this is one of those posts that started off as a question to myself. do i practice shots other than the obvious stuff?
for those that are serious students of pool, we’ve all done the standard drills and break practices. we’ve played countless games of [insert game of choice], and tried to perfect kicking and safeties. then i asked myself:
do i practice massé? jump shots? how about jacked up over a ball? shoot with the cueball stuck to the rail? shoot where you have to bridge funny? practice with the mechanical bridge? the pathetic answer is that i don’t practice any of these things.
i think i unconsciously avoid them because they’re not fun to practice. these are the shots i try to avoid, but like any other shot, i won’t get better at them unless i sit down and shoot them over and over again until i can do it without thinking. so these oddball shots will have to become my next area of focus. i’d like my break to be bigger also, but these will come first.
one of these days i should remind myself to stop being so self-analytical. in the meantime, off to practice i go.