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    Default Sidespin on a snooker table both with and against the nap

    OK so I said I would do this and last sunday lunchtime I borrowed my sisters smartphone and filmed myself playing a load of side shots using my 2 & 1/16 inch size spots and stripes pool balls.
    First half of the video is left hand side against the nap into the green pocket, second half is right hand side into the top corner pocket past the pink spot.
    There is a length of blue masking tape alongside the line of aim.

    It's about 30 minutes in all and all aspects of the shots are covered. Only once did I get the same reaction as the Wilson shot (25:30) and that was a bad contact, all other shots the OB went exactly where the contact dictated.

    I played several shots straight into the pocket to show the initial deflection and swerve which differs according to the direction of the shot. You can clearly see the initial deflection and horizontal spin on the 10 ball and the transition to the 30ish degree angle which causes the very slight swerve.
    The ball swerves away from the spin after the initial deflection and swerve when spinning against the nap and swerves with the spin when spinning with the nap. You probably need to download the video and watch it on your pc frame by frame, but if you do you will see that every single contact made apart from the bad one shows no throw of the OB at all.

    All shots are as played to show what difference pace of shot and compensation of aiming does, a couple of miscues as I was playing extreme side and a few misses in the final line up where I played all shots with helping side.

    Discuss and feel free to ask questions and slag me off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JYJ-39ZzGs

    Patblock kindly adjusted the aspect ratioi so heres a better view

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nElgmNBjPOk&t=18s
    Last edited by vmax; 20th August 2017 at 03:20 PM.

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    It keeps cutting out on every shot Vmax just checking to see if it's at my end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmax View Post
    OK so I said I would do this and last sunday lunchtime I borrowed my sisters smartphone and filmed myself playing a load of side shots using my 2 & 1/16 inch size spots and stripes pool balls.
    First half of the video is left hand side against the nap into the green pocket, second half is right hand side into the top corner pocket past the pink spot.
    There is a length of blue masking tape alongside the line of aim.

    It's about 30 minutes in all and all aspects of the shots are covered. Only once did I get the same reaction as the Wilson shot (25:30) and that was a bad contact, all other shots the OB went exactly where the contact dictated.

    I played several shots straight into the pocket to show the initial deflection and swerve which differs according to the direction of the shot. You can clearly see the initial deflection and horizontal spin on the 10 ball and the transition to the 30ish degree angle which causes the very slight swerve.
    The ball swerves away from the spin after the initial deflection and swerve when spinning against the nap and swerves with the spin when spinning with the nap. You probably need to download the video and watch it on your pc frame by frame, but if you do you will see that every single contact made apart from the bad one shows no throw of the OB at all.

    All shots are as played to show what difference pace of shot and compensation of aiming does, a couple of miscues as I was playing extreme side and a few misses in the final line up where I played all shots with helping side.

    Discuss and feel free to ask questions and slag me off.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JYJ-39ZzGs
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    Worked fine for me although I skipped the first part where vmax is setting the stage.

    vmax...It's nice to see you took the time and care to establish what happens when two balls make contact, one stationary and one spinning. From that other string of 75 pages or so it seems some people believe there is transferred side which magically generates a 'kick' (not the kick you and I understand but the American "kick of the ball") which only lasts for the couple of microseconds the balls are in contact in that period of time it alters the course of the object ball and then this transferred spin disappears somewhere into the ozone or something.

    The true facts are simple ...there is no transferred spin or at least not enough to do anything to the object ball, in those shots where a player is avoiding an intervening ball he is simply curving the cueball back onto the correct contact point to pot the ball (BOB if you like) by keeping the pace of the shot down to a point where the side can grab again and is in actual fact cuitting across the face of the OB.

    But I expect you will be slated royally by some. Cheers

    It's nice to see results for what I believe is true but I imagine you will be insulted by B.S. and a few others but for myself, I thank you.
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    Thanks Terry, still won't work for me, cuts out every ten seconds or so, never mind, I'm off down the club, I will try again later, have fun with this.
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    I don't get what you are trying to prove here

    look there is transferred spin - although it is minimal it can be useful - do you guys not play snooker or what> ? <- just set up a offset plant that does not go. How do you make it go? you hit it on the opposite side to the line of the pot - the side is transferred and throws it into the pocket squeezing it away from its natural angle - if you hit directly bob you cant make the shot... this shot [proves side is transferred/

    I have used side to thicken up the angle made a ball go that didn't before and can play the soft swerve too - thing is the ball is not in contact long if you stun = which is what you are doing here if you play it slower with top and side see what happens.

    Set up the shot I talk about also - you guys must have played it before surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrom View Post
    I don't get what you are trying to prove here

    look there is transferred spin - although it is minimal it can be useful - do you guys not play snooker or what> ? <- just set up a offset plant that does not go. How do you make it go? you hit it on the opposite side to the line of the pot - the side is transferred and throws it into the pocket squeezing it away from its natural angle - if you hit directly bob you cant make the shot... this shot [proves side is transferred/

    I have used side to thicken up the angle made a ball go that didn't before and can play the soft swerve too - thing is the ball is not in contact long if you stun = which is what you are doing here if you play it slower with top and side see what happens.

    Set up the shot I talk about also - you guys must have played it before surely?

    So what spin is being transferred then Byrom? Are you putting spin on the cueball?

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    No spin, its the work of the devil

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    Quote Originally Posted by cole46 View Post
    No spin, its the work of the devil
    Nah, that can't be it, he doesn't actually exist, so....

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    on the plant you would be hitting the white plain ball but aiming for the side of the red - not the back of the ball - so take away the white for a second and the the contact between the two balls is as if you are playing this shot with side - basically it proves side though minimal can be transferred to the Object ball to effect the line of the shot.

    MR BS loses his patience explaining and people have put various video's up.

    I don't understand the geometry of it full myself - as well as he seems to - but I can play the shots that have been shown as can many others on here. Like I say - its not necessary to be able to explain unless you are a coach or something even then ts not really that important - many players can just do it - that is more important.

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