How do you aim frozen-ball carom and kiss shots?
- TP A.15 – Controlling the cue ball direction in a frozen cue ball shot
- Additional two-times-fuller examples illustrated with graphics
- frozen-ball spot shot (see also: HSV B.7 – one-pocket frozen-ball spot shot)
NOTE – With the two-times-fuller system, gearing outside spin is required to have the CB go exactly along the predicted direction. If no sidespin is used, the CB will go a little short of target due to cut-induced-throw forces on the CB.
Here’s a demonstration of how to control the 1st ball of a frozen or small-gap combo:
Herd shots are interesting carom and kiss shots involving frozen balls.
For other examples where deformation of the cushion is important, see the cushion compression shot resource page.
from Bob Jewett (in AZB post):
You are playing one pocket. That involves a lot of spotting balls for fouls and balls pocketed in wrong pockets and such. Suppose you have two balls spotted and frozen already. You make a ball in an extraneous pocket and it has to spot up. You freeze it nicely to the back ball of the pair, but you don’t put it exactly in line. Instead, you place it slightly towards your opponent’s pocket. How much? Try and see.
Your opponent might even notice the misalignment and think that will help him eventually to move the back ball to his side of the table, and he might say nothing.
If you hit the front ball from nearly anywhere up table, the middle of the three object balls will get squoze (that’s the technical term) towards your pocket.
The front ball doesn’t have to be frozen to the middle ball. The important frozen spot is between the ball that is to be squoze forward and the ball that blocks it.
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