I purchase direct from Kamui now and get 13mm tips for Pool instead of 14mm. They are made for the European markets and offer a better size with less to cut off making it easier to fit your tip. When cutting any tip the closer to the ferrule the better in size as its much easier to trim and the tip edge seems to stay a lot better. The G2 8 layered pigskin tip is designed for the player that wants feel, control, and consistency. Price for 1 tip only as per drop down menu. This Phoenix tip on the market to have lots of response with least amount of effort.
Available in Medium grade and a red colour and plays a lot different to the phoenix black tips being a little softer. Elk master snooker tips available in this listing in 9mm to 13mm,have been the choice of snooker and pool players for many years before laminated tips. These tips are one of the best in laminated tips and have been around for quite a long time.
They work well and hold their shape well. The Phoenix medium tips are replacing many Players previously using the Kamui tips and believe it's a better tip.
It offers more response and also holds it shape very well in the medium range with less response with least amount of effort. These Hand crafted laminated tips and come pre-domed which saves the trouble of shaping as much.
Infused with velvet-grade silica for maximum adherence. The game is played on a very large, baize-covered table. A regulation full-size table is 12 ft x 6 ft 3. One white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours yellow 2 points , green 3 , brown 4 , blue 5 , pink 6 and black 7 are used.
The 15 reds are initially arranged in a triangular 'pack' and each colour is positioned on its own special 'home' spot. Who takes the first shot or 'breaks' is decided by the toss of the coin. The winner of the toss may place the cueball white anywhere with the 'D' at the bottom 'baulk' end of the table.
During the game, players must aim to pot pocket , first a red and then any colour, red, colour, etc.. Each time a ball is pocketed, the player may remains at the table and may pot the next ball on, when no reds remain, the colours must be potted in sequence yellow, green, brown, blue, pink, black. At a professional level, the first shot will typically make no attempt to pocket pot a red - in contrast to pool, potting from the break cannot be done reliably and the risk of leaving many balls available for your opponent is far too great,of more concern when breaking is returning the cueball to the 'bottom' of the table - ideally behind one of the 'baulk' colours yellow, green or brown.
A 'Snooker' is leaving your opponent in a position where he has no 'view' of a ball 'on' technically, it's where he can not see both sides of any ball on - for example - if he would be on 'reds' and you can 'tuck' the cueball up 'behind' the brown - you are said to have 'Snookered' him. After the break, until a legal ball is potted game play alternates, when a players pots a red he may nominate only the ball needs be nominated, not the pocket - and pot a colour.
There are many ways to foul in Snooker, primarily by failing to hit a ball 'on' - but also by potting the white or potting two colours at once although potting two reds is allowed - some of the other real-world fouls don't apply Quick Snooker doesn't mind if you take a shot with both feet off the ground for example!
Use extensions to assist with difficult shots. Rests resemble normal pool cues with the exception of an arched stand at the end. The spider extension has a higher arch, and should be used in situations where the cue ball is too close to a ball or group of balls to give you a clear shot. Calculate the value of each shot. Red balls are worth 1 point each. The remaining colored balls are worth an increasing number of points in sequence. Remember, these balls can be pocketed multiple times before the end of the game, which will help you quickly drive up your score.
The fixed position of the colored balls means you should always have a clear shot at one, no matter where the cue ball is on the table. Plan your shots strategically. As you assess the table, make it your goal to sink a red ball that will leave you with a follow up shot at one of the colored balls. Keep in mind the value of each ball and go for the ball that will earn you the highest number of points whenever you can.
Use an appropriate amount of power for each shot so that the cue ball comes to a stop as near as possible to the center of the table. By staying composed and opting for modest, well-executed shots, you can keep your turn going longer, putting you in control of the table. Avoid sharp angles or bank shots that require you to use the rails. Snooker tables are quite a bit larger than standard billiard tables, and, to make it even more complicated, the pockets are slightly more narrow.
For this reason, you should always pace yourself when picking, lining up and taking your shots. Is it against the rules for the white ball to hit a bank before it hits the object ball?
If by "bank" you mean the border, then it is not against the rules. You can hit the border before the you hit the object ball if your way is blocked. Not Helpful 3 Helpful Pot a red, but let the cue ball come back to the yellow green brown.
Then gently place the cue ball behind one of those. Put a spin on the cue ball by hitting it with the cue off-center. If you hit the cue ball towards the base, you apply backspin and it will usually come back towards you.
If you hit the ball towards the top, it will usually carry on. If the ball is struck slightly to left or right, it will usually swerve off in that direction after hitting the object ball. Not Helpful 6 Helpful Which side of the cue ball do I strike to make the target ball run down the cushion and into the pocket? If potting down the rail to the left, you strike the right side.
If potting to the right, strike the left side. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 7. It's a foul and four points are awarded to your opponent. This can differ if you have potted a red, and have nominated a color e. The same principle applies for fouls on all colors: The opponent is awarded the value of the color, with a minimum of four points. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5. Why is it they don't always concede when their points are more than what's left on the table; do they get points for a snooker?
Yes, they are hoping for the opponent to fail so they can come back and try to snooker them. Usually if 2 or more snookers are required, players do end up conceding. Typically, a scratch or "on ball" foul hitting a ball other than the one you intended, or failing to hit a ball altogether results in the loss of the player's turn.
The other player is sometimes awarded a "free ball" shot, where they can position the cue ball anywhere on the table to start their next turn. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 4. What happens when I am supposed to aim for the yellow ball, but I accidentally hit a green ball in snooker? It's a foul shot. You are penalized the value of the highest-valued colored ball involved, with a minimum of 4 points.
Not Helpful 0 Helpful 1. You are penalized the value of the colored ball, with a minimum of 4 points. Play the white ball down the spots. Put the white ball on the brown spot, hit it over the blue and black spots.