That's exactly right nrage.
Originally Posted by nrage
With those shots from the blue spot he is demonstrating what happens when playing with side and NOT aiming to allow for the throw and arc of the cue ball. The cue ball on those shots has thrown as it should and has arced back onto and then beyond the contact point on the object ball needed to pot it. He doesn't explain this though, and that is a fault that leads to this confusion.
On those shots on the black he IS aiming to allow for the throw and arc of the cue ball, shows how the cue ball arcs with his hand gestures and states that he is aiming a little thicker for check side and thinner for running side which is correct for the pace of the shots played.
It's pretty straightforward really
When playing with side the cue ball will throw the opposite way to the side that you are applying and then will arc back before it starts to go straight. What you are trying to do is judge the amount of throw and arc within the distance the cue ball will travel before contacting the object ball. The harder you play the shot the more the cue ball will throw before it starts to arc back and will also arc more severely because it is carrying more sidespin.
It sounds really difficult to have to judge the amount of throw and the arcing of the cue ball but all you have to work out really is by how much you have to offset your aiming to allow for these effects within the pace of the shot played.
This can only be done through trial and error, missing the shot, seeing by how much and where and altering your aiming to compensate.
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