Category Archives: CTE

CTE: Is the pocket necessary?

Looking through the AZB forums I find people making statements like “With CTE aiming the pocket is not necessary. You just look at the cue ball and object ball.” Even Hal himself made some zany comments like this. Of course, … Continue reading

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Finding the Bank Angle

Here is a quick way to find the bank angle. This works for any kind of aiming system. When using CTE for banking, the angle is crucial to pick the correct reference line and pivot. Here is a quick way … Continue reading

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CTE: The Pivots

With Center-To-Edge aiming, by far the hardest part of the system to grasp is the pivot. Spidey has a good explanation of the fundamentals.

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CTE: The banks are money

After getting the hang of CTE, I began to wonder if the pivot aiming itself wasn’t really what was pocketing balls. Maybe the whole pre-shot routine that is CTE just helps me get in line with the shot, and the … Continue reading

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CTE 49 Ball Run

This is a video by Dave Segal running 49 balls using CTE. Dave knows many variations of CTE, and here he uses a 1/2 ball pivot. It’s not the Pro One flavor of CTE but has the same fundamentals.

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CTE Pivot Aiming – A Review

There has been a lot of interest in an aiming system known as “Center To Edge” or CTE. CTE is a pre-shot routine that involves the use of the line from the center of the cue ball through the outside … Continue reading

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Practice Worksheet for CTE Pro/One

Here is a practice worksheet I created for Stan Shuffett’s CTE Pro/One DVD.

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Back-Hand-English with CTE

When it comes to blending in english (spin) with CTE, Back-Hand-English (BHE) works extremely well. For those who do not know what BHE is, it is moving the back hand (hand gripping the cue) up/down/left/right, to apply spin on the … Continue reading

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Tips on Pro/One CTE

I’ve been using Stan Shuffett’s Pro/One CTE aiming system for about eight months now. At first it was a bit rough going, as this is quite a change in the way I am used to aiming. I can now say … Continue reading

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