About The Shot

The objective is to shoot the cue ball into the line of 4 other balls causing the cue ball to deflect out and then hook back around the blocking huge 8 ball and pocket the hanging ball in the far corner pocket.

Discipline: Stroke

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Nanglemaine Draw

Make This Shot

The setup is straightforward. Align the cue ball and four object balls in a line and freeze them to the rail. The middle ball in the line is even with the first diamond from the corner pocket. (Figure 1)

I like to aim at the right edge of the last ball in the line, or just inside it, depending on how the cue ball is sliding. This means bridging off the rail, but you also need max draw and I like to use a 1/2 tip of left english, so it can get a little tight. Give it a good stroke and think about putting as much spin as you can on the cue ball. It helps me to think of flicking my wrist. If you don't get the draw action, you may be trying to hit it too hard.

Video: Nanglemaine Draw

Video: Nanglemaine Draw

Nanglemaine Draw

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This is a neat stroke shot. The original concept is Joe "The Phantom" Lemaine, but Dave "Triple Jump" Nangle added the blocker ball and required the curve.