sidespin pool – squirt & swerve revisited

August 19, 2011
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Revised description of major effects of hitting with sidespin at pool.

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25 Responses to sidespin pool – squirt & swerve revisited

  1. boegybangerboy on August 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    @bigkillapimp ‘squirt’ is an actual term used in cuesports

  2. bigkillapimp on August 19, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Come on man,”squirt”. Pretty lame. Who did you hear that from? Are or you making it up?

  3. aardvaark069 on August 19, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    all sports, at highest level require the same amount of dedication and are all equally difficult to master in their own particulars.

  4. liamisdebom123 on August 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I also create squirt with a stick and balls.. Another kind of squirt though

  5. kirtanpatel8 on August 19, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    watch me play pool on my channel myn is sik

  6. ProdigyKimXP on August 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    @Compantino Never got into table tennis. I really don’t like saying one sport is harder than the other. To truly be something in any sport, it takes the same dedication and difficulty to do so.

  7. Compantino on August 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    @ProdigyKimXP I belive you. I myself play table tennis on a high level and know what it takes to develop skill. Table tennis is probably the hardest sport in many categories.

  8. ProdigyKimXP on August 19, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    @Compantino It requires immense physical control over your body, a lot of planning in your patterns, a lot of skill, and hours and hours of practice.

    It’s a skill some can develop that dazzle people because only a small small small percentage of people in the world can do what they do.

  9. Compantino on August 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    @ProdigyKimXP how so not?

  10. ProdigyKimXP on August 19, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    @Compantino How so?

  11. ProdigyKimXP on August 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    @bassamalnaji2010 All players I’ve seen use pivot. Keeping cue parallel to ob path is the reason cue ball deflects.

  12. midoweimar on August 19, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    wow this great, a nice way of putting it. I loved the extra weight apparatus.

  13. midoweimar on August 19, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    wow this great, a nice way og putting it. I loved the extra weight apparatus.

  14. bassamalnaji2010 on August 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I have been playing pool for 35 years, i have yet to see a pool player playing with pivot style. I agree with some of the comments posted, you must keep cue parallel to ob path then there will be no deflection what so ever, as far as swerve, if cue is not level you will have swerve. . I have been playing with $15.00 cue for almost 30 years and won few tournaments , i aim before i go down, if shot needed English i will go down with English in mind and automatically my stick is parallel,

  15. Griever3216 on August 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Very well explained tutorial.

  16. drtrotter74 on August 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    @forestkelley Some people use Predator shafts which are supposed to squirt less, but my opinion is that these are hard to get used to unless you re-learn your stroke on these types of cues. If you are a new pool player, maybe it is the way to go because you are not ingrained in a certain stroke.

  17. drtrotter74 on August 20, 2011 at 12:21 am

    @forestkelley you need to pivot, and the amount depends on how much your cue squirts. After you shoot a few shots, it becomes intuitive where this aim point it, and you don’t even realize you are doing it. It can vary also for longer shots………the squirt doesn’t change, but the margin of error does, and you will get away with squirt on shorter shots and miss longer shots because of it.

  18. Compantino on August 20, 2011 at 12:49 am

    silly sport

  19. randompop101 on August 20, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Your video is amazing and extremely helpful. However, English isn’t my first language, so it was a bit tough for me to understand the first few times. If you could make the video with a slower speech, many more foreigners would benefit from it.

  20. bushputz on August 20, 2011 at 2:06 am

    The easiest way to find the squirt pivot point of your cue is to do this:
    Place the cue ball on the head spot. Aim (with center ball) directly at the center diamond on the foot rail. Now, move ONLY your back hand left or right so that your cue pivots around your bridge hand. Remember to keep your cue as level as possible.
    Shorten or lengthen your bridge length until you find your quirt pivot point (cue ball consistently hits the center diamond on the foot rail)

  21. AllTooAmorous on August 20, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I don’t think you addressed how speed affects squirt, but great video nonetheless.

  22. sof2finchy on August 20, 2011 at 3:14 am

    cool video.

  23. gabrieljosset on August 20, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Very well done – I’ve never seen a better illustration of these points. May want to slow down on the pivot point explanation, as it seems to have confused some of the viewers who think it has to do with rotating the cue around it during the shot…

  24. cchmaness on August 20, 2011 at 3:56 am

    You must keep the ball parallel when using side. Any pivoting of your aim is changing the direction of force, in effect changing your aim. The mass wants to move away from the force at 180 degrees. To keep it simple, keep the direction of force the same as if you were hitting center ball.

  25. forestkelley on August 20, 2011 at 4:55 am

    The last diagrams describes a problem that I have been trying to understand, which is, when using side spin, are you supposed to pivot (as the diagram suggests) from your straight aimed cue position, or, instead, simply move the cue as a whole to one side but keeping it parallel to its original position? Wouldn’t keeping it parallel reduce swerve even more than simply pivoting? Thanks.

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