Banks are not just for stupid people

#BanksR4StupidPeople
Banks can be fickle. Some people love them, and others not so much.
I had a friend once that insisted that you should ALWAYS cut unless you absolutely have no choice….
These shots are for him.

I contend that banks are an absolute necessary skill and not all BanksR4StupidPeople.
There are options. Depending on how comfortable you are with banking, it’s often a preferable shot if you can hit the ball in the face or get better shape or…your opponent has left you few options with their stellar safety. If you never practice them, how will you get comfortable taking them when you need to in a big game?

I find it’s more fun to practice bank shots than cut shots, and no, it’s not always the “right” shot, but when they work – and the more you practice the more often they will – they are just so much more dazzling. It’s the difference between winning and a KO. I love them and the more English and rails the better! The most I’ve seen so far is 6 rails – and it was set up, not in a game….but man, it was a pretty shot and impressed even the haters that really do believe BanksR4StupidPeople.

Banking is an art, and finding the right combination of English, Angle and Speed can be challenging, but there are folks out there that have dedicated a significant amount of time in getting it just right. There are systems out there – the diamond system is probably the most common. There are certain banks I use the intersection of the ball back to the pocket I’m shooting from (not where I’m shooting to) and it seems to work pretty well. There is also the Ghost Table system, and some poolhalls have their tables set up so it is almost perfect to use the table next to you to aim at the ghost table.

Truthfully, I didn’t learn banking through a system. There’s a certain feel to them once you start practicing and you can start to see the angles and how the English will affect the shots. I started understanding the banking systems better after I was pretty good at hitting them center ball. Faster speeds will cut down on the variations of a specific table, as the harder you hit them the less the english will take and the more the angles dominate the shot – be careful, hard banks usually play a little shallower than they will at slower speeds. Slower speeds will allow the english to have more effect and make the angles open up more. There are dozens of rules and variations of banks. It takes some complex calculations to get them right…and when they go, the crowds all know that banks are definitely not for stupid people!

#banksr4stupidpeople #arizonapoolplayers #poolplayers πŸ€‘ so looking forward to the #bigtable #nineball tournament tomorrow. #arizonawomensbilliardtour #awbt πŸ’ƒπŸ»β€οΈπŸ’‹

#banksr4stupidpeople #arizonapoolplayers #poolplayers πŸ€‘ so looking forward to the #bigtable #nineball tournament tomorrow. #arizonawomensbilliardtour #awbt πŸ’ƒπŸ»β€οΈπŸ’‹ ...

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#audrawasson #drcue #pueblo tournament. #banksr4stupidpeople #denverpoolplayers #nailedit #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers πŸ’ƒπŸŽ±πŸ’‹ @audrawasson

#audrawasson #drcue #pueblo tournament. #banksr4stupidpeople #denverpoolplayers #nailedit #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers πŸ’ƒπŸŽ±πŸ’‹ @audrawasson ...

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One of my all time #favorites. Back to back banks. And you know I love a good 2 railer. Happy Tuesday! 
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#bankpool #threeinarow I #love the first one. #happiness is....That 2 railer #myfavorite. Watch the #spin πŸ’ƒπŸ»#banksr4stupidpeople πŸ™€
#girlsthatplaypool #janeshighlights #poolplayers I love #valley tables. My gosh things go that would never on a #ninefooter 😻

One of my all time #favorites. Back to back banks. And you know I love a good 2 railer. Happy Tuesday!
#Repost @janechalks with @get_repost
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#bankpool #threeinarow I #love the first one. #happiness is....That 2 railer #myfavorite. Watch the #spin πŸ’ƒπŸ»#banksr4stupidpeople πŸ™€
#girlsthatplaypool #janeshighlights #poolplayers I love #valley tables. My gosh things go that would never on a #ninefooter 😻
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#bankcombo #banksr4stupidpeople #calledit #nineball #intentional and got the #bonusball with #shape 😍 #andone #earlymorning it’s going to be a #fantastic #weekend people! #changeisgood #perspective and #attitude are #everything. #positivity #growth can be #difficult and yet #sorewarding. #embrace the new #reality and #divein head first! βœˆοΈπŸŒΉπŸ’ƒ
#oldschool #memories of the first #spot. #garagepool #thepark #sofun #dodgers

#bankcombo #banksr4stupidpeople #calledit #nineball #intentional and got the #bonusball with #shape 😍 #andone #earlymorning it’s going to be a #fantastic #weekend people! #changeisgood #perspective and #attitude are #everything. #positivity #growth can be #difficult and yet #sorewarding. #embrace the new #reality and #divein head first! βœˆοΈπŸŒΉπŸ’ƒ
#oldschool #memories of the first #spot. #garagepool #thepark #sofun #dodgers
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#bustamante #django #westcoastswing by far my #fav #shotoftheday #beastmode #banksr4stupidpeople #banksy #getinthezone #poolplayers #nineball #cabilliards #socalpoolplayers don't mess w the #phillipinos!!!!

