Category: Billiards Training

If we know anything about pool players, it’s that they LOVE to learn everything they can about billiards and how to improve their game! Other things they love: winning, free stuff, and Florian “Venom” Kohler! If you agree with this list, then brace yourself for some AWESOME news!

Title image for Advanced Billiard Instruction Series

We’re about to launch a brand new series of ADVANCED instructional training videos starring the phenom behind the most incredibly-insane trickshot videos of all time, billiard superstar, Florian “Venom” Kohler! (EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW BELOW: How to Make the 8-Ball on the Break)

Florian has transcended the pool world with his viral, “Venom Trickshot” videos that have chalked up hundreds of millions of views. The YouTube sensation currently has over a million followers, Six Guinness World Records, multiple Trickshot titles, and he’s just getting started!

Image from original billiard tutorial series starring Florian Venom Kohler

In 2017-18, PoolDawg teamed up with Florian to create a series of 12 tutorials covering some beginner-to-intermediate topics like How To Aim & Control The Cue Ball and How To Make Kick & Bank Shots, with a few awesome money savers like Recovering Your Pool Table Felt. Those videos have proven to be crazy-popular, racking up over 3 MILLION views and counting!

Starting March 19, 2020, CLASS IS BACK IN SESSION, with Florian’s NEW “PoolDawg Advanced Instructional Series”, and it is going to be better than ever!

Title image for Advanced Billiard Instruction Series starring Florian Venom Kohler

Venom has reunited with filmmaker Nathan DuMoulin of RUNOUT Media, Producer/Director of some of the best billiard videos ever made, including the Mastering Pool Series, Break + Run, and the original Venom Trickshots I & II. Through these previous works, Nathan and RUNOUT Media have gained a reputation for unrivaled production quality and graphics.

Valérie Bédard jumping a pool ball from PoolDawg’s Advanced Billiard Instruction Lesson

You can be certain that this new Advanced Instructional Series will have the same level of production quality with the PREMIUM lesson content that you are looking for. Here are just a FEW of the 10 topics covered:

  • Advanced Aiming Systems
  • Advanced Jumping and Massé
  • 2 + 3 Rail Kicking Systems (with and without math)

We are extremely excited to share these pool lessons, and are thankful to everyone involved in making these AMAZING videos!

Special thanks to:

Crew shot from Pooldawg’s Advanced Instructional Series at the location of the filming

Florian Kohler - Producer/Talent

Nathan DuMoulin - Producer/Director

Eric Sheperd - Camera

Valérie Bédard – Talent

Elvis Joubert - Dooly's St- Hyacinth

Pascal Guimond - CPA Montérégie

NOW HERE is a sneak preview from the first lesson, “Breaking and Racking Secrets”.

How to Make the 8-Ball on the Break to Win the Game!

In this case, we're still breaking from the side of the table into the second ball. But instead of trying to make just the wing ball and kind of try to play a defensive rack, we're going to try to make the eight ball.

Diagram of how to make the 8-Ball on the break shot

Now the thing is if every ball is frozen to each other you're not gonna be able to do it. It's going to be a lot of kisses and it's a lot of luck. However, if there's a gap, in this case the opposite side of the cue ball, which is right here in between the 13 and 8, you are going to be able to make the eight ball in that side pocket.

Identifying the gap between the balls in an 8-ball rack required to make the 8 ball on the break.

Now the gap can’t be too big and it can’t be too small. It's got to be sort of small. But again, you think about all those pros when they're looking at the rack like this, and going over and trying to find if there's gaps.

Florian Kohler analyzing the 8-ball rack to identify if the 8-ball on the break shot is possible

It's not just a legend and it's not to intimidate the opponent. It’s actually because it's a purpose and it's very useful for you to be able to analyze and see where you can go.

Florian Kohler setting up to break from the side into the second ball with low left position on the cue ball to make the 8 ball on the break shot

In this case I'm just going to go ahead and break from the side into the seven. Try to make the eight right there.

There you go.

Florian Kohler watching the 8-Ball go into the side pocket on the break shot to win the game

And that's how you make the eight ball on the break by watching the gaps. So remember. It's not a legend when people go look. Especially pros, when they look there at the gaps, you know, there's a reason for it and this is a perfect example. You can win the game first shot and that's just knowledge.