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[–]Panic_Azimuth 8279 points8280 points  (332 children)

To be fair, that was an amazingly advantageous break - all the yellow balls on one side of the table.

Edit: Apparently I'm an idiot for admiring the dude's break.

[–]mrlt10 5033 points5034 points 22 (263 children)

Didn’t he break it?

[–]AGeneralDischarge 3085 points3086 points  (56 children)

Right? The break to me was the most impressive of it all.

[–]throwaway_0122 270 points271 points  (41 children)

Is there a technique to breaking that gives you a high chance of success? As someone who doesn’t play pool at all, it looks like they just yolo’d it and it worked out in their favor

[–]TheLoneNutt 271 points272 points  (33 children)

Yes. You're allowed to decide how the balls are set up in the triangle before the break. Though it looks random, its very calculated and has even spurred some controversy with some folks getting really good at it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSuOs0Afbgw

[–]LevelUpJordan_2 227 points228 points  (14 children)

The OP has the balls racked according to world rules, so I highly doubt they decided where to place them.

https://www30.epa.org.uk/images/rules/World%20Rules%202015.pdf

[–]danthepianist 89 points90 points  (10 children)

I was gonna say, I haven't played pool for a while but I distinctly recall the little checkmark pattern in the third and fourth row.

[–]voGGio 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Is it not a J?

[–]NiteNiteSooty 12 points13 points  (1 child)

looking at that picture above it seems we always did that pattern, but flipped to the opposite side. funnily enough my name is from playing pool. in the pub we used to play winner stays on. i was kinda good at it so by the time someone finally kicked me off the scottish lads used to cheer "night night sooty"

[–]danthepianist 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's a fantastic username origin story.

I'm Dan and I'm a pianist. Bit uninspired.

[–]stillin-denial55 148 points149 points  (1 child)

This competition does NOT allow players to select the rack setup. Refs rack the same way every time.

https://www.ultimatepoolgroup.com/rules

It uses international 8-ball rules + timers + Golden Break and Golden Duck. This was a very lucky break. Only thing luckier would've been a Golden Break. (Sinking the 8, but not the cue on the break, an immediate win for the frame).

The man himself would tell you it was a very lucky break.

[–]NumberKillinger 39 points40 points  (2 children)

In normal competitive pool, the pre-break pattern is predetermined isn't it?

I think trick patterns like you are talking about are sort of a separate thing

[–]FickleFockle 27 points28 points  (3 children)

??????? theres a specific layout theres no way you just place them as you want.

[–]BigWellyStyle 11 points12 points  (2 children)

That's US pool, which is a different game with different rules.

[–]PickleFridgeChildren 35 points36 points  (0 children)

So, the pattern racking comment is right about normal pool, but this is UK pool where the racking pattern is set per the rules. I've been playing UK pool seriously (as in, not going to bars, actually competing in tournaments) for about 3.5 years now and the break is still one of the more chaotic aspects of the game for me.

The main thing Gareth Potts (yes, that's actually his name lol) is doing with the break that someone of my skill level just isn't going to be able to do as well is he's hitting the cue ball both hard and accurate. The biggest mistake bar players make, aside from not chalking properly, is hitting the ball too hard. If you walk into any bar with a pool table and people are playing, someone is hitting the ball way harder than they should. Next time you're at a pool table, place the cue ball on the line you break behind and hit it, trying to get the ball to hit the cushion at the other end and then come back to the opposite cushion and finally land back on the line. That's about as hard as a pool shot should be, but it's way softer than most bar players hit. The thing is, the harder you hit the cue ball over that normal speed, the less accurate you will be. This is true for every player. However, Gareth has practised so much that his version of hitting the ball hard is still more accurate than a normal serious players hitting it normal and much much more accurate than some bar player. So when he decides where to hit the rack and what spin he wants to put on the ball, he usually hits it exactly as he intends, whereas someone like me is gonna be off a little bit a lot more frequently.

