The purpose of this blog is to make you a better pool player. But of course this can mean a lot of different things, depending on where you’re coming from and where you’d like to go. To make things clearer, for you and for myself, I came up with three types of pool players. For each I’m going to explain what defines them, what makes them better, what they can expect from their game and which equipment they need. (more…)
Very often I get asked how to aim correctly in pool. Especially in the US various pool aiming systems are discussed with a harshness which reminds me of fights between religious splinter groups. They’ve got the weirdest ideas how to aim properly. I think it’s a little bit simpler, and here’s how. (more…)
Oh boy, what kind of stuff people have said about pool. Everytime I tell people that I’m a pool player, clichés are starting to fly. Here are my top 6 🙂
Efren “Bata” Reyes, aka “The Magician”, is one of the best-known, most popular and best pool players of all times. At his peak – he’s over 60 now – he literally shocked the pool world with his skills, especially when nobody knew him in the 1980ies. Still today his game seems to be from another planet. Us “normal” players will never get there; and still we can learn from him.
Do you often have the feeling that your practice doesn’t pay off? You do drill after drill, but don’t see any improvements – or your results get even worse? The reason is a mean effect that occurs while we’re learning.