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Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill

NOTE: The set-up diagram for this stun shot drill using the side rail, has been lost and the original creator is long gone. If anyone recognizes this drill, please leave a note below and we'll re-create the diagram.

Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill

The aim of this drill is to keep control of the cue ball whilst alternating pots in the opposing corner pockets. This may seem hard at first, but once you get the hang of it, it makes your positional play improve drastically. This is one of the most common types of shots that appear in 9-ball, and if you can make them consistently, you should find yourself keeping control of the table for longer.

Begin with the cue ball at position A. Pot the 1-ball in the corner bag, striking a tip below center. You should hit the rail at approximately diamond 12, and the cue ball will float down the table for position B; from where you pot the 9 in the opposite corner, playing exactly the same shot as before - you should now be at position C, ready to play the 2 followed by the 10.

By obtaining position very close to D, E and F should give you a good chance of running the rest of the drill. Remember, if you make a mistake like miss a pot, reset from scratch and start again.

Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill

  • Title: Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 5/25/2008 3:38:00 AM
  • Last Updated: 3/10/2017 12:35:14 PM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum
  • Source: Archives

Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill

The Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill article belongs to the Speed and Billiard Ball Control category. Billiard tips for controlling the speed or velocity of the cue ball when making shots.

Stun Shot off the side Rail Drill Comments

  1. Jazpoolshark8Jazpoolshark8 from Vancouver, BC on 8/10/2010 2:27:48 PM

    Where is the diagram or video to depict the well written stun shot drill above?

  2. billiardsforumbilliardsforum from Halifax, NS on 3/10/2017 12:32:23 PM

    Unfortunately the billiard drill setup diagram was lost in a site move and we can't locate the original. The original author is also long gone. If anyone recognizes this stun shot drill (using the side rails) please let us know so we can re-create the diagram.

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