Monthly Archives: November 2011

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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Pre-shot routine – walking around the table

There are a lot of things to consider in your pre-shot routine.

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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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Estimating the shot angle

Here is a simple system I use for estimating the shot angle. Angles are good to know when you need to determine your shot with a fractional aiming system, a pivot aiming system, or any other use you may have. … 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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Spot Kicking System – Three-Rail Kicks

Now that we have covered two-rail kick shots, let’s move on to three-rail kicks.

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Spot Kicking System – Two-Rail Kicks

Now that we have covered one-rail kick shots, let’s move on to two-rail kicks.

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Spot Kicking System – One-Rail Kicks

The spot kicking system greatly simplifies lining up kick shots by using reference points outside of the pool table playing surface. Let’s start with a typical example:

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