#bustamante #django #westcoastswing by far my #fav #shotoftheday #beastmode #banksr4stupidpeople #banksy #getinthezone #poolplayers #nineball #cabilliards #socalpoolplayers don't mess w the #phillipinos!!!! ...

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The three hardest balls on the table.... #happyfriday #geterdone #shape is #overrated.... #funstuff #ridicfridays #fridayforecast calls for a #100% chance of pool and fun! #staycool out there! #summer is officially in full #swing!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #poolplayers #nineball #justplay #blahblahblah #guitarstroke #freewheelin with the best of em! #banksr4stupidpeople

The three hardest balls on the table.... #happyfriday #geterdone #shape is #overrated.... #funstuff #ridicfridays #fridayforecast calls for a #100% chance of pool and fun! #staycool out there! #summer is officially in full #swing!! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #poolplayers #nineball #justplay #blahblahblah #guitarstroke #freewheelin with the best of em! #banksr4stupidpeople ...

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Thirty seconds with me at the #shooterstemecula tournament yesterday. I could not get #shape to #savemylife. Every shot #harder than the last. And sometimes that's just how it goes. #janeshape #makeitwork. All moms become #experts at making the #best of what they got. #happymothersday #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #winner #smiles #whatcanudo #banksr4stupidpeople and you can see I didn't like it, but it went anyway 😹
#sundayfunday I hit too hard... the stroke is crooked... my follow through needs work.  #freewheeling #myownworstcritic still split first πŸ†. You don't have to be #perfect, you just have to keep getting back up!!! Thanks @omarvachhani for the sweet vid 😘

Thirty seconds with me at the #shooterstemecula tournament yesterday. I could not get #shape to #savemylife. Every shot #harder than the last. And sometimes that's just how it goes. #janeshape #makeitwork. All moms become #experts at making the #best of what they got. #happymothersday #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #winner #smiles #whatcanudo #banksr4stupidpeople and you can see I didn't like it, but it went anyway 😹
#sundayfunday I hit too hard... the stroke is crooked... my follow through needs work. #freewheeling #myownworstcritic still split first πŸ†. You don't have to be #perfect, you just have to keep getting back up!!! Thanks @omarvachhani for the sweet vid 😘
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One of my #favorite #shots #backcutbank used a lot of left to exaggerate the angle and #spin it into the side. #noshape .... a little softer and I would have had a nice and easy shot in the corner .... next time. #shotmaker #janeshape #poolplayers #nineball #practice #caughtingaction #hardtimesbellflower #springforward 
#Thanks @omarvachhani for the sweet vid 😘 #banksr4stupidpeople

One of my #favorite #shots #backcutbank used a lot of left to exaggerate the angle and #spin it into the side. #noshape .... a little softer and I would have had a nice and easy shot in the corner .... next time. #shotmaker #janeshape #poolplayers #nineball #practice #caughtingaction #hardtimesbellflower #springforward
#Thanks @omarvachhani for the sweet vid 😘 #banksr4stupidpeople
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#lindaperez had to #bank the #eightball. #keepitinteresting #goodtimes #ladiesnight #banksr4stupidpeople #banksy #makingitlookeasy #girlsthatplaypool #chicagopoolplayers transplanted to #sandiegopoolplayers playing with #lapoolplayers #westcoast is the #bestcoast #celebrate #iheartawards #iheartradio is #rollout the #redcarpet for this one! #listenlindalisten @billiardschick #lunchmoneylinda

#lindaperez had to #bank the #eightball. #keepitinteresting #goodtimes #ladiesnight #banksr4stupidpeople #banksy #makingitlookeasy #girlsthatplaypool #chicagopoolplayers transplanted to #sandiegopoolplayers playing with #lapoolplayers #westcoast is the #bestcoast #celebrate #iheartawards #iheartradio is #rollout the #redcarpet for this one! #listenlindalisten @billiardschick #lunchmoneylinda ...

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@jacibaum56 you can come be my #scotchdoubles #partner anytime!! Nice #bank on the #eightball. #waybetter than a #cut into the #pocketreducer!!! #taptap #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #nineball #getoutgirls #janesteam πŸ‘― #girlsnightin #banksr4stupidpeople

@jacibaum56 you can come be my #scotchdoubles #partner anytime!! Nice #bank on the #eightball. #waybetter than a #cut into the #pocketreducer!!! #taptap #girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #nineball #getoutgirls #janesteam πŸ‘― #girlsnightin #banksr4stupidpeople ...

