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Topic: Billiard Balls
Message: Posted by: Chris Bristow (Aug 24, 2005 10:31AM)
I got my first Mulyiplying balls today. I figured why not start with qualtity, so I got Yellow 1 3/4 inch Fakini tournament balls. I also got Tim Wrights Video. I have Tarbells and Mark Wilson. I am looking into McBride. Is there anything else I need?
Message: Posted by: markis (Aug 24, 2005 11:19AM)
Practice and dedication?
Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Aug 24, 2005 11:41AM)
The Tim Wright video is among the best out there. Of all the billiard routines, I enjoy watching his the most.
Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Aug 24, 2005 12:00PM)
With Fakini quality and instructional materials you mentioned, you have more than most experts had to start with. Practice, develop your own routine, and keep a classic alive.
Message: Posted by: Chris Bristow (Aug 24, 2005 12:12PM)
Thanks guys=! You were very helpful. I can't wait for my stuff to arrive!
Message: Posted by: Pavel (Aug 24, 2005 02:43PM)
Be sure to get McBrides videos, this must help!
Message: Posted by: kregg (Aug 24, 2005 04:58PM)
Ah, that new Fakini ball smell, it's like a bouquet of flowers to a manipulator. Have fun Chris!

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Aug 24, 2005 06:06PM)
Great that you have an excellent set of billard balls and some great reference material to start your training. Now it is a matter of watching andlearning and practicing the moves.

A few words of advice though.

- GO SLOW: Too many manipulators want to learn so much too fast. Learn slow and practice the moves slowly one at a time. Take the time to get used to one before mvoing on to the next. There is no hurry, so take your time developing your moves.

- Learn right. By this I mean learn the move and study it so that you practice the move correctly. It is very hard to try and correct bad abits once they become habit forming.

- Do Not practice in front of a mirror. Instead video tape your practices. This is the best way you can learn if you are doing the moves correctly and can check your angles. Performing in front of the mirror does 2 bad things for you. 1) It makes you to dependant on the mirror being there. When the mirror is taken away, the manipulator has problems. 2) The mirror shows a reverse image of what the audience really sees.

Hope these tips help you.

Message: Posted by: Chris Bristow (Aug 26, 2005 04:31PM)
Thank you everyone so much.