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The Stop Shot – Most Important Shot for Pool Players to Master.

How to play the stop shot. If you were hoping for this to be some kind of fantastic trick shot you’re going to be disappointed it’s probably the simplest shot to perform on a pool table period. However to play the stop  shot well every time requires a great deal of effort and repetitive practice. …

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Easy Inside English Three Rails Pool Practice Drill – Cue Shaft Deflection

In this video you will learn how to play inside English, left and side, off 3 rails to get position in the middle of the table. The middle table area is just a target that I use for judging my progress and consistency. Feel free to choose another spot or vary the target position during practice. So …

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Why We Miss Easy Pool Shots – Is Your Stroke Getting in The Way?

I am talking about the reason why we miss easy pool shots when you thought that everything was lined up perfectly prior to the execution. Not missing in general terms or for beginners or because pool is difficult and some shots are more difficult than others. Only Two Reasons Why We Miss Easy Pool Shots. …

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Performance Goals and Expectations – Can Coaching Help You?

What is a Goal? Performance goals and expectations, generally a goal is something that you are striving to achieve. Goals can be tangible or intangible. Tangible goals have a real presence…I want to lose 10 lbs.Intangible goals can be ….I need to improve my attitude. Goals can be and should be : Long term, Medium …

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The Dreaded Straight Shot – Why Is It So Easy But Also Tough!

Why We Miss Easy Straight Shots in Pool. Have you ever wondered why straight in shots cause so many problems for so many good players. Perhaps you are one of them and are wondering why this happens? I had this problem myself, but now I’ve learned to deal with this situation. So much so that …

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What is Your Vision Center- How to Find Your Best Aiming Position?

Finding your vision center is probably the most important fundamentals in pool. Despite this fact we don’t seem to discuss it much at all. In a nutshell your vision center is the position between or under your eyes where a perfect straight shot looks straight to your eyes. With both eyes open. The majority of …

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How to Grip the Cue and Stroke the Ball – One Stroke for all Shots?

I was practicing in the pool hall last week. I don’t go there that often because people always come over and ask me questions while I’m trying to practice. Just because you’re a good player it doesn’t mean that to you don’t need to practice anymore. The truth is that you need to practice even …

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What is the Tangent Line and How to use it to Improve You Game?

Yes the same tangent line that your geometry teacher at school was talking about years ago. However your teacher probably failed to give you a practical use for this line. So lets look at the tangent line and its practical applications in billiards. Pay close attention : this could be the one piece of information that …

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9 Ball Pool

 What is 9 ball pool? 9 ball pool or just 9 ball as it is known in the USA,  is a variation of pool or billiards. Nine ball has apparently been around  since the 1920’s and appears to have originated in the USA. 9 ball pool was primarily a gambling game played between 2 players. Played on a …

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