Learn How to Shoot Pool Billiards and Snooker
Using The Tip Method
The size of each regulation billiard ball including the cue ball is, 2 ¼ inches round. The pockets on any pool table very in width but, they are between 4 ½ to 5 inches wide. You can fit two balls in any pocket side by side. I will show you that this is true with these pictures.
Diagram # 1 This side pocket, is 5 inches wide.
Diagram # 2 This corner pocket is 4 ½ inches wide.
Therefore, with my new idea of using the size of your cue tip as a measurement, you can be off ½ a tip to the left or ½ tip to the right of where you are aiming and still pocket your object ball.
Look at diagram # 3. The black circle on the one ball is where you need to hit this ball to make it go straight in the center of the side pocket. Even if your aim is off a little bit, you can still make the shot. Look at the black circle in diagram # 4. This is called hitting the ball ½ tip off to the left of where I wanted to hit the ball, but it will still go in the pocket.
Diagram # 3
Diagram # 4
The black circle in diagram # 5 is hitting the ball a ½ tip off to the right of where I wanted to hit the ball, but it will still go in the pocket.
Diagram # 5
Now look closely at diagram # 6. There are three black circles on the one ball. As long as you hit your object ball anywhere within these areas you still will make your shot.
Diagram # 6
Because the pockets are at least two times wider than the ball, it allows for a little error in your aiming. Now you can see why using the tip method and the EZ Shot Ghost Ball really works.
EZ Shot Ghost Ball
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