object ball


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the billiard ball that is intended to be the first ball struck by the cue ball

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The appeal of this "straight-in" shot is clear - hit the cue ball dead-on and it hits the object ball dead-on, which drops in the pocket.
Mabry noticed that for an average player, the shot seems easiest in one of two situations, when the cue ball and object ball are close together.
Mabry using trigonometry to devise a formula to describe the object ball's deviation from its intended destination (the pocket) as a function of shooter error and the distance between the cue ball and object ball.
Now the difficulty of the shot boils down to the distance between the cue ball and the object ball.
Rather than pots of gold, the two ends represent the easiest scenarios, where the object ball is either adjacent to the cue ball or teetering over the pocket.
You line up the shot with a laser sight on the barrel of the cue and then the device automatically shows you through the sight where you have to strike the object ball.
I took my eye off the object ball a couple of times when I should have won the frame in one visit," added the Scot.
The object of the game is to throw your balls so they land closer to the small object ball (the cochonnet) than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from those of your opponent.
In trying to pot the pink, Day lifted the white over the object ball and into a pocket, allowing O'Sullivan to make a decisive 24 that brought the score level.
This was in the days of the now-outlawed 'cradle cannon' whereby a player could push the two object balls around the table all day by making a cannon each time.
It is ironed regularly in one direction, from the baulk end to the top of the table creating the 'nap', which can affect the direction the cue ball and object balls run.
Developed as a novelty product, the 3 Ball Rack is a miniature version of the original 15-ball billiard triangle and was designed to help produce the same quality alignment of the three object balls at the start of each game for every player, no matter who racks.
Using their hands alone to position the three object balls, each player took a turn racking for the next player in the game.
And beginners can make use of virtual guidelines on the baize that predict the paths of both the cue and object balls.
This was in the days of the nowoutlawed 'cradle cannon' whereby a player could push the two object balls around the table all day by making a cannon each time.