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Chapter 2 - Fundamentals

NV 2.1 - Miscue due to off-center hit with no chalk
NV 2.2 - Close-up of the grip during a good stroke
NV 2.3 - Mechanical bridge stroke with elbow out
NV 2.4 - Mechanical bridge stroke with elbow vertical (see NV 2.3
NV 2.5 - A good stroke
NV 2.6 - Steering follow through

Chapter 3 - Executing Basic Shots

NV 3.1 - Practicing contact point and ghost ball visualization
NV 3.2 - Using the cue to help visualize the required aiming line of a shot
NV 3.3 - Addressing the ball and taking your stance
NV 3.4 - 90° rule with various cut angles
NV 3.5 - Using your hand to visualize the 90° rule impact and tangent lines
NV 3.6 - Stop shot
NV 3.7 - Using the 90° rule to check for and prevent a scratch
NV 3.8 - Using your hand to visualize the 30° rule
NV 3.9 - 30° rule example
NV 3.10 - Using the 30° rule to check for and prevent a scratch
NV 3.11 - Following the recommended routine for planning and executing a shot
NV 3.12 - Side pocket near point effects
NV 3.13 - Corner pocket near rail effects
NV 3.14 - Near rail rattle (see NV 3.13
NV 3.15 - Large target size for shallow-angle rail shots

Chapter 4 - Spin and English

NV 4.1 - Stun shot
NV 4.2 - Using a draw shot to prevent a scratch
NV 4.3 - Straight-on draw shot
NV 4.4 - Using draw to minimize deflected motion of the cue ball
NV 4.5 - Using a follow shot to prevent a scratch
NV 4.6 - Straight-on follow shot
NV 4.7 - Following an obstacle ball into a pocket
NV 4.8 - Rail dribble follow shot
NV 4.9 - Normal follow shot into a rail
NV 4.10 - Effect of left sidespin
NV 4.11 - Effect of right sidespin
NV 4.12 - Using english for position control
NV 4.13 - Squirt due to high speed english
NV 4.14 - English swerve due to an elevated cue
NV 4.15 - Using throw to make a partially blocked shot
NV 4.16 - Over-cutting a cut shot to compensate for throw
NV 4.17 - Rail cut shot with natural english
NV 4.18 - Large cue-ball deviation from the tangent-line with follow and small cut-angle
NV 4.19 - Large cue-ball deviation from the tangent-line with draw and small cut-angle
NV 4.20 - Delay of follow and tangent-line deviation with higher speed
NV 4.21 - Delay of draw and tangent-line deviation with higher speed
NV 4.22 - Avoiding a tangent-line scratch using slow speed
NV 4.23 - Cue-ball path control for a cut shot next to a rail
NV 4.24 - 30° rule speed effects
NV 4.25 - Positioning the cue ball at all spots on the table from an easy side-pocket shot

Chapter 5 - Position Play and Strategy

NV 5.1 - Using speed and angle-control to pocket a three-ball sequence
NV 5.2 - Using speed and angle-control to pocket another three-ball sequence
NV 5.3 - Using sidespin to help run a four-shot sequence
NV 5.4 - Using reverse english to kill the cue ball motion off a rail
NV 5.5 - Hitting the rail first for position
NV 5.6 - Hitting the rail first to avoid an obstacle ball
NV 5.7 - Cheating a pocket
NV 5.8 - Freeze the cue ball on an object ball for a safety

Chapter 6 - Bank and Kick Shots

NV 6.1 - Equal distance bank method
NV 6.2 - Equal extended-rail-distance bank method
NV 6.3 - Parallel-line bank method example
NV 6.4 - Kick shot mirror-image method
NV 6.5 - Equal separation-distance kick-shot method
NV 6.6 - Bank high-speed effect
NV 6.7 - Bank low-speed effect
NV 6.8 - Kick shot with natural english
NV 6.9 - Kick shot with reverse english (see NV 6.8)
NV 6.10 - Using english to create an angled kick-shot
NV 6.11 - Using reverse english to straighten a kick shot
NV 6.12 - Bank outside-cut creating reverse english
NV 6.13 - Bank inside-cut creating natural english

Chapter 7 - Advanced Techniques (Shot Making)

