pinkeye wrote: ↑18 Apr 2020, 01:32It's a bit like playing Pool.
You have the cue and the white ball and the coloured Ball you want to sink.
It is an interesting experience. Sometimes you KNOW it'll drop, you KNOW IT. Its like the angles all line up and the target is engaged and, provided you don't fluff the stroke, that Ball drops. Sort of Star Warsy in a way.. for me.. it is like LOCKED ON.!
Of course I haven't played for a while now, and I remember well NOT waiting for that ZAP ON TARGET feel, and I'd shoot too soon.
I still think
I've got a GOOD EYE
for flying projectiles
reminds me off a story on one of my trips to italy.
A guy i had befriended in the village my parents came from, took me out to a bar for drinks one night. The teenagers and younger adults there are always looking for a freebie and tourists are prime targets. When at the bar there were some older kids playing pool. Mt 'friend' asked me if i'd ever seen a pool table before. I couldn't believe the twit thought australia was that backwards that we didn't have pool tables, so i played along and said no, i'd never seen one. So he asked me if i wanted to try to which i said yes. I actually love pool and was pretty good at it. He then told me that the rule in the bar was loser pays for the next game. I said no problem.
Word got out that i was going to play and had never seen a table before, and about 30 seconds after i put down my 1 euro to reserve my place as next player, another 20 people followed suit. I don't know where they all came from as there weren't 20 people in the place. I won 12 games in a row before they figured out i had seen a table before and all the remaining coins on the table reserving their games kinda disappeared. For some reason they didn't want to play me anymore