Precision Pool

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Human Kinetics, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 246 pages
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Until now, truly useful tips to play better pool were passed along by word of mouth from mentor to apprentice. Most instructional books covered the same old stuff: rules of the game, basic shot techniques, and the geometry of ball movement. >Precision Pool> takes the next step toteach you more about billiards than you`ve ever had a chance to learn from any other book.From essential fundamentals to advanced game strategies, this book presents everything you need to be successful at the most popular games: 9-ball, 8-ball, straight pool, and one pocket. You`ll learn how to move and think like an athlete on the playing field while sizing up your next shot. >Precision Pool> will help you become a physically and mentally tougher competitor-one who relishes pressure situations and performs like a champion.After reviewing the fundamentals, such as how to choose cues and equipment and body positioning, you`ll learn about aim and vision, two aspects of the sport seldom addressed yet critical to success. The next several chapters cover key techniques and strategies, such as cue ball control, breaks, critical shots, pattern play, safety play, and tactics for special situations. Also included are inventive practice drills and games that make practicing almost as much fun as playing.Complementing the expert instruction are more than 140 diagrams, illustrating each situation and showing exactly how to hit the shot. Among these diagrams are 81 three-dimensional illustrations that provide a perspective very similar to what a player would see while contemplating the next shot. >Precision Pool> presents almost every situation you`ll face and tells you how to avoid trouble and hit winning shots when the game is on the line.This book`s expert advice will both improve your pool performance and increase the fun you have playing it. Whether you want to beat your friends, take home the league trophy, or cash the winner`s check, >Precision Pool> is money in your pocket in becoming a better player.

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About the author (1999)

Kanov is the instructor editor for Pool and Billiard Magazine and a member of the Professional Cue Association.

Stauch is the executive editor of Pool and Billiard Magazine and a member of the Women's Professional Billiard Association.

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