NOTE – Standard kicking and banking systems work fairly well on most pool equipment; although, adjustments will be required based on table conditions. Also, Diamond brand tables (especially the 7′ tables and the older “Red label” 9′ tables) play much shorter and faster than all other table brands, so significant adjustments will need to be made (by aiming down-table more) when playing on Diamond tables. For more information, see Diamond table kick and bank effects.

For demonstrations of many bank and kick shot aiming or diamond systems, see Dr. Dave’s Bank and Kick Shot Aiming playlist on YouTube.

For more information, see Chapter 6 and Sections 7.06-7.08 in The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards, Vol. III of How to Aim Pool Shots (HAPS), Vol. IV of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS), and Vol. IV of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP). The “Billiard Atlas” by Walt Harris is another good resource.

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