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- - The fingers
- - Draw shot
- - Center shots
- - Follow shot
- - Half ball hit

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The draw shot is used to spin the cue ball backwards.

For that, we position the tip of the cue on the low part of the cue ball:

# STANDARD TRAJECTORIES

Here are some backspin trajectories:

## Full

Aiming center

Angle 0 °: we returns on the initial spot

## 3/4 full

Aiming 1/4 radius from the center

Angle 22 °

## 3/4

Aiming 1/2 radius from the center

Angle 45 °

## 1/2 ball

Aiming 1 radius from the center

Angle 90 °

# 1/2 BALL DRAW SHOT

The final direction corresponds to an angle of 90° compared to the axis of the cue and, a ball before the impact point.

Here is the demonstration on the table:

# 3/4 BALL DRAW SHOT

How to determine easily the 45 degree's final direction ?

Visualize this angle with precision, we proceed in 2 times:

1) to imagine a 4th ball representing the cue ball in contact with the played ball

2) to visualize the direction of the cue ball, look for a point at a distance "4th ball - cue ball" from the cue ball's center situated on a line perpendicular at the cue axis.

This is illustrated by the following video:

# OTHER DRAW SHOT TRAJECTORIES

In practice, the real direction of the cue ball is not exactly one of the previous ones.

Here is a method to go in any direction:

* draw a line from where we want to go and the center of the played ball

* aim at the intersection of this line and the played ball's circumference

The following sketch illustrates these remarks:

This is also illustrated by the following video:

You will also appreciate :

For that, we position the tip of the cue on the low part of the cue ball:

Angle 0 °: we returns on the initial spot

Angle 22 °

Angle 45 °

Angle 90 °

Here is the demonstration on the table:

How to determine easily the 45 degree's final direction ?

Visualize this angle with precision, we proceed in 2 times:

1) to imagine a 4th ball representing the cue ball in contact with the played ball

2) to visualize the direction of the cue ball, look for a point at a distance "4th ball - cue ball" from the cue ball's center situated on a line perpendicular at the cue axis.

This is illustrated by the following video:

Here is a method to go in any direction:

* draw a line from where we want to go and the center of the played ball

* aim at the intersection of this line and the played ball's circumference

The following sketch illustrates these remarks:

This is also illustrated by the following video:

You will also appreciate :

The gesture |
Center shots |

Follow shots |
Half ball hit |