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    Everything� Pool and Billiards Book From Breaking to Bank Shots--All You Need to Master the Game

    ISBN-10: 1580629687
    ISBN-13: 9781580629683
    Author(s): Amy Wall, Francine Crimi
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    Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 304
    Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.188
    Language: English

    Acknowledgmentsp. ix
    Top Ten Reasons to Play Poolp. x
    Introductionp. xi
    Billiards Basicsp. 1
    For Fun or for Sport?p. 2
    Popularity of Poolp. 2
    Is It Billiards or Pool?p. 3
    The History of Billiardsp. 4
    Science, Skill, or Luck?p. 7
    Equipment Overviewp. 8
    Preparing to Playp. 13
    Stance: What to Do with Your Feetp. 14
    Gripping the Cue Stickp. 16
    The Bridgep. 17
    Focusing on the Ballp. 23
    How to Aimp. 25
    Watch Your Speedp. 26
    Rackingp. 27
    Breakingp. 28
    Know Your Tablep. 31
    Regions of the Tablep. 32
    The Table Bedp. 35
    Table Clothp. 36
    Table Sizesp. 38
    The Pocketsp. 39
    Table Cushionsp. 40
    Buying a Home Tablep. 41
    Maintaining Your Tablep. 44
    Importance of the Cue Stickp. 47
    The House Cue Sticksp. 48
    Buying Your First Cue Stickp. 48
    Important Componentsp. 49
    Comfort and Gripp. 53
    Different Kinds of Cuesp. 54
    Caring for Your Cuep. 57
    The Object Balls and Rules They Roll Byp. 61
    Evolution of the Object Ballp. 62
    What Makes a Good Ball?p. 63
    Testing Consistency and Qualityp. 65
    Standard Setsp. 66
    The Cue Ballp. 68
    Legal Shotsp. 69
    Illegal Shots (or Fouls)p. 70
    Rules of the Rackp. 72
    Rules for the Roadp. 73
    Concerns with Your Home Tablep. 75
    Aim, Contact, and Collisionp. 77
    The Basics of Taking the Shotp. 78
    Aim and Collision Pointsp. 82
    Visualization Techniquesp. 84
    Cut Shotsp. 86
    Judging Distancep. 90
    Making Shots in Side Pocketsp. 92
    Focusing on the Object Ballp. 92
    The Art of Englishp. 95
    What Is English?p. 96
    Using Englishp. 96
    How to Practice Englishp. 97
    Follow and Drawp. 100
    Deflection (Squirt)p. 101
    Curvep. 102
    Throw and the Gear Effectp. 102
    Aimingp. 103
    Position Playp. 105
    The Importance of Position Playp. 106
    Follow Shotsp. 107
    Follow Bridge for Ultimate Controlp. 109
    Draw Shotsp. 111
    The Draw Bridgep. 112
    Stop Shotsp. 115
    More on Practicep. 116
    Essential Shotsp. 119
    Are You Ready?p. 120
    Combination Shotsp. 120
    Carom Shotsp. 124
    Dead Caroms (or Dead Kiss Shots)p. 125
    Basic Shotsp. 127
    Bank Shotsp. 129
    Shots for Sticky Situationsp. 135
    Jump Shotsp. 136
    Kick Shotsp. 140
    The Curvep. 140
    Massep. 142
    More Lifesaving Shotsp. 143
    Trick Shotsp. 145
    Time to Show Offp. 146
    Four on the Floorp. 146
    Butterfly Shotp. 148
    The Football Shotp. 149
    Pick-a-Pocket Shotp. 151
    Over-and-Under-the-Bridge Shotp. 153
    Ball-Combo Shotp. 155
    Rules of Basic Poolp. 157
    Laggingp. 158
    Breakingp. 159
    Legal Shotsp. 161
    Foulsp. 162
    Dirty Poolp. 164
    Mystery Movementp. 165
    Straight Poolp. 167
    Good for Learningp. 168
    The Object of the Gamep. 168
    The Rulesp. 169
    Fouls and Penaltiesp. 171
    The Breakp. 175
    Safety Strategiesp. 177
    Handicapsp. 178
    The Game of Eight Ballp. 181
    Backgroundp. 182
    Overview of the Gamep. 182
    Rackingp. 184
    Importance of the Breakp. 186
    The Rulesp. 188
    Winning Strategiesp. 191
    Nine Ball: The Game of the Prosp. 193
    The Challengep. 194
    The Object of the Gamep. 195
    Rackingp. 196
    Breakingp. 198
    Strategyp. 198
    The Rulesp. 200
    Getting the Winp. 202
    Snooker: A Different Kind of Gamep. 205
    Backgroundp. 206
    Snooker vs. Billiardsp. 207
    Setupp. 210
    American Rulesp. 212
    International Playp. 216
    Rule Differencesp. 217
    Governing Organizationsp. 218
    Carom Billiardsp. 221
    A Brief Historyp. 222
    The Table and Accessoriesp. 224
    General Rules of Pocketless Poolp. 225
    Three-Cushion Billiardsp. 227
    Straight Railp. 228
    Balkline Billiardsp. 228
    Other Pool Gamesp. 231
    One Pocketp. 232
    Seven Ballp. 235
    Six Ballp. 237
    Cutthroatp. 238
    Golfp. 239
    Bank Poolp. 241
    Honing Your Skillsp. 245
    The Beginnerp. 246
    The Intermediate Playerp. 247
    The Advanced Playerp. 249
    The Professionalp. 250
    Practice Drillsp. 251
    Stroke Drillsp. 252
    Ball-Pocketing Drillsp. 254
    Position Play Drillsp. 256
    Developing Stylep. 256
    Playing in Poolroomsp. 258
    Pool Halls: Etiquette and Sportsmanshipp. 261
    Pool and the Art of Being Politep. 262
    Rules of Distractionp. 263
    Mind the Messp. 264
    Chalking Upp. 265
    No Jumping!p. 266
    Be a Good Sportp. 266
    Resourcesp. 269
    Glossaryp. 273
    Indexp. 281
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