(FAQ) How can you stop someone sharking?

(About the Author)

Here are some easy tips on how to manage people who think they can shark you and win.

Every once in a while you'll have an opponent who thinks they can get an easy win using sharks that even teenagers consider stupid. When these people come up against you, here are some ideas and suggestions.

Many of these amateur hustlers will try the "interfere with your line of sight" trick. They'll perform some activity in front of you while you are down on the shot. A simple response would be to get up, assume a waiting position while attentively watching his performance. Eventually, he'll say, "What?" One way to respond is with the "Are you done <dancing, dicking around, etc.> yet?" Wait for the answer. IF no response after 30-45 seconeds - say, "Don't let that happen again."

On a second attempt, get up from your shot and sit down. If asked, respond with, “I can’t play with you. Your amateur sharking efforts are irritating. As far as I'm concerned you just forfeited the game and match.

This is one way to handle an obvious dummy. The basic idea is to respond with some direct efforts. Don't wimp out. If anyone is attempting this on you - he needs to have the habit broken. Public embarrassment is always a good tactic. It is good to do something to improve the sport.

For a bit more "revenge", whenever you see the guy playing, let his opponent know about they guy's sharking tricks to win (with him in hearing range - just to get the point across.)

For more sophisticated sharking tricks and how to handle them, check out the book, "Why Pool Hustlers Win!”

The FAQs of Pool & Pocket Billiards


Get the Book!! $7.00

book-PDF PDF book (good for smart devices)
(Includes my Money-back Guarantee)

book-red Printed book

Books to Expand Pool Knowledge

.

Recent Useful Posts
Drills & Exercises - Pocketing Skills (progressive) - Frozen, 2D to pocket (long table)

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - Pocket Skills (progressive): Frozen 2 D to pocket (long table sets)

(About the Author) This progressive exercise to improve your shooting skills is in the book Drills & Exercises for Pool & ...

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - CSI Presents: Kicking and Banking #5 Two Cushion Kick Using Numbers Variations

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Kicking and Banks - how to make it work for you. Practice this so ...

Read More

(PV) Pool VIdeo - Reverse Bank Shot

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. This is created by ...

Read More

(FAQ) Game Rules - 8 Ball

(About the Author) These series of "Game Rules' provide rules of many different games for the pool table. The rules here ...

Read More

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 9 - humble words

(About the author) At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" ...

Read More

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Boring

(About the Author) Are you an individual who is courteous and attentive to others when they talk? Do you try your ...

Read More

Group 8, Set 9, Layout 1

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 8, Set 9

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you ...

Read More

(DCV) Dr. Cue Video - CSI Presents: Kicking and Banking #4 Two Cushion Kick Using Numbers

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Kicking and Banks - how to make it work for you. Practice this so ...

Read More

(PV) Pool Video - Billiards: The Cue : Price Ranges

(About the author of the Billiard Gods books) Howdy folks, here is this week's Cool Pool Learning Video. Check out the ...

Read More

(FAQ) Game Rules - 9 Ball

(About the Author) These series of "Game Rules' provide rules of many different games for the pool table. The rules here ...

Read More

(AWAP) Art of War v. Art of Pool - Chapter 6 - absolutely irresistible

(About the author) At it's most basic, the pool table is a small battlefield. An excerpt from "The Art of War" ...

Read More

(S&D) Safety & Defense - How to Use the Wrist Stroke

(About the author) (This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.) Can you make the cue ball only travel ...

Read More

 


Print pagePDF pageEmail page