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Topic: Pool tricks...real or fake?
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Apr 27, 2014 10:30PM)
It seems there is a growing culture of magic and magicians relying on camera trickery. With that in mind...I came across this video of pool tricks, what do you guys think, real or fake?

I have seen Chef Anton do some absolutely amazing things for real, but the things the guy does in this video seem to defy physics. In my experience when you put spin on a ball it will affect its behavior once it hits another ball, I've never known spin to make balls change direction without hitting anything though. Anyway, here is the video, see what you think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqziQX7eEv0
Message: Posted by: Glenn Morphew (Apr 28, 2014 12:58AM)
I think the shots are real for sure and they are amazing to say the least.

A well executed masse shot doesn't require the cue ball to strike a rail or another object ball to curve a great distance.

Glenn
Message: Posted by: Zuke (Apr 28, 2014 03:27AM)
[quote]On Apr 28, 2014, Glenn Morphew wrote:
I think the shots are real for sure and they are amazing to say the least.

A well executed masse shot doesn't require the cue ball to strike a rail or another object ball to curve a great distance.

Glenn [/quote]

I was leaning towards real Glenn, but you never can be too careful these days. :) They really are amazing, I had a look at some of the other videos on his youtube channel and it's more of the same. Props go to the girls who are willing to have cue balls cannoned over their hands and legs. This guy could make a lot of money hustling.
Message: Posted by: LeoH (Apr 28, 2014 05:44AM)
Yes, this is for real. The blonde sure is prettier than Chef Anton!
Message: Posted by: shellgame-al (Apr 28, 2014 10:59AM)
Very well done video!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Apr 28, 2014 03:26PM)
Florian Kohler is one of the best in the world. Most of these shots he created himself. He is only 25.
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Apr 28, 2014 05:47PM)
Nice!
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (May 9, 2014 12:42AM)
Excellent! Wish that girl would have moved out the way, though ... :)

(Joke)
Message: Posted by: george1953 (May 9, 2014 10:29AM)
Unbelievable, I can see why some would think its fake, wonder him many hours of practise ?
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (May 14, 2014 09:36AM)
Magnets.
Message: Posted by: D.J. Ayur (Sep 7, 2014 04:23PM)
Having soo much talent at only 25, good for him!
Message: Posted by: cheesewrestler (Sep 7, 2014 07:13PM)
That was great! Anybody who enjoys that kind of thing, search for "artistic billiards" on youtube, hours of amazing shots!
Message: Posted by: Pop Haydn (Sep 8, 2014 07:23PM)
Most of these shots don't work every time. Video is a friend to artistic billiards.