Sunday, November 21, 2010
Max Eberle is one of my favorite pro players. Sure, he's a great shooter, but he's much more than a typical great shooter. He's smart. He thinks deeply on the game. And he writes well. I have reviewed his book "Zen Pool" in this blog way back in 2007. Great book. Read my review here.
One thing that distinguishes Max Eberle's game is his fundamentals. He is rock solid and very consistent in the way he approaches his game. If you study him closely, you can learn a lot. Now Max has made it easy by releasing a new 3-DVD set called "Powerful Pool - World Class Fundamentals - The Seven Primary Skills".
The first DVD, about 84 minutes, covers stance, grip, and bridge, and the many variations of each of these skills. It's very complete and an excellent video to follow along with while you are at the table. The other two DVDs cover stroke, aim, stop, draw and follow. The combined set runs about 4 hours and 40 minutes.
Some of his teaching methods are really innovative. Very early in the first DVD he gets us out of the pool room into the fresh air to show the similarity between pool and the throwing motion and follow through of other ball sports. I've seen a ton of pool training materials, but that's a first.
My practice sessions have been few and far between lately, so I am really looking forward to using these reviews to get back in the game.
The list price is $99 for the 3-DVD set, but you can get it straight from Max, on his website: click here.
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