21
Nov
09

Billiard Shot Aiming Technique

Anyone beginning to play billiards or snooker will attest that shot making, and more specifically billiard shot aiming technique, is one of the more difficult skills for a beginner to master. This article is written for the beginner who knows nothing about billiard shot aiming, and has simply played a few games in the past for fun without any real thought about technique. The goal is to become consistent with your shot, and to master your shot aiming techniques so that you can make conscious shot decisions with some degree of accuracy. It is one thing to have a great game, but it takes a special skill to have great games consistently. It is said that consistency and shot aiming are two of the most important skills to master. To help you with these, we will discuss three important aspects of improving your aim:

Billiard Shot Aiming Technique

  • imagining the shot paths and points of contact
  • aiming the billiard shot with your dominant eye
  • proper shooting posture

Once you have assessed the table and made your shot decision, you need to analyze it and aim the shot properly. To begin, imagine the straight line from the object ball to the middle of the opening to the pocket and extend that line through the object ball to the side opposite the pocket. Where this line intersects the edge of the object ball is where you must hit the ball in order to make it go in that exact direction. (See diagram 1)

Next, you must determine the exact point on the cue ball to match up with the point you have identified on the object ball. It may not be visible to you since you will be standing behind the cue ball, but you will learn to visualize it. The key point you must imagine is the cue ball contacting the object ball at such a point that during the exact moment of contact, the two balls will be perfectly lined up toward the pocket. Note that this should match the imaginary line that you visualized earlier.

Notice in the diagram that once the cue ball travels to the object ball, the cue ball and the object ball will be perfectly aligned with the pocket at the exact time they come in contact. Once you wrap your head around this concept, only practice at the table can help you get better. You can try our aiming billiard drill for practice on this billiard shot aiming technique.

To determine which points should meet, you will have to make sure that you are aiming the shot with your dominant eye. Estimates show that 95% of humans have a dominant eye, meaning that one is stronger than the other. You need to ensure that you are using your dominant eye to aim all of your shots or else your practice sessions may prove frustrating. See our finding your dominant eye for billiards article for determining which eye you should be using to aim your shots. Once you have determined which is your stronger eye, you should align your body position in such a way that your dominant eye is perfectly aligned with the shot. With that, your body posture is instrumental in getting your dominant eye as low as possible and aligned with your shot. Many pro players including Bata Reyes, Bustamante, and Archer shoot with their chin practically resting on the cue so that they can aim properly. A final note on this billiard shot aiming tutorial; don’t give up before you have a chance to become enlightened with this information. You can read it over and over, but one day when you are at a table it will just click and you will finally get it, as though you were born with this skill. Once you reach this point, consistency will start to set in and you’ll do better in competitive billiard matches.

If you have read this beginner article and you still believe you are missing shots that are hit properly, you may want to investigate the possibility of “throw” and whether or not it is affecting your shots. We have an article called throw in billiard shots to help explain this and how to deal with it when perfecting your billiard shot aiming technique.

(sumber :billiardsforum)

21
Nov
09

Muhammad Zulfikri

Nama Lengkap : Muhammad Zulfikri Nama Panggilan : Fikri Nama Ayah : Dr. Ali arman N (alm) Ibu : Yasmaini Tempat dan Tanggal Lahir : Medan, 24 September 1982 Alamat : Jl. Bumi Pratama V Blo: Medan, 24 September 1982 Alamat : Jl. Bumi Pratama V Blk H No.17 Jakarta Suku : Padang Hobi : Biliar, Catur, Playstation Makanan Kesukaan : Makanan Padang Tinggi dan Berat badan : 175 cm/58 kg Prestasi : 1. Juara 2 Bali Internasional Open 2. semi-finalist in the 2006 Asian Tour Events at Jakarta and Kaohsiung. Seri Seri ESPN 2006 3. Medali Emas kejurnas 8-Ball single Jakarta, 2006 4. Juara 1 8-Ball single, Serial Cup di Palembang, 2008 5. Juara 1 A Mild seri Ke-4 di Pekanbaru, 2007 6. Juara 1 antar Master di jakarta, 2005 7. Peringkat 2 nasional, 2007

TARAKAN-Meski umurnya masih terhitung muda, Putra dari pasangan Dr. Ali arman N (alm) dan Yasmaini. Muhammad Zulfikri (26) sudah menjadi pebiliar profesional Indonesia. Fikri begitu sapaan akrabnya sudah sering menyumbangkan berbagai medali Emas untuk Indonesia baik di kancah Nasional maupun Internasional. Bahkan kini fikri telah menduduki peringkat ke-2 nasional 2007.

Fikri pertama kali mengenal dunia billiard sejak duduk di bangku SMP kelas 2. “Orang yang pertama kali mengenali dunia billiard adalah ayah saya yang kini telah di panggil sang pencipta,” ujar fikri.

Agar bisa menjadi pemain profesional seperti sekarang Fikri membutuhkan waktu yang tidak sebentar. Fikri harus terus berlatih selama kurang lebih 3 tahun sampai dia benar-benar bisa bermain billiard. “Sudah 11 tahun saya berkecimpung di dunia Billiard ini, sejak duduk di bangku SMP sampai sekarang.” ungkap Fikri yang suka sekali dengan makanan padang.