NV 7.1 - Aiming a combination shot
NV 7.2 - Cue ball billiard shot
NV 7.3 - Object ball carom shot
NV 7.4 - 30° rule billiard shot
NV 7.5 - Frozen ball throw
NV 7.6 - Frozen cue-ball throw
NV 7.7 - Power break stance and stroke
NV 7.8 - Soft 9-ball break
NV 7.9 - Two-rail parallel-line kick-shot method
NV 7.10 - Double kiss of a ball frozen to a rail
NV 7.11 - Large-curve massé shot
NV 7.12 - Small-curve massé shot
NV 7.13 - Jump shot
NV 7.14 - Jump shot technique advice and demonstrations


Additional clips not referenced in the book (but referenced in Billiards Digest articles and FAQ resource pages):

NV A.1 - Cut shot vs. carom shot example

from the movie "The Hustler":

NV A.2 - 8-ball bank hustle shot
NV A.3 - Illegally pocketing a ball with cue follow-through
NV A.4 - Cue ball carom into a frozen-ball combination
NV A.5 - Perfect setup object ball carom shot
NV A.6 - Massé-draw billiard (carom) shot

from the movie "The Color of Money"

NV A.7 - Post safety, dead on, frozen carom, two-rail kick shot
NV A.8 - Frozen bank, corner rattle artistic shot
NV A.9 - Frozen kick off the rail shot
NV A.10 - Power draw for run-out position
NV A.11 - Partial jump shot, dead-on combination shot

from the movie "Pool Hall Junkies"

NV A.12 - Partial jump shot
NV A.13 - Frozen cue-ball carom-kick shot
NV A.14 - Double bank-carom or bank-double-carom shot
NV A.15 - Kick shot out of the jaws of a pocket
NV A.16 - Rail-assist jump shot

NV A.17 - Effective squirt vs. speed
NV A.18 - Colin Colenso's throw test video (effects of speed and english)
NV A.19 - Colin Colenso's back-hand-english saga (for squirt compensation)
NV A.20 - Colin Colenso's power break instructional video
NV A.21 - Bank shot using throw and spin transfer


NV B.1 - Mike Page's squirt and swerve video
NV B.2 - Mike Page's double hits, push shots, and frozen balls
NV B.3 - Mike Page's aiming video
NV B.4 - Mike Page's draw video
NV B.5 - Mike Page's pre-shot routine video
NV B.6 - Mike Page's half-ball hit gems

NV B.7 - Ball "turn" caused by sidespin
NV B.8 - Straight throw of a second object ball
NV B.9 - Power draw practice and adjustments
NV B.10 - Drag spin loss and sidespin persistence, with spin-axis "flip"

NV B.11 - End-of-game frozen rail cut shot offensive option
NV B.12 - End-of-game frozen bank shot offensive option
NV B.13 - End-of-game frozen kiss-back safety option
NV B.14 - End-of-game frozen cut shot safety option
NV B.15 - End-of-game frozen reverse bank shot offensive option
NV B.16 - End-of-game frozen 3-rail two-way shot option

NV B.17 - Double-kiss bank shot examples with Tom Ross
NV B.18 - Kick shot cue ball hold shot example with Tom Ross
NV B.19 - Multiple frozen-ball kiss shots with Tom Ross

NV B.20 - Spin transfer bank shots
NV B.21 - Straight shot squirt, swerve, and throw
NV B.22 - Two-times and three-times across bank shots
NV B.23 - Cross-corner bank shot double kiss detection and avoidance

NV B.24 - Joe Tucker's squirt, swerve, and BHE/FHE combo

NV B.25 - Using draw and english to beat a scratch in a side pocket, with Tom Ross
NV B.26 - Draw shots near a rail, with Tom Ross
NV B.27 - Rail-first draw kick safety, with Tom Ross
NV B.28 - Pocket point compression shot
NV B.29 - Shortening the cue ball rebound angle with draw and reverse english, with Tom Ross

NV B.30 - Cue ball position control with nearly straight-in shots
NV B.31 - Using inside english and follow to beat a scratch and get down-table position
NV B.32 - Squirt and the effects of endmass
NV B.33 - Back-hand swoop and cue-twist ball-turn techniques
NV B.34 - Using back-hand swoop to get maximum english
NV B.35 - Corner-5, Plus-2, and one-rail kicks, and "spot on the wall" aiming, with Tom Ross

