Pool and Stroke

How To : Play pool with good stroke technique

Learn how to develop your own stroke and improve your technique in pool. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play pool with good stroke technique. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play pool with good stroke technique.

How To : Use a pool bridge with the correct stroke

This billiards video tutorial gives an example of how to use a bridge and different types of bridges to use in your stroke. Use the tips of your fingers, or lay your hand down. Making the best resting place for your cue stick is important in becoming a pool shark, so listen up ...more

How To : Use proper pool cue stick grip, stance and stroke

Here is a basic technique in pool cue stick grip, stance and stroke. Reinforceable basics for beginners and advanced players. These are great tips to use before you walk into the billiard room. So, watch this video tutorial to see how to use proper pool cue stick grip, stance ...more

How To : Adopt a proper stance when playing pool

In this pool shooting video proper stance is demonstrated, from angle of approach to follow through. First visualize the impact line from the object ball to the pocket, then create an aiming line, take some practice strokes, and finally shoot, keeping your head down. Adopt a p ...more

How To : Shoot pool

Hello all of you fellow pool shooters. This video tutorial is designed to help you look like a real pool shooter. There are no pool tricks here, but great and informative basic information on playing pool. This will help you become the accomplished billiards man you've always ...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 : Use a mechanical bridge when shooting pool

This pool shooting video shows two types of strokes using a bridge tool. It demonstrates the "elbow-out" and "elbow-in" strokes. Use a mechanical bridge when shooting pool. Click through to watch this video on colostate.edu

How To : Shoot over a ball

Are you a pool shark? Then you have to watch this amazing video. You will learn how to do an advanced and difficult shot. Start by making sure you hit the ball exactly in the center. Aiming your shot is probably the most difficult part of this shot and you will learn tips and ...more

How To : Improve the back crawl turn in swimming

This quick how-to animation demonstrates who to do a back crawl turn in swimming. The hardest thing to do in the back crawl turn is to find the wall. There are a couple of ways to do this. The first is to look for the flags across the pool and count your strokes from the flags ...more

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

News : Number One and Number Two Go 3D

Start with a platform (just wide enough for someone to stand on) about ten feet in the air. This is our jousting area. Underneath the platform is an inflatable kiddie pool filled with...you guessed it...poo. Not bad enough already, Knoxville and the rest of the crew are standi ...more

News : Number One and Number Two Go 3D

Number One and Number Two Go 3DSet up a platform, just wide enough for someone to stand on, about ten feet in the air. This is our jousting area. You know, the kind of jousting with the giant Q-tips. Underneath our jousting platform is an inflatable kiddie pool filled with...y ...more

How To : Practice the single arm drill for swimming

Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates the proper techniques to practiceing the single arm drill. The single arm drill ensures that you are getting the rotation you need throughout your stroke. Push off the wall with both arms extended in front of you wi ...more

How To : Execute a succesful cueball draw in a game of pool

Cue ball draw refers to the way a cue ball strikes a rack of balls. In particular, if the cue ball is hit low on the ball, when it strikes a rack of balls, for the break, it will have enough backspin to wind its way back to the shooter. The draw, or the backwards spin of the ...more

How To : Swim the backstroke for beginners

The back crawl is different to most strokes because you cannot see where you are going. It is a good idea to count how many strokes it takes you to swim a length so you will know when you are getting close to the end of the pool. Try and swim with all of your body close to the ...more

How To : Do the tumble turn in swimming

This quick how-to animation demonstrates how to do a tumble turn in swimming. Follow along and see how easy it is to do tumble turns. The main purpose of the tumble turn is to finish one length and begin the next as fast as possible. In freestyle races, you do not have to touc ...more

How To : Get comfortable swimming

Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates how to get comfortable swimming using these 3 drills to develop a feel of putting your head underwater and exhaling. These are 3 great drills for the very beginner swimmer. These drills will particularly give you th ...more

How To : Set up basic strokes in billiards

Basic stroke techniques will aid in anyone's billiard game. Learn about basic billiard strokes with this free pool video series. Part 1 of 10 - How to Set up basic strokes in billiards. Set up basic strokes in billiards - Part 2 of 10. Click through to watch this video on expe ...more

How To : Get your body bikini ready

Learn how to get your body bikini ready. Try these proven methods to get an awesome bathing suit bod. You Will Need * Self-discipline * A place to swim * A pedometer * A natural bristle body brush * A Zen attitude Step 1. Flatten your tummy For washboard abs, start pedali ...more

How To : Swim the basic breaststroke

Breaststroke is a traditional stroke popular with people who like to swim for fitness. It is the slowest stroke, but that does not mean it cannot be swum powerfully and at speed. Follow along in this how-to animation to learn the basics of doing the breaststroke. Step 1: The ...more

How To : Float when swimming

Floating is a swimming skill needed in a survival situation. Floating can be done on the back or front. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial. Take Action: Stand up in pool. Put head back into water. Walk around pool. Move to steps & lay back. Move away ...more

How To : Backstroke when swimming

The backstroke is a great swim stoke that is best learned gradually. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial. Take Action: Body wants to float. Begin on pool steps. Move into pool gradually. Work on 4-step process. Phillip Toriello has 16 years of competi ...more

How To : Hold your breath underwater when swimming

Holding breath underwater is an important part of learning to swim. Knowing how to hold breath underwater can prevent choking and drowning. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial. Take Action: Key element in swimming. Prevents choking & drowning. Take dee ...more

How To : Swim in the ocean

Swimming in the ocean requires a few unique considerations. Ocean swimming is more unpredictable than swimming in a pool or lake. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial. Take Action: Stay in range of lifeguard station. Don't push your limits. Pay attentio ...more

How To : Play pool

Richard Garcia shows you in this series of video lessons, you’ll learn the basics of the game of pool, including how to choose the best pool cue, using chalk, the proper cue grip and shooting form, how to hit the cue ball and three basic strokes used in the game of pool. Part ...more

How To : Use aspirin in unusual ways

Don’t wait for your next headache to pull out that bottle of aspirin. Aspirin can be used as a topical home remedy for some medical problems, and as a handy fix to remove stain, keep your flowers fresh and even start a car battery. Aspirin is not only used for health benefits ...more

How To : Do lower body aquatic therapy exercise

In this online video series, learn aquatic therapy exercises for arthritis pain from aquatic therapist and exercise physiologist Rotem Agame. Rotem will teach you how to exercise in a pool for rheumatoid arthritis pain treatment. She will demonstrate how to do various forms of ...more

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