I was once asked, "How do you aim?", and I said I didn't know. I'm sure the player that asked me that question thought I was holding out on him, keeping some great pool secret to myself. But it was true - other than to call it instinct, I had no idea how to aim.
Like most pool players, I was never taught how to aim, how to pocket balls. When I was young I was given the typical advice, "You have to shoot a million balls before you'll be any good at it." So that's what I did. And after I'd reached that point, where pocketing balls seemed natural, I found that I could not explain to someone else how to do it.
So this question, "How do you aim?", really got me thinking. Could there be another way, rather than the old-school conventional method of trial and error, to learn how to pocket balls with consistency?
I began asking other players how they went about aiming. Similar to myself, I learned that most of the best players just know where to hit the ball, more instinct than anything else. But instinct is not something that can be taught to the thousands of aspiring players out there trying to improve their game.
So many pool players struggle to be consistent shot makers, and I wanted to fix that. I wanted to find a system that could teach players how to aim any shot on the table, how to develop a good eye/feel for pocketing balls. No such system existed, until now. It's called Poolology - Mastering the Art of Aiming!
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