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We're so excited! Season 2017 of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' is set to begin June 3rd!

In Tor's words:

"One of the main reasons I created the 14 Days Experiment is that I saw there was a need for a training program that was similar to training programs used in other parts of the world. In China, for example, many young players will spend weeks just working on their stance and performing stroke drills. The students are then gradually exposed to other parts of the game and can't progress until they master each part of the program. In contrast to that, in America young players are thrown into the game and are told that they only way they can get better is by playing in competition or gambling with better players. In rare cases this will produce a champion player, but the majority of players are saddled with flaws in their fundamentals, lack of understanding of cue ball control, and an inability to read patterns correctly. The 14 Days training takes these players back to the fundamentals of the game - stroke, stance, and alignment which will create a solid foundation to grow their game. Then we move on to the fundamentals of position play- using only center, center low and center high. This forces the player to develop an understanding of the actual physics of cue ball control, primarily how the sliding of the cue ball affects the cue ball's tangent line.

We use ball pocketing drills, half table pattern play and full table pattern play to tighten up the players cue ball control. Finally we move on to working with sidespin using ball pocketing drills and pattern play. By the end of the program the player has a new perspective on pool - along with a better understanding of the dedication and discipline needed to reach their goals.

In this year's 14 Days tour I'll be implementing new techniques into the program which I think will produce some of the best before and after results of any previous season. The training will be tougher than in previous years, but if the participant can manage to make it through the entire program they'll never look at pool the same way again.

We are still going through the hundreds of applications that we've received, so we'll be announcing the full list of participants shortly. But, as we mentioned in an earlier post, Joshua Lammert will be the first participant for Season 2017. His training begins June 3rd.

Please join me in congratulating Joshua and wishing him well on his upcoming journey toward becoming his personal best as a pool player.

#14Days #CongratulateJoshua #WatchForHisTransformation #Determination #CountingDown #Gratitude #MoreAnnouncementsToCome #Pool #Billiards #PoolLessons #FreePoolLessons
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The Original Big Book of Pattern Puzzles is NOW AVAILABLE!
The proverbial "cat is out of the bag" as Tor's latest release has kept all Zero-X Billiards team members extremely busy fulfilling orders!

This beautiful, full-color book contains over 200 8-Ball and 9-Ball Puzzles! Bonus puzzles include Last Pocket 8-Ball and 9-Ball defensive patterns. Each pattern has been carefully reproduced on a pool table with stickers marking the location of every object ball. The pattern was then analyzed and the best pattern for a run-out was determined. The ideal pattern was chosen based on how the balls connected with each other as the cue ball flowed from one shot to another - and the number of positional shots requiring precise speed control was minimal.

Along with improving your pattern play you're also going to learn new ways of playing position that you may not have thought of before. This book is filled with hundreds of shots along with the spin needed to execute each shot - a skill meter is included with each puzzle indicating its difficulty. Also, a full explanation of the run-out is included with each run-out solution.

https://www.zerox-billiards.com/free-pool-lessons

#pool #billiards #freepoollessons #poollessons #advancedpoolinstruction #torlowry #ZeroX

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Purchase both books, 'P.K.F.' and 'The Original Big Book of Pattern Puzzles' and receive FREE shipping! http://www.zerox-billiards.com/pool-instruction-books #USOnly #pool #billiards #freepoollessons #limitedtimeoffer
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If you haven't yet purchased Tor's greatest instructional video work to date, now's the time! 'Pool's Biggest Secrets Revealed III - Pattern Play' is simply a "must have!"

Available in digital download and DVD formats! Save on the Complete Collection. Get yours now at:

http://www.zerox-billiards.com/pattern-play-video

#FreePoolLessons #Pool #Billiards #TorLowry #ZeroX
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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

For a limited time only, every person who purchases Mike Massey's '50 Shots Every Serious Player Needs to Know' DVD will receive the digital download at no additional cost!

Place your order at this link: http://www.zerox-billiards.com/50-shots

Then send us an e-mail at zeroxbilliards@gmail.com to request your FREE digital download of '50 Shots!'

#GetYoursToday #50Shots #MikeMassey #Pool #Billiards #AdvancedPoollessons #Poollessons


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The +Zero-X Billiards Team feels honored to have been even just a small part of seeing Mike Massey get to the point where he is able to pursue his music again. It's a great passion of his and has been for many years. For those of you who don't know, Mike is an outstanding musician and songwriter. He has written many songs over the past 30 years, including pool-themed songs, and has worked with some of the greatest musicians in Nashville, including Johnny Cash, Albert Lee and many others. (See photo)

Don't miss your opportunity to own this digital collection of fourteen of his greatest songs for only $10. And while you're there, be sure to check out his new website! Mike is going to make all of these songs available in CD format in the near future.

