Make Power Shot Positioning Cue Ball

How To : Make a power shot, positioning the cue ball

This video shows how to shoot the target ball with enough strength to pocket the ball and set the cue ball up for the next shot. Hitting low on the cue ball with a good follow through will position the cue ball for the next shot. If done correctly, you can end the game! Make a ...more

How To : Position the cue ball for a side pocket shot

This video demonstrates the usage of several techniques to achieve a seemingly difficult side pocket shot. The rails are used to prevent a scratch. By going over all the different techniques, this video ensures that you will always have a way to sink a pocket shot. Position th ...more

How To : Break a rack in pool

Getting a good break in life is always nice. But when you're playing pool, it's essential. You Will Need * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue * A special pool cue for breaking Step 1. Position cue ball Position the cue ball as close as you can to the head stri ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Stand for a power break when shooting pool

This pool shooting video demonstrates the proper stance for a power break, or shooting the cue ball at the triangle form at the beginning of a game. Your feet should be wide apart, body weight forward, make several practice shots, and a strong shot with straight follow through ...more

How To : Improve Your Shooting Ability For Soccer

Shooting technique: Locking your ankle and pointing your toes down when striking the ball is probably the most important factor in developing the proper shooting technique. It is probably the hardest skill to learn in soccer, but not anymore because I am here to guide you thro ...more

How To : Plan a shot in pool

This video demonstrates good technique for planning and executing a pool shot, beginning with the 90 degree rule or the 30 degree rule. First visualize the aiming and impact lines, then the tangent line where the cue ball will go. Decide how fast to shoot depending on how far ...more

How To : Do a Squash backhand drive from the front court

Squash is a racquet sports game, seemingly similar to tennis, but played on a small indoor court with hollow rubber ball, much small than a tennis ball. Squash is an intense, high impact sport. This squash tutorial demonstrates Squash backhand drive from the front court. -The ...more

How To : Become a "total driver" in golf

This video is about becoming a "total driver" in golf. Total driving is a combination of driving distance and accuracy. From the face on angle, to maximize power, you want to get your body to work together in sync so you can apply the most power to the golf shot. Players spin ...more

How To : Sink a pool ball into a pocket

Learn how to sink a pool ball into a pocket. What do pool sharks know that you don’t about sinking a ball? Lots. You Will Need * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue * A pool table * Pool balls * A rack * A pool cue Step 1. Watch the pros Spend some time watchi ...more

How To : Make a Helmet Cam (DSLR)

I'm in the middle of a project right now that uses POV for every shot. One of these shots involves a person swinging a golf club. A normal steadi-cam doesn't work very well for this, so I thought it might be easier to just build a helmet cam. Here's how I did it: Gather Suppl ...more

How To : Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

Passng Technique: The instep pass is the most common way and the most efficient to pass a ball in soccer. It requires the use of your inside foot. Passing a ball is similar to shooting. It requires you to have your plant foot a foot away from the ball. Bend your standing leg, ...more

How To : The Best Video Recording Apps for Your iPhone

If you have a modern iPhone, you have an excellent video recorder at your disposal. Every iPhone since the 6S has the ability to shoot in 4K resolution, and each new iteration has brought new capabilities to the table. But even the best mobile shooter can use a little extra he ...more

How To : Shoot a frozen cue ball kick shot

In another shot from the film "Pool Hall Junkies" the cue ball is frozen to the object ball. However it is demonstrated how to deflect the cue ball off the opposite rail to pocket the object ball. Shoot a frozen cue ball kick shot. Click through to watch this video on colostat ...more

How To : Make a large-curve massé shot

This video demonstrates the massé shot, in which the cue stick is almost vertical and a bottom left English is used to curve the cue ball around obstacles. This type of shot drives the cue ball into the table and can cause damage to the table fabric. Despite the risks, a large ...more

