View Full Version : Allison Fishers ten 9 ball practice shots

10-18-2004, 10:36 PM
At Allison Fishers website she said part of her reguliar practice routine is to practice 10 common shots that come up in the game of nine ball.She doesn't however, illustrate what those 10 shots are.

I can think of a few, however, I'll only illustrate one shot on the wei table as I'd be interested to see what you guys can come up with regarding 10 common shots in nine ball that would be worth practising.

Here's a 3 railer that's worth practising:


10-18-2004, 10:51 PM
A standard one rail draw. START(

10-19-2004, 12:41 AM
Rod, is this the same thing you're showing? If so, this is the first shot I thought of. I use this shot very often in 9ball matches.



10-19-2004, 01:01 AM
A couple other frequently used shots.


This shot is used with either high left or high right english depending on where you are going.


10-19-2004, 07:09 AM
One shot comes to mind that comes up often but is probably not really practiced by very many people. And that shot is the break shot /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Everyone hits break shots during practice, but how many break rack after rack just to work on their break?

10-19-2004, 07:13 AM
Try to get to wherever you choose from a jawed ball. Comes up all the time and can be much harder to deal with then most players would think and is often messed up. Move the ball around in the pocket and also the cue ball till you have a good idea what will happen. I never see anyone work on this shot but once you do it will no longer give you any trouble. It does not require repeated practice just an understanding.


10-19-2004, 07:26 AM
That's good advice. That's one scenario where you can get to just about any place on the table if you know how.

I practice hangers sometimes, not as much as I should. Bert Kinister has a video called "It's a Hanger" that is pretty good, well, for him anyway /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

10-20-2004, 07:27 AM
You are right that not many players practice break shot...but if someone really decides to practice those he/she wont regret it! I made that decision last year and I am quite happy with my break shot by now - enough power+enough control means enough opportunities to run out... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

10-20-2004, 09:21 PM
Yep- Popcorn , I do this all the time. I place the nine in all sorts of places on the table and try to get the best shape I can off of the jawed ball. I'll also see how many different ways there might be to get to the same spot. Or attempt both long side and short side shape. This does wonders for my game.

And for me anyway /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif -it does take a lot of practice!

10-20-2004, 09:37 PM
Here's one of my favorite 3 railers:


Or, this one is fun and since I roll too far on this 8-ball all the time- it comes in very useful!