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Getting Comfortable With Your Dominant Eye. ~ Dominic Esposito

[Some very interesting information at the 2:26 mark!] ​​ We want to talk about an area you might have overlooked when you’re working hard to build up your playing skills. Please consider the benefits of The PRO ENGLISH TRAINER for the positive results it produces.: 1. Developing your center ball alignment accuracy. 2. Applying up

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Common Mental Mistakes. ~ Anthony Beeler {Instructional}

Most pool players lose way too many games because of poor mental decisions. They do not know how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will address three common mental mistakes that pool players make and will also show you how to eliminate them. 1. Don’t Analyze Your

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Making The Right Choices. ~ Paul Potier {Instructional}

A few weeks ago, I was playing some One Pocket with a student of mine in Edmonton who has improved his game by many levels over the year that we worked together. His name is Richard Wear. He was just about to get down to play a shot that I knew he shouldn’t play. So

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Banging Balls Outside Of The Bedroom. ~ Meagan Krafjack

A Woman’s Guide to Playing with Your Significant Other. We have all been there — the silent ride home after a terrible practice session. Each of you looking in different directions, one with eyes forward, hands white knuckled upon the steering wheel, the other staring through the passenger window silently fuming. Sharing a passion is

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Practice and Preparation. ~ Darren Appleton {Part 2 of 2}

This is part two of Darren Appleton’s article on practice and tournament preparation. Part one covers practice in general, and part two is specific to readying for competition. Usually while practicing for a tournament, let’s say U.S. Open 9-Ball Championship, I practice 9-ball for a week. I play mainly against the ghost and play five

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Too Straight? ~ Jacqueline Karol

Imagine that the cue ball and the object ball are lined up straight and both very close to the end rail. You need to get position for the next ball which is at the opposite end rail. You could try hitting it hard with high left, but hitting it such force makes the pocket less

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Use An Aiming System, Pocket More Balls. ~ Jeremiah Gage

Before I get into aiming, I want to iterate the fact that you need solid fundamentals for any aiming system to be effective. It will be difficult to learn how to aim if you don’t have a straight stroke! The purpose of any aiming system is to give you a systematic way to calculate aim,

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The “Second Ball Break” In Eight Ball. ~ Paul Potier

The power breakers hit the head ball with as much energy and accuracy as they can muster. However, unless you have acquired a great skill in controlling your cue ball while also creating high cue tip speed, you should probably not use this break. When playing on a bar box table (seven or eight foot,)

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In All Things, Be Composed. ~ Tim “The Monk” Miller

Once you master composure, your actions take on a different tone. In your daily life you will walk strong. Composure is not how you act, it is who you are. People often talk about how a composed person is strong in all situations. Let it be said that you can’t act composed, you have to

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The Banshee. ~ Hurricane Wayne Jenkins

I am one who believes that the harder the practice routine is during practice time, the more likely one is to show extreme results and the ability to overcome and outplay a stronger opponent. So, if you do not like to be pushed to your limits during practice time—like going two or three and out

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