Making the 8 Ball on a break is no easy feat. It’s a bit of a luck shot. It’s so difficult that nobody can do it with 100% accuracy every time. That being said, there are certain steps you can take to ensure that you have the best chance of making the 8 ball on a break. First thing we need to do is position our cue ball.
You’ll need to be all the way to the side rail. Next, you need to avoid the head ball and instead focus on the second ball down (in the video below, the second ball down is the 15 ball). You need to hit that second ball down head-on. You don’t want to clip the ball in front of or behind the 15 ball because that will ruin the shot. You can’t hit the cue ball in the center either, since you’ll scratch it after making contact. So you want to draw the ball, so that after you hit the 15 ball, it will come off to the side.
Take your time and line up your shot, again being careful not to clip the other balls. Shoot the cue and watch the 8 ball (hopefully) land in that side pocket. Now again, this is a technique that takes a TON of practice and just as much luck to get absolutely right. Expect to miss the shot the majority of the time. Take solace in the fact that even if you don’t make the 8 ball any of the time, you’re still getting some good practice in on breaking.