Cue-Ball Advanced
Lesson 1 (left/right)
Lesson 2 (l/r draw)
Lesson 3 (l/r follow)

 Lesson 3: Follow With English
High And To The Side
In addition to adding side to the cue-ball, you can give it a little follow. This opens a whole new world when it comes to where the cue-ball will travel after contacting your object ball or a rail.
You have two options to choose from; you can hit the cue-ball on its left, or its right side. Depending on where your object ball, cue-ball and target pocket are, these 2 options will usually take on the names 'inside english', 'outside english', 'running english' or similar variations. There are really only 2 options, one for each side, but there are dozens of nicknames based on the cue-ball action. 'Running english' and 'outside english' are basically the different names for the same effect.
It will take a few practice drills to demonstrate the many options that 'follow + english' will give you. Please take your time with each drill, this is knowledge that will take your game to the next level.
About a cue-tip length to the left, and another cue-tip length higher than center-ball should be perfect.
Running english will cause the cue-ball to pick up speed after making contact with the object ball and then a rail. A demonstation of running english is best demonstrated with a diagram.
Using inside english, which would have been hitting the cue-ball on its right side would have taken away a lot of the cue-ball's momentum.

* Using inside english would cause the cue-ball not to run, but crawl to its final destination.
Note: Be aware that stroking the cue-ball off center may affect your line of aim. The cue-ball will not travel in a straight line, after adding any type of side english.


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