Category Archives: Instruction

Finding the quarter

Many pool playing systems, namely aiming systems, use different segments of a ball for alignments such as edges, centers and quarters. The edges are pretty easy to obtain, as is the center. The quarters however, are not quite as obvious. … Continue reading

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CTE: dissecting the pivot

It has been a while since I made a post. Two young kids, busy work, life happens. I’ll try to do better 🙂 Meanwhile, Stan Shuffett continues to refine and discover new things about CTE, and I’m pretty excited to … Continue reading

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Safe shot with jump cue

When shooting a very short safety shot, it can be helpful to use your jump cue for the shot.

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CTE PRO ONE: Center Cue Ball

For the purpose of this article, we are going to address the manual pivoting method of CTE PRO ONE. Think about this for a moment. When you address a shot in pool, there are a lot of things in play. … Continue reading

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CTE: Perception is Everything

For the purpose of this article, when we say CTE we are referring to CTE PRO ONE. Center-To-Edge aiming, probably the most controversial thing to hit pool in our lifetime. We can demonstrate it, we can teach it, but we … Continue reading

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CTE PRO ONE: The Nuts and Bolts

I’ve been working with Center-To-Edge aiming for almost 2 years now. Looking back on the journey, I will say that it does not come without effort. Along the way I have made my notes and I’d like to reflect what … Continue reading

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8-Ball: Side Pocket Balls

I’m sure you’ve heard the importance of getting the cue ball to center table before. This makes sense: you have the most options from this position. The same can be applied to balls near the center table, and I’d like … Continue reading

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The truth about aiming systems

Aiming systems, regardless of which one you use, are about creating a consistent repeatable pre-shot routine. You have to back up any aiming system with solid fundamentals, that is a given. The greatest of players (those that have already HAMB … Continue reading

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Aiming Fundamentals

I’ll call this fundamentals as opposed to an aiming “system”, as it is more about what to do after finding the aim line.

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8-ball: cluster break with strong safety

Breaking clusters in 8-ball is an important part of winning, and there is more than one way to do it. One way is to simply the run the cue ball into them and continue your run. Another way is to … Continue reading

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