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(PV) Pool Video - Billiards: Basic Shot Making : Follow Shot

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Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. Check out the Billiard Gods videos for anything that you might like. Continue reading

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(FAQ) What is a cue extension?

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There are shots when the cue ball is mid table and you must aim it towards a ball at the opposite short rail. If you are a tall person, the shot might not be difficult to stretch out and shoot. If you are a shorter individual, you can't stretch your bridge hand out far enough to get a stable bridge for your shaft. The cue just isn't long enough to hold the cue in a stable manner that is needed for a trustworthy stroke. Some part of your fundamentals must be abandoned, making the stroke prone to major failures. Continue reading

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 5 - withstand brunt

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This excerpt on how to use strategies and tactics is from:

Chapter 5 - Energy

To ensure that your whole host may withstand the brunt of the enemy’s attack ...

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(TML) Table Map Library - Introduction

Introducing a new Pool Blog - Table Map Library.  Details about the TML are available below.

The purpose of this new blog series is to introduce regular players to the concept of KNOWN cue ball paths and patterns. Each future post presents a setup of a cue ball (CB) location and Target Diamond.

Once learned and understood, these patterns can be used to determine the best way to kick at another ball or bank an object ball. The shots are very useful for various table situations common to "9 Ball", "10 Ball", and "One Pocket".

To make these owned shots, you must validate the pattern on the practice table. Intellectual knowledge requires reality checks - so make sure these shots are setup and shot several times. Dial in the shots until you can match the patterns. When in your possession, these become part of your shooting knowledge and options in your shot library.

The Research Process

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control - Group 1, Set 6 - 3 of 3

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This is today's Cue Ball Cheat from the

book Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets.

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(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - APA Lesson 5: The Grip

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Some people think that they sword playing when grabbing their stick with the butt hand. Or they do other unusual hand positions (who knows why?). It's a good way to make the stick do unusual things in public.

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(FAQ) How to keep score with coins

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When another scoring system is not available (moveable beads, balls, etc.), coins are placed under a cushion at each diamond to track the score of a race to a number. Continue reading

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(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 2 - stupid haste

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This excerpt on how to use strategies and tactics is from:

Chapter 2 - Waging War

Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness ...

(If this is the first post you've seen, read the AWAP Introduction & instructions post.)

This information considers how battlefield strategies and tactics can be used to win more games. If this seems interesting, read these AWAP posts.

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(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - How Sharking Works

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

Sharking is designed to bend or break an opponent's concentration and ability to focus on the game. These and thousands of other tricks have been around a long time. It is so pervasive in the world that Sun Tzu incorporated it in his "The Art of War", and that was written 2,500 years ago.

If you do a close study of newspaper accounts of the great billiards and pool championship that were played in the 1800’s, there were plenty of accusations and counter-accusations of distractive tricks. Continue reading

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control - Group 1, Set 6 - 2 of 3

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This is today's Cue Ball Cheat from the

book Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets.

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