NV B.36 - Mike Page's overspin demonstration
NV B.37 - Mike Page's after-collision massé
NV B.38 - After-collision massé example with a nearly straight-in shots, with Tom Ross
NV B.39 - After-collision massé example to avoid an obstacle ball, with Tom Ross
NV B.40 - Massé-draw billiard (carom) trick shot from the movie "The Hustler"
NV B.41 - Coriolis massé shot aiming method with a large-curve example
NV B.42 - Coriolis massé shot aiming method small-curve example
NV B.43 - Cue ball position control stun, roll, and draw reference lines
NV B.44 - Dr. Dave 30-degree-rule peace-sign hand calibration
NV B.45 - Cue ball path speed effects
NV B.46 - Cue ball path scratch avoid, cluster break-out, and billiard (carom) examples
NV B.47 - Draw shot off a rail requiring slower speed for position, with Tom Ross
NV B.48 - Frozen cue ball position control options

NV B.49 - Using your knuckles to prevent a double hit and stop the cue ball, with Bob Jewett
NV B.50 - Using your knuckles to prevent a double hit and get follow, with Bob Jewett
NV B.51 - Using your natural forward stroke limit to prevent a double hit and get draw, with Bob Jewett
NV B.52 - Using a fouetté shot to prevent a double hit, with Bob Jewett
NV B.53 - How to determine which ball was hit first by watching the cue ball, with Bob Jewett
NV B.54 - How to determine which ball was hit first by watching the object balls, with Bob Jewett
NV B.55 - Bob Jewett's two-times-fuller frozen-cue-ball aiming system
NV B.56 - Bob Jewett's ten-times-fuller frozen-object-ball aiming system
NV B.57 - Kick shot speed, topspin, and bottom-spin effects, with Bob Jewett

NV B.58 - Mike Page's BHE pivot length demonstration
NV B.59 - Mike Pages's "Learn to Play Pool in Ten Minutes"
NV B.60 - Mike Page's Cue Ball Control

NV B.61 - Pool rules quiz for referees and players, with Bob Jewett
NV B.62 - Answers to pool rules quiz for referees and players
NV B.63 - Instruction for pool rules quiz


Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS):

NV B.64 - Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS) video series trailer

NV B.65 - Power draw technique advice from VEPS I
NV B.66 - The 30-degree rule, from VEPS I
NV B.67 - The trisect system for draw shots, from VEPS I
NV B.68 - Tweener cluster breaks, from VEPS I
NV B.69 - Carom shots, from VEPS I

NV B.70 - Squirt (cue ball deflection), swerve, and throw, from VEPS II
NV B.71 - Cue natural pivot length and back-hand english (BHE), from VEPS II
NV B.72 - Rail-first and ball-first shots with english, from VEPS II
NV B.73 - Leaving an angle and coming into the line of a shot, from VEPS II
NV B.74 - Center-of-table position and routes, with the 45-degree rule, from VEPS II

NV B.75 - 30-degree-rule natural-angle examples, from VEPS III
NV B.76 - Don't leave "big ball" for kick safety reply, from VEPS III
NV B.77 - Playing for exact position instead of to an area, from VEPS III
NV B.78 - How to choose good "key" balls, from VEPS III
NV B.79 - How to choose solids vs. stripes after an 8-ball break, from VEPS III
NV B.80 - How and when to break out clusters in 9-ball, from VEPS III

NV B.81 - Bank and kick shot terminology and basics, from VEPS IV
NV B.82 - Rolling-cue-ball through-diamond kick-shot aiming system, from VEPS IV
NV B.83 - Shallow-angle contact-point-mirror-image kick-shot aiming system, from VEPS IV
NV B.84 - Plus System for aiming two-rail kick shots, from VEPS IV
NV B.85 - Corner-Five System for aiming three-rail kick shots, from VEPS IV
NV B.86 - Cut-induced throw (CIT) and spin-induced throw (SIT), from VEPS IV

NV B.87 - Jump shot technique, from VEPS V
NV B.88 - Massé shot technique and aiming system, from VEPS V
NV B.89 - 9-ball pattern racking strategy, from VEPS V
NV B.90 - 8-ball and 9-ball run-out examples, from VEPS V
NV B.91 - Frozen-throw-down-rail proposition shot, from VEPS V
NV B.92 - "Impossible" cut shots, from VEPS V
NV B.93 - Famous trick (artistic pool) shots, from VEPS V


