Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets - Shortcuts to Perfect Position & Shape In Pool & Pocket Billiards [NOOK Book]

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How many times has your game died because of a bad cue ball control choice? (Actually, do you really want to remember how many times that happened?)

This has been a big personal problem in the decades that I’ve played the Green Game. There are so many speeds to hit the cue ball and so many ways to make it spin. That means even dead-easy shots become very complicated when you...
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Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets - Shortcuts to Perfect Position & Shape In Pool & Pocket Billiards

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Overview

How many times has your game died because of a bad cue ball control choice? (Actually, do you really want to remember how many times that happened?)

This has been a big personal problem in the decades that I’ve played the Green Game. There are so many speeds to hit the cue ball and so many ways to make it spin. That means even dead-easy shots become very complicated when you have to get shape for the next shot. There are literally hundreds of options.

I’m not a “feel” player, able to intuitively shoot by instinct. I’m a “scientific” player, who likes to figure what, how, and why a shot can work (and way too often, not work). Finally, I got tired of guessing the correct cue ball speed and spin, and decided to apply some intelligence to this weakness in my game. (Of course, I have no objection to winning because someone else does something foolish.)

I mapped out several hundred common shooting situations, with the cue ball, 1 ball, and 2 ball. Then I shot each layout, over and over, trying out different speeds and spins.

Everything was tested and retested – and then repeated over and over. The table layouts in this book are the results from those months and months of testing with tens of thousands of shots. This is why these are “Cheat Sheets”. Basically - I’ve done all the suffering for you.

You need to add some reality to these shots. First, try the shot with what you think works. Then use the provided cheat tip. Once successful, repeat again. Then setup on the shot and shoot it with your eyes closed.

Once you realize you can dial in the speed and spin to get consistent results, the learning curve goes much faster. All it takes is some dedicated practice time to prove you can do it – and that is when you start winning more games.

What you learn in this book will not stop all of your bad shooting decisions. It WILL reduce the number of mistakes. That is why, after you buy this book that I provide an email connection in the book. I am very interested that you get good value.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012658166
  • Publisher: Billiard Gods Productions
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 769,379
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

I am a PBIA/BCA and ACS instructor. Over my 50-plus years of playing pool, I have played against interesting and memorable characters across the USA, Europe, and Asia. I have played on all types of tables from that little table-top table with the marble-sized balls to badly beat-up bar boxes to cheap home tables with slatite beds to the joys of well-maintained pool hall pro level tables.

I wrote this book to reveal how easy it is to control the cue ball and move it around the table. It is amazing how simple it is to use carefully applied speed and spin. In one respect, a critical pool playing secret is revealed here – control of the cue ball is really easy to learn – when you finally realize you need to know how to precisely hit it with your cue tip.

Each page is your cheat sheet to successfully playing a common layout. Each layout has a cheat tip (sometimes two) on how to get the best results. With study and practice, these layouts will teach you to master and manage the cue ball to your best advantage. With these examples, you can successfully adapt your new knowledge into handling other shot opportunities with similar configurations.

Instead of casually learning how to handle these positions through thousands of failed shots, these layouts provide the necessary true knowledge that ensures that you can win more games. Skills will develop as you increase your shooting experience. Add the facts and details in this book to your knowledge base and you will enhance your development as an Intelligent Shooter.

CAREFULLY read the Getting Started section. This provides necessary details to help you achieve the best results in the shortest time. With this material and some practice, you will gain an accurate feel for the speeds and spins.

Good shooting & good luck!
Allan P. Sand
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    It takes a little time to learn how to control how hard to hit t

    It takes a little time to learn how to control how hard to hit the cue ball. I also discovered that it took a while to trust that "1 tip out" could be played. After that it got easier to practice and make the cue ball direction exactly as it was shown. (sigh). I can see that I have a lot of practice time ahead of me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    I bought this book because of a review in About.Billiards newsle

    I bought this book because of a review in About.Billiards newsletter. It is everything he said it was - necessary, important, and critical to playing better pool. When I started working with the book, I was an APA 3. In 5 months, I am a 5.

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    Posted February 11, 2012

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