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Welcome to all Pool & Billiards Players

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Howdy Folks,

If you play pool, you ARE a friend of mine. So, I am running several different blogs for my pool playing friends – useful to beginners and advanced shooters.

On the top menu drop-down, click “FOUR GREAT BILLIARDS BLOGS” and select one of the drop-downs to view just that billiards blog. As you check into the history of past blogs, feel free to add comments. At the bottom of each blog are some links where you can put that blog onto any of your social network sites (i.e., facebook, twitter, etc.). You can also select RSS.

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(CS) Down the Rail Shots (Advanced) – ACS(b) 3 of 3

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Here is today’s Challenge Shootout from the book Billiards Skills Competition Training Program. Continue reading

(PV) Banks

Howdy folks, here is this week’s Cool Pool Learning Video.

This is created by an enthusiastic pool player who wants to help other players.

If this is too basic for you – please send this to your friends who can benefit. Enjoy!

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(GK) Stop the “Jubilation Pool Stroke” bad habit, Part 1 of 2

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The Problem

If you spend any amount of time watching your friends Continue reading

Found a cool device to teach proper aiming

Howdy Folks, over the 50+ years I’ve played pool, it’s hard to surprise me with a new helpful pool product that impresses me. I’ve got a dozen of different aiming products in my collection. This one really impresses me.

(FYI – if you teach or advise a new shooter, even a couple times a year – get this product. It’s save a LOT of explanation.)

Here’s a message from the inventor of the  Perfect Shot inventor, Stephen Malak

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After getting a pool table for our children I realized quickly the problem my children and their friends were having in taking shots at the object ball. They just did not understand how to aim cue ball properly.

I’ve got several books on how to play billiards and they all talked about trying to visualize a ghost ball next to the object ball. The problem is that the aim point is outside the object ball and is therefore invisible. While the kids still had a lot of fun banging balls around, they needed something that let them enjoy seeing the object balls disappearing down the pockets.

After a lot of thinking about solutions, I decided the best solution would be to make this aiming point visible.  I created the Perfect Shot device. It is placed on top of the object ball and a couple of nudges lines the arrow with the pocket.

The aiming point for the “ghost” ball becomes visible and the shooter simply shoots at the now-visible target. The device simply flips away on the shot. For the next shot, it is placed on the object ball and the game goes on.

Funny thing – within a couple days, my kids figured out what aiming was – and stopped using it. I’m thinking that in a few months I’m going to have trouble beating them.

ps new front cardHere some more information about the Perfect Shot device and how to get it.
http://www.strike-point.com/

(DE) Shallow Angle Shots (Object Ball 5 Diamonds to pocket)

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This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & Pocket Billiards.

This is a multiple cue ball speed and spin drill. See Cue Ball Speed and Spin Variations. Make sure to observe the cue ball action (path from OB, any rail action, etc.) until it stops. You need to remember the results when you are in competition. Continue reading

(GK) Learn to shoot your cue stick opposite handed, Part 2 of 2

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Continue moving the cue stick for three minutes and then take a break of about five minutes. Continue reading

(CS) Down the Rail Shots (Advanced) – ACS(b) 2 of 3

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Here is today’s Challenge Shootout from the book Billiards Skills Competition Training Program. Continue reading

(PV) Pool Billiards Instruction – How to stand and Bridge hand

Howdy folks, here is this week’s Cool Pool Learning Video.

This is created by an enthusiastic pool player who wants to help other players.

If this is too basic for you – please send this to your friends who can benefit. Enjoy!

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(GK) Learn to shoot your cue stick opposite handed, Part 1 of 2

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Have you ever thought about shooting with the other hand?   Continue reading