Some exciting things coming from this legendary pool player, trick shot artist and musician, so stay tuned!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO PURCHASE 'IN HEAVEN IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE!'

http://www.mikemasseyartist.com/music

#MikeMassey #50Shots #FreePoolLessons #OutstandingMusician #PoolSongs #OutstandingSongwriter #GetYoursToday #NewWebsite 
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We made some important announcements for our '12 Days of Christmas' project and are now ready to begin sharing far and wide as we begin to announce each selected participant for Season 2017 of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.'

We revealed my first pick for participation in Season 2017 of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' to be Joshua Lammert.

I decided long ago what my standards would be for this upcoming season. Each year, more and more people apply and competition to be chosen may seem tougher to those who take the time to submit their materials for consideration. I'm ever-impressed by the fact that the competitive nature of this series never seems to deter those who truly believe they would be a great choice as a participant. And this season, I'm very touched by the creativity and passion displayed in so many submissions. It's not easy and has never been, even in my first season, as there were many people who possessed the qualities and attributes I seek in participants.

Some have dutifully and faithfully submitted their materials each season, never expressing that they were losing hope that they may never be chosen. That's impressive. I believe all potential participants need to believe they have a chance to be chosen.

For two consecutive years, this person I have chosen to participate in '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' Season 2017, has submitted his application and many supplementary materials. I've seen dozens, if not more photos; read countless words; studied multiple diagrams and watched countless videos submitted by this person. I'm excited to tell you more about him and the reasons I chose him. I extend to him a personal invitation to be the first '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' participant to train at my filming location, about 1-1/2 hours north of Las Vegas. And I love that this invitation is being extended just days before Christmas.

I'm proud that he's a veteran; that he selflessly served our great nation for 6 1/2 years as an infantryman in the U.S. Army. He was a squad leader and had 9 men under his direct supervision through his deployment to Iraq, and was honorably discharged in 2011. Since then, he's been a fitness trainer; his job has allowed him near daily practice in the sport he is so passionate about.

He began playing pool at age six, but did not play seriously until age fourteen. I love the fact that it was a pool match on ESPN - Alison Fisher vs Karen Corr, which made him fall in love with pool. Outstanding women of pool can inspire just as much as any man. At the age of 18, he joined the military and his love of country took precedence. It was two years ago when he began playing again; this time inspired by a 77 year-old man he saw shooting on a bar box table in a sports bar, surrounded by a group of young people in awe. It was then his love of pool ignited again and he was fortunate enough to receive some guidance from this man each Sunday until his elderly mentor sadly passed away. This part of his story made me recall Mikalene's great pool-themed song, 'Just Like You.'

He admits his game needs a great deal of work. I admit I'm impressed by the amount of work I've witnessed him putting into his game over the last two years. When I say "practice often," I don't mean a couple times each week. I mean daily and I mean for hours and I mean that you should practice properly. Practicing properly requires that you record your problem shots and shoot them over and over again until they are no longer a problem. You can make them every time. That shot becomes easy for you.

Practicing properly means you have a plan. You include useful drills, proven effective. You've identified what may be wrong about your fundamentals and you correct those things. Ideally you seek out an instructor who can help you correct your fundamentals before you drill; before you tackle pattern play, kicking and banking. Not everybody has the opportunity to receive instruction, even on their fundamentals, but it shouldn't stop them from first working on the basics of every necessary fundamental. Stance, stroke, bridge...

This person has proven over and over that he's determined to do whatever it takes to become his personal best. This person BELIEVES he can achieve a high level, possibly a pro level of play. Let me tell you, he needs to believe that he can achieve that level of play. Determination is everything. You must believe in your ability to achieve in order to reach any goal you set for yourself. It's where the magic begins. The rest is very hard work. I mean hours and hours of hard work, EVERY day. As a fitness instructor, he knows what he drills into each of his own students. He knows they must believe they can achieve their goals and they must follow his guidance and work very hard. This is an advantage to him as a participant in '14 Days.' He has what it takes, I'm sure of it.

I will give him the tools. He will work very hard; hard enough that even in his physical condition, he will be tired; he will be sore. He may even think about giving up, but he won't. He won't because he wants this. I see and feel his passion for pool. He's just not going to quit until he has done everything humanly possible to achieve his goal. That's the magic. He has faith that he can do this. He's frustrated now and I assure you he will be even more frustrated in his first days of training. Then something's going to click for him and he'll attack his training in a way he never has before; with more determination and passion than he's ever known.

