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Pool Trick Shots / Fundamentals: Avoiding the Scratch

Watch more How to Make Pool Trick Shots videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to avoid scratching 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. "Hi. I'm Andy ""The Magic Man"" Segal. I'm here at Willow Billiard in Hoboken, New Jersey doing some trick shots and pool instruction. So if you're ready, let's get started. All right. Now, how do you know when a shot's a scratch shot? Well, a lot of people think that when the ball is right on the spot, it's a scratch shot. Well that's actually wrong. The ball on the spot is not a scratch shot. What I like to think about is a three-point basketball line. From the corner pocket Pretend this is the foul line. The three-point line would come out here, around up here, and then back down. That's the scratch line. So if I shoot the eleven ball in the corner, there's no scratch. But, instead of here, if I was up here on the three point line, that's actually the scratch line. Okay? So, now how do you avoid the scratch if the ball is on that three point line? Well, one of the ways is to use the concept of the, of the position play, from that video. Remember, the tangent line is going to go this way, right into the scratch, if I'm shooting the stop shot. So if I want to pull it back from that tangent line, I would use back spin, and that would alter the direction of the cue ball to avoid the scratch. Like that. "
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