Jan 29, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 3

This is the type of shot that everyone likes to play in a game of 9 ball ... where you deliberately hit the next designated ball in such a way as to pot the 9 ball - and win the rack!

This 9 ball video clip shows the 3 ball being struck to cannon into the 9 and pot it via the side cushion.

Interested in the history of 9 ball? Here are some links worth reading ...

9 ball history on Wikipedia ~ 9 ball history on 9ballpool.com

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Jan 22, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 2

The next 9 ball video clip we want to share with you is a break-off shot where the 3 ball goes down off the break, giving the player a good start to the rack.

It takes time and patience to perfect the break-off and although top 9 ball players can regularly get 3 or 4 balls down off the break, you should always be happy just to get 1 ball down and have a nice shot on the next ball.

It's been a long standing rumour that Francisco Bustamante once got 7 balls down off the break. Sadly it wasn't officially recorded but given his talent, it's quite credible.

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Jan 15, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 1

One of the best things about 9 ball is that it's colourful and exciting to watch. There's not a lot to understanding 9 ball rules - it's not rocket science! So it makes for great viewing on tv - and web videos. So we decided it was time to shoot not only a little 9 ball but a few video clips of it!

Here is the first in a series of 9 ball videos showing some of the different types of shot - there are hundreds of course so we can't cover every 9 ball shot but we'll do our best to make them interesting. Thanks to Oliver for playing the shots for us.

We call this one the 2 in 1 shot ... you'll see why!

Check out our online 9 ball store (in association with Amazon).
Select from some great pool and billiards books and pool and billiards videos.

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