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My natural skill comes from my geometry background. My minor in undergrad was math. Hey Ajax, you're an engineer, why do you suck?
Lol. I used to blame it on my eyes, but I had lasik. I think it has to do with the fact that I don't line up right when I'm making a shot. I'm paying too much attention to the ball i'm trying to hit and end up not hitting the cue ball in the right spot. I had the same problem initially with shuffleboard and bowling. I can play shuffleboard pretty well and after about 13-14 years of league bowling, my average was about 180.. it just takes time and I didnt have enough..
The other problem I have is a matter of not knowing my own strength. I tend to overpower things.
easily men are better at pool. rack em up. anytime anywhere. how about 8 ball $100 a ball? :D
Not so sure. Women are (generally) shorter, and can get down closer to the table, thus able to take advantage of the "bellows" effect in reducing the angles that impact the simple physics and geometry of pool. Get one with the right stroke and bridge, and I'd bet on her--hell, I have ex's who could often kick my butt, and I'm far from a slouch on the "felt monster."
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I used to eat natural foods, until I saw how many people die natural deaths.
I have seen some fantastic female pool players, like the Black Widow. She's fantastic.
I think it all comes down to practice, natural talent, and a good eye.
Jeanette Lee is good but she's not that great. Allison Fisher (I hate Allison Fisher.) and Karen Korr are much better because they are more consistent. Lee has good runs and bad runs like crazy, which is why I like to watch her play.
As for men's 9-ball, I like Efren Reyes. He's awesome.
Also, I think it's practice more than anything else.
This is a retarded thread. I've played pool with hundreds of people, even tons of people where it's their first time playing. Women on average are far worse. I don't know why, but it's true. I'd be willing to bet my left nut that this trend I've noticed is universal.
Now if you're asking who has the potential to be better at pool, men or women....I don't know. Women have better small motor skills, men have better hand-eye coordination.
Not to interrupt the funnyness (is this a word?) of this thread, but I want to build off of khtm's post. There are still male and female leagues for pool at the highest levels. Why is this when generally womens goal in sports games etc is too be on a level playing field with the men and get the same respect? because they aren't as good. The best men will beat the best women. There is no sense comparing joe schmo to janey waney.
Now for myself, I am often very good with the wrong end of the cue.