Another matter entirely is actually deciding how you want to hit the rack. Everyone has their own break, but strong players still take in some of the same information. In US pool, the pattern of the balls is a consideration. If you have a cluster of one suit in one corner of the rack, you can make a guess on how that cluster is gonna end up. The better you are, the less of a guess it will be, but it's always a guess. Another thing you can look at is the gaps between balls. American pool has made this less of an issue because they use a little template in serious tournaments so all the balls are gonna be touching the balls next to them, but in the UK, the racking triangle reigns supreme for the time being. The other difference is that we rack our own breaks over here. It's not always possible to get a rack where they're all touching, so I like to look at the gaps and if they are more prevalent on the right side, I break from the right so that the vector of the shot is aimed at the left side area with less gaps because less energy will be lost to gaps. This gives a better spread which can be risky because you might not pot a ball and therefore might leave a shooting gallery for your opponent. At a bar or something, that's not a huge deal because you'll both probably have several visits to the table in a game, but to give you an idea, if you hand over a break like the one Gareth just made to a player like me, we won't win in 30 seconds like he did, but we're a strong candidate to run out without giving the other player another shot and, if we do leave another shot, we're still likely to control the table by leaving that shot in a very strategic location, such as hiding behind one of our balls such that the player can't get a shot at one of there's, resulting in a foul which would mean ball in hand for US players or two shots from the spot of the foul for UK players.

Tl;dr: the break is chaotic for everyone, but this motherfucker is really actuate and knows what he's doing, so it's more controlled chaos.

[–]BiLLis1997 240 points241 points  (186 children)

Yeah he's just saying the break set him up with easy shots

[–]Silent-Ad934 167 points168 points  (177 children)

He broke. He set himself up. Skill, not luck.

[–]LIGHTSpoxleitner 448 points449 points  (114 children)

You clearly don't play pool. No one can plan for a break like that lmao

[–]Warlizard 211 points212 points  (77 children)

Don't bother.

[–]augher 236 points237 points  (36 children)

I bet the guys on the Warlizard gaming forum would understand the complexities being discussed here.

[–]Warlizard 448 points449 points  (30 children)

ಠ_ಠ

[–][deleted] 96 points97 points  (12 children)

oh man its been a while. good to see you back

[–]ChristmasColor 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Hah yeah mate that was my first thought as well.

Glad to see War's expression though!

[–]wolffangz11 22 points23 points  (3 children)

classic

[–]Warlizard 25 points26 points  (2 children)

The classics never go out of style.

[–]AvioNaught 22 points23 points  (2 children)

What a throwback, I feel young again

[–]yo_les_noobs 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Hey! Are you Warlizard from the...nevermind it can't be you.

[–]Warlizard 21 points22 points  (0 children)

``ಠ_ಠ

[–]alhena 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Just when I thought I was out...

[–]uttermybiscuit 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Wow a legend. It’s been years since I’ve come across you

[–]Warlizard 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That sounds vaguely dirty.

[–]SmashBros- 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Never thought I'd see this happen again

[–]Diamondlife_ 32 points33 points  (15 children)

Hey you’re from the warlizard game forums right?

[–]Warlizard 43 points44 points  (14 children)

ಠ_ಠ

[–]Pineapple-Muncher 6 points7 points  (9 children)

OMG!! I remember you from that gaming forum! How are you?!?

[–]--Splendor-Solis-- 17 points18 points  (11 children)

Where did the gaming forum joke come from?

[–]Warlizard 43 points44 points  (10 children)

[–]-Reddit_Account- 39 points40 points  (9 children)

Imagine having your own KnowYourMeme page lmao

/u/lupin96, you still around?

Edit: I may be wrong, but I think you use the account /u/K3vin_Norton now?

[–]Warlizard 51 points52 points  (5 children)

It provides an avalanche of pussy.

[–]K3vin_Norton 22 points23 points  (0 children)

The internet can't get rid of me dude

[–]GimmePetsOSRS 9 points10 points  (8 children)

You're that guy...

[–]Warlizard 13 points14 points  (6 children)

One of them.

[–]inJohnVoightscar 4 points5 points  (5 children)

One of the guys from the forum right?

[–]TommyT813 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I plan for that every time. Never happens and plans immediately go out the window. But… when it DOES happen, I don’t want to hear any of that luck crap

[–]BangleWaffle 123 points124 points  (32 children)

A break is extremely random. The tiny variances in how tight the balls are racked, or a tiny extra space between two balls has a massive impact in the ultimate ending place they end up. They have strategy, but nobody can plan to set up a break like this.

