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Aiming the Cue Ball and the "Ghost Ball"


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The edge-to-edge pro method of aim
Aiming the Cue Ball and the "Ghost Ball"

Edge-to-edge it's still the same

Photo (c) Matt Sherman 2008, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Many pool pros use some type of “edge to edge” method. They plan the aim line of the object ball, in this case the striped ten, the path the cue ball will take to become the ghost ball (see previous illustration) and then consider some edge or section from each ball they will connect together.

By playing “I’ll send this section of the cue ball into this piece of the object ball” they give themselves real objects in three-dimensional space to aim together, rather than imagined space to send the cue ball to fill.

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