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Billiards Digest January, 2011 David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES

Summary: Billiards Digest January, 2011
David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
"VEPS GEMS - Part XIII: Corner-5 System Adjustments"
Note: Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and
technical proofs (TP), and all of my past articles, can be accessed and viewed online at
billiards.colostate.edu. The reference numbers used in the article help you locate the
resources on the website. If you have a slow or inconvenient Internet connection, you
might want to view the resources from a CD-ROM or DVD. Details can be found online
at: dr-dave-billiards.com.
This is my thirteenth article based on the "The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS)," an
instructional DVD series I recently created with past BD columnist and good friend Tom Ross.
VEPS contains 750 shot types and principles within 50 main categories and 5 major areas. An
outline of the entire VEPS series and video excerpts from each DVD can be viewed online at: dr-
In the last few months, we've looked at examples of the Corner-5 System, which is used to
aim two-, three-, and four-rail kicks off a long rail. The system is covered in detail on "VEPS IV -
Banks, Kicks, and Advanced Shots." If you don't remember the details of the system, please
review my recent articles and NV B.85. To summarize, for a rolling cue ball (CB) with running
English, the Corner-5 system predicts a third-rail target (T) from the CB's origination-direction
number (D) and the first-rail number (F) using the following simple formula: T = D F. If you


Source: Alciatore, David G. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University


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