The Science of Pocket Billiards
THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS covers the complete spectrum from the basic fundamentals to the most complex concepts in pocket billiards. There are no opinions, no fairy tales from dead pool players, and no Voodoo explanations that violate the laws of physics in this book. Every concept from stance and stroke to cue-stick induced deflection is examined from a technical point of view.
Take english as an example concept. English is examined and analyzed in minute detail. There is inside english, outside english, draw english, follow english, running english, and reverse english. Then add to that collision-induced english, transferred english, and cushion-induced english. It may sound like the concept of english is a chaotic mess but it all comes together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
Bank shots are a problem for everyone and especially so for the casual pool player. The brain of each individual is wired a little differently. A banking system that works best for one person may not work for another individual. This book presents eight different banking systems; try them all to determine which system works best for you.
POOL & BILLIARD MAGAZINE has the largest circulation of any monthly pool magazine in the world. In their August 1994 issue they did an evaluation of all the available instructional books and video tapes. They concluded, "Subjectively and, I hope, objectively, I think "THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS" by Jack H. Koehler is the best." THE SCIENCE OF POCKET BILLIARDS covers the entire spectrum from the basics to the most advanced concepts in pool. The occasional player can skim through the book and learn enough for a lifetime of casual play while an avid pool enthusiast can study this book for months, or even years, and continue to gain knowledge.
8 1/2 X 11, 253 pages (Paperback only)
OPINIONS OF THE EXPERTS: POOL & BILLIARD MAGAZINE, August 1994 Article: THE BEST INSTRUCTIONAL TAPES AND BOOKS by Thomas C. Shaw "Subjectively and, I hope, objectively, I think "The Science of Pocket Billiards" by Jack Koehler is the best." ON THE SNAP MAGAZINE, November 1989 Article: BOOK REVIEW by Lynn Hall "Well, hold on to your hats! "The Science of Pocket Billiards" is now on sale. I've been reviewing this book for a while and have come to the conclusion that it is definitely THE BOOK to buy." "This is the best book I have ever read on the subject of pool as it explains things in a way I can believe in." BILLIARDS DIGEST MAGAZINE, December 1989 Article: BOOK REVIEW by Robert Byrne ..". purchasers will get a large tome full of information that has never been written about at such length." "Nothing like it is available in any language." BILLIARDS TABLE TALK, January 1992 Article: BOOK REVIEW by Dave Keaggy "About one year ago I read a classified ad touting a new book on pool, "The Science of Pocket billiards" by Jack Koehler. I ordered the book and received an autographed copy within a week. A year later I still could not put it down after re-reading portions numerous times. I finally had a book that held nothing back, exposed some of the myths on pool and used a scientific approach to getting at the facts." BILLIARDS DIGEST MAGAZINE, February 1992 Article: FROM CORIOLIS TO KOEHLER by Mike Shamos "I have no hesitation in asserting that his (Koehler's) contribution to billiards, backed up as it is with empirical data, is monumental. If we don't take him seriously, there's a real risk his valuable discoveries will be forgotten for another century." POOL & BILLIARD MAGAZINE, December 1989 Article: BOOK REVIEW by Thomas C. Shaw "The Science of Pocket Billiards covers an incredible amount of ground. Not only do you get the fundamentals, you also get advanced insights and nuances." "Particularly impressive is the way The Science of Pocket Billiards seems to cover all the details." CUE & NEWS, September 1992 Article: BOOK REVIEW by Joe Waldron "From intermediate to advanced professional, Koehler provides information that is invaluable." "The reader comes away with the impression that this is solid factual information, not just another opinion from someone who plays well but can not teach." "If you want the most out of the game, based on factual information, Jack Koehler has written a text that is required reading."
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