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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
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.