Today we’re going to learn how to do a 9 Ball Break. You can break anywhere for 9 ball or 8 ball but ideally you want to try to start from the center and begin working your way to the outsides. The reason for this is because it’s going to increase your chances of pocketing the ball.
The further you get to the outsides, the more that the ball will swing the other balls around when it breaks. It’s a better chance of making the ball.
In the example video above, I want to hit the 1 ball head-on, not off to the sides. The reason I want to get it head-on is because I’m going to get full impact into it and I’m going to try to keep my cue ball in the center of the table. Another reason to keep my cue ball in the center is that it will increase my chances of getting shape on the 1 ball.
After we take the shot, we can see that the cue ball stayed mainly in the center, my 1 ball flew into the side pocket, I can see the 2 ball and I’ve got a good break that allows me some decent shots for my next shot.