Feb 20, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 6

For this next 9 ball video clip we chose another long pot .... this time the 1 ball is potted from the other extreme end of the table with the cue ball close to the cushion. It's a brave shot - made at pace with total control of the cue ball. Great 9 ball play Oliver!


How much do you know about the choice of colours for the cloth on a 9 ball table? Check out our pool table cloth colours page. You might be surprised at the choices!

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Feb 17, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 5

Potting long shots in the game of 9 ball is something most players try to avoid. The greater the distance between the cue ball and the object ball, the more chance there is of the shot going wrong. It's the same in snooker (though of course much more difficult in that game as the table is 12ft long!).

This 9 ball video clip we made shows Oliver taking on and succeeding with a great long pot, potting the 5 ball at pace.


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Feb 7, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 4

Another cannon shot to pot the 9 ball and win the rack.

In this 9 ball video clip Oliver makes a clever shot, sending the cue ball into the 6 ball which in turn gently cannons into the 9 ball at just the right angle to send it down the table and into one of the bottom corner pockets. With the 9 ball so close to the side cushion, it's not an easy shot. Well done Oliver - game over!


This was not a 'trick shot' as such, just a clever one. If you want to see some trick shots go to our 9 ball trick shots page where we explain 7 great trick shots common to 9 ball pool.

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Jan 29, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 3

This is the type of shot that everyone likes to play in a game of 9 ball ... where you deliberately hit the next designated ball in such a way as to pot the 9 ball - and win the rack!

This 9 ball video clip shows the 3 ball being struck to cannon into the 9 and pot it via the side cushion.


Interested in the history of 9 ball? Here are some links worth reading ...

9 ball history on Wikipedia ~ 9 ball history on 9ballpool.com

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Jan 22, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 2

The next 9 ball video clip we want to share with you is a break-off shot where the 3 ball goes down off the break, giving the player a good start to the rack.

It takes time and patience to perfect the break-off and although top 9 ball players can regularly get 3 or 4 balls down off the break, you should always be happy just to get 1 ball down and have a nice shot on the next ball.


It's been a long standing rumour that Francisco Bustamante once got 7 balls down off the break. Sadly it wasn't officially recorded but given his talent, it's quite credible.

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Jan 15, 2010

9 ball videos - Clip 1

One of the best things about 9 ball is that it's colourful and exciting to watch. There's not a lot to understanding 9 ball rules - it's not rocket science! So it makes for great viewing on tv - and web videos. So we decided it was time to shoot not only a little 9 ball but a few video clips of it!

Here is the first in a series of 9 ball videos showing some of the different types of shot - there are hundreds of course so we can't cover every 9 ball shot but we'll do our best to make them interesting. Thanks to Oliver for playing the shots for us.

We call this one the 2 in 1 shot ... you'll see why!


Check out our online 9 ball store (in association with Amazon).
Select from some great pool and billiards books and pool and billiards videos.

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