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Snake Shot - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Snake Shot

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

A snake shot is the same as a shot that basically goes double the rail. This snake shot occurs when the cue ball is struck and travels down a rail, bounces off of the adjacent rail, and rolls backward down the original rail. This snake shot is caused by a hit on the cue ball with a slight bit of reverse english and at a shallow angle to the rail.

See: double the rail for more on the meaning of "Snake Shot".

Snake Shot - Usage

You got stunned by a snake shot. That will teach you that you must learn not to use reverse english in some situations.

Billiards - Snake Shot

  • Title: Snake Shot
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/8/2008 7:37:59 PM

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