Geared toward the intermediate and advanced player, Grady cements the
basics and immediately whisks you into the advanced world of 2-rail kicks,
frozen ball shots, the effect of english on object balls, and the mirror system
with varying cue-ball hits. He reminds you of the
percentages of shots and when to lean toward softer vs. harder hits for given
situations. You will learn the degrees of masse'; the
"umbrella" shot and tickies.
This video takes an in-depth look at how a champion would handle tough
situations, divulging information that will get you out of many tricky
situations. The Professor offers a
checklist to help you examine your strengths and
weaknesses. (This "classic"
DVD is made from the original 1985 master.) RETAIL $29.95. BEBOB PRICE - $23.95
This group contains all three of the International Pool Ability DVDs. The first DVD is Level One which is for beginners and players up through the regional league level. The Level Two DVD is for intermediate to advanced players and offers a challenging training program to bring your basic skills to a higher level. Level Three is for expert players and anyone interested in the fine details of world-class technique. All three contain the prep work and the IPAT test for the corresponding level. The group price saves you $22.
Once you get past the over-the-top title, you'll see this is a good,
all-around book with a lot of good information for pool players. Written by Ron
Schneider, it has 227 pages divided into fourteen chapters: The Stroke
Builders, The Practice Shots, Safety Play, The Kicking Game, Banking,
Combinations, Caroms, The Nine-Ball Break, The Masse Shot, The Jump Shot,
Position Play, Specialty Shots, Deflection, Squirt, Cling, Throw and Skid. It includes
a CD-ROM e-book that plays in computers and a laminated wallet card with
the 10 Winning Rules for Nine-Ball. $34.95
This SOFTCOVER book is a collection of 365 Days of Instruction, Motivation and Insights for Pool Players. It's like having a professional coach hitting you with one short, focused topic on the game every day to keep you focused and on the road to playing better pool. Each of 365 topics covers an important element required to play at a masterful level. Some will remind you of things you have forgotten and many will lead you to betterstrategy, technique or execution. All will help you build a stronger game. Included is a directory of quote sources, reference materials and a comprehensive index. RETAIL - $29.95 - ON SPECIAL - $24.95