahead of time... You will always get angry and disappointed.

    Your frustration level will depend on your mood that day my friend.

    Embrace who you are... Get angry, just remember to laugh at yourself afterwards and never be disrespectful to an opponent or make excuses for defeat
    I don't know about this one = after a bad shot, I have blamed my cue, lack of chalk, lack of sleep, having things on my mind, not getting enough practice, my cue, the table condition, the lights, the balls, light white, my luck, the hard days work, the kids, and who does not shake their head and look down at the tip like its falling off or about to be ripped off.

    After you go through that a million times and it means nothing then you start to chill. Sometimes

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    Ermmmm Wednesday night when I played like a clown I banged my cue on the floor, swore, almost broke my cue over my knee, googled how much my cue would go for on ebay, then got in my car went to Mcdonalds and forgot about it.
    It depends on the day for me, I changed my job two years ago and it's more stressful than my old one and my fuse is perhaps a little shorter than it used to be.
    On other days I laugh and just get on with it.
    "just tap it in"

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    Ime same at golf ,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim evans View Post
    Ime same at golf ,lol
    are you a club thrower Jim?!
    "just tap it in"

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    Default Missing easy pots

    I would say the title pretty much says it all.

    You miss easy pots, because you are indeed thinking of them as "easy shots", when you should treat ALL shots the same.

    That's why coaches all say you should develop a pre-shot routine because it gets you or tries to get you in the habit of treating every shot the same.

    I imagine (as I've done it myself) that when you "see" an easy shot, you rush as well because you're excited that you might get a big break off it?

    I echo what most say on here, enjoy your sessions and remember that guys on TV play snooker 24/7 and have played since they were nippers!
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    I play allot and watch lots on the tube. I realise the importance of not missing easy pots thus enabling some high breaks around the black spot. Nothing worse than getting perfect shape and missing the black of its spot. I give it a good look before getting down, make my mind on position needed before getting down, get down and give it allot of concentration, almost willing it to go in as planned. Lol it helps, but I still miss some but not as many.... my breaks are getting bigger and shape is getting better, it all comes together when you practice like its a real match...
    I try hard, play hard and dont always succeed, at first.!!!!

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    If somebody tells me that some club or amateur players should not miss easy shots, I tend to laugh. There are no easy shots out there on the table.
    The reason we miss those routine shots more often than we'd like is obvious...we're not as good as we think. All players, myself included, have overinflated ego. I whine and complain sometimes which is really stupid. When I stop with the self pity, I can actually play decent.
    We should do what the pros do. Sit down and shut up. It should be easier to emulate this than their technique.
    Just for the moment consider the actual level of a top 16 player. And guys like that still miss routine blacks off the spot sometimes.

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