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The video clips below were filmed with a special high-speed camera. The super slow-motion playback helps you visualize effects that cannot be seen with the naked eye or with a standard video camera. Refer to the book for a description and illustration of the principles involved.

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Chapter 2 - Fundamentals

HSV 2.1 - Miscue due to off-center hit with no chalk

Chapter 3 - Executing Basic Shots

HSV 3.1 - Stop shot showing loss of bottom spin over distance
HSV 3.2 - Stop shot to prevent a scratch
HSV 3.3 - Side-pocket miss due to near point deflection
HSV 3.4 - Side-pocket miss off far pocket wall
HSV 3.5 - Side-pocket near miss due to wall rattle
HSV 3.6 - Side-pocket rattle out
HSV 3.7 - Corner pocket, in off near point
HSV 3.8 - Corner-pocket miss due to near rail deflection

Chapter 4 - Spin and English

HSV 4.1 - Draw shot
HSV 4.2 - Following an obstacle ball into a pocket
HSV 4.3 - Rail-dribble follow shot
HSV 4.4 - Deflection (squirt) due to high-speed english
HSV 4.5 - Deflection (squirt) due to high-speed english (close-up)
HSV 4.6 - Object-ball throw at slow speed
HSV 4.7 - Object-ball throw at fast speed
HSV 4.8 - Cut-shot throw at fast speed
HSV 4.9 - Cut-shot throw at slow speed
HSV 4.10 - Rail cut-shot with running english
HSV 4.11 - Rail cut-shot with running english, hitting the rail very early
HSV 4.12 - Rail cut-shot with running english, hitting the rail early
HSV 4.13 - Rail cut-shot with running english, hitting the rail late and/or too hard
HSV 4.14 - Rail cut-shot with reverse english, with kiss away from the rail
HSV 4.15 - Rail cut-shot slightly away from the rail exaggerating the effect of Figure 4.34
HSV 4.16 - Rail cut-shot slightly away from the rail exaggerating the desired effects of Figure 4.30

Chapter 6 - Bank and Kick Shots

HSV 6.1 - Cushion deformation during high-speed bank
HSV 6.2 - Cue ball kicked off a rail at an angle with topspin
HSV 6.3 - Cue ball kicked off a rail at an angle with bottom spin
HSV 6.4 - Cue ball kicked off a rail at an angle with normal roll
HSV 6.5 - Cue ball kicked off a rail at an angle with stun
HSV 6.6 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with fast speed and reverse english
HSV 6.7 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with fast speed and natural english
HSV 6.8 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with slow speed and reverse english
HSV 6.9 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with slow speed and natural english
HSV 6.10 - Cue ball kicked straight into a rail with english
HSV 6.11 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with reverse english
HSV 6.12 - Cue ball kicked off a rail with natural english
HSV 6.13 - Ball banked fast into the rail with cut-angle and english
HSV 6.14 - Ball banked slowly into the rail with cut-angle and english

Chapter 7 - Advanced Techniques (Shot Making)

HSV 7.1 - Throw of a frozen object- ball at slow speed
HSV 7.2 - Throw of a frozen object-ball at slow speed, with english
HSV 7.3 - Throw of a frozen object-ball at fast speed
HSV 7.4 - Throw of a frozen object-ball at fast speed, with english
HSV 7.5 - Frozen cue-ball throw
HSV 7.6 - 8-ball break with a square, center hit
HSV 7.7 - 9-ball break with a square, oblique hit
HSV 7.8 - Making the 8-ball on the break in the near side-pocket
HSV 7.9 - Making the 8-ball on the break in the near corner-pocket
HSV 7.10 - Making the 8-ball on the break in the far side-pocket (with deflection assist)
HSV 7.11 - Making the 8-ball on the break in the far side-pocket
HSV 7.12 - Ball frozen to a rail banked with a double-kiss near-miss
HSV 7.13 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with top spin
HSV 7.14 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with top spin (side view)
HSV 7.15 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with roll
HSV 7.16 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with roll (side view)
HSV 7.17 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with stun
HSV 7.18 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with stun (side view)
HSV 7.19 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with bottom spin
HSV 7.20 - Cue ball kicked off the rail with bottom spin (side view)
HSV 7.21 - Slight massé curve around a ball
HSV 7.22 - Massé curve around a ball adjacent to a rail
HSV 7.23 - Jump shot (slight bottom spin)
HSV 7.24 - Jump shot (slight top spin)
HSV 7.25 - Jump shot (tip slip and stun)


