Pool & Billiards Shots You Should Learn
If you want to get better at pool there certainly are pool and billiards shots you should learn. Working on these shots can help you take your skill to the next level, where you can control the cue ball and pocket more balls in a row. Work on these pool and billiards shots that you should learn to get better.
You will need:
- Pool Table
- Cue Stick
- The stop shot. You don't need to be fancy, putting a lot of English on the cue ball all the time. One of the simplest and most effective pool shots is the stop shot, which is designed for the cue ball to stop immediately upon impact. Hit the cue ball just below center and play with different paces to get the hang of it.
- Pace shots. This isn't exactly a technical term, but rather one that describes the nature of shots. Many shots can figure in the position of the cue ball without anything but a simple hit on the cue ball. Hitting the cue ball with just pace (power; no English) in the center can often times get you where you want to go with the cue. Master the speed of the cue ball, and you will already be a much better pool and billiards player.
- Rail shots. So many pool players can't hit this - but it is a must to be proficient in pool and billiards. The object ball is stuck to the rail and you need to guide it along and into the pocket. Practice makes perfect; aim the cue ball so that it hits on the opposite edge (where it would make contact if it were a straight in shot) to bring it on the rail and home.