... how to aim, detect fouls, and prevent fouls with pool shots involving balls frozen together.
maintained for the book: The
Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards,
the DVD series: The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS) and
The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP), the Billiard University (BU),
and the monthly Billiards Digest "Illustrated Principles" instructional articles
For more information, see Disc IV of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots
How do you aim frozen-ball billiard and carom shots?
When it is a foul to hit into the CB when it is frozen to an OB?
When the cue ball is frozen to the object ball, you are allowed to hit into the cue ball toward the frozen ball with a normal stroke. A "push" stroke is not allowed. Examples of frozen-cue-ball shots at various angles can be viewed in HSV A.97.
Now, if there is a miscue during such a shot, it could be ruled a foul if there are obviously multiple hits or if the miscue is intentional. For many example calls along with explanations, see:
How can you control the position of the CB when it is frozen to an OB?
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