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    Cool What do people think of Roy Chisholm's Snooker Secrets?

    Just interested to know what people think of Roy Chisholm's Snooker Secrets?

    I purchased the book a couple of weeks ago and it seems to have improved my game in terms of sighting and aiming - but just want to know what you think!
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    ive seen his youtube videos and read his book, what he says goes against everything any coach or pro player would tel you.
    to play every shot with side isn't a way to improve anyone's game let alone a beginner.

    yes side is important for position in certain situations . but he plays side when not hitting a cushion. plus the way he lines up the shot no matter what side he is applying he approaches the same side of the OB.

    i looked closely at some of his video and he isn't doing what he preaches . he steers the shots.

    i have tried some of them shots just to see if his theory works and it doesn't.

    you will always get that instant success when you try something new , however it doesn't last, soon wears off.

    i would play plain ball on any shot and learn the angle, rather than having to add the difficulty of side and then guess and work out how much allowance i need to pot. doesn't make sense.

    if you ask me it's rubbish

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    I have bought his book (just checking out the possible competition) and watched the videos and I agree completely with alabadi. He has one good amateur player that he holds up as an example along with the actual writer of his book and that's it. What he's saying makes no sense at all.
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    Hi there,

    Thanks for your replies.

    Yes, it's interesting. In my opinion it works for me, as I have always had problems walking in and approaching via the "textbook" way of doing it....I think when you mention side he means just a trace of it, and not extreme side!

    I have tried his technique out and made a 51 from it, so in my opinion it clearly works.

    Also, I think what he is saying in relation to the walk in is the fact if you stand with your feet either side of the white and then walk in with the leading foot, you are prone to actually walking off the line of the shot, whereas, if you walk in outside the ball, you will get down on line better. But that's only my opinion.

    I found his points on where to strike the object ball really easy to understand, as well as where to aim regarding the pockets on shots.

    All in all, it's improved my game so I will stick with it...

    Interesting though that some players can't get on with it...
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    I have had some email contact with Roy, what I would say about his coaching methods is, he's a lovely old chap.
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    Just watched a few videos on YouTube.all I can say is wow.I can't believe what I've just seen,the premise of his ideas are to approach the shot off line then compensate with side.he says if you aim centre ball,you can't guarantee hitting centre ball,so by playing g with side you guarantee hitting where you aim(total nonsense)...

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    I watched his videos a while back. First thought was not for me. Second thought what is his pedigree, as coach and guru were words being used. Couldn't find much on him but did find a local rag with a article on him. Not sure if his words or fans but article claimed he helped Thorburn win his world title??? Just seems like a nice bloke whos having a go on camera. Cameraman/fanboy needs sacking.

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    as far as i can see , He's using 2 point contact technique.
    I just saw one of his videos explaining stun shots.
    He is an good cueist , imo.

    I have'nt read his book, do'nt know anything about his ideas ,btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lennon11 View Post
    Just watched a few videos on YouTube.all I can say is wow.I can't believe what I've just seen,the premise of his ideas are to approach the shot off line then compensate with side.he says if you aim centre ball,you can't guarantee hitting centre ball,so by playing g with side you guarantee hitting where you aim(total nonsense)...
    Actually I disagree (don't shoot me but ) - I think hitting perfect centre ball every time is hard to do consistently and probably quite a few good players even pro players do hit just to the left or right of centre ball - I cue all over the white - whatever is needed - some players that cue just to the right or left of centre might not be aware they are doing it too. Not everyone plays the same way - what matters is hitting where you are aiming - if it helps it helps. I do know players that do this - so I think he has a point. New ideas are always welcome at snooker - let him earn a few quid doing the thing he loves I say without discrediting his ideas totally out of hand because he does know some stuff that can help players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrom View Post
    Actually I disagree (don't shoot me but ) - I think hitting perfect centre ball every time is hard to do consistently and probably quite a few good players even pro players do hit just to the left or right of centre ball - I cue all over the white - whatever is needed - some players that cue just to the right or left of centre might not be aware they are doing it too. Not everyone plays the same way - what matters is hitting where you are aiming - if it helps it helps. I do know players that do this - so I think he has a point. New ideas are always welcome at snooker - let him earn a few quid doing the thing he loves I say without discrediting his ideas totally out of hand because he does know some stuff that can help players.
    But the idea still fails,because if you can't hit where you aim(ie centre) you wont hit the point your aiming at(side spin) accurate so therefore will still miss by still not hitting where you aim.

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