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How to Make the "4-Ball Split" Beginner Pool Shot

Learn how to make the "4-Ball Split" beginner shot from pool trick shot champion Andy Segal in this Howcast video.


Hi! I'm Andy, the magic man Segal. I'm here at Willow Billiards in Hoboken, New Jersey, doing some trick shots and pool instruction. So if you're ready, let's get started. Alright, this shot is a shot that comes up in competitions a lot, it's called the four ball split shot. The first three balls, the cue ball, nine ball, and ten ball are lined up just like in the photo finish shot, if you want to go back and take a look at that video. And the tweleve is right on the spot - this spot, but down at the other end of the table. And the fourteen ball and the twelve ball line up the the edge of the corner pocket - which is right here. What I'm going to do is I'm going to shoot the cue ball through these balls, I'm gonna aim just about an inch off the fourteen ball, the nine ball is going to go in the corner, ten in the side, fourteen will go there, and twelve will go there. The nine ball will go in before the twelve - that's one of the tricks.

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