Foosball Pull Shot
Pull Shot Level of Difficulty
Learning to Set Up the Pull Shot
The final step before you actually learn the techniques and methods of the pull shot is to set up the shot to allow the highest percentage possible to score the goal. The idea is to position the ball as closely as possible to the inside of your middle offensive player. If you can fit the ball snugly against your center man as the rod is pushed all the way into the table, you will make your opponent defend the maximum amount of goal space and be able to control the shot more effectively. Your man should also always start at a straight up and down position and the ball should be placed directly beneath the bar. A lot of foosball players get in the bad habit of tilting their man backwards at a slight angle because they think this gives them a speed advantage. This will actually cause you to spray your pull shot more often and will slow down your lateral movement on the pull.
Reading the Pull Shot Defense
Much like poker, you should pay attention to your opponent to see if they have any "tells" about their defense strategy. Some players will consistently move their players in the same back and forth motion, and by observing these patterns, you can time your shot accordingly. Other players will wait until you begin your movement before leaving their position and some may leave the straight shot open more often. This is why it helps to play many foosball players to learn the different styles of defense.