NV B.94 - Cross-side double-kiss bank of frozen ball
NV B.95 - Post-rebound spin, angle, and curve for stunned kicks and banks
NV B.96 - Grip and bridge technique and advice
NV B.97 - Draw shot technique, physics, and examples


Video Encyclopedia of Pool Practice (VEPP):

NV C.1 - "Vision center" alignment drill, from VEPP I
NV C.2 - Pre-shot routine recommendations, from VEPP I
NV C.3 - Progressive practice draw drills, from VEPP I
NV C.4 - Draw shot challenge drills, from VEPP I

NV C.5 - Wagon wheel cue ball control drill, from VEPP II
NV C.6 - Target practice for position control, from VEPP II
NV C.7 - Center-table position-off-hanger drills, from VEPP II
NV C.8 - Line-of-balls position control drill, from VEPP II

NV C.9 - 9-ball pattern drills, from VEPP III
NV C.10 - 8-ball pattern drills, from VEPP III
NV C.11 - Angled-hide safety drill, from VEPP III
NV C.12 - Hide-behind-target safety drill, from VEPP III

NV C.13 - Shallow-angle one-rail kick drills, from VEPP IV
NV C.14 - Bank shot cut-angle-effects drills, from VEPP IV
NV C.15 - Bank-to-all-pockets challenge drill, from VEPP IV
NV C.16 - Jump shot drills, from VEPP IV

NV C.17 - Safety challenge game and drill, from VEPP V
NV C.18 - "Loop" carom game drill, from VEPP V
NV C.19 - Custom drills - rail cut shots with english, from VEPP V
NV C.20 - Custom drills - stun across the table with rail cut shots, from VEPP V


Billiard University (BU) Video Series:

NV D.1 - Billiard University - Part 1: Introduction - overview of the BU process for earning a pool diploma
NV D.2 - Billiard University - Part 2: Table Setup - preparing to practice and take the BU exams
NV D.3 - Billiard University - Part 3: Video Recording - recording official exam runs for online submittal
NV D.4 - Billiard University - Part 4: Exam I Overview - demonstrations and scoring of the Fundamentals Exam
NV D.5 - Billiard University - Part 5: Exam II Overview - demonstrations and scoring of the Skills Exam
NV D.6 - Billiard University - Part 6: Submittal and Wrap Up - applying for a BU diploma online

NV D.7 - Pool Fundamentals - The Stance - from Vol-I of the Billiard University instructional video series

NV D.8 - Stun Shot Drill - from Vol-II of the Billiard University instructional video series
NV D.9 - How to Aim Pool Shots - from Vol-II of the Billiard University instructional video series
NV D.10 - Draw Shot Trisect Aiming System - from Vol-II of the Billiard University instructional video series
NV D.11 - Cue Ball Control Target Pool Drill - from Vol-II of the Billiard University instructional video series

NV D.12 - Safety Drill - from Vol-III of the Billiard University instructional video series
NV D.13 - Kick Shot Aiming Systems - from Vol-III of the Billiard University instructional video series
NV D.14 - Pool Break Technique Advice - from Vol-III of the Billiard University instructional video series


NV D.15 - Cue and Tip Testing for Cue Ball Deflection (Squirt)
NV D.16 - Pool ball cut-induced throw and cling/skid/kick experiment
NV D.17 - Does a pool and billiards frozen combination throw more than a small-gap stun shot?


How To Aim Pool Shots (HAPS) Video Series:

NV E.1 - Fractional-Ball Aiming, from HAPS I
NV E.2 - Back-Hand (BHE) and Front-Hand English (FHE), from HAPS I
NV E.3 - Using "Gearing" Outside English to Eliminate Throw, from HAPS I

NV E.4 - Carom-Shot Trisect-Draw System, from HAPS II
NV E.5 - Combination Shot Throw Adjustment, from HAPS II
NV E.6 - Rail Cut Shot Aiming, w/ and w/o Sidespin, from HAPS II

NV E.7 - Mirror Kick-Shot Aiming System, from HAPS III
NV E.8 - 1/3-More-Than-Twice Bank-Shot Aiming System, from HAPS III


NV F.1 - Pool Chalk Experiment - Does the brand really make a difference?
NV F.2 - Swoop Stroke Experiment - Can swooping create extra spin on the cue ball?
NV F.3 - Pool stun/draw/follow jump shots at various cue elevations, with smartphone slo-mo


Video Encyclopedia of Eight Ball (VEEB) Video Series:

