From the most rank amateur to the most experienced hustler, anyone who spends any time playing pool knows the power of trick shots to wow an audience and impress competitors. Whether they’re simple or elaborate, trick shots are an exciting way to spice up a pool game � and they offer control that will boost your performance and give you an advantage over your opponent.
Although they may look fancy, not every pool table trick takes hours of practice. Some can even be learned fairly quickly, once you understand how to hold the pool cue and shoot properly. One of the simplest billiard tricks is the cut shot, where the cue ball hits another ball in just the right way to force that ball to move at a right angle. This is one of the most useful pool tricks to use during any given game � and all it requires is a basic understanding of the way the balls move against each other and a little bit of practice.
Another fancy shot � less useful in the average billiard game, but fun to do and impressive to watch � is the double shot. This maneuver sinks a ball into the corner pocket, then continues as the cue ball hits the rail, rebounds around the pool table, and returns to sink the same ball that’s been replaced in front of the pocket. Like the cut shot, the double shot takes a little practice and an understanding of the physical dynamics that govern the cue ball’s movements around the table.
Even an amateur can learn these basic pool tricks to impress friends and opponents at the pool table. For pool tables, pool accessories, tips and tricks.