# Question: How Do You Break In The Pool?

## Can you lose on a break in pool?

If you scratch on the break you don’t automatically lose, the other player just gets ball in hand behind the head string.

Likewise, if you sink the 8 ball on the break, you don’t win.

You either spot the 8 ball or re-rack.

Traditionally, 8 ball is a “call shot” game..

## What are the odds of making the 8 ball on the break?

The data showed this happening 5.9% of the time (vs. 0.8% for a 1st-ball break). If you play under rules where making the 8 on the break is a win (e.g., in the APA league system), the 2nd-ball break might be a good option because of the huge potential payoff of winning on the break.

## What happens if you don’t hit your ball in pool?

The primary two rules of a legal shot are: you must hit one of your balls first and then any ball (including the cue ball or opponent’s ball) must either hit a rail or go in a pocket. If you don’t make a legal shot, the other player gets ball in hand, meaning they can put the cue ball anywhere on the table.

## Can you sink all pool balls at once?

There was a study done many years ago of 10,000 breaks by a conditioned environment in the game of nine-ball. And a ball went in on the break about once every three racks. So, Rossman says sinking even one ball isn’t a sure thing—even for the pros. If you’ve racked up some science questions, call us at 1-800-WHY-ISIT.

## Is it possible to make all the balls on the break?

No, because you have 3 degrees of freedom at most: how hard you strike the cue, direction and some amount of spin. Even if you had absolute freedom over each ball’s interaction with each other ball, there must be at least one scenario you can build out of your cue + 4 balls that you can’t hit.

## What happens if you hit your opponent’s ball in pool?

Did you accidentally make one of your opponent’s balls in and you’re wondering what happens next? The short answer: As long as you hit your ball first and did not scratch, there is no foul. It is simply your opponent’s turn now.

## Can you chip the ball in pool?

Unless otherwise stated in rules for a specific game it is legal to cause the cue ball to rise off the bed of the table by elevating the cue stick on the shot, and forcing the cue ball to rebound from the bed of the table. Any miscue when executing a jump shot is a foul.

## Where is the best place to break in pool?

As shown below, a good power option for the 8-ball break is to position the CB slightly off center, and hit the lead ball squarely. As with the 10-ball break, the 2nd-row balls tend to head toward the side pockets, and the corner balls can go four rails to the corners.

## Who has the hardest break in pool?

Mike Dechaine 10Mike Dechaine 10 Ball Break on a Diamond 7ft Table at Super Billiards Expo 2014. The very powerful 10 Ball Break of Mike Dechaine who has one of the hardest break shots in professional pool.

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## How heavy should a break cue be?

18-21ozOne of the more frequent questions we hear on a regular basis when it comes to break cue selection is “how heavy should my break cue be?”. With a standard range of 18-21oz on pretty much all pool cues, there is quite a bit of confusion when it comes to picking out a weight for your breaker.