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Pocket Speed - Billiard Term Definition

Welcome to the billiard, pool, and snooker glossary of terms. This is the definition of Pocket Speed as it relates to cue sports. You can also view the entire billiard dictionary

Definition of Pocket Speed

Pocket Speed is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Pocket speed has two definitions as related to cue sports. Pocket speed refers to the velocity at which there is just enough speed for the object ball to reach the pocket, but ideally not so hard that a miss would cause sufficient rebound to leave your opponent a return bank. Alternatively, pocket speed refers to the degree of ability of a pocket to more easily accept a shot that was not aimed perfectly if it was softly shot at a fairly slow speed. If the shot was not soft and slow, it my not fall in.

Pocket Speed - Usage

I wonder if I should have shot it with a higher pocket speed?

Billiards - Pocket Speed

  • Title: Pocket Speed
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/17/2006
  • Last Updated: 1/9/2008 9:49:46 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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