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  • Hawkeye and cue ball striking.

    Hi Folks

    I know Hawkeye is used in some of the bigger tournaments and I have always been fascinated by this technology. However I wondered (as a variation on a theme) what people thought about broadcasters using an on screen cue ball type icon during tournaments so that the commentators could indicate where the player is likely to strike a cue ball for any given shot or to show you after the shot has been taken. I think a lot of snooker fans would like this although I expect it would annoy the life out of others! I think it would help deepen people's understanding of positional play and perhaps just how difficult it is to play the game to the standard the pros do. Maybe a "red button type option" so you could choose. Any thoughts.

    Cheers


    David

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    That's been done loads of times in the past.
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    • #3
      Hi Tedisbill

      I didn't realise that bud! In tournaments? I take it it didn't catch on then?


      Cheers


      David

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      • #4
        Yes mate in main tournaments on the BBC. They were using Hawkeye and zooming in on the White which had a blue dot on it to show where the player would be striking.
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        • #5
          It's not as simple as where you strike the white to get an understanding of how to achieve a certain shot...

          How you time it is what matters and there's no way to translate that from the screen.

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          • #6
            Have a look at this bbc footage. demonstrating reverse side. Uploaded by Tequila, amazing channel !

            http://youtu.be/1dJUvtHpO_s

            Also this one demonstrates the blue dot better

            http://youtu.be/m_3CdMMsUFw
            Last edited by RoryM147; 9th January 2015, 08:12 PM.

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            • #7
              Thanks for that Rory, great watch.
              This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
              https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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              • #8
                No problem bud. I highly recommend looking through Tequilas Channel. It's honestly amazing !

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                • #9
                  Aye, I watched a couple of other things while I was there, I know the cloths and tables are better but some of the shots the pros pull of ,under pressure is amazing, it's alright trying them against your pal in a bounce game in the club, but when your pay check is on the line its a different story.
                  This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
                  https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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