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Are you new to the game of pool or just getting started? If so, this is absolutely the book for you. Written by one of the true legends of the game, Arthur "Babe" Cranfield takes you through all the basics of pool. This book goes beyond fundamentals though, as it talks about both playing and how to find the best equipment for you. Learn More
Beat People With a Stick! is a conglomeration of over 120 one-page pool lessons assembled from instructional articles that Master Instructor Tom Simpson has written over the past 14+ years. Tom Simpson is one of the most well respected professional billiards instructor in the world.
Pro Skills Drills Volume 2 is the second in a series of training books from BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner and Dominic “The Drill Instructor” Esposito. This book contains 52 practice drills guaranteed to help improve you game and confidence. Each drill is explained clearly with both word descriptions and visual illustrations.
Pool's #1 instructional author is back with his latest book, Play Your Best Eight Ball. This book is over 450 pages and it includes 535 diagrams of pool shots, over 100 examples taken from the pros and much more.
From the author of "Play Your Best Pool," Phil Capelle has broken down the game of pool into this extremely useful reference guide. “A Mind for Pool: How to Master the Mental Game” covers the non-physical elements of the game. The book covers such topics as the psychology of competitive playing and overcoming nerves, learning to focus and handling bad breaks. But the book goes even further to discuss how to handicap a game, negotiate a game and how to evaluate spots.
Best selling author, Hall of Famer and master teacher Robert Byrne presents his most impressive effort yet: an exhaustive compendium of more than 350 pool shots that will take its place among the game's classic instructional books.
This rogues gallery of the most infamous pool hustlers includes the likes of Ronnie Allen, Cornbread Red, UJ Puckett, Billy Incardona, Jay Helfert, Buddy Hall and hundreds more. With over 300 photos and almost 400 pages, this book is filled with backgrounds stories and first hand personal experiences from the Golden Age of Hustling (1950-2000).
Secrets and Showstoppers from the World's Greatest Masters of the Cue, with over 300 Illustrations. You will also get nearly 350 drawings of trick shots. You will learn everything from basic formation to the most difficult and impressive shots. Robert Byrne is the bestselling author in pool and billiards. He was inducted into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame back in 2001.
Rather than writing pages and pages of text, this book uses simple text with detailed images to teach you the game of pool. Author Bruce Barthelette and photographer Eli Burakian start with the basics on equipment and take you through rules, aiming, ball control, defense, banking, kicking and even trick shots.
This book will show you the following: 3 Throw Shot Systems,3 Carom Shot Formulas, 6 Kiss Shot Positions, 9 Frozen Shot Escapes, 9 Inside English Target Points, 6 Applied English Systems, The 1,2,3,4 and 5 Rail Diamond System
The long-awaited outrageous tales of well-known pool player and road-man Robert LeBlanc is now available! A lifetime of Cotton’s thrilling experiences—30 years on the road leading up to becoming Technical Advisor and a cameo actor in the 2003 cult hit movie, “Poolhall Junkies” starring Christopher Walken—are contained within 350 shocking pages of his very personal memoir, “Confessions of a Pool Hustler.” Great photos are also included throughout. Learn More
Sharpen your strategy and shot-making skills. Whether it's Eight Ball, Nine Ball, One Pocket or Straight Pool, Precision Pool will reveal the secrets the pros know. Authors Gerry "The Ghost" Kanov and Shari "the Shark" Stauch leave nothing to chance, sharing wealth of experience the gained from coaching or competing against virtually every top professional player.
Pro Skills Drills Book - Kicks and Banks Drills is the 6th in a series of training books from BCA Hall of Famer Nick Varner and Dominic "The Drill Instructor" Esposito. This Book contains 54 ONE POCKET Practice Session Drills! These are the most basic to advanced shots you need to play One Pocket. World Champion Nick Varner says,
"These are the shots that come up over and over, game after game." Plus, the DVD has a bonus section on how to think when you're playing through the rack. If you play One Pocket, this is a must have.
Are you looking to be a well-rounded player? Better check out “The GosPool of Bank Pool.” In this follow-up to the excellent, “Banking with the Beard”, Freddy "The Beard" Bentivegna delves deeper into bank pool with over 100 pages of new instruction. Clear and concise in language and technique, the book also delivers more colorful stories of the game's personalities with the added bonus of pictures from “back in the day.”
Pro Skills Drills Book - Boot Camp Basics Perfect Your Basics has 52 tactical Drills for Aiming, Kicking, Banking, Warm-Ups and even Jumping Plus the revolutionary new "Predator-Eyes Aiming System". With this 7th installment of the Pro Skills Drills series Dominic "The Drill Instructor" Esposito Guarantees to get you into the best playing shape EVER!
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