What is considered a bank shot in pool?
A bank shot is when you hit the cue ball into an object ball, which then hits off a rail and goes into the pocket. A kick shot is when the cue ball is hit into a rail, and then proceeds to pocket an object ball.
What do the diamonds on a pool table mean?
The diamonds are an aid to banking. If you are attempting a bank shot, find the diamond that will make the object ball bounce off the rail and drop into the desired pocket.
How does 8 ball pool calculate angles?
A simple way to visualize and estimate cut angles is to imagine an analog clock face (or use one on your wrist). If noon (12) is straight (0°), 11 and 1 are at 30° (1/2-ball hit), 10 and 2 are at 60° (about an 1/8-ball hit), and each minute is 6°.
Does playing pool count as exercise?
Most people don’t think of playing billiards as a strenuous exercise, and for the most part, you probably won’t be out of breath during a game. That doesn’t mean your movements aren’t burning calories, though. In fact, the average player is going to easily walk about one mile in just one game of billiards.