General

Follow

Follow is nothing but forward motion on the cue ball after contact with the object ball. Imagine a straight forward blue from near the pink spot with a loose red in the baulk area. You will have to hit the cue ball with low to medium speed and high to medium amount of follow to …

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Stun

This is one of the most important techniques to master because of the way the cue ball travels afterwards. Let me explain. The cue ball will travel in a line perpendicular to the line which joins the object ball (OB) and the pocket, after successfully executing a stun shot. Look at the following images to …

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Backspin

Screw back or backspin arises on the cue-ball (CB) after it contacts the object (OB) and when it is hit anywhere between the center of the cue ball and the extreme bottom non miscue-able point on it. How much backspin it undergoes, depends on how much  the cue ball is hit below center along with …

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The Drag Shot

There is a fifth basic weapon in your arsenal of positional shots. It is called the drag shot. This shot is most perfectly executed when there is just forward roll in the cue ball at the time of contact with the object ball. Well, of course it also depends on where you want your CB …

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