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This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:
- Cheat: 1:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
- Cheat: 1:30, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
- Cheat: 1:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.
10:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.
This progressive exercise to improve your playing 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.
Purpose: Runout the set of balls with controlled CB speed/spin. Continue reading
It's hard to believe that this pool shark actually works so effectively. The trick is simple and straight-forward. The pool hustler apparently decides to give you an unexpected gift. It starts when you have committed some kind of foul. It might be an accidental touch or movement of an object ball, or a similar accidental tip to ball touch or hand/clothing touch to the cue ball. The foul must occur during the shot setup and before a complete stroke is made. Continue reading
This distractive shark is designed to test the far reaches of your patience during the time when your opponent finishes his turn and your turn begins. Depending on how smoothly he can present this delay, he can prevent the beginning of your turn from 30 seconds to two minutes. This trick creates a timing obstacle. It prevents you from being able to immediately take control of the table after your opponent misses. Continue reading