Category Archives: Instruction

Position Play Drill

Here is a good way to practice making a shot with position, and quite randomly. Rack up 15 balls, completely random order in the rack. Break.

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The Five Points of Pool

The important components of the game of billiards can be summarized into five different points: 1) Fundamentals (stance, stroke, bridge, grip) 2) Aiming 3) Cueball Control 4) Pattern Play 5) Mental Game If you want to master the game of … 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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The mental game: pre-shot routine

An extremely important part of your game is the pre-shot routine. A great pre-shot routine will make your shot execution more consistent.

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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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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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