What are some example shots where throw and spin transfer can be used or must be accounted for?
Several examples of throw shots are demonstrated in the following videos:
And here are some more:
- NV 4.15 – Using throw to make a partially blocked shot
- NV 4.16 – Over-cutting a cut shot to compensate for throw
- NV 7.5 – Frozen ball throw
- NV 7.6 – Frozen cue ball throw
- NV A.18 – Colin Colenso’s throw test video (effects of speed and english)
- NV A.21 – Bank shot using throw and spin transfer
These and other examples are also described and illustrated in the following series of instructional articles:
- “Throw – Part I: introduction” (BD, August, 2006).
- “Throw – Part II: results” (BD, September, 2006).
- “Throw – Part III: follow and draw effects” (BD, October, 2006).
- “Throw – Part IV: spin-induced throw” (BD, November, 2006).
- “Throw – Part V: SIT speed effects” (BD, December, 2006).
- “Throw – Part VI: inside/outside english” (BD, January, 2007).
- “Throw – Part VII: CIT/SIT combo” (BD, February, 2007).
- “Throw – Part VIII: spin transfer” (BD, March, 2007).
- “Throw – Part IX: spin transfer follow-up” (BD, April, 2007).
- “Throw – Part X: the big picture” (BD, May, 2007).
- “Throw – Part XI: everything you ever wanted to know about throw” (BD, June, 2007).
- “Throw – Part XII: calibration, and hold shots” (BD, July, 2007).
- “Throw Follow-up: Part I: Cling” (July, 2014).
- “Throw Follow-up: Part II: More Results” (August, 2014).
- “Throw Follow-up: Part III: Frozen Throw” (September, 2014).
- “Throw Follow-up: Part IV: Follow Cling” (October, 2014).
Any time there is throw, there is also spin transfer. Numerous examples of where spin transfer comes into play can be found here: spin transfer examples.
Throw can also be used in “hold” or “kill” shots. Throw is also very important in frozen-ball combination (see frozen-ball throw). And many trick shots also rely on, or are affected by, throw. For examples, see famous trick shots.
With clusters, there is a whole world of possible shots available taking advantage of kiss and carom aiming principles and throw and spin-transfer effects. Many good examples can be found in Mark Finkelstein’s collection of cluster shots.
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