How To : Shoot a combination shot in pool

In pool a combination shot involves shooting the cue ball at one ball in order to hit and pocket another. Approach a combination shot by visualizing imaginary aiming lines and finding the imaginary center of a ghost ball next to the first ball you want to hit. The cue ball sho ...more

How To : Visualize the cue ball contact point

In a difficult shot in pool, the video suggests visualizing a helper or "ghost" ball to determine where to aim. The centers of the ghost ball and the object ball should be in line with the target pocket. When hit the cue ball should stop in the place of the ghost ball for a su ...more

How To : Create an angled kick shot in pool using English

In this example the left English is used to create an angled kick pool shot. In other words, the cue ball is hit off center in order to cause the object ball to deflect off the rail at a wider than normal angle to hit a blocked ball. Create an angled kick shot in pool using En ...more

How To : Shoot a Right English shot in pool

This video demonstrates the "Right English" technique in shooting pool. It involves hitting a cue ball to the right of the center, causing the ball to deflect to the right, a fundamental technique for any billiards player. Shoot a Right English shot in pool. Click through to w ...more

How To : Shoot a bank hustle shot in pool

This pool shooting tutorial demonstrates how to pocket an object ball that is frozen between a rail and the cue ball. A right English technique on the cue ball will transfer as a left English on the object ball, freeing it from the rail and helping it go into a pocket.

How To : Shoot a Left English shot in pool.

This video shows how to use "Left English" when shooting pool. This simply means hitting to the left of the center of the cue ball, which causes the cue ball to deflect off the rail to the left, a fundamental technique for any billiards player. Shoot a Left English shot in poo ...more

How To : Practice the power ball drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how ...more

How To : Hit a cut shot and a carom shot in pool

This pool shooting video demonstrates two different ways to pocket a ball. In the first, the cue ball hits the object ball in and is deflected away from a scratch. In the second, the cue ball hits another ball in order to tip the object ball into the pocket without a scratch. ...more

How To : Make a shot along the rail

This is a quick demonstration of how to pocket a ball with a shallow angle range. Use the rails to help guide the ball, hitting the cue ball softly. If you hit the ball with speed, the rail will impart English on the object ball, and the ball will rattle away from the pocket. ...more

How To : Hit a screw shot in snooker

Steve Davis and John Parrott show how to hit the screw shot, in which the cue ball rolls back after contact with the target. The video contains slow motion footage of what's happening to the cue ball in response to contact with the cue. Hit a screw shot in snooker. Click throu ...more

How To : Shoot the cue ball into a frozen ball combination

This tutorial shows two different ways to shoot a combination in pool where one element is a couple of balls that are frozen together. You can shoot the cue ball so that hits the lone ball, then deflects off the rail to hit the frozen balls, or you can do it in two shots. Usin ...more

How To : Shoot the backhand shot in water polo

How to do a proper backhand shot. This is important in scoring when close to the goal. Pick the ball up on top, cup with forearm and hand. If you don't cup it's easy to steal the ball. Rotate your shoulder to give you optimal power. Step out to the ball to rotate and increase ...more

How To : Make a straight shot using follow

With this simple technique the cue ball will follow the path of the object ball without scratching. If both balls are lined up with the pocket, an off-center hit will help in pocketing the object ball but not the cue ball preventing a scratch and lining up the next shot. Make ...more

How To : Deviation from tangent line

If you use the follow technique on a shot with a small cut angle, the cue ball will deviate from the line tangent to 90 degrees. Deviation from tangent line. Click through to watch this video on colostate.edu

How To : Over-cut a shot to compensate for throw

When shooting cut shots you have to over compensate a shot so that the sideways friction of the cue ball does not push the object ball off the intended path. To combat the throw, you must aim a little wide, as shown by the video. Over-cut a shot to compensate for throw. Click ...more

How To : Use the 30 degree rule when shooting pool

This is another example of the 30 degree rule when shooting pool. It shows that the anticipated and actual paths of both balls are the same. With a solid knowledge of the 30 degree rule, you can accurately predict where the cue ball will go and set up you next shot. Use the 30 ...more