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I love the way he #confidently #banked the 7#ball. This one is for you janechalks because you know I so would have #cut that in the #cornerpocket #9ball #points #apa #sandbagger #eyecandy #itookhimhome #poolplayer #thelibrary #valleytable #banksr4stupidpeople

I love the way he #confidently #banked the 7#ball. This one is for you janechalks because you know I so would have #cut that in the #cornerpocket #9ball #points #apa #sandbagger #eyecandy #itookhimhome #poolplayer #thelibrary #valleytable #banksr4stupidpeople ...

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#LindaPerez @billiardschick nailed this bank on the #nineball #forthewin #watchit #dropitlikeitshot
#banksr4stupidpeople #ilove #shooting with her! πŸ’‹she took down some #monsters to place sixth in this #highlevel #tournament. 
#girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #chicago #cubs #chitown #winning #sofun #getoutgirls

#LindaPerez @billiardschick nailed this bank on the #nineball #forthewin #watchit #dropitlikeitshot
#banksr4stupidpeople #ilove #shooting with her! πŸ’‹she took down some #monsters to place sixth in this #highlevel #tournament.
#girlsthatplaypool #poolplayers #chicago #cubs #chitown #winning #sofun #getoutgirls
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Playing a round of #banks #bankpool #noorder #throughtraffic #banksr4stupidpeople 
One of my favorites .... Had to hit it #perfect not to #touch the #nineball. #janeshighlights #girlsthatplaypool #thegamesweplay this is a fun game against higher level #poolplayers and great bank practice! πŸ€‘πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ― #ugh #staydown!!!

Playing a round of #banks #bankpool #noorder #throughtraffic #banksr4stupidpeople
One of my favorites .... Had to hit it #perfect not to #touch the #nineball. #janeshighlights #girlsthatplaypool #thegamesweplay this is a fun game against higher level #poolplayers and great bank practice! πŸ€‘πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ― #ugh #staydown!!!
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#DanielBusch @povpool 
Nice #long #crossbank with #draw for #shape on the #nineball. #goodcontrol. #cleanbank #straightarm #nothingelsemoves #goodform #strokeit #nohairdontcare #mrclean 
#Goldencue #nineball #bigboytables #tournament #funtowatch #billiards #poolplayers #poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #goldencuetournament #banksr4stupidpeople
And if you are #local, #gc #eightball #barbox #tournament tonight! #comeshowmesomethin!! πŸŽ±πŸ‘―πŸ‘Š

#DanielBusch @povpool
Nice #long #crossbank with #draw for #shape on the #nineball. #goodcontrol. #cleanbank #straightarm #nothingelsemoves #goodform #strokeit #nohairdontcare #mrclean
#Goldencue #nineball #bigboytables #tournament #funtowatch #billiards #poolplayers #poolaholics #poolhalljunkies #goldencuetournament #banksr4stupidpeople
And if you are #local, #gc #eightball #barbox #tournament tonight! #comeshowmesomethin!! πŸŽ±πŸ‘―πŸ‘Š
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#johnwyngaarden #2rail #bank 🏧
#banksr4stupidpeople 
#ATM. #calledit #pjs #messingaround #goodset 5-1. #haha #iwin #niceshooting 
In the middle of playing this dude comes around to see if this #Shorty needed help with a #cut. #bwahahhaha #imgood. Then #nailedit. He #backedoff. #funny to see the #look on his #face when it #shot right in then#pocket and then he backed slowly away!! #eightball #billiards #poolaholics #poolplayerproblems #dudesaredumb #nooffense πŸ‘―πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜˜

#johnwyngaarden #2rail #bank 🏧
#banksr4stupidpeople
#ATM. #calledit #pjs #messingaround #goodset 5-1. #haha #iwin #niceshooting
In the middle of playing this dude comes around to see if this #Shorty needed help with a #cut. #bwahahhaha #imgood. Then #nailedit. He #backedoff. #funny to see the #look on his #face when it #shot right in then#pocket and then he backed slowly away!! #eightball #billiards #poolaholics #poolplayerproblems #dudesaredumb #nooffense πŸ‘―πŸ‘ŠπŸ˜˜
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#toughbank #pool #poolaholic #niceshot #8ball #winning #poolhalljunkie #billiards #practicepaysoff #notafluke #poolshark #hustler #workit #practice #cashfunorfame #unstoppable #banksr4stupidpeople #bank #atm #makeitwork #janechalks #awesome #nailedit #cornerpocket #nottheside #nevergiveup #wellplayed #liveyourdream #FYDM ...

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