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Shot aiming drills


Shot aiming drills

Hello I am new to billiards I was wondering if there are any drill in wich i could practice my shot aiming I can alays see the angle needed to pocket a ball but can never hit it perfectly any tips or advice?

Shot aiming drills

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  1. 4ofakindBUDquickshot on 6/2/2010 7:18:31 PM

    The shortest distance between 2 objects is always a straight line. I don't care where on the table your CB and your OB is located. It is a straight line between the 2. Look at your OB and see the dead center. It is always at 6 o'clock which is where you would make a straight shot into the pocket. You would be hitting your CB on the vertical line where it crosses the horizontal line.

    On either side of the 6 o'clock spot there is 7 o'clock on the left and 5 0'clock on the right. We're talking OB here. To make a cut shot into the right corner pocket you would be looking to hit the object ball somewhere between the 6 o'clock point and the 7 o'clock point.

    As you are a beginner just play around with this method. It is called the clock method for aiming. I still use it on occasions. Play with it until you become familiar with it. It is a good beginner method. In time you will develop a better feel for it and the game in general.

    Do not rush your learning. If you do you will rush right pass a lot of good info and not even know it.

    Good luck.

  2. 4ofakindBUDMitch Alsup on 6/4/2010 2:42:44 PM

    Do the diamond intersection practice drill.

    Place an object (OB) on the intersection of a longitudinal diamond (there are 3 of these across the short rails) and a latteral diamond (there are 7 of these); Place the Cue Ball (CB) at the intersection of another longitudinal and latteral diamond. make the shot;

    Repeat until you have performed all 420 of the possible combinations of these intersecting points.

    In no time simple cut shots such as these will become second nature.

  3. 4ofakindBUDdkrager on 6/6/2010 11:00:32 AM

    That sounds more like stroke or alignment errors rather than actual aiming issues. Probably the strongest drill I can think of is piling rocks. It’s probably the granddaddy of all the drills because it’s so versatile. The trick to it though, is that you don’t want to just bang balls around. Use it as a tool to burn in your fundamentals and develop your meat and potatoes game. The reason this is such a powerful drill is because the repetition brings consistently. I can only speak for myself but I realized a long time ago that I lose more games due to execution errors on fairly standard shots rather than missing highly technical skill shots. I also win more games for exactly the same reason.

    Cheers, Dave

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Shot aiming drills

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  • Published: 6/2/2010 6:29:21 PM