ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Improve Your Aim In Billiards With Just One Simple Lesson

Updated on August 11, 2014

You Won't Ever Miss A Shot Again

Aiming Your Shots At The Pool Table Is Easier Than you Think

Have you ever wondered why and how that friend of yours seems to have a “magic touch” at the pool table? Imagine how it would be different if you had a similar skill the next time that you get together for a match.

Now, let me tell you the secret for improving your score in this game. it's just a mater of knowing how to aim correctly at your target ball. In practically no time you will be able to almost always sink any ball, if you just know how to aim when playing billiards. And this is exactly what this article is about.

First of all, let me describe a phenomenon that occurs at the pool table which is the basis for being able accomplish this goal. When ever the cue ball hits a target ball, it will throw it straight through the same line that crosses the center of both balls in that moment (except when applying any kind of spin, generally known as “English”).

And here is the second piece of the formula. Most of us humans share the ability to “see” with our minds, which is something we call visualization. And if you think you can’t do it, just try not thinking of a black cat.

It is highly probable, that as soon as you read that last phrase you thought of a black cat even when I told you not to. And probably you saw it mentally too. That’s because we can form images with in our minds of things that are not actually physically in front of us in any particular moment, but let’s leave that for another article.

Now, imagine that you are at the pool table with your friends and you have the cue ball in your left hand. Then imagine that you put it in the center of the pool table. If you can imagine this then you can learn how to improve your accuracy when making your shots. So once you know how, you will be able to sink almost any object ball most of the time, using the next technique.

The trick goes as follows. Suppose that you have a target ball close to a corner pocket and it is the one that will make you win the set. Imagine that this object ball is not aligned for a straight forward shot but instead it is at an angle. Under these circumstances you might get nervous because you wouldn’t want to miss that shot. Let’s make sure you won’t

So, how do you aim correctly? You have to first visualize an invisible ball (I know this sounds contradictory but bear with me). And this imaginary ball should be in contact with the target ball, forming with it a line that passes through both of them and in the direction of the pocket.

Now, that imaginary ball is the one at which you will have to aim. Make your shot in a way that your cue ball travels directly to the center of that invisible ball. This will ensure that when the cue ball makes contact, the object ball will be thrown right into the pocket. You might notice that most of the time you’ll sink any ball at the pool table using this simple trick.

And although this technique won’t make you a professional player overnight, it will for sure help you increase your score at the pool table, even without having to practice for hours. So, why not give it a try.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)