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General Chat / Re: Free Foosball eBook Available for 5 Days. April 19 - April 23
« Last post by jerrydiday on April 22, 2018, 05:28:08 PM »
I don't shoot the snake shot much.  I mainly practice my snake shot so I can defend against the snake.  The shot is a lot less physical than a pull shot is.  If you are going to learn to use the snake, you might as well learn to shoot a front pin too. 

To master the front pin shot you need to learn delivery.  Set the ball up in the middle of the goal with defenders split.  Practice circling the ball then delivering the ball straight into the goal.  Practice circling the ball in both directions.  As you get better knocking the ball between defenders tighten the defense.  Make sure you switch from standard defense to reverse standard defense.  When you can knock the ball in at will, splitting defenders, set up in front of the push and pull side goal, then just knock the ball in until you have the motion perfect.

The snake depends a lot on delivery too.  Practice delivery until you can hit the straight in against tight defenses.  Practice splitting defenses straight in against standard and reverse standard defenses.  Once you can deliver the ball into the goal perfectly, add practice moving the ball then shooting.  Delivery is key though.  Practice knocking the ball into the goal exactly the way you want it to go.  Set up over the goal and practice knocking the ball in until you can get an almost perfect delivery every time you shoot the ball.
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Any thoughts on making Anatomy of a Snake shot? I really don't use a pull/push, I just mess around with it now and then for fun.
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General Chat / Re: Free Foosball eBook Available for 5 Days. April 19 - April 23
« Last post by jerrydiday on April 21, 2018, 09:50:09 AM »
Thanks. 

There is a lot of information about pull shots.  Make sure you try out the different techniques for training your shots.  The training exercises are not lessons on how to shoot shots, they are designed to improve your shots.  During a training exercise you should focus on one aspect of your shot.  Focus on what you are doing right and on the exercise.  Later you can go back and try some pull shots to see the improvement.   All the training is low impact, eye-hand coordination and conditioning your senses.  This kind of training has low risk for injury.  Also this kind of training has a very high ceiling.  The amount of improvement you can make to your shots over time is amazing.
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I downloaded your ebook. Wow, lot of info. Nice job!
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General Chat / Any Foosball players around Miami, FL- South Florida
« Last post by JMartin on April 19, 2018, 04:42:35 PM »
Got a table getting better at it, was really good back in the early 2000's... but not having much fun beating my kid, he is eager to learn and we have made good progress but looking for more players near me, I'm not a pro by any means or amateur for that matter but looking forward to getting better at it. Any places that you guys might know off. I know is a long shot, since the sport seems to be dead around here, the bars that had tournaments at one point are closed.

Thanks,

Joe
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General Chat / Re: Free Foosball eBook Available for 5 Days. April 19 - April 23
« Last post by jerrydiday on April 19, 2018, 01:26:14 PM »
If you can not get the free book from the link provided, try logging into your regular Amazon market and searching for "Anatomy of a Pull Shot"  or "Foosball Books".  There was a problem getting the book from Amazon.com for some people.
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General Chat / Free Foosball eBook Available for 5 Days. April 19 - April 23
« Last post by jerrydiday on April 19, 2018, 01:13:05 AM »
You can get a copy of the eBook version of "Anatomy of a Pull Shot" for free from Amazon.com for the next 5 Days.

https://www.amazon.com/Foosball-Books-Pull-Jerry-DiDay-ebook/dp/B074S2HMKF/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

The free eBook promotion will only last 5 days , from April 19th to midnight April 23rd.  Also the free book is only available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk.  The eBook should be listed as Free.   
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Offense / Re: Tense during big competition?
« Last post by jerrydiday on April 19, 2018, 01:05:05 AM »
Make sub goals.  Build up your confidence one brick at a time.  Start out just winning one point.  Build up your confidence one point at a time.   When you get to the last ball you will have earned the confidence to make the last ball.   Focus on making your sub goal and put the rest of the game out of your mind. 
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Offense / Tense during big competition?
« Last post by old timer on April 18, 2018, 11:45:31 PM »
When I play rookies - I seem to play fine, and my normal game.  But when I play an experienced player, I tense up, not taking my time - quick shooting, and hitching strokes.

How do you guys get around this? 
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General Chat / Re: Foosball in Cleveland, Ohio May 10, 11, 12
« Last post by computerchris on April 18, 2018, 07:14:07 PM »
Thanks. Yeah I actually found that searching facebook and I'm going to try to get out and play the Friday dyp. If anyone else on here is in area and want to play. Lmk.
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