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Drop1
04-03-2006, 08:47 PM
Is there such a thing,and how does it work?

Leviathan
04-04-2006, 04:48 AM
You might take a look at this explanatory video:

http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~dga/pool/normal_videos/NV7-5.htm

Bob_Jewett
04-04-2006, 12:02 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> Is there such a thing,and how does it work? <hr /></blockquote>
Nearly all pool books discuss it, and it's a major part of a lot of the columns at http://www.sfbilliards.com/articles/BD_articles.html

Briefly, when two balls collide, the one that is struck does not leave along the ideal line (which joins the centers of the balls at the instant of impact). Instead, it goes at a slight angle to that line. This is because the surfaces of the balls are slightly sticky, and if the surface of the incoming ball is moving relative to the struck ball, it will drag it some in the direction of the rub.

Robert Byrne and Phil Capelle cover this much better in their books than we can do here on-line.

Drop1
04-04-2006, 01:05 PM
Thank you Bob that link is going to be a great help to me. I'm having a tabe built,and should have it end of May. its a 9'three slabs of 1" slate,and cloth and rails that were suggested by members of the forum,fabric from France,and rails from Germany. In the States,its easy to pick up a book on pool,and start reading,but where I live there is only one book store with books in English,and no books on Pool. Thats why I ask a lot of questions,and get a lot of help on this Forum.