Trick Shot-Spinning Speed Shot
Spinning Speed Shot
By: Steve Markle (WPA Ranked 6th)
Here is a fairly simple yet entertaining shot that I recently selected on the 2013 ESPN World Cup of Trick Shots. I successfully made it on my first attempt and my opponent did as well. The object is to hit â€œAâ€ ball with right or left hand english into the cue ball. The cue ball will go into pocket â€œBâ€. From the use of english after contact the â€œAâ€ ball will begin to spin. While it is spinning you must shoot the 7 balls into â€œCâ€ pocket and the other 7 balls into â€œAâ€ pocket. All 14 balls must be pocketed before the â€œAâ€ ball comes to a complete stop.
Start off by placing 14 balls along the long center line of the table as shown. There must be 7 on the left and 7 on the right. Next place an object ball directly in the center of the line and a cue ball about 2 balls width away. For appearance make sure all balls are in a straight line.
When stroking â€œAâ€ ball into the cue ball most tables will require at least a medium hard stroke. If you are playing on a table with fast cloth use a medium stroke. If the cloth is playing very slow use a hard stroke. Be sure to use a stop shot on the object ball so that you keep the cue ball positioned in the center. Also, I suggest using a stripe as your â€œAâ€ ball to show the spinning effect more clearly. After contact you may pocket the balls starting with either the left 7 or right 7, whatever you feel more comfortable with. Enjoy this great shot!
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