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9-ball practice shots - 09-16-2011, 02:21 PM

I read an article once in pool and billiards magazine that presented a layout of balls that included the most common shots needed for the 9-ball game. The idea of course was to shoot these shots in order and get position on the next ball, thus gaining the ability to play most of the shots that you regularly come across in a game of 9-ball. I unfortunately have been unable to find that issue, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction in regards to finding a similar drill.

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09-16-2011, 02:26 PM

I afraid this will sound a bit disrespectful, but if you are looking to practice the shots that come up most in a game of 9 ball, why not just play nine ball?



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09-16-2011, 02:56 PM

If I remember correctly, the Bert Kinister 60 Minute Workout is based on the most common 9-ball shots.
  
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( ball shots - 09-16-2011, 03:30 PM

Theres a great book called "How Would You Play This?" You can buy it from Acc-Stats 10 bucks or so. It has lots of great lay outs ans it ask you how you would play them, then the next page give you the correct way, based on highest percentage of running out.

Its a good read, covers 9ball, 8 ball and 14.1..., it will help you think through your approch at the table, well worth the cost.
  
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09-16-2011, 06:35 PM

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...sissippi+drill

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09-16-2011, 07:55 PM

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If I remember correctly, the Bert Kinister 60 Minute Workout is based on the most common 9-ball shots.
^ good one to check out
I think he has 2 tapes like this, a very early one (maybe #1) and one he made years later.


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09-16-2011, 09:28 PM

Get "Lessons in 9-ball" by David "Blackjack" Sapolis. He has a whole big section of just drills.

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09-16-2011, 10:17 PM

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Bob Henning's Pro Skill Series has basically the same shots as Bert's 60 minute workout. Both are worth the investment.



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09-16-2011, 11:10 PM

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09-17-2011, 05:14 AM

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Get "Lessons in 9-ball" by David "Blackjack" Sapolis. He has a whole big section of just drills.

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Great book. Dave is a great instructor, should take a look at his youtube videos too...

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09-17-2011, 07:45 AM

I have a lot of training stuff and the best one that helped with 9 ball position was Buddy Hall's clock system and "How do you win from here" from Accu Stats... GREAT STUFF!!!
  
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10-01-2011, 11:56 AM

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I afraid this will sound a bit disrespectful, but if you are looking to practice the shots that come up most in a game of 9 ball, why not just play nine ball?

I believe their is much more to improving your game than to do that. If I just play 9-ball, I may slowly improve, but never truly become proficient at and master the shots necessary to consistently play 9-ball well.

On the other hand, there a number of shots that routinely come up in one form or another during 9-ball play. If you shoot these over and over in a practice based setting, you can not only master making them, but also master how to get position to any other shot.

These drills often come in the form of run out patterns. You shoot each shot over and over again until you can master the shot and necessary position. Now you are able to make that shot or slight variations of it with precision anytime it comes up during play. Once you have done that with all of the very commonly occuring shots, your run out percentage should improve dramatically.
  
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10-01-2011, 12:59 PM

Here is a discussion and table that I posted on rsb a few years ago.
I think it is a good practice to run the table and see the patterns. Like I said it the link I got these from a video somewhere but I cannot remember who did it.
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.s...2f6273f98d4107
  
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10-01-2011, 05:09 PM

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I read an article once in pool and billiards magazine that presented a layout of balls that included the most common shots needed for the 9-ball game. The idea of course was to shoot these shots in order and get position on the next ball, thus gaining the ability to play most of the shots that you regularly come across in a game of 9-ball. I unfortunately have been unable to find that issue, and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction in regards to finding a similar drill.

Thanks!

Bill
You might be talking about Mississippi 9 Ball. Here's one thread about it:
http://forums.azbilliards.com/showth...ssissippi+ball

Joe Tucker's Guaranteed Improvement also shows you the essential routes in 9 ball (if you are looking for books/vidoes).

Finally, I subscribed to this thread a while back when I was looking for drills:

http://forums.azbilliards.com/showthread.php?t=78217

enjoy!


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