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(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Waffler

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

This is not seen very often, but does show up once in a while. Your opponent goes through the entire pre-shot routine, with practice strokes. Suddenly, he seems to lose confidence in his stroke.

He shifts his bridge hand over to the side and tests the shot with full follow-through. This is repeated several times and the bridge hand is brought back in line with the shot. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Stick Whisperer

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

This is a distraction effort that extends the concept of horse whispering, dog whispering, and pizza whispering, and the always popular money whispering. A “ring whisperer” version of this can be observed as a major character trait of Golum, the character in the Hobbit. This can be used continuously through the match or applied only during tense and difficult playing situations. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge (video) 5 Ball Corner Pocket Runout (Advanced)

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition.

PURPOSE:  Start with Ball-in-Hand.
Pocket the balls ALL IN THE SAME POCKET -

This is from the Corner Pocket Runout (Advanced) Test Groups. Continue reading

(BSC) Billiard Skills Challenge - Down the Rail, set 2 (Advanced) Test Group

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Billiards Skills Competition Training Program

Here is Today's Test Group Challenge from the book. This progressive set develops personal confidence when similar shots come up during competition - and define Comfort Zone limitations.

PURPOSE:  Pocket the 1 Ball on each of the the designated attempts - for each layout in the Test Group.

This is the Down the Rail ACS(2) (Advanced) Test Group. There is also an Intermediate Test Group. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 5, Set 1

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

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: 12:00, Soft 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 1 speed.

Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 3, Set 11

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

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: 6:00, Medium 1 speed.
    12:00, Soft 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 2:00, Soft 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 6:00, Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:30, Soft 2 speed.

Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - (Side Pocket V) Run-outs, Set 3 of 4

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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

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - (Head-table V) Run-outs, Set 2 of 4

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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

(S&D) Safety & Defense - About Precision Side Spin

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)

Side spin (also known as English) occurs when the cue tip contacts the cue ball to the left or right side of the vertical line (12:00 to 6:00). The cue tip contact can range from a very small off-line of 1/8 to 1/4 tip away from true vertical) to contact points that are so far out (2.5-4 tips out from zero position) that the cue tip cannot make a firm contact. The result is a miscue with the cue skittering away and the cue ball reacting strangely. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Concept of Safety Tactics

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

(This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.)

There are situations during a game, if the opportunities are recognized, when the table layout offers tremendous flexibility. There can be many choices that are to your advantage and to your opponent’s disadvantage. Continue reading