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English (sidespin)

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English refers to sidespin imparted to the CB by hitting the CB off center. Here are the different names used to refer to the type of english:

english (sidespin) terminology

The purpose for sidespin is to alter the path the CB takes when it hits the rail cushions:

english (sidespin) basics

English is also given different names based on how it is used:

english (sidespin) types

english (sidespin) types

Here are some good resources and demonstrations to help you understand how sidespin is used:

To use sidespin effectively, you need to be aware of the effects of squirt, swerve, and throw illustrated here:

english (sidespin) effects (squirt, swerve, throw)


Information about how to adjust your aim to compensate for all of the effects can be found here:

aim compensation for squirt, swerve, and throw  

Here are demonstrations covering the basics of how to adjust your aim when using sidespin:

Vol. I of How to Aim Pool Shots (HAPS), Vol. II of The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS), and Vol. III of the Video Encyclopedia of Nine-ball and Ten-ball (VENT) cover all topics related to using english effectively and strategically.

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