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(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Late to Begin

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

Have you ever gone out with someone who was constantly and consistently late in getting ready to go or meeting you someplace? Remember that sense of frustration as you waited impatiently with nothing to do but count seconds to keep busy? That is just a feeling your opponent wants you to experience with this distractive effort. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Am I in your way?

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

In many pool halls, the tables are spaced away from the wall so there is just enough distance for a person to shoot normal shots. But often times, chairs and stools are aligned along the wall for railbirds and players to sit in. When a shooter plays from that side of the table, courtesy usually requires the seated person to move without being asked. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises (precision) - OB Rail & Back: Cross Side sets

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

This setup concentrates on precision cue ball control skills. The purpose is to send the OB to the cushion and return to hit the CB.

Suggestions: Start easy with follow (12:00, 1 tip up). Proceed from slowest possible speed up through Medium 2.
When 12:00 is controlled, use 6:00 (1 tip below center). Proceed with slowest speed through Medium 2 speed. The returning OB must chase down CB.

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(FAQ) How can you stop someone sharking?

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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. Continue reading

(FAQ) What are recommended foods during competition?

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Most tournaments are done in a day or two. Some last longer. You are going to have to consume some food. Don’t eat foods that will bloat you, slow you down, or otherwise interfere with your concentration. Continue reading

(H&S) Hustles & Sharks - Leading Questions

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Learn how to Beat the Sharks

These are easy sharks for a pool hustler to use against you. These types of questions have the sole purpose of forcing you to stop thinking about the competition and consider an answer to the question. It is used primarily as a distraction when it appears that you have advanced a bit more than your opponent feels comfortable about managing. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - Down the Line (short table diagonal) Runout Exercise (1)

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

Purpose: Runout all the balls on the table. Set the sequence before running the balls. Any failure, reset balls and start again. Continue reading

(D&E) Drills & Exercises - Around the World Game - Doubles, Set 5 of 5

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

Purpose: Runout all the balls on the table. Set a target marker to preselect the next CB location on pocketing the OB (piece of paper, coin, chalk, etc.) Continue reading

(FAQ) How do people abuse pool equipment?

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Wherever you find a pool table, you will find that someone at some time has abused the pool equipment to some degree. The vast majority of this is caused by ignorant people using the equipment for things and activities they were not designed to accomplish. Continue reading