balls off the cushion or 'doubles' as they are commonly known,
can be a useful way of beginning a break when nothing else is
available for you to pot. It can also be an attacking shot towards
the end of a frame when one successful pot can make all the difference.
double is most certainly a shot which you should have in your
armoury, and one which you should not worry about attempting if
circumstances dictate. Although any double can be risky, the rewards
as high as the risks involved.
Playing shots such as
the double help you to remain positive, sometimes keeping your
destiny within your own grasp.
In Figure 1, the 'cross double' is depicted, probably the easiest
Figure 2 the back double is shown, playing a ball back upon itself
towards the centre pocket. This shot can often be played with
'safety in mind'.
3 shows the 'long double', a full table shot which is extremely
difficult to make, but worth a go in certain circumstances.
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