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How To Snap Out of a Slump?

How To Snap Out of a Slump?

I need help! What do I do? Shoot through it? I've had them before, but this is a really nasty one. I feel phsically off for about 75% of the shots I make. My shooting arm is goofy, and I can't trick myself into not blowing shots by 4 or 5 degrees consistently. It hurts! Left-handed helps, but I still just stink. Unless it's some silly shot I don't think I'll make anyway. I can make the 8 in the kitchen off a side tittie, but no straight-ins. Even if you've got a fake plabebo trick, I need it, because my game is driving me nuts. (I've already tried not freaking out about it. It didn't work.) Thanks.

How To Snap Out of a Slump?

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  1. MarionRichFenwick on 11/20/2007 9:55:53 PM

    Either practice with someone who can give constructive critique or practice shooting easy shots. Something that I have done in the past is to shoot harder for a hour then switch to medium speed and last softer speed. Right now I'm taking a break to get all my ducks in a row before I go back to shooting every day. It's hard to shoot when thinking what you should be doing instead of shooting pool like yard work or house work. I have done bench presses or curls to get my mind straight while practicing. Last stop thinking so much or think more before shooting. Think you can "placebo trick" you own the table and are in control. Remember your first eye is your killing eye. Good luck.

  2. MarionRichadamsgm on 11/22/2007 1:32:14 AM

    Take the object balls off the table. Shoot the cue ball as straight down the table as you can. When you get the cue ball to come back from the end rail and hit your tip without moving your bridge hand, You are stroking true. Watch where the tip is ending up after contact. Another trick I use is to hammer a few easy straight in shots. Keep shooting farther and farther away until you make them from everywhere. The hard strokes seem to help with new muscle memory. Check the instruction at billiards.com library "the stroke". It helped me.

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How To Snap Out of a Slump?

  • Title: How To Snap Out of a Slump?
  • Author: (Kori Cremeans)
  • Published: 11/20/2007 3:20:25 PM