System Sid – Part 2 – by Scott Rohleder

I want to finish discussing the system I described last time, System Sid, by going over some additional applications and extensions of the system. As a brief review, this system is a dead ball (no english) system that is easy to calculate and very useful for 1 rail, end rail first kicks. See the last […]

System Sid – Part 1 – by Scott Rohleder

The system I want to discuss for this article is usually referred to as System Sid. I learned this from a few billiard players, and also have seen it referred to in various publications. I believe it’s named after 3-cushion billiard player Sid Banner, although I’m not sure if he invented it or is credited […]

12 Tips for Staying Down on Your Shots It Seems so Simple, but it's so Hard to Do

A great stroke needs to be extremely accurate. You need to hit the cue ball in exactly the right spot, with a cue that is traveling along exactly the right line. Doing this is very tough, and any little extraneous movement, or muscle tension that doesn’t directly contribute to the end goal makes the task […]

Different Strokes . . . To Pause or Not to Pause

I had a conversation today at the pool hall with a friend about my stroke. He’d been watching me practice for a few minutes and asked me why I didn’t pause before I took my final stroke. I explained my logic and we talked for a few minutes. Neither of us was taking the position […]

How to Quickly & Easily Get 17% Better at Pool

I was reading the December 2008 issue of Men’s Health today and saw something I wanted to comment about. There was a blurb on page 52 about how employing a rigid pre-shot routine will help you master the free throw. Now this is specifically about basketball, but it applies directly to pool also. The reason […]

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