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My goal this year
1/18/2012 10:52:39 AM
 
I'm going to start posting in the blog section to help with content and new players. One by going through my challenge match ideas since I'm new to the challenge match and two to make sure there is and open book to everything I bring to the air hockey table.
So without further ado,
Pete vs August
Or why I'm on the AH map at all
Going in against August was a gamble I took that started with the book, The Art of War. First to paraphrase I went after someone I figured I could beat. TAOW (the art of war) states that if you can beat someone go and do it. I went in at a time I knew August was playing less than his best and took advantage of many aspects of our differentiated play.
He is a stout and strong player and very prone to 'the cut". I was waiting for two instances to kick in in his play. August gets frustrated and starts talking to himself and that did not start until set 3. And 2 he shoots down the middle when frustrated. The first two sets I was trying to wear him down to this state.

TAOW-He who only sees the obvious, wins his battles with difficulty; he who looks below the surface of things, wins with ease.

At that point in play I took heavy advantage of a left wall off speed over and a high right cut with a setup off of the left wall. The two sets that I went 4-0 I mixed the cut with these two shots. Something I learned from Danny if someone is getting shot on with a particular shot use that shot a lot.
Thus August failed to beat me. Although in his defense on set 6 of which he won he went back to a calm state and concentrated on my weaknesses. Which is the cross straight and off speed. But I realized his ploy and took that set to get his weakness back to my gambit in the 7th set.

Ok next up my loss to Syed :)


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2014 and ESPN 14 Aug 2014
My Hobby 31 Aug 2012
Happy 4th of July 04 Jul 2012
Practice Makes Permanent NOT Perfect 20 Jun 2012
Billy Goat? 15 May 2012
Getting a Tad bit anxious? 20 Apr 2012
The Fireman's still got it 27 Mar 2012
ipad air hockey 28 Feb 2012
Another Loss at Camp Simple 21 Feb 2012
The Defensive Read 09 Feb 2012
Smart Lab Air Hockey 30 Jan 2012
Miles Davis part 2 25 Jan 2012
Kind of Blue part 1 25 Jan 2012
The Way of the Puck part 2b 25 Jan 2012
The Way of the Puck part 2a 25 Jan 2012
For those of us willing to practice 24 Jan 2012
Syed nails me to the cross 18 Jan 2012
My goal this year 18 Jan 2012