How To : Break in pool with help from Ralf Souquet

World 9 Ball Champion Ralf Souquet explains how to break with his X Breaker Cue. Power is meaningless without precision. Cue ball control and accuracy is the foremost priority. The X-Breaker is engineered to provide Xtreme accuracy in breaking and jumping. This video tutorial ...more

How To : Jump a pool ball with help from Ralf Souquet

World 9 Ball Champion Ralf Souquet explains how to jump with his X Breaker Cue. Power is meaningless without precision. Cue ball control and accuracy is the foremost priority. The X-Breaker is engineered to provide Xtreme accuracy in breaking and jumping. This video tutorial s ...more

How To : Make a stun shot

This is a quick demonstration of the "stun" shot. This shot uses the 90 degree rule to pocket the object ball when it isn't lined up with the pocket and predict the path of the cue ball. Make a stun shot. Click through to watch this video on colostate.edu

How To : Make a double bank shot

This video demonstrates a shot from the film "Pool Hall Junkies" and involves hitting the cue ball off center with a medium stroke. The object ball then banks off the rail into other balls, deflects off those and goes into the pocket. Make a double bank shot. Click through to ...more

How To : Freeze a cue ball on an object ball for safety

In the instance of all shots being blocked, you can place the cue ball near an object ball, as is shown in this video. This is a safe shot that can potentially make your opponent's next turn very difficult. Freeze a cue ball on an object ball for safety. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Use delay in a follow shot to your advantage

This video demonstrates how to be aware of the possibility of the delayed curving of a follow shot, and how to use this to your advantage. The curving occurs when the cue ball is hit at high speeds, and the type and speed of the curve are dependent on the speed of the shot. Us ...more

How To : Do the "Inside Outside English Drill" in pool

In this video, we learn how to play pool with the inside outside English drill. During this, you will pocket the balls into rotational order. The balls should be set on diagonal sides of the rail from each other. Set the cue ball in front of the first ball, then shoot using an ...more

How To : Position the cue ball in billiards

Positioning in all important in billiards. Get expert tips and advice on pool cues and billiards tables in this free video. Part 1 of 10 - How to Position the cue ball in billiards. Position the cue ball in billiards - Part 2 of 10. Click through to watch this video on expertv ...more

How To : Use pool and billiards shot dynamics

Ever wonder what happens after you hit the cue ball or after the cue ball hits the object ball? Here are some of the dynamics involved when hitting the cue ball and object ball. This video tutorial breaks it down for all of you billiards beginners. Learn how to use pool and bi ...more

How To : Make side pocket cut shots when playing pool

In this video, we learn how to play pool by making a side pocket cut shot. Thin cuts into the side pocket require the cue ball to travel 8 or more feet. The best way to do this is to pocket the 7 into the side pocket, then run the cue ball down to the short rail. After this, d ...more

How To : Prevent a scratch in pool using follow

By using the 90 degree rule when shooting pool you can make the cue ball follow along a tangent line to determine perfectly where the ball will go and prevent scratch. The cue ball follows the path of the object ball and is deflected off the rail setting up the next shot. Prev ...more

How To : Do the 8 ball shot with The Hustler movie trick

The 8 ball and the cue ball are touching, trapped by the rail. What do you do? You play like The Hustler, that's what. This is a different set up for the 8 ball shot used in the movie The Hustler. This frozen rail shot is the legal version of this shot. So, learn how to do the ...more

How To : Shoot a two-rail kick shot in pool

This pool shooting video demonstrates the best way to use the rails to deflect a frozen cue ball toward the object ball. To unfreeze the cue ball you can deflect it off the opposite rail, then it will deflect off the rail near the object ball and gently knock it into the pocke ...more

How To : Master the lob shot

Tennis professional Francis Ribeiro says that to master the lob shot, you should use the continental grip. You should bring your racket back and keep the racket face open. You have to follow through from low to high. Make sure to hit the ball with enough power so that your opp ...more

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