Can any one suggest some drills to practice

dennis

Living To Learn!
Hi,I am looking for sme drills that I can use to perfect my shot making and positional skills.Also maybe to show a beginner on bridge stance etc?
thanks,
dennis;)
 

czar

Registered
There are alot of good tapes available at poolvideo.com that cover everything you could want from an instructional video. They are a little pricey though, you can find some of them used on Ebay for a much better price. Good luck.
 

Blackjack

Illuminati Blacksmack
Silver Member
Drills for 9 Ball

Here are a few drills that will drive you crazy for a while. These are 9 ball drills, and are position/speed control drills. The manner the drills are set up makes them self explanatory. If you have any questions regarding these drills, let me know.

Blackjack

http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html


The Dreaded “T” Drill

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%^V1K1
)END

There is a solution to this puzzle, but it will take you a while before you are able to execute it with consitency.
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Here is another drill I call The Railbiter Drill



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)END


here is another variation of the Railbiter Drill

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)END
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Another variation, different position pattern

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)END

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One of my favorites that I call THE SLIDE

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)END
 

jjinfla

Banned
I was going to suggest Steve Campana's book, Black Belt Billiards, which has enough drills to keep you busy for a year, but as long as people like BJ keep posting their drills for free I don't know if you need to buy any book. But you can check it out at blackbeltbilliards.com.
 

Rickw

AzB Silver Member
Silver Member
Drills

I start off by throwing 15 balls on the table. I shoot until I miss and then start over. I don't quit until I run all 15. This gets me loosened up. After that, I throw 15 balls up again with no clusters and no balls touching the rails. I run these without letting the cue ball touch a rail. This is not easy and you might want to stop after 12 hours or so. It's just a goal to strive for. Sometimes a complete this in one rack (rarely) and sometimes it takes me a few (most of the time) but there are times when I just give up after 30 minutes or so. The point of this exercise is to work on cue ball control. After this drill, I throw 1 through 9 on the table and practice running those. If I'm really feeling good and want to keep practicing, I play the "ghost". This involves breaking the 9 ball rack, take ball in hand and try to run the rack. If you run it, you beat the ghost. Keep score for a race to 11 or whatever. This really shows you how important a good break is. If you break the balls and leave clusters and don't make any balls you're not going to beat the ghost very often.
 

dennis

Living To Learn!
remember though that you can practice and peform drills
all day long .If you dont fix the things you are doing wrong it wont help.Atleast thats my humble opinion.
thanks,i'll check out that book.
later,
dennis
 

azhousepro

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Re: Drills

Rickw said:
After that, I throw 15 balls up again with no clusters and no balls touching the rails. I run these without letting the cue ball touch a rail. This is not easy and you might want to stop after 12 hours or so. It's just a goal to strive for.

Glenn Bond had me trying this a while back. It really makes you stop and map things out a couple shots ahead. It also really teaches you to make sure you are on the right side of the ball.

It was a very good drill.

Mike
 

jjinfla

Banned
The 15 balls, no rail, no other ball, is featured in Monk's video, and frequently recommended by many top players. EWA has it in her book too. I can do it if I don't get careless on how I place the 15 balls. LOL
 
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