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Pool Trick Shots / Fundamentals: Stopping the Cue Ball

Watch more How to Make Pool Trick Shots videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to stop the cue ball in this pool trick shots video tutorial from Howcast. Expert: Andy Segal Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. "Pool Trick Shots / Fundamentals: Stopping the Cue Ball Hi, I'm Andy the ""Magic man"" Segal, I'm here at Willow Billiards in Hoboken New Jersey, doing some trick shots and pool instructions, so if you're ready let's get started. The first thing you have to learn when you're trying to control the cue ball is the stop shot, that is the single most important shot when you're learning position play. When you hit the cue ball, what happens is it just starts rolling and it's a consistent roll. But if you hit the cue ball underneath, what's gonna happen is its going to spin backwards for a while and eventually that backwards momentum will stop , it will slide forward for just a little brief moment and then start rolling again , something like this. You saw that is started sliding there and then it started rolling. While a stop shot is simply getting that cue ball to slide at the point of the ball, so I'm going to try and get the cue ball to slide right over here, I'm gonna shoot on the side of the club just so you can see an example. You noticed that it slid right over here which would cause the cue ball to contact the 12, have no spin at all and stop right at that point, so now I'm going to actually shoot the 12 and you'll see the cue ball stop right there. Now that's the most important shot because that is how you base how much higher or lower to hit the cue ball to get a draw or top spin which will be covered in another video. "
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