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Billiards Digest July, 2010 David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
 

Summary: Billiards Digest July, 2010
David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
"VEPS GEMS - Part VII: Contact-Point Mirror Kick"
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 the seventh 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 within 50 main categories and 5 major areas. Many clips in the
series are also designated as "gems," indicating shots or concepts important to know as a pool
player, whether understood explicitly or in a more intuitive way. An outline of the entire VEPS
series, the complete list of shot types in each major area, the gem designations, and video
excerpts from each DVD can be viewed online at: dr-dave-billiards.com/veps. Last month we
looked at some basic systems for one-rail kick shots from the fourth DVD: "VEPS IV - Banks,
Kicks, and Advanced Shots." This month we'll look at a system for slow-roll kicks where the cue
ball (CB) and object ball (OB) are both fairly close to a rail. If you recall from last month, the
common through-diamond rolling-CB system breaks down at larger approach angles as the

  

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

 

Collections: Engineering