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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
A discussion of an important part of aiming and preshot routine.
A pool shooting tutorial. Using a slight right English in this example, the cue ball bypasses an obstacle ball and kicks off the rail, sending the object ball into the pocket. The use of reverse English reduces the rebound angle as the object ball is deflected off the rail whi ...more
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
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
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
Learn how to transfer English during a bank shot in pool. English is very important when considering and setting up a bank shot.
The stop shot is a very foundational skill involving being able to stop the cue ball and pocket the ball. This drill is very helpful for beginners.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to increase accuracy while playing pool. First, place the Q-ball on the head spot of the table, then you freeze an object on the opposite and shoot the Q-ball into the object ball and make the ball come back in the same path. You will want to bal ...more
Once again, David Alciatore is here to show us another great pool shot. Watch and learn how to make a basic jump shot.
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
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.
Learn how to make this difficult razor sharp cut shot in pool.
This video shows you how to setup the pool balls so you can pocket five balls in one shot.
Learn how to make this shot from Byrne's Standard Book, Paul Gerni's triple bank shot.
This is a modified and slightly easier version of Vernon Elliot's cross corner bank shot.
To hit this shot, you must use right hand English with a tip of top and a firm stroke. It is harder than it looks.
To hit this shot, you have to thinly cut the object ball using high left English with a soft stroke.
This video teaches you how to sink 3 balls in one shot with a setup shot.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Looking for another Angry Birds fix? Well, drop the lame birds and pick up the zombies—Stupid Zombies, that is. You'd think that killing "stupid" undead beings would be easier than knocking off a few "angry" vertebrates, but it's actually more challenging—and more fun! Who wou ...more
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
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
This pool shooting video demonstrates how to bank the object ball off the rail into the pocket, when the object ball is at an equal distance from three rails. It also shows how to gauge the shot using the diamonds on the rails. Bank the ball when it is equidistant from the rai ...more
This pool shooting video shows an inside cut angle and how to bank off the rail to pocket the ball. An inside cut will give the ball left-spin, a natural left English, which will increase the rebound angle allowing you to set up a wider variety of rebound shots. Bank inside a ...more
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
This pool shooting video shows a way to use a cue ball that is frozen against the rail to hit the object ball directly into the opposite corner pocket without scratching. Hit with a high left English with an elevated cue, to deflect the cue ball off the rail just enough to hit ...more
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
Throw-induce English is an important consideration when aiming a bank shot. Learn how to perform this technique and improve your pool game.
A discussion of draw in combination with sidespin. This technique will allow you to place the cue ball where you need it to be for the next shot.
A discussion of using follow in combination with sidespin. This helps you place the cue ball for your next shot.
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.
This video demonstrates how to cheat! It is possible to make a fast, hard shot, following through with the cue stick and simultaneously hitting another ball with the stick pocketing a previously untouchable ball. This is illegal, but it pockets the ball... Cheat at pool with a ...more
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