How to Play Billiards: How to Bank a Shot in Pool

November 9, 2011

To a bank shot in pool, imagine Two lines from the related pockets intersecting at a point Where Will cross the ball in order to fall in the pocket. Learn one of the methods for sinking a bank shot with tips from a billiards enthusiast in this free video on the sport of pool. Expert: Joe Nichols Contact: www. breaktimetenpin. com Bio: Joe Nichols has-been playing the game of billiards for More than 43 years. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

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25 Responses to How to Play Billiards: How to Bank a Shot in Pool

  1. MrSovetski on November 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Hah! Been a pool player for about a year now (I mean playing a few times a week). A local pool place opened up in my area so me and my friends will have tournaments there often. At first we were just amateurs – played a few games as kids, nothing much. Now we’re really advancing and I’ve won the odd tournament. Still I never knew how to do half of the things on these billiards videos.

    Great videos; the first time ExpertVillage has actually used an expert!

  2. TheEmilcool on November 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    umm you could just pot it in the opersit one you dont need to allways bounce shots if your on the last ball you dont need to bank it durrrrr

  3. bladeskinsuicide on November 9, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    North Carolina :D Raleigh here

  4. WhereMyVidz on November 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    the zoom is completely idiotic.. why? the video woulda been clean but no some smart person figured that was better..pff expertvillage….wow

  5. luckylukhasj on November 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I have a simpler one for visually orientated people. shoot the ball at the mirror image of the pocket you are supposed to hit.

  6. superschema on November 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Ok, 4 real. Stop baggin on 8ball, because honestly they’re both pretty tough to play well. snooker and 8ball may be very different but both take YEARS to master. In 8/9 ball, the table’s smaller, meaning every inch counts. And in snooker a light tap sends the ball flying, so both need precision and lots of practice.

  7. hinwood14 on November 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    they should make felt printed with a grid lol

  8. Nirvana32058 on November 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Finally someone that explains bank shots with simple terms!

  9. ionlyquickscope on November 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    @tejbirsingh is english “a lot more harder” too?

  10. ProdigyKimXP on November 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    @tejbirsingh Snooker is harder. That doesn’t mean 9 ball or 8 ball is easy. Many pool players have a strong snooker background.

  11. tejbirsingh on November 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    @ProdigyKimXP … mate i would just cut this into the right centre instead of tryin a double or bank shot …..but i get wat u sayin here …..but this game just looks 2 easy 2 me …snooker is lot more harder

  12. ProdigyKimXP on November 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    @tejbirsingh Pretty sure most people would choke playing ronnie. doesn’t mean anything and this trick actually works.

  13. crrazyy on November 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm


  14. tejbirsingh on November 9, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    haha ,,,,,,,this looks like a joke 2 me ……i mean size of the pockets is 2 big and the table is 2 small ……i bet this old lad would 4get all his bank shots if he faces ronnie o sullivan ……….

  15. florider100 on November 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

    im very confused

  16. dc4slacker on November 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Yea this method works, but the best way to make bank shots is to just instinctively feel it. I was able to bank from almost everywhere on the table after I had pick up a stick for the first time. Practice also helps immensely.

  17. ThunderofBabylon on November 10, 2011 at 1:16 am

    cool that was helpful

  18. blo0dy on November 10, 2011 at 1:56 am

    This is brilliant

  19. rjohnson8ball on November 10, 2011 at 2:11 am

    @MrMonsteRay – My favorite method is to imagine a mirror hanging up from the rail (shifted 1 and 1/8 inches toward the playing surface) and hitting the object ball at the pocket that I would see in the mirror. Or, similarly, have someone stand the width of the table out from the side pocket, and shoot the object ball at them. These rely on pure geometry — spin, friction, rail quality affect the shot too.

  20. robomac3430 on November 10, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Thanks, this is really helpful. I am going to try this

  21. shoomeedamoneee on November 10, 2011 at 2:22 am

    simple and clear Sir, thanks a lot!

  22. superschema on November 10, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Accually there is, it’s called the knowledge achieved from strenuous hours of repetative practice :)
    Hehe, just messing with you, this is the most simple method i’ve every come across yet. there is another way, but it takes alot of focus, so much so that if you miss it it’ll piss you off. just use this method for a while, it works about 85% of the time, and if you practice you’ll be able to draw the lines automatically

  23. arsee227 on November 10, 2011 at 2:31 am

    thats not joe thats ron paul

  24. MrMonsteRay on November 10, 2011 at 3:27 am

    is that the easiest way to do it?

  25. mayorc on November 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

    That is nice, but there is anything much simpler and fast to see without having to place the cue around the table ?

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