When it comes to the science of pool, the first name that always comes to mind is David "Dr. Dave" Alciatore, PhD. As a mechanical engineering professor at Colorado State University, Alciatore brings a unique perspective to the game of pool.
Dr. Dave's work includes the popular Illustrated Principles of Pool as well as The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots and The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice.
The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a comprehensive, authoritative and hands-on guide to pool and billiards.Written by "Dr. Dave" Alciatore, this 270+ page book features over 250 illustrations and photographs to visually explain all the principles of pool. Perfect for novices and experts alike, The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards is a great resource for any pool player.
Tops that Dr.Dave goes over in this series is systems and technique advice for aiming carom shots, kiss shots, combinations, rail cut shots with and without English and elevated cue shots including jump and masse. Learn More
Tops that Dr.Dave goes over in this series is cut shot aiming systems, adjusting for cut-induced throw, aiming with English (Side spin), back-hand English and front hand English, English shot examples. Learn More
Looking for the ultimate pool practice bundle? Get the entire set from Dr. Dave Alciatore. Featuring over 5 hours of lessons, Dr. Dave gives you the definitive "how to" when it comes to practicing pool. Not only is Alciatore a master pool player, he is also a respected PhD who currently teaches physics at Colorado State University and widely considered one of the great minds of billiards instruction.
In Dr. Dave's fifth DVD in his Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice series, you'll finally get permission to practice all of those specialty shots that are flashy and fun. If you've been working with the entire set, you'll have logged a lot of hours on the basics and now is your chance to cut loose. Learn More
Here's your chance to see a specialist without the outrageous bill! Dr. Dave's done it again with this highly useful disc all about advanced pool shots. This is the fourth disc in the series, but it stands alone as an excellent training guide for all kinds of kicks, banks, masse shots and jumps.
Dr. Dave is your medicine man for smarter, more consistent pool-playing. Disc three in an excellent series that you can work with individually or as a complete set. Learn all about how to play your favorite games – 8-Ball and 9-Ball – the right way with extensive exercises that teach you take the right shots in the right order with all the right angles.
Dr. Dave to the rescue with a prescription for game-winning success. The second disc in the series – though each one stands on its own – will help give you the exercises to put your basics into practice by familiarizing you with the ins and outs of position off of cut shots.
It's time to see the doctor for a work-up of your pool game - Dr. Dave, that is. The best advice for anyone who's trying to improve their game is to get a handle on the basics first, because they determine the success of all the subsequent layers of learning that you pile on top of them.
Dr. Dave Alciatore, PhD and Tom Ross team up to bring you a comprehensive video encyclopedia of the most important shots in pool. In Volume 5: Skill and Specialty Shots, you'll explore and train the outer reaches of your pool ability! In this 89-minute video, featuring 135 shots, master power and specialty shots such as extreme draw, the jump, and the masse and increase your enjoyment of the game with trick shots, hustler shots and things you didn't know were possible.
Dr. Dave Alciatore, PhD and Tom Ross team up to bring you a comprehensive video encyclopedia of the most important shots in pool. In Volume 4: Banks, Kicks and Advanced Shots, you'll add sophistication to your shotmaking by mastering these difficult shots. This 110-minute video, featuring 136 shots, will build your knowledge of banks, kicks, throw shots and many other tricky situations where you might not know what to do. Bring your offensive game to the next level with this excellent synopsis of advanced shots.
Dr. Dave Alciatore, PhD and Tom Ross team up to bring you a comprehensive video encyclopedia of the most important shots in pool. In Volume 3: Safety Play and Strategy, you'll learn techniques to improve your pool IQ by playing smarter, not harder. This 75-minute video, featuring 127 shots, is a great mix of defense and offense with topics such as winning safety battles to what to do with ball-in-hand. The intense focus on 8 and 9-ball strategies make this DVD a must for the competitive player.
Dr. Dave Alciatore, PhD and Tom Ross team up to bring you a comprehensive video encyclopedia of the most important shots in pool. Features Basic shot making and position, 160 shots that will show you how to cut the ball and much more.
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