Sounds similar like carom billiards. Would you suggest taking up the billiards game like my good friend Bill Smith has suggested.Position play is the most important thing in one pocket as it is in all pool games.
Take two balls and place them anywhere on the table.
Shoot one in your pocket and try to hit the other ball with the cue ball.
Start with an easy layout and move to harder positions.
Keone; For running balls, the "L" drill encompasses many aspects of "Carom" billiards, this will help tremendously in learning to run the balls that are positioned inside the side pockets. In practicing the drill, the player will attempt, ball to ball draws, one cushion and two cushion position. It also gives the players a feel for just moving the CB around inside half the table, where most games turn around from missing easy position to get out. JMO!Sounds similar like carom billiards. Would you suggest taking up the billiards game like my good friend Bill Smith has suggested.
I would highly recommend to incorporate 14.1 into your routine. I'm not the best an one pocket (Haddad offered me 9-7), but taking a rack apart once I have a shot I'm very comfortable with. Also, allot of the Denver players are somewhat flush with money right now, as they have been so broke, that many have gone back to work, and allot of em were flashing $1,000's last week @ Felts.Anyone have tips or drills for practicing one pocket alone? Thanks.
Do not practice Billiards to play pool unless you can make the transition from one to the other.Sounds similar like carom billiards. Would you suggest taking up the billiards game like my good friend Bill Smith has suggested.
Bill; I hate disagree with your statement in (RED), but, occasionally when playing the "Carom" games, free game, 1 cushion and Balkline, the player may look at the CB last when the balls are close to each other. :sorryDo not practice Billiards to play pool unless you can make the transition from one to the other.
In Billiards you look at the cue ball last. In pool you look at the object ball last.
NOT all together TRUE also, :sorry Most 3 cushion shots are played at make speed for position or safety play. There are many instances where the player must give much speed to the CB for effect, excessive spin, difficult across table shots, twice around the table, (end cushion first), drawing the CB back around the table 4 or 5 cushions, and several more!Wouldn't make sense to spend a whole lot of time with your eyes on the CB. 3 cushion shots are typically hit with a slow eenough speed that you're not having to deal with a lot of squirt.