David Alciatore ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "Draw Shot Primer Part VI: Draw Shot Practice Drill" Summary: David Alciatore ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "Draw Shot Primer ­ Part VI: Draw Shot Practice Drill" Note: Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and technical proofs (TP) can be accessed and viewed online at billiards.colostate.edu. The reference numbers used in the article (e.g., NV 2.2) help you locate the resources on the website. If you have a slow or inconvenient Internet connection, you might want to view the resources offline using a CD-ROM. See the website for details. This is the sixth article in a series dealing with draw shot principles and techniques. In the last five months, we explored some of the basic physics of draw shots, compared various aiming systems for predicting the path of the cue ball, looked in detail into the trisect aiming system, studied some real examples where all of this knowledge can pay off in game situations, and summarized some recommended "best practices" for good draw technique. In this article, we will look at a practice drill that might help you further develop and improve your draw shot technique. Diagram 1 shows a drill you might find useful ... I call it "Dr. Dave's Draw Drill." The object ball (OB) is located in the center of the table and the cue ball (CB) is located half way between the OB and the lower left corner pocket. The goal is to pocket the OB in the upper right corner pocket, while controlling the amount of draw on the CB. For the drill, you try each of the five shots shown, five times each. With the STOP shots (slow and fast), the desired target location for the CB is position A. The targets for the other shots are positions B for the SHORT draw, C for the MEDIUM draw, and D (the corner pocket) for the LONG draw. Before beginning the drill, Collections: Engineering