Aim with precision and control ball trajectory
How do I aim correctly? How do I control ball trajectory? How do I maximize my chances of pocketing balls and winning a game? With multiple world record holder Florian Kohler, learn the techniques to pull off successful shots.
AIM WITH PRECISION: THE GHOST BALL METHOD
The ghost ball method is a very popular tried-and-tested technique that is simple to learn. You imagine that there is a ball right in front of the ball you want to hit and aim for the center of this “ghost ball”. With this technique, you can perform a successful shot in all playing positions. To master this method, see Florian Kohler’s video demonstration.
CONTROLLING WHITE BALL POSITION AFTER IMPACT: TANGENT LINES
During a game, after you pocket a ball, you play again. But if the white ball is badly positioned as a result of your previous shot, you may find yourself in a tricky situation and lose control of the game. To avoid this, when you are about to take a shot, think not only about pocketing a ball, but also about the next shot, and position the white ball so that you can go on to perform another winning shot. This is where the tangent line needs to be taken into consideration, corresponding to the trajectory of the white ball after its impact with the object ball. Combine this with skillful use of spins, which Florian Kohler explains here and you’ll be unbeatable!