The last week or two I’ve been finding myself in semi-snookered positions (meaning there’s a blocking ball between the cue call and the object ball).  Luckily, I found some videos which address what I’m calling a simple masse, others call it a curve shot.  However, none of those videos gave detailed instructions on exactly where to aim to get around or what kind of return you would get.  I’ve basically just been ‘winging it’ – with fairly pleasing results.

I was, just now, browsing around the apaleagues channel on youtube and found this:

This is a perfect example of what I’ve been working on/with lately.  I still haven’t been able to get extreme masse action yet – meaning a hard curve with speed and/or power.  Playing mostly slow to medium these days though.