Overview of the Foosball Dead Man Shot:
Foosball Dead Man Shot Movement:
To practice this shot you will need to pull your offensive man all the way down to the far post so the defensive man defending the center of the goal becomes dead. The dead man shot will take a lot of time and dedication to be accurate with it. Merely hitting the ball straight will not allow you to hit the back post which is required to hit this shot. You will have to brush the back edge of the ball by recoiling the rod back in the opposite direction (the push direction in this case) so the ball angles in towards the goal at the end of your shot. Merely hitting the ball straight will not achieve the proper angle to hit the dead man shot. See the diagram below for an example of how this angle should look. You can also watch a dead man shot video for a better visual demonstration of how to execute this shot.
Dead Man Shot Angle Diagram:
Reading the Foosball Dead Man Shot Defense:
Check your opponent's style of defense before you attempt a dead man shot. Depending on which post you are shooting for, make sure their foosball man in front of the goal on their 2 bar cannot defend that post. This varies depending on what type of shot you are attempting. Below are the 2 dead man defensive positions you want to watch for.
Pull Shot Foosball Dead Man: When their 2 bar defensive man in front of the goal is closest to them. They cannot defend their far post.
Push Shot Foosball Dead Man: When your opponents 2 bar man in front of the goal is further away from them. They cannot defend their near post.
You will also need to watch where they position their center goalie man because this man can cover the entire goal. If your foosball opponent is alternating their position of men back and forth, it may be easier to attempt another style of shot.
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