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The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards - Book

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Master one of the world's most popular games with the help of a mechanical engineering professor who has a passion for pool. More than 80 principles of the game, presented with more than 250 precisely scaled illustrations and photographs, offer players of all levels a thorough overview of the fundamentals of 8-ball and 9-ball, including grip and stance, basic shots, position play and strategy, bank and kick shots, and advanced techniques such as carom and jump shots.

This book develops understanding of basic principles. Many pool and billiards books are "cookbook" style telling you what to do but not always why or how it works. Some also contain countless examples of different kinds of shots. These examples are useful, but often do not produce a level of understanding that can truly make someone a better pool player. This book contains examples and many illustrations, but the main goal is to present the fundamental principles of the game. By developing an understanding of these principles, you can anticipate and predict all types of shots that you might face, not just limited examples that might be presented. If you understand a few basic principles, you can figure out shots on your own without being shown examples of every possible shot.
The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards - Book
4.5 Stars based on 13 Review(s)
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

December 8, 2016

Providence, R.I.
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The Illustrated Principles of pool and Billards-Book
November 13, 2013
Great hands on type of book especially for somewhat of a beginning player like me. It's very informative when explaining things like english, tangent lines and game strategy, etc. It's really expanded my learning process about this fascinating game. The illustrations are top notch as well.

Todd West
Gloucester, VA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Info
July 23, 2013
Very good price

Metro Denver
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

June 19, 2013
This book is everything as promised, and it's a true bargain. It's a softcover, but don't let that fool you. It's high quality all the way — paper, printing, colored illustrations and photos, organization, and well written content. Principles are thorough, detailed, and easy to understand and apply. I'm surprised this book doesn't sell for a lot more! I also bought the companion video (DVDIPPB). Very happy with it, too! Reading is one thing, but seeing makes a big difference. The slow-motion segments are excellent. Buying the full set of discs would be the way to go. oZone had my entire order in stock and quickly delivered it to the shipper. I chose "Saver Shipping", which took 5 full business days to arrive — all safe and sound.

Bill Schmidt
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Highly rated
June 26, 2012
The content and format is probably the best that I have read and I have read 20 or so pool books.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

great book!!!
September 18, 2011
with videos on the web, is a bargain

Elizabeth NJ
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

the illistrated Principles of Pool and Billiards Book
July 24, 2011
really enjoyed the book was helpful.

Fred A. Giovannitti
Sewell, NJ
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outstanding presentation
May 11, 2011
This bopok, with the atendant on-line resources, is in every respect outstanding. It progresses logically in the manner of programmed instruction. The explanations are very understandable and the on-line references are easily available. A great instructional aid when used "As Directed"..

Kenneth Meyer
Valdosta, Georgia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

October 7, 2010
I bought this book for my daughter, and she spoke very highly of it.

Atlanta GA
1 Stars

The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards - Book
June 7, 2010
Good information, However... 1. Wording / phrasing is very repetitive. Each lesson point discussed is written at least three times, so though you are paying for an inch-thick book you are receiving 1/3 inch of information. 2. Worst of all is that in every case the publisher has managed to place each of the illustrated diagrams two pages past the paragraphs discussing that lesson. In other words, as you read about one lesson on the left page open to you, on the right page open to you is a diagram of the previous lesson. To see the diagram of the lesson you currently are reading you must turn over to a following page. This is exceptionally confusing and also frustrating once the reader realizes that simply by including or eliminating a single page (even a blank one) near the begining the entire book could have been formatted "properly" so that corresponding illustrations and text lessons on on adjoining open pages. Hard to accept advice concerning strict adhereance to detail when such a glaring error dominates this entire book.

victorville, ca
5 Stars

a must have book
March 26, 2010
I thought i new alot about the game of pool but i learn so much more. It help my game so much i could not beleave it a must have book for any one how loves the game.

Lancaster, PA
4 Stars

Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards
October 5, 2009
Super resource for the beginning player. If you've played for a year or more, don't bother.
Inclusive and well written. Links to videos are great.

Dan Werner
5 Stars

Great book for beginners
October 1, 2008
This book covers everything you need to know as a beginner and a C-Player. The reading is very easy, great examples and pictures, and it does provide you a bit of information on strategy. If you are a good player, you will probably still come away with a few learnings from this book, so definitely worth it to pick it up (price isn\'t bad either!).

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