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    Default Who's used this?

    SnookerZone has recently reviewed a soon to be launched product by Rob Reed, the Ghost Ball Potting, - I've reviewed it here...

    https://snookerzone.co.uk/rob-reeds-...l-potting-aid/

    Interestingly, there is a similar product made in Germany called the Pocket Sniper? I'm just curious if anyone has used it and which one would you go for if choosing out of these two training aids?
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    seen something like this some years ago I think from an American company?
    but that was not a simple as this

    "Simply place the object ball underneath the red area on the card leaving the circle area on the card as the imaginary ghost ball."
    should this not read "Simply place the red area on the card underneath the object ball..."
    could be difficult trying to balance the card on the top of the object ball
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    Corrected that - but I'm more interested in knowing if people have used the German version the Pocket Sniper as it's called?
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    I've got a sample of Robs and it is vert simple which is what's required, it is the size of a credit card and easily fits into a wallet.

    For anyone struggling with angles then it will certainly give you a swift glimpse of what line to take. I like the fact that you can quickly use it to visualise the angle.

    It's not complicated and I'm sure will be if use to many learning the game and angles.

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    But the Ghost ball is garbage?

    I'm far from a Nic B fan, but he has a Youtube of a contraption that proves it won't work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shockerz View Post
    I've got a sample of Robs and it is vert simple which is what's required, it is the size of a credit card and easily fits into a wallet.

    For anyone struggling with angles then it will certainly give you a swift glimpse of what line to take. I like the fact that you can quickly use it to visualise the angle.

    It's not complicated and I'm sure will be if use to many learning the game and angles.
    I like things that aren't complicated - plus, I think this sort of tool gives absolute beginners confidence to pot a few balls...And then they can move on etc...
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    If you think you need something like this then you have a cat in hells chance of being any good at cue sports. All you have to do is look at the lay of the cue ball and object ball and your brain automatically knows where the line of aim is because it knows that you're trying to contact one ball against another because you have a cue in your hand and you're playing snooker/pool/billiards.

    If you don't look then you don't see, as a biker I understand this all too well and I was taught this by an instructer who simply told me to look where I wanted to go and the subconscious, that understands that you're on a bike and knows how a bike steers, will take you there. You don't have to think about it you only have to remember to look, which the dolt out walking his dog but focussing on his smartphone last week and walking straight into the road in front of me wasn't doing; at night, dark, great big vmax with open pipes and headlight on and totally oblivious to everything but his tiny little screen.

    What you focus on will give you the result you deserve, good or bad, and not just your eyes but your whole attention. You have to be aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmax View Post
    If you think you need something like this then you have a cat in hells chance of being any good at cue sports. All you have to do is look at the lay of the cue ball and object ball and your brain automatically knows where the line of aim is because it knows that you're trying to contact one ball against another because you have a cue in your hand and you're playing snooker/pool/billiards.

    If you don't look then you don't see, as a biker I understand this all too well and I was taught this by an instructer who simply told me to look where I wanted to go and the subconscious, that understands that you're on a bike and knows how a bike steers, will take you there. You don't have to think about it you only have to remember to look, which the dolt out walking his dog but focussing on his smartphone last week and walking straight into the road in front of me wasn't doing; at night, dark, great big vmax with open pipes and headlight on and totally oblivious to everything but his tiny little screen.

    What you focus on will give you the result you deserve, good or bad, and not just your eyes but your whole attention. You have to be aware.
    Most of these training aids that are on the market - all have one thing in common! They all require you to have a good solid cue action whereby you deliver the cue straight on the line of aim.

    I think most people IMHO who aren't progressing are probably not doing enough practice at muscle memory training for their cue arm.

    I'd say you need to practice at least ten minutes a day wth some kind of tool that hones cueing, (something like Nic Barrow's CAT) but not as expensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmax View Post
    If you think you need something like this then you have a cat in hells chance of being any good at cue sports. All you have to do is look at the lay of the cue ball and object ball and your brain automatically knows where the line of aim is because it knows that you're trying to contact one ball against another because you have a cue in your hand and you're playing snooker/pool/billiards.

    If you don't look then you don't see, as a biker I understand this all too well and I was taught this by an instructer who simply told me to look where I wanted to go and the subconscious, that understands that you're on a bike and knows how a bike steers, will take you there. You don't have to think about it you only have to remember to look, which the dolt out walking his dog but focussing on his smartphone last week and walking straight into the road in front of me wasn't doing; at night, dark, great big vmax with open pipes and headlight on and totally oblivious to everything but his tiny little screen.

    What you focus on will give you the result you deserve, good or bad, and not just your eyes but your whole attention. You have to be aware.
    Have you used this, tried it or even seen it? Do you think that you also need to be naturally good at Maths, English, Swimming, etc? Do you think asking for help is for losers?
    It's funny and actually quite ironic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLife View Post
    Have you used this, tried it or even seen it? Do you think that you also need to be naturally good at Maths, English, Swimming, etc? Do you think asking for help is for losers?
    It's funny and actually quite ironic.
    Agree. If it was as simple as just looking at where you want the cue ball to go and your body will do the rest, than everybody would be a perfect cueist and cueing across the ball would be a thing of the past. Even most professionals never stop working on their technique.

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