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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post

    The first impression of your brain is usually the right one.
    This is definitely correct.

    See the line from CB to OB , drop cue and yourself down on that line and take the shot on. Thats my Aiming prep...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Welshbaizeboy View Post
    Had a lesson a couple of weeks ago about this its hard to let instinct go but i potted a few just on memory and it certainly makes the game less mentally tiring as your putting it in the hands of a tested system rather than mentally using your brain like a angle computer 4 each pot- even though you have done that to a degree by figuring out if it 1/4 1/2 ball so on I can imagine with lots of practise its great just hard to let go from instinct potting
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    Couldn't be bothered with it back to instinct it is seems like most on here knew! Din't help I fell out with my coach and not been back

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Statman View Post
    Let me try to illustrate Semih's explanation. Look at the following diagram; the red which is on the pink spot with the white on the brown spot.

    Looking at Line 1, the player is extending that line through the red till it comes out the other side. The cue-ball must aim to hit the red at the exact point where it is on Line 1. So, by visualising the cue-ball's path to this exact point, we have Line 2 which, extended to the end of the table, gives us the point on the cushion which we need to aim for (the outline ball in the diagram). So, by aiming the white down the table towards my outline white, it will give you the correct line.

    I have also done two more examples, a blue and a pink, on the same table.

    the links you supplied for the brown spot and the back cushion take me to different shopping sites. are they working correctly for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwalker147 View Post
    I don't go into any shot thinking "it's a 3/4 or 1/2 ball shot", I just pick the part of the object ball the cue ball needs to hit to make it go in the pocket. I can't help but think everybody's making the game much harder than it needs to be by over complicating things.
    Tom I do this however not very consistent with it, the issue I have is I know which part of the OB I need to hit , but can't find a consistent way to know what part on the cueball needs to contact that point and this then becomes like trial and error. in practice it's ok because you can keep replacing balls until you get it. however in games you have one shot.

    I'm struggling big time and its effected my confidence to the extent when i'm faced with a 3/4 type shot straight ahead a few inches away I am not sure if I will pot or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
    Tom I do this however not very consistent with it, the issue I have is I know which part of the OB I need to hit , but can't find a consistent way to know what part on the cueball needs to contact that point and this then becomes like trial and error. in practice it's ok because you can keep replacing balls until you get it. however in games you have one shot.

    I'm struggling big time and its effected my confidence to the extent when i'm faced with a 3/4 type shot straight ahead a few inches away I am not sure if I will pot or not
    But it should be trial and error. Forget numbers. There are no shortcuts.
    Myself I have a very hard time believing guys who claim aiming errors. For myself I only claim cue delivery problems.
    So many guys in my club I have seen pot an amazing long red, only then to miss what looks like a routine black. But it's not really a routine shot for most players regardless of what they think. Not at all.
    There's work to be done with cue ball, there are surrounding reds ready for the taking.
    My guess is that most club guys stiffen up badly when they see a break building opportunity. But on initial long red they were relaxed and smooth for some reason. That's pressure vs no pressure coupled with technique which most likely isn't pressure proof at all because you know none of us are pros, right?
    I also crumble sometimes when I'm in amongst the balls, but not as much as before. No shame in that, because it's a tough game.
    Try to play a bit faster. It may relieve some tension. Sometimes this works for me when I'm struggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace man View Post
    But it should be trial and error. Forget numbers. There are no shortcuts.
    Myself I have a very hard time believing guys who claim aiming errors. For myself I only claim cue delivery problems.
    So many guys in my club I have seen pot an amazing long red, only then to miss what looks like a routine black. But it's not really a routine shot for most players regardless of what they think. Not at all.
    There's work to be done with cue ball, there are surrounding reds ready for the taking.
    My guess is that most club guys stiffen up badly when they see a break building opportunity. But on initial long red they were relaxed and smooth for some reason. That's pressure vs no pressure coupled with technique which most likely isn't pressure proof at all because you know none of us are pros, right?
    I also crumble sometimes when I'm in amongst the balls, but not as much as before. No shame in that, because it's a tough game.
    Try to play a bit faster. It may relieve some tension. Sometimes this works for me when I'm struggling.
    I do agree with you to some extent that cueing issues are to blame on a lot of shots , however there are times when its an aiming issue.

    I played last night in the league, best I've played for sometime , made 3 20+ breaks won pretty easy but on 2 of those 20+ breaks I broke down on the black high.

    it wasn't nerves because I was relaxed and playing well. the last break I was on a 25 break 3/4 black high yellow just off its spot all what was need was to play with top spin to come down the table to land on the yellow. I already knew the path the cueball would take it was a natural angle so all I needed to do was pot the black and hit it thick as I always do.

    I've been working on this for sometime and I find it difficult to pot it consistently , the angle I see looks correct to me but is thick so when I play and miss it is thick it make me question what I am seeing. (but I am sure it is correct)

    so I deduce that I see the correct angle but can't figure out the line the cueball needs to take to meet the point. yes sometimes I may not cue straight however I can't be cueing incorrectly all the time.

    well its something I need to work on and I will put in all the hours needed to solve this issue because its one of the main issues stopping me move on to the next level

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    Hi Bud,

    Have you tried these pressure high blacks with a bit of side , you know, on the yellow side drop the high black in with right hand side to still come up the middle of the table.
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    And aim black for far jaw.
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    I do aim for the far jaw. don't get me wrong I can pot these at least 60% of the time. however this is not good enough for me , I should be potting them minimum 80%

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