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Pool Billiard Player Characteristics

Pool Billiard Player Characteristics

Hi everyone, my question is quite strange but I really need a good answer. I hope someone can help me. I need to name some of the most important pool player's characteristic. It is easy with for example tennis player (forehand, backhand, serve, speed) but with billiard ...no idea. I count on your creativity, thanks.

Pool Billiard Player Characteristics

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  1. guestFenwick on 12/22/2007 7:45:20 PM

    I think they need some natural talent. Many pool players play or played golf or bowled or play or baseball or table tennis but some only play pool. Some I play are into Martial Arts. Hand and eye coordination is a must. Endurance both physically and mentally. They need to keep their emotions in check and be able to read people. They need to have good if not perfect form. They need to practice all forms of English; follow through, stop, draw and side spin plus staying down, hard, medium and soft shots. They need a good eye for those long shots. They need to study the diamond system and practice, practice and more practice. Dose this come close to the answer you seek?

  2. guesttreehumper on 3/4/2008 5:33:05 PM

    I think the most important characteristics of a good player are:

    Focus, the ability to completely shut out other distractions. Ability to calm themselves. Consistency even-tempered steadiness great sense of geometry and the dynamics of the physics involved. Not to say they have to be educated in this but have a strong innate understanding of it. excellent hand-eye coordination

  3. guestbilliardsforum on 3/4/2008 6:20:08 PM

    As you advance in the areas mentioned above, you'll need to be steadily improving your ability to analyze the table and your foresight of what is to come as the game unfolds. Position play is rooted in these skills as much as it is rooted in ball control. You can have all the ball control in the world but if you don't have the foresight and analytical skills to accurately predict how the game might develop, it won't do you any good.

  4. guestdogassokie on 3/5/2008 8:02:04 AM

    to guest 10. you must have proper mechanics to become a good pool player, and you must believe in your mechanics when you are shooting. you can have the best form in the world, but if you believe you're going to miss, then you will. you can find a billion instructional tapes, articles, books,etc about mechanics. keep your cue stick as parallel to the table as possible, keep your head down, follow thru, keep your eyes on the object ball, keep a repetative stance. practice all of these things because if you haven't used proper mechanics, doing so will feel uncomfortable. but if you don't believe you can make the shoot, you won't most of the time, especially when the gold is on the line. one other hint------ don't beat yourself up when you do miss. ralph greenleaf missed shots and he was the greatest player of all time. dogassokie

  5. guestFirework on 5/14/2008 1:55:32 AM

    The main thing for billiards player - is the perfect mechanics. This is the first thing you have to work at. Other things (such as tactics, ball control, position analisys etc. ...) you will learn by permanent practice.

  6. guestquickshot on 5/14/2008 10:35:50 AM

    All of the above plus two: know the rules of the game (8ball,9ball,etc) you are playing and also the etiquette of the game of pool.

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Pool Billiard Player Characteristics

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  • Published: 9/12/2007 2:21:38 AM