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Advanced Position Play

If you wish to become an advanced level player, you must learn to recognize advanced patterns of position play. This section will discuss some of the advanced level position play and teaches you the techniques necessary to execute the shots. SPEED CONTROL & USING RIGHT SIDE FOR POSITION Now that you have a basic idea …

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How to replace a pool cue tip

This article describes the process (in detail) of how to replace a cue tip. Here are the items that you need to accomplish this task. Cue tip Razor blade Cyanoacrylic glue preferrably in a gel form ie Duro-gel, Superglue Gel, Loctite 454 60-80 grit sandpaper Paper towel 400-600 grit sandpaper Procedure for replacing a cue …

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The Bank Shot – Part I

Here’s a very common system for banking that I learned a few years back. This system basically calculates the exact point on the cushion to aim the object ball. Refer to the illustration below. Draw a line from the middle of the object ball into the cushion which is parallel to the opposite end of …

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Spin and the Tangent Line

English is a necessary evil in the world of pool. English allows the cueist to alter the natural path of the cue ball (CB). Sometimes, the natural path of the object ball (OB) can be affected also, but that’s a topic I’m not covering in this article. I term english a “necessary evil” because sidespin …

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Basic Position Play – Draw

The Figure below shows you a situation using a draw shot with a straight-in shot. The cue ball position for the draw shot (indicated by a black circle) draws the cueball a few inches and still gain acceptable position for the eight ball. Figure 1 So how does the cue ball react when using a …

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Preparation of the Mind

Once the physical aspects of pool (stance, grip, bridging, stroking, etc) have been learned, pool becomes mostly a mental game. The ability to focus and to concentrate fully is what separates the hackers from the professionals. I’ve seen players with a superior stroke lose to lesser players simply because the player with the superior stroke …

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Basic Principle Of Using English

LESSON 2: ENGLISH English or Sidespin is an advanced technique in billiards. I would advise newer players not to use english until they have a good understanding and enough experience with the basic (no side spin) shots like stop (center ball hit), draw (under spin), and follow (top spin). English makes the process of aiming …

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