Foosball Dead Man Shot
Overview of the Foosball Dead Man Shot
The dead man shot is when you shoot a shot in the far corner post of your opponent's goal when they are using a certain style of defense where they cannot defend that post. This page will explain a dead man pull shot, but the dead man can applied to all other shots as well. For a pull shot dead man to occur, your opponent must be using the 2 bar defensive man that is closest to them as their man in front of the goal. The diagram below will illustrate how this defense is set up. You will notice how the defensive rod with 2 men on it is completely pushed against the far wall and can't defend the back post. This is why the shot is called a "dead man" because the defensive bar is pushed all the way to the wall where it cannot move any further.
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 opponent is alternating their position of men back and forth, it may be easier to attempt another style of shot.