Is there a style of play (e.g., using aim-and-pivot aiming systems) that can compensate for all of the effects of squirt, swerve, and throw when using sidespin?
Yes. The System for Aiming With Sidespin (SAWS) covers a comprehensive system to aim accurately and consistently with sidespin over a wide range of shots. Here’s an overview:
Background information on important related topics can be found here:
- aiming with sidespin handout
- back-hand english (BHE) and front-hand english (FHE)
- SAWS BHE/FHE calibration handout
- squirt, swerve, and throw effects
- throw tutorial
Below is a video showing how to aim effectively using sidespin, using the SAWS BHE/FHE system of aiming. It also includes many examples of interesting game-situation english shot examples:
The aiming systems used in this video are covered in great detail in the System for Aiming With Sidespin (SAWS).
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