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Fractional Cuts Visualization Practice - 04-03-2015, 09:05 PM

To use Fractions for aiming you need to get familiar with (learn to visualize at the table) the cut angles formed by the three common fractional overlaps: 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ball.

To help with that, here's a practice setup diagram of the fractional cut angles (left and right) for shots parallel with the short and long rails. I hope it's self explanatory.

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04-04-2015, 07:25 AM

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04-04-2015, 12:24 PM

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To use Fractions for aiming you need to get familiar with (learn to visualize at the table) the cut angles formed by the three common fractional overlaps: 3/4, 1/2 and 1/4 ball.

To help with that, here's a practice setup diagram of the fractional cut angles (left and right) for shots parallel with the short and long rails. I hope it's self explanatory.

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Those diagrams are awesome.How did you do them?


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04-04-2015, 12:57 PM

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Those diagrams are awesome.How did you do them?
Just a simple drawing program called SmartDraw. I probably copied the table from somewhere - don't remember.

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04-04-2015, 06:16 PM

That is perfect.
It is exactly what I asked if you could do a while back on another illustration you did, running the line back out to the opposite rail.

Line in line out, good work, very smple.

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04-04-2015, 07:09 PM

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04-04-2015, 08:32 PM

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That is perfect.
It is exactly what I asked if you could do a while back on another illustration you did, running the line back out to the opposite rail.

Line in line out, good work, very smple.

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I remember - maybe that gave me the idea.

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Thanks Larry.

I've never tried using fractional reference alignments, but I thought something like this might be helpful for those who do or want to try. Might even give it a go myself...

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Thanks Larry.

I've never tried using fractional reference alignments, but I thought something like this might be helpful for those who do or want to try. Might even give it a go myself...

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the other value to me of your diagram
is it gives someone a reference
to use in practicing
they may not be aware
for example
" its the FILL IN THE BLANK cut i keep missing"
but once they do
now they have that type of ball cut from various places to practice

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04-05-2015, 10:31 AM

I teach this using lasers. I made a tool to adjust the height of the laser. I adjust the tool for a complete line in and out and over the object ball, its laser straight, you can hit a hair on a mosquito's ass with it.

I have another for the cue ball and adjust it accordingly. It doesn’t matter where the cue ball or object balls are, it is always the same, it never changes, it's constant and simple.

I keep a pointer in my hand for explanation.

The laser travels over the balls also as one complete line, which is the crease. When you know how to use the crease your life can change, fireworks go off, I have seen players smile, haha.

It is so easy Ray Charles and Helen Keller use this. It's taught in 30 minutes or less.

Without getting into great detail, which is really unnecessary, it's so simple and doesn't tax the brain as other methods can.

As humans we are visual creatures, this is as easy as easy gets. It may be not everyone's cup of tea, that's why we have different tea cups.

Once you figure it out bring your straight stroke and feel.
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How do these help anyone to pot balls?
You're not familiar with using fractional CB/OB overlaps as starting alignments?

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Spot Shot - 04-06-2015, 05:35 AM

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Another useful diagram that was very useful to me is the Spot Shot half ball hit. Its very important in One Pocket where balls are on the spot. The minute someone scratches they can set the ball up anywhere behind the line and the Spot Shot comes into play and if the position of the cue ball is right its easier to pot the shot by knowing the half ball hit location.


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You're not familiar with using fractional CB/OB overlaps as starting alignments?

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