I don’t understand what the point of this video is really. Expertvillage usually has good advice and in fact they have another guy that does pool videos that are pretty good, but this guy…not so much.
1) Why are you showing us a shot that is completely illegal, that no one wants you to do on their table? Btw, it’s not just illegal “in pool halls”, it’s against the rules of pool period.
2) He didn’t even tell us, let alone show us, what the correct way to jump the cue ball is.
3) Why would “Expertvillage” have someone who has no knowledge at all, let alone expertise, of a shot (the masse) “demonstrate” it?
Will Youtube remove videos for sheer ineptitude?
It’s funny, because the guy seems totally aware that he’s making an awful video and seems kind of embarrassed about it. I guess it would be like me making a video about how to do jump shots and combos :p Except of course, I wouldn’t actually make one!
In Part 1 I talked about some of the various shots in pool, now let’s talk about a few more, including some exotic ones.
I feel like talking about pool, so let’s go over some of the basic types of shots. Just for fun, I’ll give them a 1 – 10 rating for how often you need them (usefulness), how difficult people typically find them to learn and use, and how good (or bad) I am at them.
Pool is definitely one of my 5 favorite games, along with Backgammon, basketball, Pinochle, and CvS2, a fighting video game you’ve probably never heard of. I’ve always loved pool but I never got to play much as a kid. I occasionally bugged my parents about getting a table, not really thinking about things like the fact we had nowhere to put it. Details, details…
My idea for this post is to just give some quick tips that will be helpful for various games. I’m writing these assuming you’ve played the game in question, so if you haven’t they probably won’t make much sense, but then again a lot of games are similar, so they might be useful after all. These are meant more for beginning or average players, so if you’re really good at a given game these tips probably won’t be all that helpful.