Today we’re going to learn how to do Kill Shots. The Kill Shot is for when you’re shooting close to the rail and you want to keep your shape down close to it.
You can see in the video that when I shoot the ball softly with no English, the cue ball takes off after making contact with the object ball. That’s not to say that the resulting shot is “unmakeable” but it’s certainly harder when the cue ball gets that far away.
The way to do it better is to use low English and to use the English with cue ball going away from my object ball. In this particular shot, I’d be using Right English so that the cue ball goes away from my next ball to-be-sunk. The low English should be hit with the right speed so that it dies by the time it hits the rail.
As you can see, shooting with this low, right English, the cue ball dies shortly after making contact with the object ball. This gives me much a better position to shoot my next shot from. That low English makes the ball spin backwards which will stop the cue ball.