Cue Ball English 101
This month we will start using left and right English and next month we will combine high and low with left and right English. High and low English takes most of it's affect after hitting an object ball. Left and right English takes most of it's affect after hitting a rail. Left and right English will not only get the cue ball to go in the direction you want it to but it will also allow you the option of making your cue ball travel two, three and even four rails with out shooting very hard, to get good position on your next shot. This should be exciting and very valuable information to you.
I want you to use the eleven ball in place of your cue ball. This will let you see how the cue ball spins and why it does what it does when it hits a rail. Place the eleven ball were you brake from with the stripe facing you and up and down as in diagram #1, in a straight line with the center diamonds at both ends of the table as in diagram #2.
Hit the eleven ball using center English, at the black dot were you rack the balls or at the center diamond on the rail. Hit the ball just hard enough to hit the rail and come back to the rail where you are standing. The ball should hit the rail and come straight back to you. If the ball comes back to the left or right then, you are hitting the ball to the left or right of center cue ball. If you have a problem hitting center cue ball, check your dominant eye. Now do the same shot hitting the ball on the left with 1/2 tip off center. You will see the eleven ball spinning clockwise, hitting the center diamond, and coming back to the corner pocket to the left of you. Try this again and hit the ball on the left side but with one tip off center. You will see the ball spinning clockwise, hitting the center diamond, only this time the ball will come back to the side pocket to the left of you. You can repeat the last two shots hitting the ball on the right side this time. The ball will spin counter clockwise this time. When the ball is spinning as it hits the rail, it throws the ball in the same direction as the spin. Now, use a real cue ball and place four other balls on the table. Place one ball as close to the left side pocket as you can and another ball at the right side pocket. Place a ball in each corner pocket to the left and right of you. Try making a ball at each pocket by shooting at the center diamond with left English and then right English. I think you will enjoy this practice.
By understanding how much left or right spin on the cue ball can affect where the cue ball is going, soon you too will be able to make shots you thought only the pro's could make.
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Cue Ball English Lesson 1
Cue Ball English Lesson 2
Cue Ball English Lesson 3
Cue Ball English Lesson 4
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