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straight rail - 11-07-2015, 10:41 PM

Ok where can I find something to study crowding patterns, I cannot keep the balls together for shot, most im game is 6, most in practice after shoving 2 balls together in the corner was 11

I seen a crowding pattern vid on yt but it wasn't long at all,
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OU5tsldgQX8
I really enjoy straight rail and want to learn how to play it,

I really enjoy watching caudron,s vids


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Ok where can I find something to study crowding patterns, I cannot keep the balls together for shot, most im game is 6, most in practice after shoving 2 balls together in the corner was 11

I seen a crowding pattern vid on yt but it wasn't long at all,
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OU5tsldgQX8
I really enjoy straight rail and want to learn how to play it,

I really enjoy watching caudron,s vids
Although I don't think they have any instructional material on straight rail, kozoom.com has a nice collection of straight rail matches. Search for them under 'free game'. There more than a few runs of 400, so definitely something to be learned.

They may have some instructional articles though, but most of it is 3 cushion and balkline.


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Ok where can I find something to study crowding patterns, I cannot keep the balls together for shot, most im game is 6, most in practice after shoving 2 balls together in the corner was 11

I seen a crowding pattern vid on yt but it wasn't long at all,
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OU5tsldgQX8
I really enjoy straight rail and want to learn how to play it,

I really enjoy watching caudron,s vids
this series was shot ..... quite awhile back but you can search and get it all online they are numbered and the overhead cam is very good ... unfortunately it is in Dutch so any commentary re - stroking , follow thru , etc. is missed .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLupvL3RZMQ


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11-09-2015, 05:29 AM

There is a fountain of straight rail videos in Kozoom's archival matches. Watch, set up the shots, and replicate the results


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11-09-2015, 04:34 PM

Here's a good lesson. 400 points from the break.
http://www.kozoom.com/en/billiard-carom/video/7526.html

Notice 8 innings to gather. 14 innings to get on the rail.
Don't be in a hurry. Make each shot mean something but stay calm.
Learn the soft touch.
Learn the ultra thin hit with the soft touch.
Learn the kiss back and when to use it and how.
Be patient and conservative in your game.

And of course you'll need to learn masse to hit the big numbers.
The game has no respect. Its very tough to make big runs. Most can't get past 6 or 10.

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Here's a good lesson. 400 points from the break.
http://www.kozoom.com/en/billiard-carom/video/7526.html

Notice 8 innings to gather. 14 innings to get on the rail.
Don't be in a hurry. Make each shot mean something but stay calm.
Learn the soft touch.
Learn the ultra thin hit with the soft touch.
Learn the kiss back and when to use it and how.
Be patient and conservative in your game.

And of course you'll need to learn masse to hit the big numbers.
The game has no respect. Its very tough to make big runs. Most can't get past 6 or 10.
What standard of player does it take to score 100 regularly? It sometimes sounds like any half decent player can do it, but the level of control and consistency I see in those videos shows that they are very high level players. But I seem to remember reading that the top players can run 100 pretty much on command.

I've only been on a carom table once and we played straight rail. I managed an 8 which I know isn't very good, but it was quite fun. Love watching carom though.


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11-09-2015, 05:13 PM

I think its a super game which is why im wanting to play more
The super soft hit is tough


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11-09-2015, 05:29 PM

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Libre Goodness - 11-10-2015, 12:13 AM

I bought the E book of Xavier Gretillat and in the book there are diagrams of Rappel shots ( crowding shots)Xavier also has a You tube channel where he has posted video of him demonstrating the Rappel shots from his book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO9WludpnDE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prl09PIkG24




A few you tube channels have Straight rail matches.

AntoniruizBillar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAM...iG5yc6v418gvBw

And here are links to some of the Matches on his channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRY1v2-fpGQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KYfZIbh8WE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTuVY1aSunE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k_ImQX0dgs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syTcmMkrzhk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCYjCmkxEK0

Didier Tromas: https://www.youtube.com/user/dtromas

And here are links to some of the matches on his channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1sxVBz8a0Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jviVyInCb2c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKj6koAVkEk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQQKvatre2w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pazkzCsNjKc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Jl4A7-r3c

Billiard Michael: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG3...twXVfmtRezO-Qw

And here are three Matches of Libre from Denmark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsRWN4mIM2w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFiin87EWzc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRkmpsG_RGY

From Japan using 4 balls:

Yoshiex: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLV...JiUKfcBJBL8AmQ

There are too many 4 ball libre matches to list but here is a few:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1mLDHmKizE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q3m28-Pw8M

My own Youtube Channel:
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Orange Fork Productions - 11-10-2015, 12:55 AM

Almost forgot about this recent Dutch tournament, less then a month ago, was streamed on Biljart.tv It was filmed by Orange Fork Productions who has a youtube channel where they posted a stream of the matches:

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11-10-2015, 09:40 AM

those 2 streamed matchs are 8 n 10 hrs of green when I look at them


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11-10-2015, 11:55 AM

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Youtube besides the Dutch ones? In the Dutch stream there is periods of inactivity between the matches where there is just the table and the three balls bunched together in the center of the table. Hope you are able to see the other youtube stuff.
  
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11-10-2015, 11:56 AM

yes was watching a long one on my lunch, theres so many, but all very enjoyable


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11-12-2015, 10:36 AM

For some older resources from the Golden Age of American Billiards I can suggest Daly's Billiard Book (1913) and Modern Billiards by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company.

Links to where you can view pdfs of each book online:

https://books.google.com/books?id=qX...nswick&f=false

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http://www.chicagobilliardmuseum.org...liard_book.pdf

They are also both available in hard print at abebooks:

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...illiards&sts=t

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http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...s&an=brunswick

There is always the Hoppe book as well, which treats both straight and 3-cushion.

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A few you tube channels have Straight rail matches.

AntoniruizBillar: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAM...iG5yc6v418gvBw


Wow theres a vid there of both players running 400 in the same match!


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