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What is a Carom?


What is a Carom?

I just dont get this term. What is a carom? Is it a shot? A kiss? A bank off another ball?

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What is a Carom?

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  1. billybilliardsforum on 5/10/2006 9:55:47 PM

    Hi Billy,

    Welcome to the Billiard Forums, and thanks for posting.

    To answer your question, "Carom" is basically a shot in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then another.

    This is a general definition, and i'm sure that others will have variations, as this is a widely misunderstood billiard term.

    Hope this helped.

  2. billybilly on 5/11/2006 8:22:37 PM

    Thanks, that makes sense I guess.

  3. billybreakballs on 5/29/2006 11:14:12 AM

    Yes, that is correct @billiardsforum, as opposed to a non-carom shot where you only have one direct hit.

  4. billyJoBoXr on 6/5/2006 8:06:05 PM

    I was under the impression that a carom was off the bumper? my bad...

  5. billybilliardsforum on 10/16/2006 7:32:07 AM

    That is true, the term can be used loosely to simply refer to the rebound of a ball off of another ball, or off of a rail.

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What is a Carom?

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  • Published: 5/10/2006 9:48:28 PM