"If I can't do it, then it can't be done!" Is that basically it, Don?
If you feel you have to tell yourself that, then you're certainly within your rights, but you're still totally WRONG about tracking.
I'm no rocket scientist, but tracking not only works for me, it also works well for a number of other trackers I know and correspond with. I guess were all just totally delusional, huh, Don?
Nobody ever said every shuffle was trackable, though in my earlier post I DID say it is not easy to learn and that some folks are better at it than others. Hell, I know guys that are a LOT better (and smarter) "regular counters" than I am, but they can't track.
Me, A Shill? Now you're delusional. I've never even met The Bishop, but if I did, I'd shake his hand and say "God Bless your Momma & Daddy!" Why? Because tracking (which he was a pioneer of) has been very profitable for me, and it has also afforded me a great deal of cover. It has undoubtedly helped a lot in my play at local casinos, where its easier to get spotted as a counter, if you play frequently.
The poster that said most trackers don't post much about it is right. If we posted all the info, it would be totally worthless as the casinos read this stuff too.
My personal opinion is that if someone has some natural ability in the tracking area, once he reads a little about it, he or she will be able to take the ball and run with it mostly on their own, given some initiative.
An example : When BB in BJ came out, (if I am remembering correctly) the Bishop said that when a casino plugs the discards, everything but the tops and bottom are contaminated. I'll bet that he'd say differently now, because tracking has evolved a lot since he wrote that. Nowadays, A good tracker often CAN track against a house that plugs the discards, depending on the size of the plugs and where the dealers put them. I know, because I have, and others have too. BUT you have to "shop around" for the right dealers, just like non-tracking counters often shop around for good penetration.
I sincerely hope you can at least calm down and look at it with an open mind, DT. If not, you might be missin out on something good you may be quite capable of doing to augment your counting.