How to Play Billiards: Billiards: Aiming

August 14, 2011

To AIM in billiards, draw a line from the pocket to the ball to the contact point determines the cue ball That must address. Aim and determines the proper angles for making billiards shots with tips from year Experienced pool player in this free video on billiards. Expert: Joe Nichols Contact: www. breaktimetenpin. com Bio: Joe Nichols has-been playing the game of billiards for Approximately 43 years. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

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22 Responses to How to Play Billiards: Billiards: Aiming

  1. bore2008 on August 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Beginners may be better off vy visualizing a gost ball that is in contact with your point of aim. One can put an a ball where the ghost ball could be and needs only to aim at replacing that ball, just have someone remove that ball before shooting. Actually one needs to aim at the exact center of that ball, hence at the center of the ghost ball,,,

  2. silbaar on August 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    @espresso747 I am not an expert player, but I am quite good at aiming (the only thing in pool I can say I really am good at) and I do exactly the mental process that Joe explained. If it is basic, I don’t understand why. I find it correct

  3. ibejdo66 on August 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    lol it is like he said inner sex xaxaxaxax :)

  4. espresso747 on August 14, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I appreciate the effort to remain simple in the explanation, but it’s just incorrect. This is one of the problems in aiming…. That point if aimed at will miss, the way to determine the proper location is to set up the exact same shot until you just see it. Pool balls being round, the cue contacts the OB before the point is reached, resulting in hitting it too full. See the entry on cut shots in Ray Martin’s 99 Critical Shots. (shot no. 1). No offense to this gentleman however, he is basic

  5. usukker on August 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm


  6. Jeremiah0san on August 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    ah I see

  7. sixcues on August 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    @2por2a4d – I do just that in my manual “Reflections on the Cut Shot”, see my site “the cut shot dot com”, I show you what part of the object ball to hit and what part of the cue ball to hit it with! If you have invested $hundreds in quality cues, you need to invest in your knowledge of the game also to get the most out of your cues!

  8. sixcues on August 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    @whasmyname – There is an easier way to aim and make balls, see “the cut shot dot com” There is no Ghost Ball, Imaginary Lines, Devices, or gimmicks involved. Get my manual on Cut Shots and you’ll start making a lot more of those balls that you are missing now!

  9. 2por2a4d on August 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    @sirguigui what he did was show how to find the point of aim…he didnt mention where to shoot so that the cue ball would contact the object ball at that point.

  10. sirguigui on August 14, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    @2por2a4d That’s exactly what he did.

  11. 2por2a4d on August 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    the hard part about aiming is knowing where to shoot the cue ball to hit that point…that is the main thing you should cover.

  12. demonfire456 on August 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    these videos are very helpful

  13. whasmyname on August 14, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I have been playing pool for a few months now, I don’t know if I have improved, but I still seem to have problems pocketing balls, I seem to miss a lot. So do I basically just aim the tip of my cue to the where the line intersects the ball? How about making cut shots? And when using the ghost ball technique, does it just basically overcut a ball?

  14. AdobeExcel on August 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    didnt help.

  15. Kh1ryu on August 14, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    This tutorial is pretty simple and straightforward, I like it.

  16. TheSkovran on August 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    no shit!!!!!!

  17. pirocan1 on August 15, 2011 at 12:32 am

    smokin JOE!

  18. cuetable on August 15, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Hi Joe,
    What a great series of pool instruction
    Please do a google search for “cuetable aiming calculator”. I hope it will help you to get the ideas across in your teaching

  19. patryczek1991 on August 15, 2011 at 1:57 am

    thats what i saying all the time when i watching this movie : HI JOE ! :D

  20. xninjazx6r on August 15, 2011 at 2:16 am

    Hi Joe!

  21. risingdead12 on August 15, 2011 at 2:27 am


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