Shooting Pool

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 : Use the kick shot mirror image when shooting pool

This pool shooting video demonstrates how to hit the object ball when an opponent's ball is blocking the shot. Simply visualize an imaginary ball at the rail to achieve the proper angle, moving the object ball away from the opponent's. Use the kick shot mirror image when shoot ...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 : 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 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 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 : Shoot a bank shot in pool with a parallel line

This pool shooting video shows how to use a parallel line to bank the object ball off the rail and into the pocket. Visualize a line between the two balls and the line parallel to the midpoint of the first line will be the aiming line. Shoot a bank shot in pool with a parallel ...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 : 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 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 : 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 : Shoot pool like a pro

Watch this video to learn how to shoot pool like a professional. This video will explain different techniques for practicing. Soon you will be the billiards champion.

How To : Shoot around the angles in pool

This video is about a particular pool or snooker game shot technique called "Shooting or Going around the Angles." The presenter, with a alias name of 'Forcefollow', first describes a particular 9-ball pool game situation that would require this technique, using a computer gen ...more

How To : Avoid the near rail on a corner pocket pool shot

This video shows tips on how to avoid hitting the near rail when shooting pool in order to put the ball into a corner pocket. Aim away from the rail that near the ball, toward the inner wall of the pocket. However, even if you accidentally hit the near rail, hitting the ball a ...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 : 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 : Make a rail cut shot with natural English in pool

If you think pool only involves "four ball, corner pocket", this video is for you. Impress your friends with this simple video. Learn how to make a rail cut shot with natural English. Make a rail cut shot with natural English in pool. Click through to watch this video on colos ...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 : Aim a cut shot in pool

Learn how to aim a cut shot in pool and learn what the effects of English are on this shot. Part 1 of 2 - How to Aim a cut shot in pool. Part 2 of 2 - How to Aim a cut shot in pool.

How To : Do the mirror bank pool trick shot

Here is one method of banking a pool shot, which is usually called the mirror bank or ghost table trick shot. The first thing you need to do when you walk into the pool hall, or billiards room, is to measure the table. Then, just watch this video tutorial to see how to do the ...more

How To : Do the Pool Hall Junkies rail trick shot

Here is the Pool Hall Junkies trick shot. If anyone saw this movie, they were out the next day attempting this pool shot, but nobody could do it. This video tutorial will show you how to do the Pool Hall Junkies rail trick shot with ease. A four-year-old could do it.

How To : Fix the parallax error in your pool shot

Ever wonder why you were a quarter inch off your shot or why you just were not aiming right? In this video tutorial are some reasons why and how to correct them. See how to fix the parallax error in your pool shot. If you're looking in the wrong place on the pool table, it cou ...more

How To : Make the impossible pool shot

This billiards video tutorial will show you how to make the impossible looking pool shot. If it looks impossible, it probably is, or is it? Anything is possible is a pool game, so learn how to shoot properly, like a master, like a pool shark, a hustler. Make sure you put that ...more

How To : Aim for a cut trick shot in a game of pool

Here are some aiming tips when hitting a pool cut shot. This video tutorial will make you the best billiards hustler around, so pay attention. Pool sharks practice, they aren't born that way. Learn how to aim for a cut trick shot in a game of pool.

How To : Make a straight-on draw shot in pool

It's quick and easy, but this video does the trick. Watch and learn how to make the straight-on draw shot in your pool game. Make a straight-on draw shot in pool. Click through to watch this video on colostate.edu

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 : Do the running rail pool shot

Need to get a ball down the rail in that pool game you're losing? Well, check out this cool billiards video tutorial to see how to do the running rail pool shot. This is a valuable trick to know, using a little English, so pay attention.

How to Play pool : Break Shot Drill

Forcefollow will explain how to make practicing a break more efficient. To practice the break, place one ball on the rear center of the table and strike it as hard as you can to make the cue ball stop dead. Make sure to place a soft pillow at the end of the table so that the ...more

How To : Do a trick pool break shot to win the game

Making your handicap ball on the break can win you the game in one shot. This break is useful in Texas Express rules or other handicap pool tournaments. This billiards video tutorial gives you one example of how to do a trick pool break shot to win the game.

How To : Do a one rail 8 ball trick pool shot

Your opponent has scratched and left you with the 8 ball in the corner pocket -- your only option is to bank. Here is a situational trick shot you can learn to defeat this problem. Watch this billiards video tutorial to see how to do a one rail 8 ball trick pool shot.

How To : Use precision in a pool bank shot

Accuracy and skill, not speed wins the game of pool. Learn to use precision in a pool bank shot. It could mean the pool game. This quick little billiards clip will help you succeed as the pool shark you want to be.

How To : Visualize the 90 degree rule in pool

This video illustrates how to use your own hand to help visualize the 90 degree rule when shooting pool and determine where the cue ball and the object ball will go, so you don't scratch. The thumb and forefinger spread out in an "L" shape will effectively predict the directio ...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 : Use the 90 degree rule with cut angles in pool

This pool shooting tutorial illustrates the 90 degree rule, which states that when the cue ball hits the object ball straight, the two balls will separate at 90 degrees. This is true regardless of the "cut angle," or angle the balls are apart from each other. Use the 90 degree ...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 : Aim bank shots in pool

Watch to learn how to aim bank shots well in pool. This video is geared toward beginner and intermediate pool players. Because a bank shot is an inconsistent shot, don't spend a majority of your practice time working on it. Part 1 of 2 - How to Aim bank shots in pool. Part 2 ...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 : Bridge in pool

Learn how to hold your bridge hand to make an effective bridge depending on how much control, draw, and power you want in your shot. Part 1 of 3 - How to Bridge in pool. Part 2 of 3 - How to Bridge in pool. Part 3 of 3 - How to Bridge in pool.

How To : Make a homemade underwater camera enclosure

Check out this PopSci 5-Minute Project. This video gives you the lowdown on how to make your very own homemade underwater camera. Shooting underwater is something every photographer should try out. Unless you have a real underwater camera enclosure or an actual waterproof came ...more

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