Mika “The Iceman” Immonen, says the new “ProShot Glove is designed for better stroke control.”
1 Pool Player, Mika “The Iceman” Immonen, says the new “ProShot Glove is designed for better stroke control.”
A revolutionary new teaching aid promotes cue stroke control, minimizes lateral wrist movement; the primary reason for missing straight shots. The ProShot Glove is also legal to use in competition.
While great players chalk up their wins to technique and strategy, amateurs are getting a hand in training and play to make more shots using the ProShot Glove endorsed by the #1 player in the world, Mika “The Iceman” Immonen, recently named Player of the Decade by Billiards Digest. The fundamental issue of missing shots can often be tied to a common concern experienced across all types of sports—the natural movement of the wrist when it needs to stay in position and be properly aligned”, stated Keith Larsen, inventor and co-developer of the ProShot Glove.
When slipping on the ProShot Glove, most people will not be aware of all the effort and changes that went into the final product’s development. Nor will they know how a consultation with Peter Daly, an equestrian saddle maker (who is Larsen’s partner) and testing by amateur and professional players, ultimately drew the developers closer to the final product.
“I’ve invested countless hours observing and studying videos and photos of thousands of players who are consistently successful; in set position, mid-stroke and follow through,” said Larsen. “The position of the forearm and the backhand on the cue stick were matched to the stroke revealing a discernible pattern. How effective a player was at maintaining proper alignment with his wrist correlated with the end result of the shot” Larsen further states.
The ProShot Glove was designed to create muscle memory to meet this challenge. Feedback from users, of our initial samples indicated the glove was uncomfortable, so it was modified—and modified again several times. When we finally met with Mika, he provided us with his feedback that helped us make changes that have proved invaluable in the final version. Mika says, “I have used the ProShot Glove and I think it will help amateurs improve. Anyone using the glove will see an improvement almost immediately”.
Larsen has taken up the cause to popularize the glove and its availability for those who enjoy the game. After inventing the glove, and then reading an article from BCA Advanced Instructor and co-owner of the San Francisco Billiards Academy, Bob Jewett, who analyzed the problem with wrist movement and whose conclusion supports Larsen’s hypothesis. Jewett estimates that you have a 1/32 margin of error on contact when the object ball is two diamonds from the cue ball. It is also estimated that the object ball is two diamonds from the pocket. Any slight movement of the wrist when contact is made can change the angle of hit by more than 1/32 of an inch. Remember that length of table shot that you missed by a full ball width—your wrist probably wobbled.
“The results have shocked almost everyone who has had a chance to use the ProShot Glove,” added Larsen. “Both amateurs and professionals who have tried the glove told us their stroke holds more control and their shots are more accurate”. The ProShot Glove designed to create muscle memory, teaches players at all levels how wrist control promotes greater stroke control leading to more accurate shots.
“Even if users don’t have a clue about the dream to achieve better play that prompted the glove’s development, they will quickly see how much closer to their own dream of playing better they will experience when using it”.
To learn more and to purchase the ProShot Glove, visit www.greatbilliards.com. A ProShot Glove is available for media evaluation. Contact Keith Larsen at the above address or phone number.