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In this video, billiards instructor Roy Pastor shows you how to make a bank shot and the basic geometry involved in being ...
able to execute this shot successfully.
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On behalf of TVLesson.com, this is Roy Pastor. I’m a BCA accredited advanced level instructor with BilliardAcademy.com.
In this clip on intermediate billiards, I like to show you how to make a bank shot. Now first of all, all bank shots, one rail bank shots from kick shots are based on something very simple that you might remember from your high school geometry class, the isosceles triangle.
Now, let’s take a look at the setup on the table. On this particular—I’m going to have a laser sit over a cue ball that’s in front of this particular diamond. I have a mirror on the opposite rail that is set up right in front of the next diamond over and we have an object ball that is set up over the next diamond past that. So let’s take a look at what we have. If this is the base of my isosceles triangle, I have an equal distance between my cue ball and my object ball and I found the center. The center goes up, that’s my apex of the triangle right to the mirror and these will form equal angles as we go forward. Now, that’s well and good, but what are the methods for finding these isosceles triangles in a game?
Let me show you one. This is a one rail bank shot where we’re using what’s called the parallel shift method to find our isosceles triangle in this. So what we’re going to do is I will bank the 12 ball into this pocket. I draw a measured line between the center of the object ball and the center of the pocket I want to go in. I find the midpoint of that line, I’ll pivot to the opposite mirror image, remember that mirror we used, mirror image of the opposite pocket. I take that angle, I shift it over and that’s the angle I have to hit the object ball to bank it out. And that’s how you make a bank shot in a game of pool.
On behalf of TVLesson.com, this is Roy Pastor. Thank you for watching.