Pool & Billiards Basic Shots & Shotmaking

Learn to develop your shotmaking skills

Basic shots are the fundamental shots that need to be learned by beginning pool players in order to advance to the next level of shotmaking. Shots like Stop, Draw, Follow are the basic shots of the game of billiards.

This section will give you a better understanding of the technique with executing the simple stop, draw and follow shots. Understanding the technique will lead you to the next step in your journey to shotmaking excellence.

The Stop Shot Pool & Billiards video demonstration

A Stop Shot or Stop Ball as Filipinos normally call it, is when the cue ball stops dead in its tracks upon contact with the object ball. It is normally done by hitting the cue ball at the center.
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The Draw Shot Pool & Billiards video demonstration

A Draw Shot is when the cue ball stops momentarily then draws away from the object ball towards you upon contact with the object ball. This is one of the more pleasing shots to see as the cue ball stops momentarily before it races back towards you.
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The Follow Shot Pool & Billiards video demonstration

A Follow Shot is when the cue ball stops momentarily then follows the object ball's direction upon contact with the object ball. It is normally done by hitting the cue ball above center.
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Cut Shots Pool & Billiards video demonstration

Angle shots, also referred as cut shots or slice generally make up the most of your shots in the game of pocket billiards. Therefore, it is important to master these type of shots. In this lesson, I will discuss key points that you should remember about angled shots.
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The Stop Shot - Revisited Pool & Billiards video demonstration

This article will explain in more detail the state of the cue ball as it travels towards the object ball that makes the cue ball stop at the moment it impacts the object ball.
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The Draw Shot - Revisited Pool & Billiards video demonstration

This article will explain in more detail the state of the cue ball as it travels towards the object ball that makes the cue ball draw back after it impacts the object ball.
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The Follow Shot - Revisited Pool & Billiards video demonstration

This article will explain in more detail the state of the cue ball as it travels towards the object ball that makes the cue ball follow towards the direction of the object ball after it impacts the object ball.
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