The Illustrated Principles of Pool and Billiards - Book

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.

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  • Excellent!!!

    Posted by Ahmad on Dec 8th 2016


  • The Illustrated Principles of pool and Billards-Book

    Posted by Donald on Nov 13th 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.

  • Good Info

    Posted by Todd West on Jul 23rd 2013

    Very good price

  • Perfect!

    Posted by RM_Colorado on Jun 19th 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.

  • Highly rated

    Posted by Bill Schmidt on Jun 26th 2012

    The content and format is probably the best that I have read and I have read 20 or so pool books.

  • great book!!!

    Posted by hector on Sep 18th 2011

    with videos on the web, is a bargain

  • the illistrated Principles of Pool and Billiards Book

    Posted by Robert on Jul 24th 2011

    really enjoyed the book was helpful.

  • Outstanding presentation

    Posted by Fred A. Giovannitti on May 11th 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"..