Nm Coursework Writing For Children With Learning Disabilities Application Letter Fresh Graduate Marketing Creative Writing Topics For Year 8 English Literature Essay Samples Writing A Scholarship Essay Examples Qualitative Case Study Questions Apa Research Paper Example With Appendix Creative Writing For Kids London Essay On Corruption In Government System Sample Cover Letter For Zoo Internship Pay For Math Homework Help Essay On Man Project Gutenberg Good Essay Titles About Friendship Essay Scholarships 2014 For College Students Resume Writing Services Chicago Yelp Sat 6 Point Essay Examples Essay Titles Evaluate Top Custom Essay Writing Critical Thinking Course Evaluation How To Send Cv And Cover Letter Via Email Writing Progress Report Sample Act Essay Sample Questions Macbeth Essay Introduction Paragraph Cover Letter Blind Address English Essay Writing Practice Cover Letter Sample Physician Essay On Break Time In School Essay On Teaching Vocabulary Essay Questions Common Application 2011 Cover Letter Addressing Salary Requirements Tips For Essay Exam Case Study Law Examples Argumentative Essay 5 Paragraph Is A Literature Review Written In First Person An Essay About Yourself For College Job Application Letter Dear Sir Or Madam Writing A Cv Personal Statement Examples Application Letter Format For Graphic Artist Writing Persuasive Essays Grade 3 Persuasive Essay Topics On Immigration 5 Paragraph Essay On 3 Wishes Argumentative Essay Topics Economics Mla Works Cited Volume Issue Case Study Vs Interview Research Paper Heading Example Foundation For Critical Thinking Books Essay Grading Rubric 6th Grade Term Paper Website Migration Project Example Of Literature Review Layout I Need Homework Help Now Cover Letter For Job Application Australia Freelance Writing Jobs Online College Students Sample Graduate School Personal Statement Example Writing Case Study Conclusion How Critical Thinking Helps Writing Reference Letter Phd Application Argumentative Essay Topics Esl 10 Tok Essay Questions Essay About Technology Affect Our Life College Admission Essay How To Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer 7th Grade Hero Essay Case Study Questions For Science Mla Handbook For Research Paper Writers Scholarship Essay Samples For Engineers Application Letter Example For Internship Essay Topics In Forensic Psychology Case Study Project Structure Secretary Cover Letter Templates Free Example Critical Lens Essay For English Regents Best American Essays 2010 Review 1984 George Orwell Four Ministries Creative Writer39s Handbook Jason Lefcowitz Essay With Cited Quotes Personal Statement Nurse Teacher Creative Writing For 10th Grade Writing A Literature Review Discussion Essay Rater Download Mla Citation Machine Purdue Owl Literature Review In Business Research Research On Xbox Live Personal Statement For Accounting And Finance Cv Top Resume Writing Services Reviews Cover Letter By Email Sample How To Make An Essay In Apa Format Essay Topics Nursing How To Write A Technical Paper For Publication Cover Letter For Customer Service Advisor Position Argumentative Essay Pro Abortion Best Cover Letter Writing Tips Case Study For Computer Science Personal Statement Format Single Space Ocr Critical Thinking As Level Research Paper Outline For Elementary Kids English Major Creative Writing Minor Creative Writing Programs San Francisco Fi504 Case Study 3 Cash Budget Template Cover Letter Application Un Essay Graphic Organizer For High School Writing Prompts For Intermediate Esl Students Request Letter For Manager Essay On Leisure Time Data Warehouse Term Paper Math Homework Help Number Research Paper Review Process Essay Topics Science Technology Essay Editor Vancouver Cover Letter Samples Veterinary Assistant Margins For Apa Essay Creative Writing For Dummies Free Download Critical Thinking Model For Clinical Decision Making Law School Essay Exam Format Essay Writing For Dummies Free Download Personal Statement Sample Marketing Critical And Creative Thinking University Of Massachusetts Boston Kellogg39s Case Study Marketing Critical Thinking Business Definition Essay Sentence Outline Format Uc Personal Statement Indent Literature Review On Medicine He 1115 Critical Reading And Thinking Critical Thinking Writing Assignment Personal Statement Indiana University Essay Critical Analysis Creative Writing Prompts Health Mla Cite Dictionary Entry Case Study Human Resource Management Great Cover Letter For Executive Assistant Help Me Come Up With A Thesis Statement Creative Writing Fellowships Abroad Argumentative Essay On Legal Drinking Age How To Write A Strong Essay For College Mla Style Citation Maker Julius Caesar Shakespeare Cassius Analysis Case Study Research Research Paper Outline Format Mla Custom Powerpoint Slideshow My Best Friend Essay In French Language Case Study Reflection Essay Case Study Examples Engineering Free Creative Writing Software Review Research Paper On Compiler Design Critical Thinking You Need Knowledge Summary Essay Writing Tips For 5th Grade Term Paper Format For High School Middle School Research Paper Proposal Case Study Ergonomic Design Creative