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How to Make "The Hardest Straight-In Shot" in Pool

Learn how to make the "The Hardest Straight-In Shot" from pool trick shot champion Andy Segal in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Andy "The Magic Man" Seagal. I'm Here at Willow Billiard in Hoboken, New Jersey doing some trick shots and pooling instructions. So if you're ready, let's get started. What's the easiest shot? A straighten shot, right? Well there's one straighten shot that's probably the hardest one of all. When the Q ball is frozen and the 9 Ball is frozen to the same rail and the Q ball is backed all the way up. The reason is because the Q ball is actually touching the rail above center, so it's extending underneath the rail. So if would elevate and shoot straight in the Q ball is gonna jump just a little bit and by jumping, the part of under the rail will catch it and cause it to come off the rail like this. Ok? So the way you gonna round that is you'll actually aim out a little bit with right angles. Just a little bit and the right angles will curve the Q ball back to pocket the nine. That can come up in a game that's quite useful.

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