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Follow Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Follow Shot

Follow Shot is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

A follow shot is a shot in which the cue ball continues traveling forward after it has struck the target object ball. When the cue ball, to which follow has been applied, hits the object ball center to center squarely, it should travel directly forward through the exact path the object ball has taken ahead of it. This sometimes allows a second ball to be pocketed. A follow shot is executed by striking the cue ball with the cue stick just above the equator and with adequate topspin applied. The opposite of a follow shot is the cut shot, where instead of traveling directly in the patch of the object ball ahead of it, the cue ball veers on a tangent to either the right or left of that path.

See: follow, top spin, topspin for more on the meaning of "Follow Shot".

Follow Shot - Usage

I'd use a follow shot here and try to also pocket the 10 ball.

Billiards - Follow Shot

  • Title: Follow Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/10/2008 7:37:10 PM

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