Learning Trick Shots
Your first taste of trick shots may have been on TV, at a local pool hall, or somewhere on the web, maybe even this site. It looks so easy when a bunch of balls travel all around the table and each ones ends up in a pocket. In truth, a lot of shots are pretty easy, but they only get that way with practice. There have been plenty of shots that when I first tried them I thought I never would be able to do, but a little bit of work, magic, and luck, and they start to fall.
Good pool players can easily become good trick shot artists. Bad pool players can also become good trick shot artists (I'm evidence to this). So what separates the two? The object in pool and trick shots are essentially similar - to pocket balls and control the cue ball. In trick shots though, you can control the layout of the balls. For some of the more advanced shots, you need a good stroke and understanding of the basic physics, which good pool players generally already have. However, you still need a fair amount of patience, precision, and a willingness to learn.
While my tutorials will show you how to setup particular tricks and how to do certain shots, there is also some general knowledge that will greatly benefit your learning and understanding of trick shots. You can also check out my tutorial articles for more details.