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Difficult Shot Help

Difficult Shot Help

I was watching a tournament at a local pool hall, and saw a shot where the player put extreme back-spin on the cue ball while shooting it with the cue stick at about an 85 degree angle. The cue ball went forward a few inches, and then changed direction and rolled back.

How is this shot done?

Difficult Shot Help

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  1. allBallsNoBreakstraightshooter on 8/27/2006 12:25:36 PM

    I am thinking that the shot you witnessed was a masse shot. This type of shot is considered extremely difficult and generally takes piles of practice.

    To make this shot work, you will need to keep the following items in mind:

    • use maximum chalk on your cue's tip
    • aim for the cue ball just off from the mid way point
    • the cue angle is usually 90 degrees, which is practically vertical
    • play the shot with speed and firmness

    You will likely end up ripping the life out of the cloth, so play on a table where that does not matter; at least while you are learning. Again, this is an extremely difficult shot, so don't get discouraged if you don't get it after only a few months.

    It is a shot for the expert so dont be disappointed if it takes months of practice.

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Difficult Shot Help

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  • Published: 8/27/2006 12:14:53 PM