Listen - The Crack Of The BatWritten by Aron Wallad
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As I continued to watch my daughter, Manteee, and this other girl hit better and better I could not help but feel an enormous amount pleasure. They were transforming in front of me. Whatever those coaches told them and whatever those two girls absorbed from their coaches was generating solid hit after solid hit.
I could not believe how happy I was for my daughter and girl I did not know. There is something wonderful about learning and that willingness to be taught. Even though I only watched them I felt as if I was part of what was evolving in front of me.
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The Making of a Billiards Champion (Series II of V)Written by Jackie "The Angel" Broadhurst
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Stance The objective of your stance is to be stable and solid, while executing your shot. Many times, when nervous about a shot or result, players tend to jump up during critical point of contact. And as a result, stick moves unintentionally, and shot is missed. One of my instructors, Robert McCullough Colliding SpheresTM, says, “you can either treat symptom or treat source.” For quick results, for someone that just plays occasionally for fun, practice staying still until all balls stop rolling on table. For more serious player, treat problem at source for lasting results. McCullough, in agreement with Allison Fisher, teach that your stance should be forward weighted to help prevent your head from popping up.
In next article I will talk about a stun shot. This is most basic of shots and should be mastered before learning other shots.
(Jackie “The Angel” Broadhurst, 2003 BCA 8-Ball and Trick Shot Champion, is currently training to win US Open Championship. This would be a historic event since a woman has never won this title. She invites everyone, no matter what gender, ethnicity, age or background you are, to play and learn together about this great game. Visit her website at www.TheAngelofBilliards.com)
2003 National 8-Ball and Trick Shot Champion www.TheAngelofBilliards.com