Writing Topics English Federalist Paper 51 Short Summary Youtube Ielts Writing Essays 1 Write My Paper Co University Exam Essay Tips Unc Literature Review Handout Request Letter For Leave Of Marriage Best Practices In Conducting Literature Review Brainstorming In Essay Writing Compare And Contrast Essay Outline Mla How To Do Annotated Bibliography In Apa Format Cover Letter For Internship Economics Dissertation On Leadership And Motivation On Writing The College Application Essay Harry Bauld Summary Buy Papers Online Reviews Essay Questions Iliad Critical Thinking Nursing Leadership Example Of Short Essay About Friendship Research On College Dropouts Sample Essay How To Make A Cake How To Write An Opinion Essay Powerpoint Good Medical School Personal Statement Sample Essay On Rules Of The Road Term Paper Title Page Chicago Cover Letter Examples For Nurses New Grad Creative Writing Activities Dialogue Accounting Cover Letter Examples Uk Narrative Style Paper Example Essay Of Definition On Love Peace War Teaching Creative Writing First Grade Personal Statement Phd Business School Sources Of Review Of Literature Personal Experience College Essay Sample Nyu Occupational Therapy Personal Statement Cover Letter Consulting Oxford Write Training Report Sample Free Essay Writing About Myself Cover Letter Sample Academic Job How To Write A Good History Essay Plan Como Hacer Un Essay En Espanol Personal Statement Research Sample Mla Research Paper Numbering Apa Essay Format Introduction Argumentative Essay Topics Racism Download Cover Letter For Resume In Word Format Sample Essay Critical Analysis Affordable Care Act Essays Paperback Writer Lyrics 365 Essay Creator Ending A Cover Letter Freelance Writing Jobs Greenville Sc Uc Berkeley Career Center Personal Statement 7th Grade Creative Writing Contests Essay Zoom Cover Letter Exhibition Design English Essays Samples Essay About Technology Of Communication Narrative Essay Bullying Literature Review Sources Of Information Narrative Essay 3rd Grade Good Essay On Sat Cover Letter To Be A Teacher Thesis Proposal Example For Computer Science Case Study Daybed Sectional College App Writing Essay Mla Essay Format Title Page Case Study Vs Survey Method Letter Of Introduction Hotel Qualitative Research And Case Study Applications Merriam Research Paper Rubric Read Write Think Creative Writing Listserv Law School Personal Statement Introduction Write An Essay On A Famous Poem In English Literature Creative Writing For Secondary Students Mla Format Online Essay Patient Case Study Powerpoint Presentation Ivythesis Typepad Term Paper Topics Sample Report Writing English Essay Form 5 Personal Statement Essay Prompt Book Salem Witch Trials John Proctor Jane Austen Lady Susan Essay How To Write Up A Proper Lab Report Cover Letter Name At Top Creative Writing Exercises For Adults This I Believe Essay About Respect Free Essay Papers For College Letter Of Interest Internship Application Personal Statement 3d Coursework Sipa Personal Statement Ibm Cv Essay Pictorial Map How To Write A Personal Statement Nursing School Essay Thesis 1984 Cover Letter Online Moderator Argumentative World History Essay Topics Sample Cover Letter For Sales Internship Personal Statement Graduate School Physics Imperialism Case Study Nigeria Notes Emory Creative Writing Series Cover Page For Thesis Proposal Case Study House 8 Built In 1949 Best Dissertation Writing Service Of 2011 Case Study And Survey Cover Letter Entry Level Oil And Gas Personal Response Essay Outline Language Arts Homework Help Queen39s University Critical Thinking Creative Writing Internships Abroad Creative Writing For Bbm Cover Letter To Whom It May Concern Dear Sir Madam Cover Letter I Am Looking Forward Italian Essay Topics Persuasive Essay Why Uniforms Personal Statement University Structure Critical Thinking English Test Narrative Essay Topics Spm Coursework Experts Uk Paper Writer Free Example Of An Academic Curriculum Vitae Law School Personal Statement Service Cover Letter Example With No Contact Name Case Study Patient With Uti Creative Writing Vanderbilt Interesting Creative Writing Essay Topics Writing A Research Report Sample Powerpoint Presentations Services India Essay 3 Paragraph Outline Research Paper Literature Review Template Creative Writing Description Exercises Literature Review Example Tourism Diana Hacker Apa Research Paper Example Research Project Vocabulary Cover Letter No Job Experience Example Research Paper Ideas For 6th Graders Cover Letter National Interest Waiver Comparative Essay Introduction Template Writing An Outline For An Argumentative Essay How To Do An Annotated Bibliography In Mla Format For Websites Is America The Greatest Country In The World Essay Pay To Write A Research Paper Thesis Writer Software Free Download Critical Thinking Education Ontario Case Studies For Psychology Class My Personal Statement For College Essay On Pollution Problem In Hindi Annotated Bibliography Social Science Essay Writing Report Example Case Study Approach Thesis Dsa Case Study Book Essay About Capital Market Introduction Essay College Additional Science Coursework Help

