The 290 page Pro Book revolutionized the coaching and development of pool players. Designed for the competitive player, it has four major training sections. The Physical Game: fundamentals, reference training for position shots, safeties, kicks, kick safeties and banks, and performance conditioning and nutrition. The Mental Game: mental training, concentration and the secrets of focus, rituals and routines, playing different game styles, match dynamics, controlling momentum and more. The Emotional Game: motivation, creating and using powerful goals, using the elements of peak performance, scouting and accessing your best game. Putting It Together: how to let go, training vs. performance, designing a 30-day training program, making and using pre-match and competition plans and match reviews. RETAIL - $49.95 - BEBOB SPECIAL - $39.95
The Advanced Pro Book is intended for the serious pool player and contains advanced strategies and training techniques. It addresses the five major areas: Honing Your Technique, Mastering the Shot Routine, Mastering Advanced Tools, Getting Your Game Out, and Advanced Match Strategy. Train to execute advanced shots, position play, defensive play, banks and kicks. Learn to get your best game out when you need it and how to stay focused under pressure. Learn advanced strategies for the front, mid, and end games and how to take and keep control. Hone your technique to a master’s edge. RETAIL - $49.95 - BEBOB SPECIAL - $39.95
“System Sid” Banner's 65 years of studying three cushion billiards
resulted in this 200-page, spiral-bound guide with over 165 diagrams,
historical pictures, extensive glossary and the rules. Nearly every system is
covered: the Clock System, the Diamond System, 3/C Ball Hit System, the Carom
or Bank System, the Corner Plus System, the Cross Table System, the End Rail
System, and more. In this revised 4th printing you will learn the formulas and
the precise speed, bridge height, bridge length, cue angle and english to make
the shot, with adjustments to find the ball when it is off the original
location. For 3-cushion with a lot that pool players can use. RETAIL $39.95 - BEBOB SPECIAL - $34.95
This SOFTCOVER book is a collection of 365 Days of Instruction, Motivation and Insights for Pool Players. It's like having a professional coach hitting you with one short, focused topic on the game every day to keep you focused and on the road to playing better pool. Each of 365 topics covers an important element required to play at a masterful level. Some will remind you of things you have forgotten and many will lead you to betterstrategy, technique or execution. All will help you build a stronger game. Included is a directory of quote sources, reference materials and a comprehensive index. RETAIL - $29.95 - BEBOB SPECIAL - $24.95
This 204 page spiral-bound book outlines and explains the TOP 100 safeties used by TOP professionals
today. So many players can kick and jump well today that sloppy, loose safeties
no longer guarantee a return to the table. You can counter this by knowing more
safeties and performing them at a higher level. Safeties are also sensitive to small changes in hit, speed, english and the exact positions of
the balls. A shot may be perfect in
one configuration and off if one ball is moved less than an inch. This
book explains the limits, general layout, strategic aspects, and high-end
secrets of each shot. All you have to do is practice them until you can confidently
execute them. Each safety is depicted in a nine-ball situation, but can be used in all pool games. RETAIL $34.95 -BEBOB SPECIAL - $29.95
- In Pursuit Of Excellence. This latest edition of Dale F. Brandt's book presents the game of pool as a body and mind experience that must be kept in sync. Physical concepts are presented in detail, but the heart of the book focuses on the intellectual and emotional elements that need to be incorporated in a player's development to achieve maximum performance. Seeing similarities with martial arts training, the author stresses mental discipline, focus and positive life-style choices. There is also a very comprehensive and insightful glossary.
NEW TITLE! This new book is a collection of 1,145 Pearls of Pool Wisdom from Phil Capelle, who is certainly pool's most prolific Instructional author. Every entry is exactly six words long, the length of a headline which makes it easy for you to remember and employ in your game. Some ideas will serve as reminders. Some will be new to you. And some of these POOL PERSPECTIVES will ignite big and lasting change in your game.
This 172 page book is by Max
Eberle, a former Junior National Champion, 2-time Collegiate Champion, and 2006
World Straight Pool Semi-finalist. It is intended to increase your body
awareness, reduce stress, elevate your mood and help you develop a focused and
calm body, mind, and spirit. You will learn practical insights and skills to
help you break through barriers, elevate your ability, become more consistent,
and play pool in "the Zone." Zen
Pool is a compilation of Eberle's best instructional
columns, diagrams, and photos. Great
chapters, including The Seven Primary Skills, Process for Success, The
Seven Principles of Practice, Play with Confidence and about 40 more.
Once you get past the over-the-top title, you'll see this is a good,
all-around book with a lot of good information for pool players. Written by Ron
Schneider, it has 227 pages divided into fourteen chapters: The Stroke
Builders, The Practice Shots, Safety Play, The Kicking Game, Banking,
Combinations, Caroms, The Nine-Ball Break, The Masse Shot, The Jump Shot,
Position Play, Specialty Shots, Deflection, Squirt, Cling, Throw and Skid. It includes
a CD-ROM e-book that plays in computers and a laminated wallet card with
the 10 Winning Rules for Nine-Ball. $34.95
CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE - This group is for eight of Phil Capelle's titles. That is eight books, of which three also contain DVDs. Titles are: Play Your Best Pool, Play Your Best Eight-Ball, Play Your Best Straight Pool, A Mind For Pool, Break Shot Patterns, Practicing Pool, Capelle On Nine-Ball,and Play Your Best 9 & 10 Ball. (For more information go to "Capelle" under "Shop By Author.") This price saves $35 from the combined retail prices.
This 60 page ring-bound book on 3-Cushion Billiards by Adrreas Efler is a training program with Exercises, Games, and an Achievement Test. It is a useful guide for beginners as well as a resource for advanced players who want to increase control of their technique. The instruction is systematically taught with exercises and a collection of fun training games. The results of the exercises can be recorded and saved in a special database to make it easy for you to measure your progress! Just shipped in from Germany (they are in English!) there are only 9 of these books available!
Cornbread Red: Pool's Greatest Money Player takes the reader into the life of pool's legendary money player. He was a champion, a hustler, a gambler, and sometimes a con man. He started as the son of a sharecropper and became a famous and feared money player. This book is action-packed, entertaining, and easy to read, with an inside look into the Johnson City tournaments and the world-famous Rack, where millions of dollars changed hands. Top players from around the country came to try, but few left with the cash. Cornbread Red ended up with a lot of it, only to blow much of it in future match ups. Like Red said, "I don't live by the month, by the week, or even by the day -- I live by the game."