He's a pay-it-forward kind of person and has a strong desire to share his experience with his son. He won a contest I held before and actually won both a download and a DVD. He kept the download and gave the DVD to a pool playing friend. I respect that greatly. He's ready to fix the flaws in his mechanics. He's ready to learn outstanding cue ball control. He's ready to focus and learn and focus and learn some more. He's ready to build upon his mental focus and train steadily. He's ready to receive tools upon which he will continue building, I have no doubt.
So Joshua Lammert, I've chosen to give you the gift of some very focused training, all at my expense. We'll work out the details soon. You are the first official participant on Season 2017 of '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment.' I believe in you and I expect you to use this gift to your greatest advantage.

Please join us in congratulating Joshua and wishing him well on his upcoming journey toward becoming his personal best as a pool player.

#14Days #TheGreatPoolExperiment #MoreAnnouncementsToCome #CongratulationsInOrder #PoolBooks #PoolInstruction #TorLowry #Zero-X
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It's finally here! Weighing in at two pounds, this beautiful full-color
book covers all aspects of pool!

Topics covered are fundamentals, the mental game, position play, diamond systems, 8-Ball strategies, 9-Ball strategies, plus much, much more! To see all the topics covered in this outstanding book, click http://www.zerox-billiards.com/pool-instruction-books

This is the companion book to the 5-hour Pattern Play videos collection. Everything you love about this best-selling instructional video is now in book form!

This outstanding book covers the fundamentals of pattern play all the way to advanced pattern play for 8-Ball and 9-Ball. Using hundreds of full-color images, learning how to control the cue ball has never been easier!

All of the more popular kicking systems are described in detail! For many players, learning diamond systems is a confusing process- and we all know that confusion in learning can sometimes result in a player giving up.

P.K.F. makes learning the diamond systems fun, with actual layouts from 8-Ball and 9-Ball games! In no time at all you'll be kicking your way out of safeties and winning more games!

Learning how to play great pool starts with strong fundamentals. P.K.F. covers stance, approach, aiming and drills for perfecting your stroke. Once you have a solid stroke you need to learn the fundamentals of cue ball control. You'll learn everything from tangent lines, to sliding the cue ball, side-spin, rolling cue balls, and much more. Every aspect of Tor Lowry's '14 Days - The Great Pool Experiment' training is covered in this book- including advanced full-table pattern play!

And, as a bonus, P.K.F. introduces Tor's BRAND NEW kicking system from an upcoming video release we've not even told you about, called 'Kicking on a Diamond!' This will be exciting for all the league and tournament players who've urged Tor to create a kicking system specifically for the Professional Blue Series Diamond Pool Tables! DIAMOND BILLIARD PRODUCTS, Last but not least, this book also contains a few of the exciting shots from the upcoming Zero-X Billiards release featuring Mike Massey, '50 Shots Every Serious Pool Player Needs to Know,' and much, much more!

This book is jam-packed with all the information you need to reach your goals!

Hurry and get yours from this first run at the introductory price of only $39.95!

#NewRelease #PKF #50Shots #8Ball #9Ball #Pool #Kicking #Diamond #PoolBooks #PoolInstruction
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Now this is exciting news for the pool community!

Mike Massey’s – ’50 Shots Every Serious Player Needs to Know’ is NOW AVAILABLE!

"I love how my video turned out - it exceeded my expectations and is by far the best product I have so far! Mastering just one of these shots will more than make up for the cost of the video, for any player! These aren't trick shots - these are shots designed to help pool players win more matches and tournaments!" ~Mike Massey

Have you ever stepped up to the pool table and thought to yourself, "There's no shot here?" We can bet you answered "yes," but more times than not, there probably is a shot!

What could possibly be better than a joint project between Legendary World Trick Shot Champion, Mike Massey, and Tor Lowry? That's right- we're excited to announce that Tor and Mike completed their joint project: '50 Shots Every Serious Player Needs to Know,' and it's now available as a DVD!

In this video Mike Massey reveals shots he's learned in over 50 years of playing pool. These aren't trick shots - these are shots that are designed to get you out of trouble; shots you may not have known even existed. For instance, did you know that you can create an angle on a shot even when you're straight in on the object ball? Or that jumping balls when the cue ball is in the middle of the table is much easier than you think?

Did you know that you can draw the cue ball several feet even when the cue ball is almost touching the object ball? Mike also demonstrates how to change the tangent line on cut shots to force the cue ball into position areas you didn't think were possible! These are all shots that Mike has used in tournament competition and now he's revealing his awesome arsenal of shots in this exciting new video!

The whole Zero-X Billiards team agrees! Mike's '50 Shots Every Serious Player Needs to Know' DVD is awesome!

Please join us in congratulating Mike Massey on his awesome new release!

Listen to Mike talk about his exciting new release at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwl3sT9Qvbs

Buy Now at this link! http://www.zerox-billiards.com/videos


#50Shots #CongratulationsMike #AwesomeNewRelease #Pool #Billiards #PoolInstruction #PoolBooks #BooksAboutPool
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