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What's more fun that drinking booze in a bar? Mixing alcohol with the bar games in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Large plastic cup
- Ping-pong ball
- Beer or any liquid
Find a place for your cup
Place your cup in the right spot for your trick. Trick shots involve bouncing the ball off walls and other surfaces, sometimes multiple times. To start, place the cup in a spot where there are many bounceable surfaces nearby.
Understand that the key to a trick shot is basic geometry. If you take the time to examine how the way you angle your shot affects its success, you'll develop a technique that will serve you for many shots of varying difficulties.
Start with a simple shot
Start with a simple trick shot of only one bounce. Pick a surface and give it a try. Note where your ball hits the surface and how that affects the shot. Practice your shot until you master.
Try multiple bounces
Make the ball go in using more than one bounce. Use a level, flat surface and limit the bounces to a single surface. Take note of how the first bounce affects the second bounce.
Try multiple surfaces
When you've mastered multiple bounces, shoot the ball off more than one surface with multiple bounces. Take your time and watch how the ball reacts to each surface and each bounce. Keep practicing!