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Originally Posted by td873
... Also, that only looks to be somewhere between 5 and under 10 degrees of angle. Maybe just a hair over 5. ...

There is a simple way to do elevation angle estimation for pool shots. If you take how far above the surface of the table the butt is in inches and subtract how far above the surface of the table the tip is, you get the degrees of elevation (accurate to within about 5% up to 20 inches of elevation). The one degree per inch of cue elevation is true because the typical cue is about 57 inches long.