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Velcro - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Velcro

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

Velcro is a UK billiard term which describes when a ball is tight on the cushion and a shooting player shoots the cue ball as such that it hits both the object ball and the rail at nearly the same time. When this happens, the goal is that the object ball stays tight to the rail and is metaphorically velcroed to the rail. Running english is often used to achieve the Velcro effect, hitting slightly before the ball. To achieve a Velcro effect, english is normally used, and the hit is focused slightly before the ball.

See: velcroing, hugging the rail for more on the meaning of "Velcro".

Velcro - Usage

That 6 ball is hugging the rail like velcro. It is practically stuck to it!

Billiards - Velcro

  • Title: Velcro
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/22/2007
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:10 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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