Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS Series) A series of instructional videos, Discs I-V.
To date I have viewed discs I, II and III. Each contains excellent instuctional material.
for all 3 discs are written below. I know neither Dr. Dave or Tom Ross.
Dr. Dave Alciatore and Tom Ross provide numerous amounts of knowledge about the game.
- Basic Shot Making and Position
18 cut shots - 21 stun shots - 12 follow shots - 16 draw shots - 26 CB direction - 15 CB speed control -
7 scratch avoidance - 11 combination shots - 16 carom shots - 18 billiard shots
- Many shots that players have taken years of play to learn. Not just for beginners. Advanced
players who watch Disc I can brush up on shots they already know, or may even learn a few new ones.
Dr. Dave does the narrating and some shot making. There are many "GEM" shots that have a somewhat
annoying TA DAH sound, but they really are gems. Tom Ross shows much skill in some of his shot making.
I'm sure you will want to purchase the complete series of 5 discs after you view Disc I.
- English and Poistion Control
19 english basics - 24 english effects - 29 rail cut shots - 9 CB path control shots - 33 basic position play -
11 advanced position play - 10 center table position - 10 straight in position - 19 OB hangers - 20 multi-rails
- A non stop disc of english and position control instruction. Most experienced players might
make a majority of these shots without hesitation but may find the advanced position play helpful. There
are no racks of balls run, just many shots that will occur in ordinary games. You won't be disappointed.
I do wish the camera on the OB hangers (shots 306 thru 318) would have shown more of the ball in the
pocket jaws. In the rail cut shot section (shot 223), Dr. Dave says to ignore the rail and to contact the ball
as a normal cut shot. ( IMO unless hit softly, you'll make more rail shots by slightly contacting the rail first )
- Safety Play and Strategy
33 defensive safety shots - 15 offensive safety shots - 13 safety replies - 9 ball-in-hand replies - 19 general
strategy - 14 eight ball strategy - 8 nine ball strategy - 6 rail first shots - 10 clearance & cluster breakouts
- If you have problems with your safety play, this is
the instructional disc for you. Many ways to play
safe, both defensively and offensively. Although mostly for rotational games such as 9 ball, many safeties
shown can also be useful in other games. Dr. Dave explains the best location for the cue ball if there's
more than one way to play safe. Many strategy shots are explained. Tom Ross runs a few 8 ball racks on this
disc to show that the easiest shot may not be the best choice when determining your key ball. The clearance
and cluster breakout section explains why it's important to plan ahead before breaking apart ball clusters.
Examples of Discs I thru III
- Click the Videos
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Disc IV thru V - not yet available