NV G.1 - Video Encyclopedia of Eight Ball (VEEB) Overview

NV G.2 - How to Deal With Pocket Blockers in 8-ball, from Vol. I of VEEB
NV G.3 - How to Select Key Balls in 8-ball, from Vol. I of VEEB

NV G.4 - How to Use Cue Ball Drag to Enhance Sidespin in 8-ball, from Vol. II of VEEB
NV G.5 - How to Use Spin-Induced Throw (SIT) to Hold the Cue Ball in 8-ball, from Vol. II of VEEB

NV G.6 - How to Come Into the Line of Blockers When Playing 8-ball Safeties, from Vol. III of VEEB
NV G.7 - Various Straight-In Shot Options in 8-ball, from Vol. III of VEEB

NV G.8 - How to Deal with an End-Game Ball Tied Up with the Black in 8-ball, from Vol. IV of VEEB
NV G.9 - 2nd-Ball 8-ball Break, from Vol. IV of VEEB

NV G.10 - Rack 8 Run-Out Example from Vol. V of VEEB
NV G.11 - Rack 9 Run-Out Example from Vol. V of VEEB


NV H.1 - Elevated-Cue Pool and Billiards Shots ... Are They Legal?
NV H.2 - Bending, Twisting, and Stiffening Kick and Bank Shots
NV H.3 - Pool Myth Buster - Bending Bank Shots
NV H.4 - $2000 Bank Bend Challenge
NV H.5 - Shane Van Boening Break Technique Analysis by Dr. Dave
NV H.6 - Corey Deuel's famous draw shot analyzed by Dr. Dave
NV H.7 - Mike Masséy trick shot collection (from exhibition)
NV H.8 - Mike Masséy power draw shot


Video Encyclopedia of Nine-ball and Ten-ball (VENT) Video Series:

NV I.1 - Video Encyclopedia of Nine-ball and Ten-ball (VENT) Instructional Video Trailer

NV I.2 - 9-ball Side Soft Break, and Corey Deuel Pattern Racking, an excerpt from VENT-I
NV I.3 - How to Train a Pool Table for Accurate and Consistent Ball Racking, an excerpt from VENT-I

NV I.4 - How to be Creative and Consider Various Options in 9-ball and 10-ball, an excerpt from VENT-II
NV I.5 - Defensive Strategy in 9-ball and 10-ball, an excerpt from VENT-II

NV I.6 - Common Two-Rail Position Plays in 9-ball and 10-ball, an excerpt from VENT-III
NV I.7 - Common End-Game Patterns in 9-ball and 10-ball, an excerpt from VENT-III

NV I.8 - 9-ball/10-ball Object Ball Hide Safety Examples, an excerpt from VENT-IV
NV I.9 - 9-ball/10-ball Ball-In-Hand Shot Option Examples, an excerpt from VENT-IV

NV I.10 - 9-ball/10-ball Rail Cut Shot Principles and Examples, an excerpt from VENT-V
NV I.11 - 9-ball/10-ball Advanced Herd and Cushion-Compression Shots, an excerpt from VENT-V

NV I.12 - VENT-II 9-Ball Layout With 21 Different Shot Options! Which Do You Like Best?


NV J.1 - Small-Gap-Combination Throw Effects and Game-Situation Examples
NV J.2 - 9-Ball Break Strategy and Effects
NV J.3 - 9-Ball Rack Manipulation and Breaking Cheats
NV J.4 - 3-Ball Pool Break Strategy and Tips - How to Make a Ball and Score Low
NV J.5 - Straight Rail Shot Effects, and Shooting Past a Side Pocket
NV J.6 - Straight Frozen Cushion Shots and Techniques ... Follow Up
NV J.7 - Chalk Testing Follow-Up, Taom vs. Master, and How to Chalk Properly
NV J.8 - Pool/Billiards/Snooker Cling/Skid/Kick Examples and Chalk Comparison
NV J.9 - "Got English?" – How to Aim Using Sidespin, With Game-Situation Examples
NV J.10 - Top 10 Pool Shots Every Player Must Know!!!
NV J.11 - 25 Advanced Game-Winning Pool Shots – BU Exam III
NV J.12 - How to Select a Pool Cue, Cue Ball Deflection, Carbon Fiber, Revo vs. Cuetec
NV J.13 - Top 10 Things Pool Players Do Wrong … and How to Fix Them


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