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Object Ball Frozen to the Rail

Object Ball Frozen to the Rail

How do you best pocket an object ball frozen to a rail? This is a question asked by many billiard beginners, and a question that can be answered relatively quickly. Both the angle of approach and the use of English are noteworthy items in explaining now to pocket an object ball that is frozen to the rail.

Object Ball Frozen to the Rail

Angle of Approach

Basically, the sharper the angle of approach becomes, the more difficult it becomes to make the shot accurately. The reason for this, is that when you are shooting straight on, your "target" is larger, and relatively easy to shoot at. As your shot angles out more and more, the area of the object ball you want to hit becomes smaller and more difficult to strike accurately. You can only improve here with practice, but just know that it gets more difficult as the angle becomes sharper. Additionally, the degree of difficulty increases as the distance of the object ball increases from the pocket.

Tips for Pocketing Frozen Object Balls

In order to send the object ball straight down the rail, you must try to contact the rail and the object ball precisely at the same time with the cue ball. Use of "running English" is known to help in making this type of shot, and the sharper your angle becomes, the more running English you will need.

We hope this article has been useful for helping you understand the unwanted situation of having an object ball frozen to a rail. If there are any other tips for this type of shot that you know of, please contact us with them.

Object Ball Frozen to the Rail

  • Title: Object Ball Frozen to the Rail
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 8/20/2006 12:33:00 PM

Object Ball Frozen to the Rail

The Object Ball Frozen to the Rail article belongs to the Billiard Fundamentals and Basics category. Pool playing tips for the beginner. Get started with these fundamental billiard drills

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