|» Practice Drill 1:
Having only two balls left on the table makes positioning for the 9 a lot
easier. Especially when you need to have the cue-ball travel all around the table
to get that positioning.
|» Practice Drill 2:
Common 8-ball Position
Your down to the 8 and you've left yourself with a down the rail shot. It is a good
thing you've been practicing this drill with a bridge. Left/right handed people should
be practicing this drill on opposite sides of the table so that the bridge is necessary.
|» Practice Drill 3:
Break 'em Up (Straight/14.1)
One of the key balls in a rack in straight pool is the one you leave on the table while your
friend is racking. Make sure you get the angle you need to really break 'em up.
|» Practice Drill 4:
Break Out of the Corner (9-ball)
I've always hated getting the object ball stuck in the corner pocket. But I knew it was very
important to learn how to deal with it. Especially when I'm up to the 8 in a game of 9-ball.