We’ve covered Throw before on the Billiards Direct Blog. I’m now going to get a little more in-depth and explain how to use throw when the balls are locked up together (also called “frozen”). In the video below, you can see where they’re aimed and they’re not aimed toward the pocket at all.
Instead of simply noting that the balls are not aimed at a convenient pocket, look instead to see what diamond they’re aimed closest to. In the example below, the balls are aimed right at the first diamond. What I will do is aim for the opposite diamond on the adjacent rail. I’m going to then hit the ball with outside English. With my right-hand English, I’ll aim for that opposite diamond and strike the cue ball as normally. This will help me to make my shot.