CueTips Billiards Instruction – Track Line Banking

Posted on by Mark Finkelstein

By NYC Grind Contributor, Mark Finkelstein

Well, I got some real bad news the other day!  I applied for Medicare and the US Government accepted me!  It is really depressing when your government says that you are officially old.  In the past people would tell me age is just a number, it is in your head or it is how you feel, and I agree with that, but, when the government sends you a Medicare card, you are old.

The good thing about being old though, especially in the pool world is that you collect odd bits of information that can help you play better.  I want to share with you a banking system that I think comes from Jerry Briesath.  You will learn a lot from his DVD and Jerry is a great guy to talk to if you have the chance.  Tell him Mark says hello.

One problem with bank shots is that all rails play a little differently.  Trying to adjust for different rails makes geometric banking systems less than useful in most cases.  Add collision induced spin on banks that you cut and you have some real tough problems to figure out.

What the track line banking system does is take a lot of the rail variability out of the bank shot!  When the rubber on the rail compresses to its maximum, all rubber rails play essentially the same!  What that means is that on most banks if you hit the ball hard, the rail rubber compresses and the object ball follows a predictable path.

Let’s learn how that path works so we can get a little better at bank shots.

The formula for the bank is to take figure the half way point of the bank, keep this point and add one third of a diamond to the start point.

In the diagram we see the cue ball at one and one third diamond and the object ball at 1/2.  Hit this shot hard and full in the face, and magically, the object ball goes in the side.

You have to figure what speed you need to compress the rail enough to make this system work, but once you have the speed, these banks are hangers!  The next track line is from the second diamond to the first diamond on the opposite rail.  We add 2/3 of a diamond to our original point and get the second track line.  Two and 2/3’s to one.

This is what this track line looks like.

The third track line to know is from the corner pocket to 1 and 1/2.  Here is a diagram with the third and fourth track line.

Now every thing is great when the bank you are shooting falls exactly on a track line, but what do you do if you have a shot that is off the line a little.  How do you make adjustments so that you still have a high percentage bank?

In this diagram, I have put all the track lines for you.

So from the one ball to the 4 ball we have our four track lines, 5 to 2, 4 to 1/12, 2 2/3 to 1 and 1 1/3 to 1/2.  This looks like a lot of numbers and such, but take the minute to learn this and you will be glad you did.

In our final diagram, I want to show you how I figure out a bank that isn’t on these lines.

Please notice that I over cut this bank slightly to compensate for collision induced spin.  There is an art to this that you can only learn from practicing.  The spin tends to shorten the angle a little in this case, so I over cut slightly.  Notice the 9 is about half way between the two track lines.  On a straight bank, I would aim half way, but on banks that are cue, I like to compensate for the collision induced spin.

Try this banking system and let me know how it works for you.

MENTAL TRAINING TIP:

One of my students has started to play in tournaments, and felt a little frustrated.  His problem was he knew he needs to think about what he is doing before he shoots, but then when he gets down to shoot, he still is thinking, and doesn’t play up to his potential.  He wanted to know how to fix this problem.

I think the best way to describe this is from Tom Simpson.  We have a thinking position and a shooting position.  When we walk around the table looking over the shot, figuring out our pattern, and how we want to get on the next ball, we are thinking.  Shawn Putnam never gets down on a shot unless he can see it clearly in his mind.

Once you can see the shot, you get in to the shooting position.  You already know what you want to do, so there is no more thinking.  Work you pre-shot routine and take a pure  swing at the shot.  That’s all you do.

Most of our misses come from not having a clear picture in our mind of what we want to do from the thinking position, so we start trying to fix things when we are shooting.  Disaster!

Next stop is Philadelphia this weekend.

See you on the road.

Mark Finkelstein is the House Pro at Slate Billiards on 21st Street in Manhattan.

If you have questions, or would like to see a particular topic addressed, you can email Mark at mark@nycgrind.com.

This entry was posted in Pool Instruction, The Latest and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Super News Spotlight: Predator Tour Stop #14 @ Amsterdam Billiards… Amateur + Open Pro Event Breakdown from NYC Grind on Vimeo.

Follow Us

Hook up with us in the Social World, Let's Keep the Conversation Going!

Featured Recent Popular

On the List?

Add your name to our List, to Stay Plugged In!

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz
launch Grind radio

  • Upcoming Events