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Today we're gonna talk about amorti
Amorti is a type of shot on the billiardtable
Which we all play to a certain level
Which you can train to perfection
To eventually make higher runs
And keep easier control of your positions
We're gonna talk about
What is Amorti exactly?, and..
We're gonna play some shots which will show
How important it is to play/know amorti
This is amorti:
Yellow is not participating now
And we lay something down
Amori is, the moment
I play my cueball into the red
The result of this contact
Level of amorti is the distribution between your cueball and (in this case) the red
For example when I play this:
Red has a lot of speed and distance
It goes more than 5 meters
But my cueball almost didn't move
This means I played a high amount of amorti
I can also play this shot even harder
Shoot it with a lot of speed
And try to 'kill' the cueball
This is what we call a 100% amorti shot
These kinds of shots..
Not specifically this shot
But in general we all play shots like this in matches
But why is all this important?
To aquire this skill
There are different kinds of positions, a very known one..
(I also teach all my students during personal lessons)
is this position:
Yellow is my cueball
We want to play the gathershot,
using 3 cushions
So we want this:
This is what we're playing
To gather all 3 balls in the corner
Pretty well done, but there is more to this shot then just the solution
If we wouldn't play an amorti-shot right here..
Then this will happen:
And despite the cueball having a stragiht line to the corner,
We witness a explosion
I have some sort of luck right here
That I have a good position
But not al 3 balls in the corner
This is because the lack of amorti in our shot
To make it even more obvious,
This could happen:
Now we don't have a gathering
And we messed up the shot
Which is a shame because it was a good gather opportunity
so in this case,
Amorti is of the essence
by playing thicker,
into the yellow in this case
to hit it more full, with a bit of left english
So you can even hit the ball fuller
Because when the cueball hits the cushion
It will create speed
so I can play very full into the yellow
little left english and calmly,
goes to red, and put all my speed into the yellow
This way I keep these balls in the corner,
And will the yellow-ball join the party
Which results in a nice gathering
Another example of a shot,
You must play with lot of amorti,
Is for example this:
Yellow is our cureball
We want to play this gathershot:
approximately gather the balls in this area
Pretty good shot
but also here, the amorti is very important!
If I wouldn't play amorti, and I will not hit the red almost full,
I could in theory gather the balls but,
this space becomes large, and the red will be hard to control
And you have to hope for a good continuation
And now the balls are behind each other..
Which in most of the cases is not ideal
By playing these shots,
I will place them a little bit different now...
It is very important,
To hit the white pretty full,
So the cueball loses speed,
But all speed will transfer to the white
Which in this case will gather over 4 cushions
Played it a little soft..
But to demonstrate..
I played a little soft, but did i play more speed,
I would have a nice gather
Another example right here..
A fun gather-shot which requires a lot of speed
I will first demonstrate:
This shot, I played it a little messy
Played with little focus so the gathering is not perfect...
But not a terrible shot non the less
Also in this shot it is important,
To control your amorti
But how does that work?
By not playing to high in the cueball!
The point will be easier to play high in the cueball...
But then you get too much action, and you'll see,
In the corner right there
It will explode and the white is harder to control
Now there is no gather what so ever
So this shot,
We aim a bit lower
Just a little bit above the center of the cueball
So it moves slowly to the yellow
This way we have a better chance of gathering the shot
So playing amorti is very important,
But how will you learn?
The best way to teach yourself,
Is what I did in the beginning of the video
One ball does not participate, and you try..
to kill the cueball
And give the red ball all the speed
Play it hard, play it soft, but try to kill the cueball at all time
You can also try to play the shot,
to screw the cueball back a little bit
But I will play a decent amount of speed
Well I screwed it back a few centimeters
So that worked out pretty well
So know you'll know where to aim,
When for example during your matches,
You'll get this position:
You only have to screw back a little
And have to transfer speed to the red,
And because you practised this, you'll know where to shoot it
In this case just below the center of the cueball
Again I played it a bit soft..
But my cueball-control is fine
Finally, I can show you a extreme amorti-shot
From the red to the white, red will go 6 cushions..
Everything in the corner
Because I play so hard into the red,
I don't have to shoot that low...
It will naturally screw back a little
Even though the red ball travelled around 10 meters to go to the corner,
My cueball only travelled around 10 to 15 centimeters
So this was my video about amorti,
If you have questions, please let me know in the comments,
Perhaps I can continue this subject in the future
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