Additional clips not referenced in the book (but referenced in Billiards Digest articles):

HSV A.1 - Illegal jump shots - scooping under the cue ball (close-up)
HSV A.2 - Legal jump shots - hitting down on the cue ball (close-up)

HSV A.3 - 9-ball power break with follow (close-up side view)
HSV A.4 - 9-ball power break with draw (close-up side view)

HSV A.5 - Cue deflection during a hard shot with english
HSV A.6 - Wooden cue deflection due to a firm stroke with english
HSV A.7 - Composite cue deflection due to a firm stroke with english

HSV A.8 - Outside english cut shot

HSV A.9 - Double hit near miss
HSV A.10 - Slight double hit
HSV A.11 - Non double hit with follow
HSV A.12 - Double hit

HSV A.13 - Cue-tip reaction for a very large offset, slow speed, double-hit miscue shot
HSV A.14 - Cue-tip reaction for a very large offset, medium speed, double-hit miscue shot
HSV A.15 - Cue-tip reaction for a very large offset, fast speed, single-hit miscue shot
HSV A.16 - Cue-tip reaction for a very large offset, very fast speed, non-miscue shot
HSV A.17 - Cue-tip reaction for a large offset, medium-slow speed, near double-hit miscue shot
HSV A.18 - Cue-tip reaction for a large offset, medium-fast speed, non-miscue shot
HSV A.19 - Cue-tip reaction for a large offset, medium-fast speed, near-miscue shot
HSV A.20 - Cue-tip reaction for a medium offset, very fast speed, non-miscue shot

HSV A.21 - Hard follow shots with a small cut angle, close to a rail
HSV A.22 - Power break with slightly elevated cue resulting in airborne cue ball

HSV A.23 - "The Hustler" frozen bank shot
HSV A.24 - "The Hustler" draw-massé shot

HSV A.25 - Cue flex and vibration due to firm stroke with english

HSV A.26 - Kick shot perpendicular to the rail with english
HSV A.27 - Kick shot with small approach angle and reverse english
HSV A.28 - Kick shot with small approach angle and running english
HSV A.29 - Kick shot with medium approach angle and reverse english
HSV A.30 - Kick shot with medium approach angle and running english
HSV A.31 - Kick shot with medium approach angle and stun
HSV A.32 - Kick shot with medium approach angle and draw
HSV A.33 - Kick shot with medium approach angle and follow

HSV A.34 - Hand grip during a firm stroke with impact at the bottom of the pendulum swing

HSV A.35 - Draw shot with small offset, light grip, good follow-through, slow speed, and about 1.75 feet of draw
HSV A.36 - Draw shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, slow speed, and about 2.25 feet of draw
HSV A.37 - Draw shot with small offset, light grip, good follow-through, fast speed, and about 4 feet of draw
HSV A.38 - Draw shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, fast speed, and about 7 feet of draw
HSV A.39 - Draw shot with small offset, firm grip, punch stroke, slow speed, and about 1.5 feet of draw
HSV A.40 - Draw shot with large offset, firm grip, punch stroke, slow speed, and about 2.5 feet of draw
HSV A.41 - Draw shot with small offset, firm grip, punch stroke, fast speed, and about 0.5 feet of draw
HSV A.42 - Draw shot with medium offset, firm grip, punch stroke, fast speed, and about 5.0 feet of draw
HSV A.43 - Draw shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, slow speed, and a miscue
HSV A.44 - Draw shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, fast speed, and a miscue
HSV A.45 - Draw shot with large offset, firm grip, punch stroke, slow speed, and a miscue
HSV A.46 - Follow shot with medium offset, light grip, good follow-through, and slow speed
HSV A.47 - Follow shot with medium offset, light grip, good follow-through, and fast speed
HSV A.48 - Follow shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, and slow speed
HSV A.49 - Follow shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, and fast speed
HSV A.50 - Follow shot with medium offset, firm grip, punch stroke, and slow speed
HSV A.51 - Follow shot with medium offset, firm grip, punch stroke, and fast speed
HSV A.52 - Follow shot with large offset, firm grip, punch stroke, and slow speed
HSV A.53 - Follow shot with large offset, firm grip, punch stroke, and fast speed
HSV A.54 - Follow shot with large offset, light grip, good follow-through, fast speed, and miscue
HSV A.55 - Center ball hit with light grip, good follow-through, and slow speed
HSV A.56 - Center ball hit with light grip, good follow-through, and fast speed
HSV A.57 - Center ball hit with firm grip, punch stroke, and slow speed
HSV A.58 - Center ball hit with firm grip, punch stroke, and fast speed
HSV A.59 - Power break with good follow-through

