Any help would be great thanks.
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JohnFromLondonTown wrote:Fabulous question Randam. Brave question to take on SP, Top Notch mate.
Randam, See the rest you use, make sure the bridge is the heavy part of the rest. What makes the rest shot real difficult to play is holding the rest perfectly still when you play the shot. The harder you hit the white, the harder it is to control the rest. That's the common fault & where the distrust when using the rest, the control. Because you have your own table, what you've got to do, if the rests you've got aren't the rests with the 4 screw bits at the end of each point, then your not using the best rests out there. You need weight in the rest.
If I've joined a few dots for you, then you'll know what to do now, which means starting from scratch, playing 20 roll in straight reds, the white no more that 6 inch's away from the red, placed easiest as you feel, work from there, to stun, then screw, then playing the pot from an angle.
The important part of using the rest, or the secret, is ensuring the rest doesn't move when you play the shot. This ensures maximum accuracy & control.
randam05 wrote:Okay heres some shots, some good some pooooooor. Trying out a few different techniques, but the one i use mainly is my normal one. Now i dont know if you notice this too, but I seem to pot more when stunning or screwing, rather than rolling in gently. Dont know why, but just doing the video has helped me notice things like that, so helped out already.
sickpotter wrote:Just a few quick notes....I haven't had time to watch the video yet. I'll give you some video specific input ASAP.
Rolling a ball is tough, rest or no rest. Is it easier to firmly hit a shot or just roll the ball in? For most, it's much easier to keep your cue action straight with a firm shot. I'd say it's easier for everyone but I haven't quite managed to watch them all yet
On perfectly straight shots, instead of rolling softly through to where you want to go, hit a stun-run through. This will help you to keep your cue action straight. On slightly angled pots run right through and use the rails for shape. You'll be moving the cueball more but it'll be easier because you can stroke the ball firmly.
Whether you're using the rest or not, playing rolly-polly shots is risky. Aside from the difficulties in keeping the cue action straight, kicks become more evident (and damaging) and nerves become more likely to affect your cueing.
I'll post a few more thoughts once I've had time to review your video, apologies it's been a busy day