CTE – Center to Edge Aiming System – SnipersTest

by Greg on November 20, 2010

This is a test of how CTE reacts to some shots proposed by an unknown skeptic of the system on Az Billiards. This person has chosen the name PoliteSniper and continues to post things like this in an attempt to show that the Center to Edge aiming system does not and cannot work. Here I have drawn two chalk lines so as to be able to position the balls in the same place as his diagram. I go through the same steps each time and pocket the object balls each time.

The Center to Edge system easily handles both shots in the Sniper’s test.

Duration : 0:3:46

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jbideastoo November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

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@BilliardInstruction

You’re right, I will try it with my eyes closed.

BilliardInstruction November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

@jbideastoo I agree …
@jbideastoo I agree that a consistent system should be used for all shots. If your stroke is straight, up until and just through the ball then why change directions? Again, if the system works then shooting these same shots with your eyes closed should be no problem. Why need eyes when you are aimed up so perfectly?

jbideastoo November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

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@BilliardInstruction

The system works. There is no steering happening. The veering of the stroke is happening AFTER the cueball is gone. The point is though that the same system is used to align myself to the balls even though all the shots are at different angles.

BilliardInstruction November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

I would like to see …
I would like to see this demonstration with your eyes closed at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 diamond distances…and preferably a perfectly straight stroke. I saw lots of steering here. ..i.e. compensating to make the shot. If the system works….there is no need to see it while stroking…right? That would be some good proof.

sidespin314 November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

@jbideastoo
Thanks …

@jbideastoo
Thanks for the reply. Sorry I only have so many characters to respond. I should have said that I didn’t think it was the body English making the ball, I was just wondering if it was a byproduct of the system. I could see where it might hinder some people and possible throw the ball off. Not knocking the system though, I was just curious. Yea, there are some players who definitely have colorful strokes. Thanks again for posting your video.

jbideastoo November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

@sidespin – anyone …
@sidespin – anyone who has studied Bustamante knows that having a textbook stroke with no movement above the elbow is not necessary to play high level pool.

Still, this particular video needs to be redone for a couple reasons and when I do it I will shoot the shots with technique that insures a dead perfect straight stroke through the ball so as to be able to demonstrate that it’s the aiming system and not “body english” that makes the balls.

jbideastoo November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

@sidespin314

My …
@sidespin314

My elbow moves after the cueball is already gone. That’s just a natural motion when you continue the stroke from that stance position. If I were to bridge closer to the cueball then you would not see any elbow movement at all.

The motion of the stroke is not the result of the CTE system. Also what I am doing in this video is only partially CTE. It’s my own method of figuring out where to pivot from.

cont.

sidespin314 November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

Thanks for the vid. …
Thanks for the vid. I wanted to ask a question. At 2:58 in the vid, you shoot the shot and your right elbow moves to the right. (sometimes referred to as the chickenwing). I went back over the video and seen that on all the shots, your elbow moves to the right. Most of us have been taught to keep our arms as straight as possible while stroking the ball. The elbow effect is usually the result of not being lined up on the shot correctly. Would you say this is a result of the CTE System? thnxs

jbideastoo November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

Yes. When you are …
Yes. When you are standing behind the cueball and you move around it in relation to the object ball the edge changes. To cut the ball in the side requires a small step to the right and then use CTE to line up to the object ball. This is a good question and I will do a new video that addresses it as well.

Notfunny1 November 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

if you had …
if you had obstructions, and needed to cut the first shot in the side, how would your approach differ? would you still be using cte?

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