HSV A.60 - Massé draw shot with firm follow-through and good action
HSV A.61 - Massé draw shot with firm follow-through and miscue

HSV A.62 - Cut shot with outside english and slow speed
HSV A.63 - Cut shot with inside english and slow speed
HSV A.64 - Cut shot with outside english and fast speed
HSV A.65 - Cut shot with inside english and fast speed
HSV A.66 - Straight-on shot with english and slow speed
HSV A.67 - Straight-on shot with english and fast speed

HSV A.68 - Kick shot with large approach angle, running english, and slow speed
HSV A.69 - Kick shot with large approach angle, running english, and fast speed
HSV A.70 - Kick shot with large approach angle, reverse english, and slow speed
HSV A.71 - Kick shot with large approach angle, reverse english, and fast speed
HSV A.72 - Kick shot with large approach angle, draw, and slow speed
HSV A.73 - Kick shot with large approach angle, draw, and fast speed
HSV A.74 - Kick shot with large approach angle, follow, and slow speed
HSV A.75 - Kick shot with large approach angle, follow, and fast speed

HSV A.76 - Austrian high-speed and infrared video clips (courtesy of www.bskunion.at)
HSV A.76a - Close-up of tip during off-center hit (courtesy of www.bskunion.at)

HSV A.77 - Close-up of cue tip impact for a center-ball hit with a soft tip at slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.78 - Close-up of cue tip impact for a center-ball hit with a medium hardness tip at slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.79 - Close-up of cue tip impact for a center-ball hit with a hard tip at slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.80 - Close-up of cue tip impact for a center-ball hit with a super hard tip at slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.81 - Close-up of cue tip impact for a power break with various hardness tips

HSV A.82 - Throw and spin transfer for a small offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.83 - Throw and spin transfer for a medium offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.84 - Throw and spin transfer for a large offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds

HSV A.85 - Spin transfer from the cue ball to two frozen object balls, with a small offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.86 - Spin transfer from the cue ball to two frozen object balls, with a medium offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.87 - Spin transfer from the cue ball to two frozen object balls, with a large offset and slow, medium, and fast speeds

HSV A.88 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 15-degree approach angle stop shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.89 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 45-degree approach angle stop shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.90 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 0-degree approach angle draw shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.91 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 0-degree approach angle follow shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.92 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 15-degree approach angle draw shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.93 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 15-degree approach angle follow shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.94 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 45-degree approach angle draw shot at slow and fast speeds
HSV A.95 - Two frozen object balls hit squarely with a 45-degree approach angle follow shot at slow and fast speeds

HSV A.96 - Straight-on frozen cue ball shots with various amounts of english
HSV A.97 - Frozen cue ball shots with various approach angles

HSV A.98 - English and squirt for a soft tip at slow speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.99 - English and squirt for a soft tip at fast speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.100 - English and squirt for a medium hardness tip at slow speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.101 - English and squirt for a medium hardness tip at fast speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.102 - English and squirt for a hard tip at soft speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.103 - English and squirt for a hard tip at fast speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.104 - English and squirt for a super hard tip at slow speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.105 - English and squirt for a super hard tip at fast speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.106 - English and squirt for a Predator 314 shaft at slow speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.107 - English and squirt for a Predator 314 shaft at fast speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.108 - English and squirt for a Predator Z shaft at slow speed and increasing offsets
HSV A.109 - English and squirt for a Predator Z shaft at fast speed and increasing offsets

