The 99 Critical Shots In Pool: Everything You Need To Know To Learn And Master The Game
ISBN: 081296313X
EAN13: 9780812963137
Language: English
Pages: 232
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 8.9" L x 6.4" W
Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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World Champion Pool Player Ray Cool Cat Martin shares his secrets for playing winner's pool in this classic book, which includes an introduction by the author. Written with co-author Rosser Reeves, The 99 Critical Shots in Pool remains one of the most authoritative guides to the game ever written. Over 200 illustrations show the proper form, technique, and approach to shots such as:

- The Center Ball Cheat-the-Pocket
- The Hook Shot
- The Seven Ball Stop Shot
- The Jump Shot
- The Frozen Kiss Shot
- The Nudge Shot
- The Side Pocket By-Pass Shot

Ray Martin, a Billiards Congress of America Hall of Fame inductee, is one of only seven players in the twentieth century to win three or more world 14.1 titles. He co-wrote this book with Rosser Reeves in 1976.

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   I can't recommend it more highly
There is no way to describe the impact that this book had on me. Our pool team studied this book in our early days of competition and was a huge contributor to our interest and our skill level. Even when you think you know the shot described, this book offers a more detailed explanation that leads you to a higher level. Almost every young player who shows interest in our league has been given this book as an inspiration. I can 't recommend it more strongly.
   BUY The 99 Critical Shots in Pool: Everything You Need to Know to Learn...Ray Martin
You can learn a lot from this book, written by a top pool player who is near 80, but still plays brilliantly. It will get you out of the difficult spots by teaching you new moves. Ray Martin is grateful for time-tested tips and advice from Ray Martin.
   Meaningfully outdated...
This nearly 40 year old book has some useful information in it, but much of the info is significantly dated. When they published the book, they made no attempt to edit the many references in the verbiage to images on the sides. Much of the verbiage refers to images that are not mentioned where they are located. Around there are also lots of good pool books. I would save your money on this one!
   Good book
I like the book so far. But I am an APA player who is rated as a 6 in the advanced pool league. would like to have a little more advanced techniques in ball control and shot-and-cue.
   Learn from a Legendary Champion!
When a person receives face-to-face lessons, the instructor holds some knowledge back, but not Mr Martin. He has also written his instructions in perfect sequential order. I have already studied and implemented the first few shots and my game has only improved. I would like to thank Mr. Martin for this written path to a better pool.
   Required reading for every pool player ever!
This is the book to understand if you want to get better at the pool. It is the only book that I recommend to any pool player, no matter the skill level. The reason I had to buy this was because I gave my original copy away to someone who really needed it. I mean that they really needed it!
   My game has improved 2x since starting this book!
I have gone from APA 3ish to about 45 in the matter of months. Hoping to be SL7 with the help of this book and some practice in another year or two!
   Great book. All pool players who wish to step up their game should get it
I love this book, have read it several times and often use it for reference. The table of contents allows me to quickly refer back to specific shots I have trouble with or need to review. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in improving their pool game, whether it is for casual or league play.
   How to Think before you shoot...
For many years I have been an occaisional for fun players, other than hints from other players. It took me only an hour of merely flipping through the book to immediately improve my game. With just a few of the concepts presented in my head, I learned to see so many more possible shots when I look at what I have to work with. This was my first book on Pool, I found it easy to learn, has drawings that show how to see the shots and set them. It will keep me busy for a long time, I don 't think you would be disappointed if it was your first book at least, I think it has all the basic essentials one needs to be familiar with in order to be a good player.
   Book is OK. Printer did lousy job.
The book is heavily dependent on the illustrations, which appear on almost every page. The idea is that the cue ball is filled by a circle outline, the object ball by the same sized circle, but in black and other balls are represented in gray. The problem with my book at least is that the gray is so dark that it looks black. You can't tell the object ball from the others, making some illustrations difficult to use, if not worthless.