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Basic Bank Shots

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Aiming Bank Shots
how to bank pool

How to play the one in the corner?

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Aiming a bank shot in pool and billiards with precision is easy, if you use this method, which relies upon an aiming secret you likely already know.

Where, for example, would you plan to bounce the yellow 1-ball if you wanted to bank it into the pocket--the far corner pocket? Consider your options carefully, including double kisses with the cue ball and cushion play, before going to the answer on the next page.

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