Long kick with spin

Every now and then you should check the power of your english. As you improve your game you’ll notice that it becomes easier to add extra english on the cue-ball. Follow this drill to understand where you are at.

Test out the strength of your left/right draw with english.

Place the cue-ball at the point where the first diamonds meet and aim at about an inch away from the corner. If your draw with english is good enough the cue-ball will not touch the side rail after coming off the top rail.

Pool Table Illustration

You can also setup the table putting an object ball in the bottom pocket and try to make it without touching the side rail.

Note: This is a useful shot to master in 8-ball or straight pool.