Consider All Sets Against All Bets
(Reprinted from our members' message board)
In many ways, we as a dice-setting community, often let ourselves get brain-washed into believing something that may not be in our own best interest.
For example, the GTC school of thought dogmatically sets out a strict Hardway (HW) set only regimen. Others extol the virtues of the V-2 and V-3 set. In some cases the Hardway set will be right for a given player’s particular throwing style and Foundation Frequencies; while in other cases, the V-2, V-3, or the X-6 dice-set will be most productive. Hell, in some cases, the S-6 or P-6 dice-set might be the perfect Rightside dice-arrangement. It all depends on your currently valid personal "Pattern of Influence."
The problem of course is when one school-of-thought studiously avoids a given dice-set that it doesn't ‘approve of', and therefore many of their students suffer the fate of having high-skill…but producing very little profit.
My “consider all sets against all bets” approach could actually start to heal the rift between the various camps who adamantly sermonize (and patriotically moralize) one dice-set over the other. I do know it would make many more players much more profitable in their D-I endeavors. Unfortunately most people are so afraid that a change of position somehow emasculates their manhood and makes them look weak.
If you are the kind of person whose mind can’t be changed about anything no matter how compelling the facts or how essential the unvarnished truth is; then you may proudly trumpet your closed-minded ‘stubbornness’ as a good personal trait; but if you look just a little deeper, your inflexibility may be costing you much more than just money.
When you take a long honest look at the relative betting strengths and weaknesses for every dice-set based on your own current influencing abilities; BoneTracker w/DiceTool gives you a straight and direct bets-matched-to-skill guide of where your money will do the most good…where it will produce the most profit…and where it is least at-risk.
If you have difficulty converting your current shooting skill into tangible profit, and you honestly to want to bridge that disconnect between your skill and your as-yet-unearned profit...you can do it, but you may have to consider all sets against all bets…and you may have to change-up not only your ‘favorite-but-less-than-optimal-set', but you’ll probably have to narrow the spread of your current bets as well.
Guidance and Input Controls Correlated Output
In dice-influencing, your job is to give the dice enough guidance and directional input to get them to do what you want them to do, which thereby controls or at least influences their outcome.
Too much input and they overreact…too little input and they lack the control that they need to get the correlated outcomes that you are looking for. In either case the outcome is often entirely random and totally unexploitable.
Ø A die will do what it is directed to do.
Ø Two dice will do what they are individually directed to do.
Ø The higher the similarity between the two sets of instructions that you give to each individual die; the more frequently the two individual cubes will have similar and correlated outcomes.
Ø If you give the exact same input to each dice, then they will release, fly, spin, land, roll and stop exactly the same way too. That way, their outcomes will be highly correlated.
Ø The bigger the difference in the influence that you impart to each die upon its release; the more they will end up out of synch and out of facial-phase to each other.
Therefore, the more you equalize the input...the greater the likelihood that the dice will end up with a higher in-phase correlation to their original as-set faces.
Develop What Works and Upgrade What DOESN’T Work
My philosophy has always been to play to any of my strengths, while continuing to improve any of my shortcomings.
Ø If you have a good toss, then keep on cultivating that...all the while addressing any weak points that may be holding you back.
Ø As your strengths get stronger, so too does your confidence.
Ø Ever-improving results drive and fuel ever-better refinements...and of course, ever-bigger rewards.
Success begets success.
Ø If your current in-development toss works well for you...then use it and continue to develop it.
Ø Use the toss that produces the best results for YOU.
Ø Use the toss that inspires the most confidence in YOU.
A critical key to dice-influencing success is to have confidence in your basic toss. If that confidence is based on a validated advantage and repeatable outcomes (instead of a false swaggering "bring-it-on" bravado that simply doesn't sustainably work); then THAT is the toss that deserves most of your attention, concentration and diligent efforts.
We'll talk about this more in the fourth part of this chapter.
Good Luck and Good Skill at the Tables…and in Life.
The Mad Professor
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