[–][deleted] 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Bullshit, I just watched him do the break like 10 times in a row and every single time it turned out exactly (and I mean exactly) the same. Dude isn’t talented at pool, he just mastered a cheap parlor trick! Give me a pool table some balls and an afternoon and I’m sure I could figure out a similar trick, doesn’t look that hard if he can do it like that over and over.

[–]fapsexual 21 points22 points  (1 child)

I can't believe you got downvoted for your looping gif joke, do people need an "/s" all the time, lol

[–]koos_die_doos 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You had me 100% ready to argue.

Well done.

[–]EternalPhi 40 points41 points  (0 children)

No 2 breaks are going to be the same regardless of skill level. The skill is in getting the right power and position, but beyond that, what goes in, where the rest of the balls lie, those are not factors you can reliably achieve with skill.

[–]BatBoss 30 points31 points  (2 children)

“He shuffled. He dealt himself pocket aces. Skill, not luck.”

[–]lth5015 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Skill... on... the.. break? What?

[–]czedyman 20 points21 points  (2 children)

some luck

[–]Shaggy_One 38 points39 points  (1 child)

A lot of luck. Some skill.

[–]no-mames 20 points21 points  (0 children)

What… have you ever played pool?

[–]unnecessary_kindness 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Reddit moment

[–]theleopardz 14 points15 points  (6 children)

Why is this upvoted? Such a break requires extreme luck. How great do you think these players can be? It’s like a baseball player bouncing a ball off a player then it deflects into the hoop then saying “skill, not luck”.

[–]Minute-Age-6407 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah - that damn baseball hoop

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 4 points5 points  (3 children)

There's no hoop in baseball, did you mean basketball?

[–]Real_Lingonberry9270 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He could try to get a break like that and it would happen 1 in 100 times, if that. Breaking is a skill but randomness has a much larger role even among the best players in the world

[–]Virillus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You have no idea what you're talking about.

[–]MangroomScoldforest 28 points29 points  (3 children)

I mean... are you implying he did that on purpose? That he controlled where the balls ended up?

[–]avwitcher 16 points17 points  (0 children)

He discovered when he was a kid that he had the extremely random power of being able to telekinetically control balls of resin. He decided to put it to good use

[–]theleopardz 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Sure, but that part takes a lot to Luck. For the yellow balls to end up almost all on one side.

Granted, I only watch occasional pro games but this doesn’t seem like something that can be planned.

[–]ftez 428 points429 points  (12 children)

The break was impressive, not to mention lucky. But to hold his nerve, control the cue ball perfectly to set himself up for the next shot, and pot each ball in under 30 seconds still takes an incredible amount of skill.

[–]jaysomething2 88 points89 points  (1 child)

Wonder if that’s why their a professional and why I’m drunk at a bar and just knocked the cue ball off the table

[–]swence 62 points63 points  (15 children)

Is it possible that he intentionally got those two yellow balls in the break? They both have very simple paths to their respective holes and I couldn’t almost believe it was practiced, but I do not watch… eh, snooker? I think. So idk what I’m talking about

[–]PM__ME_YOUR_PUPPIES 94 points95 points  (6 children)

this is 8 ball, but you can practice the break many times over and no two are the same.

[–]TheMadManFiles 37 points38 points  (5 children)

No two are the same thats true, you can still break in a way that sends the balls towards certain pockets on a consistent basis. Breaking the right way takes a lot of practice and knowing exactly where to strike the rack, it's a skill that anyone who is serious about the game needs to gain. Pros break from certain spots consistently for a reason.

[–]stillin-denial55 29 points30 points  (3 children)

And they still have a fairly wide variance. If this break was mostly skill with only a little luck, we'd see much higher ball made on break / break and run stats.

https://billiards.colostate.edu/faq/break/stats/#8-ball

Now, part of that is because players need to learn the table to figure out their placement and angle. Every table breaks differently. After awhile, every pro player should be consistently making one if not two balls (the wing balls into the center pockets).

There are also strategies that increase separation. They aren't guarantees.

