How can I know where the cue ball will go on every type of shot?

Below is an illustration of reference directions useful for predicting the path of the CB. For more information, see the video and links below.

cue ball reference directions

Here are good video demonstrations of the reference directions predicted by the 90° rule (for a stun shot), the 30° rule (for a follow shot), and the trisect system (for a draw shot):

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Here’s an example from Vol. I of The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots where the reference lines can be useful to plan cluster break-out shots:

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