Saat ditanya mengenai ketertarikannya di dunia billiard, fikri mengaku billiard merupakan olahraga yang tidak hanya membutuhkan fisik saja melainkan juga membutuhkan konsentrasi dan skill.

“Terlebih yang bikin saya tertarik adalah keunikannya karena terdapat banyak teori dan hitungan matematikanya,” jelas Fikri yang hobby bermain catur dan Play Station.

kali ini Fikri tidak lagi membela Tanah Air Indonesia di karenakan harus mengikuti kejuaraan 4 tahunan yang diikuti seluruh provinsi di Indonesia yaitu Pekan Olahraga Nasional (PON) XVII Kaltim di Tarakan.

Di PON XVII ini Fikri membela nama provinsi Jawa Tengah. Fikri sendiri menargetkan akan membawa pulang Emas dari nomor 8-ball single. Sementara dari Ketua Umum Pengda POBSI Jawa tengah menargetkan agar fikri bisa meraih dua medali emas, 8-Ball single dan double.

Fikri berharapkan di PON ini dia bisa menambah perolehan medalinya dengan merebut emas di nomor 8-ball single dan double sesuai target yang diberikan kepadanya bahkan bisa meningkatkan peringkatnya menjadi pebilliard nomor 1 Nasional.(sumber: subpbpon.tarakankota.go.id)

20
Nov
09

Billiards Stroke Basics : Billiards Arm Alignment

20
Nov
09

Billiards Stroke Basics : Billiards Strokes

20
Nov
09

“The Piranha ” Ricky Yang

Ricky Yang merupakan pebilliar Nasional Indonesia yang patut dibanggakan. Banyak  prestasinya yang membawa harum Bangsa Indonesia. Pada tanggal 5 Juni 2009 Ricky menjuarai philiphine open 10 ball  pool Championship 2009 dan membawa hadiah sebesar $20.000.. waw hadiah yang cukup besar. kemenangan itu merupakan kemenangan pertama bagi Ricky juga bagi Indonesia ditingkat International yang termasuk dalam Tour WPA untuk pertaman kalinya. Prestasi yang amat sangat membanggakan.

20
Nov
09

Basic Stroke : Billiards Pendulum Stroke

Billiards Stroke Basics : Billiards Pendulum Stroke

19
Nov
09

“Django” Fransico Bustamante

bustamante

Fransico Bustamante salah satu pemain terbaik saat ini. Bustamante mulai bermain billiard pada umur 10 tahun. F. Bustamante memenangkan banyak kejuaraan diantaranya Munich Masters, The German Nine-ball Championship, dan Japan Nine-ball Championship yang membuatnya sekarang menjadi salah satu selebritis di dunia billiard. Keunikan dari pemain ini adalah memiliki ayunan tangan yg sangat berbeda dengan pemain biasanya. Ayunannya tangannya sangat jauh tetapi memiliki presisi yg sangat tinggi dengan gaya permainan seperti itu makan dia memiliki pukulan break yang sangat keras dan termasuk salah satu yang terkeras didunia. berikut kejuaran yang pernah ia raih :

  • 2007 Pool & Billiard Magazine Fans’ Top 20 Favorite Players, #7
  • 2007 Hard Times Summer Jamboree winner (One-pocket Division)
  • 2007 Hard Times Summer Jamboree winner (Nine-ball Division)
  • 2007 US Pro Tour Champion
  • 2006 World Cup of Pool winner
  • 2005 Masters Nine-ball Champion
  • 2005 Joss Northeast Nine-ball Tour Finale Champion
  • 2005 All-Filipino Billiards Open winner
  • 2005 Weert Open Ten-ball Ring Game winner
  • 2004 World Pool League Champion
  • 2003 ESPN International Challenge of Champions winner
  • 2002 All-Japan Nine-ball Champion
  • 2002 ESPN Sudden Death Seven-ball Champion
  • 2002 Gabriels Las Vegas International Nine-ball Champion
  • 2002 Peninsula Nine-ball Open winner
  • 2002 IBC Tour Stop 2 (Munich, Germany) winner
  • 2002 Motolite World Nine-ball Challenge winner
  • 2002 IBC Tokyo Nine-ball International winner
  • 2001 World Pool Masters winner
  • 2001 Turning Stone Casino Classic II winner
  • 2000 Motolite International Nine-ball Champion
  • 1999 ESPN International Challenge of Champions winner
  • 1999 Camel Tulsa Nine-ball Open winner
  • 1998 Camel Riviera Eight-ball Open winner
  • 1998 World Pool Masters winner
  • 1998 Camel Tulsa Nine-ball Open winner
  • 1998 Camel Columbus Ten-ball Open winner
  • 1998 Sands Regency Open 28 winner
  • 1997 Camel Kasson Open winner
  • 1997 Camel Denver Open winner
  • 1993 PBT Bicycle Club Invitational winner



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