Hi all! I hope you’re all doing fine. In this post, I am posting a video I saw on YouTube that almost always characterizes what a typical billiards player is like. In this video you’ll see a “cheater”, a player that completely misses an easy shot, and surprisingly makes difficult shots. I agree with most of what is shown down below.
This is just to name a few of what this video contains. Do you agree with it? If so, please share this on social media and add your thoughts in the comments box down below. I would like to hear you what you have to say, and I thank you for stopping by. Cheers!
Nice video, I think i have played some of those types of players.
I have played league pool in the past where you have to play some defense. In those leagues they call them “safeties”. From time to time you might have to miss an easy shot, so you can play the safety and then get back to the table.
I would not call that cheating, after all your object is to be the person that makes the last shoot. What is yor taker on that situation?
Hi there, Brendon! I welcome you back to my site. Wow, I never heard of the safeties before. Maybe I was hanging out with people that are more focused on “winning without defense” or there was no name for people that do play safety/defense role. But, I can understand how these people can be called safeties.
To answer your question. My take on people that do play safety is perfectly fine with me. Since the object of the game is to win, any form of play whether to miss easy shots or hiding behind your ball behind your opponent’s ball would be called “strategies” in addition to safeties in my book. I hope this answers your question.
I look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!
Great conversation Amand,
I just took my 10 year old son to the local pool hall for the first time on the weekend.
He created a new stereotype for him self.
I will call it the
JUST GIVE ME ANOTHER SHOT DAD.
he was pretty excited and just wanted to play so i sat down and he pretty must took every shot for a good 40 minutes or so.
Hi there, Remy! Thanks for stopping by and checking out this post. Another stereotype for shooting pool, eh? I take it that he wants another shot ’til he at least makes a ball in? Hehe, I hope that his first time to the pool hall will lead to more trips to there. Hmm, it might also lead to more stereotypes as well. Anyhow, I thank you for stopping by. May there be more “Just give me another shot, dad” chants coming from him. Who knows? It can also lead to becoming an obsession to being a professional pool player as well. Cheers!