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01-05-2004, 09:40 AM
I've got a 7' pool table in my basement. It's pushed up against the wall because there isn't enough room down there. I'm still able to do drills as I can use about 2/3 of the table. I do the side pocket circle drill and the corner drill where I place 12 balls connecting the 2nd diamonds and shoot them all in order into the corner.
What drills are your favorites? I'm getting bored with these.
01-05-2004, 10:08 AM
Start with around 9 balls evenly spaced down the middle of the table odd/even on seperate sides with highest # in the middle. Put 1 ball per shot in alternating sides with out running the cue ball into any other balls. Use any pockets you would like. This can be played with 2 players the winner being the one that sinks the last ball.
01-05-2004, 12:55 PM
be1163 I'm having trouble visualizing this. Why the odd/even on seperate sides?
01-05-2004, 01:12 PM
Sorry I forgot.... You shoot them in order. So if you put odd even on each side it makes it a little more difficult.
01-05-2004, 02:42 PM
Hi friend, The following links contain some of the practice drills I've found on the internet. A good majority of them you won't be able to practice because of your situation and some you will. ....Enjoy.RJ
ps. You can also practice your draw shot along the side rail like so.Put an object ball near the corner pocket and the cue ball one diamond away.Place both balls say an inch or so off the rail to make potting easier.See if you can draw the cue ball EXACTLY back to were you started from.Keep moving the cue ball a diamond back and try draw it stoping it to were you stopped the first ball.Or leave the cue ball where it is and try to stop it a diamond back and so on and so on. You can vary things by moving the cue ball and object ball a variety of distances along the long rail with the intentions of drawing the cue ball to a certain spot.This drill can be boring however it will pay off big time when you need draw control in your matchps. If anyone else has found any other good drills on the internet please post.
01-05-2004, 04:02 PM
Jeezz..RecoveryJones. Wow! Thank You very much. These Drills should keep me busy for a long, long time. There's soo many I don't know where to begin. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
01-05-2004, 11:31 PM
one that i like is a grid drill. you set up an object ball on each intersected line from the bottom rail to the second diamond and one ball on the rail about an inch off at each diamond. so you end up with 13 object balls. The goal is to shoot them in one at a time without contacting another object ball. so no banks or combination shots. it's challenging but fun.
01-06-2004, 04:12 PM
I did some more searching on the internet and here's an updated list of pool practice drills that I've found.I reccomend getting really good at the first drill involving a straight stroke before moving on to the next drills. Enjoy, RJ
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