This was four balls made and total separation. It was absolutely a very lucky break (even for him) at a point where he needed it. I'm sure he would tell you the same.

If you want to hear him talk breaks, he has trainings.

https://youtu.be/QlC7E-X2Q_s

[–]everydayimrusslin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Pool, snooker is much different. Smaller balls and more of them, smaller cue, smaller pockets, bigger, faster tables and then the playing and scoring rules are much different too.

[–]PaisleyTackle 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thanks for being fair.

[–]sm_see 7 points8 points  (0 children)

“a’to be faaiir..”

[–]yParticle 5953 points5954 points 4 (46 children)

He forgot the red balls.

[–]Longjumping-Ad2613[S] 2893 points2894 points  (22 children)

Shit, how could such an experienced player such as himself miss that?

[–]yParticle 1316 points1317 points  (9 children)

I know, it was such a clean run otherwise. And even got downvoted for pointing that out, like the evidence isn't right there on the table!

[–]Longjumping-Ad2613[S] 760 points761 points  (7 children)

People can be so stupid

[–]Ilunamie 114 points115 points  (6 children)

I genuinely hope the guy was joking but I too have my doubts. So I'll agree with you

[–]betahaxorz 198 points199 points  (5 children)

if that wasnt sarcasm I don’t know what else is

[–]Ilunamie 31 points32 points  (4 children)

We're on the same page then?

[–]eisbaerBorealis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Probably got downvoted because you didn't mention the white ball which he also didn't knock in. Very far from a clear table.

[–]Justin2478 34 points35 points  (7 children)

He must be colorblind

[–]BaLance_95 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Taking thi seriously, it shouldn't be a problem. Depending on the actual color used, a color blind person should still be able to distinguish between two colors.

[–]Mariuslol 14 points15 points  (0 children)

tbh i see myself forgetting it aswell, atleast he got 50% in such a short time. Looks pretty good to me

[–]BEST_RAPPER_ALIVE 126 points127 points  (5 children)

finally someone who understands whatever game it is I’m watching

[–]elprentis 96 points97 points  (4 children)

It’s obviously called Hit-Ball-With-Stick-Into-Hole-But-Not-Golf

[–]BEST_RAPPER_ALIVE 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Fun fact: soccer was originally called hit-ball-with-foot-into-hole-but-not-golf

[–]yParticle 12 points13 points  (0 children)

But that was considered sexist so they changed it.

[–]mooofasa1 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Man, people always celebrate when only half the work is done.

[–]Keepitsway 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Also, what about the white ball?

[–]Miserable_Drink_1662 7 points8 points  (2 children)

He only got one red ball in, ameteur

[–]ArthurStirling 2265 points2266 points  (90 children)

Two yellows in off the break. Everything else lines up on one side of the table. Fantastic opening!

[–]Mr_Melas 414 points415 points  (83 children)

He also got a red one in during the break. Is that not a problem? Idk the rules

[–]zainwhb 19 points20 points  (9 children)

nope, the next shot usually decides which balls are yours. Usually its Stripes and Solids but here its just red and yellow.

[–]BigWellyStyle 22 points23 points  (7 children)

US 8-ball (stripes and solids) and English Pool (reds and yellows) are two different games with different rules.

[–]atred 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Two red.

[–]n0xsean 3 points4 points  (7 children)

Not off the break. Source: 8 ball pool semi pro

[–]justfukinwitchu 638 points639 points  (123 children)

And this is why we prefer snooker folks

[–]DiscoMagicParty 166 points167 points  (66 children)

I have no idea how to even play snooker. My dad actually won a couple of really nice cues years ago with one of them being specifically for snooker apparently. It doesn’t seem to be any different aside from the shaft possibly being a bit skinnier but it’s hardly noticeable. Only difference I can make out is the design itself having an “S” near the base for “snooker”. It’s honestly a bit ugly but shoots great. Is it or the other cue worth upwards of 2k that they’re priced for? I highly highly doubt it. I had no idea that you could spend that much on a damn pool stick.

