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    Unfortunately guys, having had time to think about it, I don't think it's a video I'm going to make at the moment.

    As the yips is quite a personal / individual problem, it's difficult to discuss some of the techniques I may use if I saw someone personally.

    If I was with someone and able to get some feedback and have a discussion about their issues, I think it would be more appropriate to give advice that way.

    What I don't want to do, is give people things to think about, that they hadn't even considered before. So if anything, I'm worried about potentially making their problem worse, and I absolutely do not want to do that.

    Sorry for the let down. I hope that explains my reasons for not wanting to make this video at the moment. I know it's a very frustrating problem to have, but one which is possibly a little too complex for a YouTube video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    Unfortunately guys, having had time to think about it, I don't think it's a video I'm going to make at the moment.

    As the yips is quite a personal / individual problem, it's difficult to discuss some of the techniques I may use if I saw someone personally.

    If I was with someone and able to get some feedback and have a discussion about their issues, I think it would be more appropriate to give advice that way.

    What I don't want to do, is give people things to think about, that they hadn't even considered before. So if anything, I'm worried about potentially making their problem worse, and I absolutely do not want to do that.

    Sorry for the let down. I hope that explains my reasons for not wanting to make this video at the moment. I know it's a very frustrating problem to have, but one which is possibly a little too complex for a YouTube video.

    Thanks.
    Thats a real shame as I was really looking forward to any ideas for those suffering that they could try.I understand you dont want to make anyone worse and that eveyones version of yips is different.For me personally i dont have it all the time.Its been months since i last had it.On that occasion playing in a pool qualifying comp in my very first frame i missed a 50-50 black,then it reappeared .The next 4 or 5 hours i was totally distraught and so embarrassed that i was apologising to my opponents during frames because of it.I was lining up for straight balls 6 inches from pocket and 18 inches from object ball and didnt fancy them.Every shot i seemed to be hypnotised by the white ball,couldnt take my eyes of it and couldnt strike the white.In the end i just said to myself for gods sake just hit it.Cannot believe the amount of sitters i missed that day .Hope you have a rethink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    Unfortunately guys, having had time to think about it, I don't think it's a video I'm going to make at the moment.

    As the yips is quite a personal / individual problem, it's difficult to discuss some of the techniques I may use if I saw someone personally.

    If I was with someone and able to get some feedback and have a discussion about their issues, I think it would be more appropriate to give advice that way.

    What I don't want to do, is give people things to think about, that they hadn't even considered before. So if anything, I'm worried about potentially making their problem worse, and I absolutely do not want to do that.

    Sorry for the let down. I hope that explains my reasons for not wanting to make this video at the moment. I know it's a very frustrating problem to have, but one which is possibly a little too complex for a YouTube video.

    Thanks.
    Well I hope moths eat your cloth and woodworm feast on your cue

    It was a bold offer as I've not seen any other vids on the subject. Understandable not wanting to touch the subject as many others seem to have divided opinions on the subject. Enjoying the vids so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredd46 View Post
    Well I hope moths eat your cloth and woodworm feast on your cue

    It was a bold offer as I've not seen any other vids on the subject. Understandable not wanting to touch the subject as many others seem to have divided opinions on the subject. Enjoying the vids so far
    Ha! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    There would never be a time when I didn't go through my Pre-shot-routine. Even though I would recognise that angle well, because I've played a lot of shots around the black spot area, I would still do the Pre-shot-routine.

    The difference between a 30 break player and 100+ player, is that the 100+ guy won't ever be lazy. The line will be picked (maybe a bit easier for him or her to see this because of experience), and position for the white, and where to strike the white and at what power will all be decided before the shot.

    When I say "don't overcomplicate it", what I mean is: you need to do all these things, but you don't have to be 'slow' or 'over-think' things.

    So the short answer to your question is: although I would recognise the angle of shots around the black spot to a high level, I'll still do the Pre-shot-routine each time.
    Steve, i think i might have miss phrased my question. i didn't mean not going through the pre-shot routine of selecting power and where to strike white, positional play...etc. that's something that should be part of the game. what i was eluding to was the imaginary bit of the ghost ball.
    if you know the line of the shot would you (after deciding, power, height , position) just walk straight in.

    i would imagine this would speed up the game. i myself am stuck in a rut at the moment, its taking me way too long trying to find the line of aim and how to determine how to send the cueball to make the correct contact. (my imagination is rubbish)
    it's ruined my game completely. i've tried everything but not much working lately
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    Quote Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
    Steve, i think i might have miss phrased my question. i didn't mean not going through the pre-shot routine of selecting power and where to strike white, positional play...etc. that's something that should be part of the game. what i was eluding to was the imaginary bit of the ghost ball.
    if you know the line of the shot would you (after deciding, power, height , position) just walk straight in.

    i would imagine this would speed up the game. i myself am stuck in a rut at the moment, its taking me way too long trying to find the line of aim and how to determine how to send the cueball to make the correct contact. (my imagination is rubbish)
    it's ruined my game completely. i've tried everything but not much working lately
    Hi Alabadi,

    Obviously Ronnie can recognise the angle of shots very easily because he has played for thousands of hours. When he was a young lad, he played hours and hours of snooker, so not recognises angles to a very high level.

    I would also say you've played enough snooker to recognise a potting angle to a very good level.

    My advice to you would be to set up a black off the spot (let's say put the white high as this is a shot a lot of people don't like). Now, you're going to try potting this ball with no spin on the white. * Mark the position of the white so it can go back in the same place each time.

    I would say you can stand behind that shot and see the angle fairly accurately. So don't take too long, get down, do your feathers and check that you're happy and play the shot.

    What happens if you do what I'm saying above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    Hi Alabadi,

    Obviously Ronnie can recognise the angle of shots very easily because he has played for thousands of hours. When he was a young lad, he played hours and hours of snooker, so not recognises angles to a very high level.

    I would also say you've played enough snooker to recognise a potting angle to a very good level.

    My advice to you would be to set up a black off the spot (let's say put the white high as this is a shot a lot of people don't like). Now, you're going to try potting this ball with no spin on the white. * Mark the position of the white so it can go back in the same place each time.

    I would say you can stand behind that shot and see the angle fairly accurately. So don't take too long, get down, do your feathers and check that you're happy and play the shot.

    What happens if you do what I'm saying above?
    Hi Steve

    ive set the shot you've suggested hundreds of times. i've sometimes spend at least 2-3 hours a week playing these shots from different positions.
    obviously i can pot these shots , sometimes i might pot the first one and sometimes it will take me 2-3 shots until i get it.

    the issue i have for what ever reason the method im using for selecting the line of aim isn't consistent enough. in practice we can all set up a pot and with trial and error eventually pot it, however in a game we don't get that luxury , we need to pot it first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
    Hi Steve

    ive set the shot you've suggested hundreds of times. i've sometimes spend at least 2-3 hours a week playing these shots from different positions.
    obviously i can pot these shots , sometimes i might pot the first one and sometimes it will take me 2-3 shots until i get it.

    the issue i have for what ever reason the method im using for selecting the line of aim isn't consistent enough. in practice we can all set up a pot and with trial and error eventually pot it, however in a game we don't get that luxury , we need to pot it first time.
    It's very difficult without having a discussion with you about it, seeing you play some of these shots, exactly how you play them etc.
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