HSV A.110 - Double hit check with a small gap between the CB and OB, level cue, and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.111 - Double hit check with a small gap between the CB and OB, slightly elevated cue, and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.112 - Double hit check with a small gap between the CB and OB, elevated cue, and slow, medium, and fast speeds
HSV A.113 - Double hit check (side view) with a small gap between the CB and OB, level cue, and slow and fast speeds
HSV A.114 - Double hit check (side view) with a small gap between the CB and OB, slightly elevated cue, and slow and fast speeds
HSV A.115 - Double hit check (side view) with a small gap between the CB and OB, elevated cue, and slow and fast speeds

HSV A.116 - Double-kiss check of a rail-frozen object ball bank with follow, draw, and outside english

HSV A.117 - Straight-on kick shot at fast speed with follow, stun, and draw
HSV A.118 - Straight-on kick shot at slow speed with follow, stun, and draw
HSV A.119 - Straight-on kick shot of a polished ball at fast speed with follow, stun, and draw
HSV A.120 - Straight-on kick shot of a polished ball at slow speed with follow, stun, and draw

HSV A.121 - Power break -- shooter's body
HSV A.122 - Power break -- cue follow-through
HSV A.123 - Power break -- cue ball reactions for draw, follow, and skip

HSV A.124 - Follow shot skips over a stack of dimes
HSV A.125 - Ball collision (close-up)
HSV A.126 - Jump shots
HSV A.127 - Massé shot

HSV A.128 - Rail cut-shot hitting the ball first, with fast speed, slight draw, outside english
HSV A.129 - Rail cut-shot hitting the ball first early with outside english
HSV A.130 - Rail cut-shot hitting the ball first, with more-than-gearing outside english
HSV A.131 - Rail cut-shot hitting the ball first, with less-than-gearing outside english
HSV A.132 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, with natural (running) english
HSV A.133 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first a little early, faster, with natural (running) english
HSV A.134 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball while compressing, with stun and no english
HSV A.135 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball during rebound, fast, with slight natural (running) english
HSV A.136 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball at maximum compression, very fast, with slight natural (running) english
HSV A.137 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball while compressing, fast, with draw and natural (running) english
HSV A.138 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball at maximum compression, with lots of natural (running) english
HSV A.139 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first, hitting the ball while compressing, with natural (running) english
HSV A.140 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first (barely), hitting the ball during initial compression, with lots of natural (running) english
HSV A.141 - Rail cut-shot hitting the rail first (barely), hitting the ball during initial compression, slower, with stun and lots of natural (running) english

HSV A.142 - Vernon Elliott cross-side bank with chalk on the object ball to increase throw and spin transfer
HSV A.143 - Follow shot showing limited spin transfer and "vertical throw"
HSV A.144 - Follow shot with chalk on the object ball to increase throw and spin transfer
HSV A.145 - Draw shot showing limited spin transfer and "vertical throw"
HSV A.146 - Draw shot with chalk on the object ball to increase throw and spin transfer

HSV A.147 - Close-up of tip-ball impact for a slow center-ball hit
HSV A.148 - Close-up of tip-ball impact for a fast center-ball hit
HSV A.149 - Close-up of tip-ball impact for an accelerating-stroke, exaggerated follow-through, center-ball hit
HSV A.150 - Close-up of tip-ball impact for a medium-speed draw shot
HSV A.151 - Close-up of tip-ball impact for a medium-speed follow shot


Clips will no longer be provided in this format. See the main page for Youtube video versions of HSV B.1 and beyond.


See also:

Normal-speed pool and billiards video clips
Instructional articles
Interesting high-speed video clips of non-billiards stuff
Jacksonville Project and other high-speed video studies
DBKcues Russian high-speed videos
Snooker high-speed videos


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