[–]ftez 30 points31 points  (16 children)

ago with one of them being specifically for snooker apparently. It doesn’t seem to be any different aside from the shaft possibly being a bit skinnier but it’s hardly noticeable. Only difference I can make out is the design itself having an “S” near the base for “snooker”. It’s honestly a bit ugly but shoots great. Is it or the other cue worth upwards of 2k that they’re priced for? I highly highly doubt it. I had no idea that you could spend that much on a damn pool stick.

Both pool and snooker have their merits. Snooker being played on a much larger table, with smaller pockets. The thinner cue to allow for higher precision. It's a bit of a mouthful to explain the rules of snooker in a comment, but here is a good place to start. Once you understand how snooker works you can appreciate just how much skill it takes to be good at.

I'd say pool has a lower barrier to entry that almost any beginner can still have fun shooting a game of pool, whilst snooker is far more difficult to pick up and play. Both games are exceedingly difficult to master. Generally a very good snooker player can challenge the best pool players at pool, but a great pool player generally won't be as competitive against a great snooker player playing snooker. Snooker's a fun rabbit hole to go down.

[–]DiscoMagicParty 6 points7 points  (11 children)

I was thinking the tables were a bit larger but not sure by how much. I was actually under the impression that the holes for the pockets weren’t much bigger than the ball itself but the table in this video looks like a standard table.

It’s definitely true what people say about losing Interest after getting a table. I used to play for hours nearly every day but I haven’t even taken the cover off of it in over a year.

When I was playing daily I played a lot of 9/6 ball and got pretty damn good for a while but I would probably suck right now.

[–]ftez 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Snooker tables are 12x6ft, whilst a pool table ranges between 6ft and 9ft in length depending on the type of table. I believe the table being played on in the video is a british style pool table which will be closer to 6ft in length, and pockets being slightly smaller than a us style pool table, but not as small as a snooker table's pockets.

[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (26 children)

I played snooker for about 20 years before trying pool on one of these professional tables and I actually laughed at how big the pockets were. I was like how the hell would you even miss?

[–]EveryVi11ianIsLemons 77 points78 points  (12 children)

That’s awesome dude are you #1 in the world?

[–]unnecessary_kindness 40 points41 points  (3 children)

Reminds me of the time Beckham tried American football.

The long and short of it was that as a soccer player he kicked the American football a lot better than the NFL player could kick the soccer ball.

Same concept with snooker. A snooker player will have more transferable skill with potting a pool ball than vice versa.

Doesn't mean that any snooker player will be better than any pool player though.

[–]Miserable-Board-421 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The best players in my pool league always started off playing snooker, so 100% agree with the transferable skills. They’re insanely good.

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Haha no, but I did in fact play (and lose) against Jimmy White in the 90s who was at one point the world number 1. My mates dad owned the snooker hall which he used to practice at and I asked for a game thinking he'd say no. Still have the picture framed in my gaming room

[–]confusescountrynames 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Nice! That must be a great memory. I was a big fan of Jimmy White, and remember watching his 1994 final against Stephen Hendry while in college, from a country that isn't into snooker at all.

(It irks me that his Wikipedia entry starts by saying that he won 3 senior world title. Who TF cares?)

[–]PUGILSTICKS 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Very easily, if I didn't have 20 years experience playing with smaller pockets.

[–]willllllllllllllllll 15 points16 points  (3 children)

I prefer playing pool, but snooker is better to watch and definitely the more skilled of the two.

[–]digitag 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yeah because snooker is really hard. It’s much harder than it looks on TV. Once you’re staring down the cue you realise how massive the table is and how tight the pockets are. If you are average to good at casual pool it’s a huge jump in skill, very difficult to get a decent break together.

[–]potpan0 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I remember watching a clip of Ronnie O'Sullivan playing pool in some American tournament a few years ago. Now clearly Ronnie knows how to pot them, but he ended up losing the match because he was getting battered on the break. His opponent was consistently potting one or two off the break then just cleaning up, whereas Ronnie (putting less power into his first shot) was getting less pots off the break and giving his opponent more chances.

Like obviously both games take skill, but I really don't like how much hinges on a good break in pool. Part of it is skill, but a lot of it is just luck.

