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Keep the billiards aiming clear, save the english for the easy ones
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English Mistake #2: Applying english to object balls over a foot distant from the intended pocket--it hampers and dampens billiard aiming
. In most cases, english is best used to influence cue ball path, after the cue ball strikes a cushion and after it has already struck an object ball.
From the above points discussed so far, you can see how english complicates matters, and it is already difficult to judge aim before altering the natural path of an object ball with pool english. Leave excessive pool english for simple billiards aiming, when you have an easy “cinch” of a shot. Which leads us in turn, to my number one point...