A good drill

unknownpro

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I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but it is a good drill for 9-ball and other rotation games. Place two balls a little off the rail at the first diamond above the side. Take ball in hand and alternate shooting these two balls up the rails playing position on the other ball and replacing them as you go. Hit the second rail each time and leave the cueball where it stops for the next shot.

Since the position will vary, you will have to slam in the straighter ones and kill the sharper cuts. Ten in a row is not bad. I try to work up to where I can make 20 and I got 43 one time.

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1on1pooltournys

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Another drill

Your drill reminded me of another drill that I practice a lot. It is more advanced and the object is to run out. It is great because you are constantly going back and forth, and then up and down the table. I was taught this by a Hall of Fame player. Once you can accomplish it with the balls slightly off the rails, step it up a notch and freeze them. I practice this on about 4 inch pockets and it can be extremely frustrating, not to mention difficult. I hope you all enjoy.:smile:

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devindra

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1on1pooltournys said:
Your drill reminded me of another drill that I practice a lot. It is more advanced and the object is to run out. It is great because you are constantly going back and forth, and then up and down the table. I was taught this by a Hall of Fame player. Once you can accomplish it with the balls slightly off the rails, step it up a notch and freeze them. I practice this on about 4 inch pockets and it can be extremely frustrating, not to mention difficult. I hope you all enjoy.:smile:

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if i can run this easily on 4.5 inch pockets what would that make me? what level of player?
 

1on1pooltournys

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devindra said:
if i can run this easily on 4.5 inch pockets what would that make me? what level of player?

This is a pretty tough layout. On 4.5 inch pockets I would have to say you are a B to A player. It's really hard to label your level without seeing your other skills (safety, banking, kicking, breaking, etc.) but this drill sure does say you are moving the cue ball around good and staying in line. Trust me, if you get out of line on just one of these shots you are about 10 to 1 the dog on running out. Try freezing them on the rails. Good Luck;)
 

deetuner

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1on1pooltournys said:
Your drill reminded me of another drill that I practice a lot. It is more advanced and the object is to run out. It is great because you are constantly going back and forth, and then up and down the table. I was taught this by a Hall of Fame player. Once you can accomplish it with the balls slightly off the rails, step it up a notch and freeze them. I practice this on about 4 inch pockets and it can be extremely frustrating, not to mention difficult. I hope you all enjoy.:smile:

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I need some help with this if anyone can assist. I assume that the object is to run out in numerical order. Forgive my verbage, I am a newbie to pool talk. This is how I play it:

1 ---stop shot in the side
2 --- draw one rail back to near center table
3 ---ditto
4----ditto

This is where the cheese starts sliding off the cracker;

5----draw one rail back between the opposite side and corner (near where the four ball was) pockets.
6-----into the corner pocket sliding the cue ball up table(near where the five ball was) to get a cut shot on the....

(back on track here)

7----from there up table to the 8---back up table to the 9....


Is this a decent play or am I over-thinking this?

I have ordered some training dvds, but have not got them yet....just trying to get a head start and try something a bit more advanced.
thanks in advance for any help.
 

devindra

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That is how you would probably play it if you got perfect shape all the time which is not possible so sometimes you may have to do it different ways.
 

Franky

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an old friend

I had a friend a long time ago who used to do this drill (initial post) but with the object balls frozen. He said he ran over 100 like this a few times! I should try this....
 
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