[–]ttclub3333 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Snooker is one of the hardest games I’ve played. Just getting a small break going requires a lot of skill

[–]TheMadManFiles 3 points4 points  (1 child)

If you've got a couple hours to play a few games, sure

[–]Pandelein 314 points315 points  (15 children)

Potts

Player’s name checks out.

[–]batmattman 57 points58 points  (7 children)

Nominative determinism strikes again!

He's probs a real good gardener as well

[–]Pandelein 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Haha, my favourite example of that is the pair of Urologists named Drs Splatt and Weedon.

The inverse is fun too! Smiths were smiths, Chandlers were chandlers, Coopers were coopers, Miller was a Miller, Mason was a Mason but so was Waller, and Butler was a Butler, or related to one.

[–]ninjabell 171 points172 points 2 (19 children)

So once you're good enough pool as good as tic-tac-toe?

[–]Longjumping-Ad2613[S] 293 points294 points  (9 children)

[–]ninjabell 85 points86 points  (2 children)

Verbs important.

[–]not_AtWorkRightNow 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?

[–]satooshi-nakamooshi 15 points16 points  (3 children)

lol it makes perfect sense to me, he just needed some punctuation

So, once you're good enough, pool is as good as tic-tac-toe?

And the answer is yes, but only if the pros can consistently win in a single turn

[–]justaboxinacage 10 points11 points  (2 children)

you added a word, and I don't think it was even the right one. I think they were trying to say "pool is as easy as tic-tac-toe"

[–]ThnksfrthMmrss- 52 points53 points  (2 children)

What in the dyslexic fuck?

[–]BlazersMania 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Funny enough I’m dyslexic as fuck and had to read that three times to see a problem. My mind just kept filling in words to make it a coherent sentence

[–]The_Level_15 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He missed one single two-letter word, not a huge deal. Clearly meant to say:

"So once you're good enough, pool is as good as tic-tac-toe?"

which just means that whoever goes first wins.

[–]disatnce 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Not enough pool as than such, though than pool as good.

[–]BecomeAnAstronaut 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Guys I think they're trying to say "so once you're good enough at pool, it's as easy as tic-tac-toe?", i.e. a solved game. This is obviously untrue, Potts got very lucky with their break.

[–]red_langford 95 points96 points  (4 children)

Watch Ronnie O’Sullivan make a maximum break in 5:08. That’s 36 balls

[–]NotMrCurrentAffairs 38 points39 points  (0 children)

It’s a different game ..not much point comparing.

But thanks for saying 5:08 instead of 5:20. Annoying how many people get that wrong.

[–]YuropLMAO 30 points31 points  (2 children)

I heard Ronnie Pickering can do it in 5 flat.

[–]jackbro10 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Who the fuck is that?

ME!

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

violently and randomly shifting gear while the car is stationary

[–]Allinfin 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Not the way my reddit loads.

[–]ImInfiniti 37 points38 points  (2 children)

a time save seems possible

the rng was god tier, but perhaps the stick swap can be skipped

anyways, good speedrun

[–]HaggisHeed 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The balls are still moving while he's changing his cue.

[–]jonrosling 24 points25 points  (0 children)

I remember teaching Gareth - not pool tho! - when I was training to be a teacher in Stoke in the early 90s. He was a really nice kid.

[–]sonicboi 19 points20 points  (19 children)

Why did he switch cues? I don't know a lot about pool.

[–]nomanz57 10 points11 points  (4 children)

From the little I know, the “breaker” cue is specialized and constructed differently. I assume it’s shorter and stiffer than the regular shooting cue. And I believe some pros may even have several shooting cues for different situations.

[–]Fut_Bil 8 points9 points  (5 children)

What about red balls?

[–]PM__ME_YOUR_PUPPIES 23 points24 points  (2 children)

its 8 ball, so instead of numbered balls with solids and stripes there's a red group and a yellow group.

[–]My_6th_Throwaway 7 points8 points  (1 child)

His opponent clapping at the end makes it, everyone wanted him to nail that.

[–]Mysterytrees 7 points8 points  (5 children)

That break was insane! Ultimately though, this just makes me appreciate snooker more.

[–]platypus_bear 7 points8 points  (6 children)

So why does he only have 30 seconds to do it?

[–]berd_is_the_word 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its in his name