How do you go about testing out and calibrating yourself for how an unfamiliar table plays?

Section 31 on Disc V of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP) demonstrates in detail how to do this. The shots included in the check-out procedure include:

  1. lag shot
  2. maximum spin reaction
  3. stop shots
  4. draw shots
  5. maximum throw
  6. multiple-rail position shots
  7. rolling-CB kick adjustment
  8. 3-to-1 fast-speed reference bank check
  9. Plus System and Corner-5 System benchmark shots
  10. slow-roll “roll-off” checks

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