How do you aim to kick at balls close to a rail at a shallow angle into the rail?

For shallow angles into the rail, where the OB is fairly close to the rail, the contact-point-mirror-kick method works well. It is described in the contact point mirror kick handout, and here is a video demonstration from Vol. IV of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS) with a complete explanation:

The following video, from Vol. IV of the Video Encycopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP), demonstrates a good way to practice these shots:

For more information, see: “VEPS GEMS – Part VII: Contact-Point Mirror Kick” (BD, July, 2010) and “VEPP – Part X: Shallow One-rail Kicks,” (BD, January, 2013).

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