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Running Side - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Running Side

Running Side is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Running side is the British terminology for running english. Running side is a type of english where a sidespin is applied to the cue ball in such a direction that is consistent with the ball's natural direction of travel and momentum. Running side slightly increases the speed of the cue ball. If the shooting player is angling in to a rail that is to the right of the shot, then the application of left english to the cue ball would be considered running side in that situation, and vice versa. Running side also produces a fairly consistent carom, and as such, it is a commonly used type of english.

See: english, body english, helping english, hold up english, inside english, natural english, reverse english, running english, side english, transferred english, unintentional english, left, right, side, side spin, sidespin, deflection, siding for more on the meaning of "Running Side".

Running Side - Usage

Hello mate, can you teach me how to apply running side to the cue ball?

Billiards - Running Side

  • Title: Running Side
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/2/2008 11:59:15 PM

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