Foosball Snake Shot
Overview of the Foosball Snake (Rollover) Shot
The rollover or snake shot is a 3 bar shot taken by the middle offensive man, which pins the ball between the man and the table. This shot is taken with an open hand as your wrist pins the man on top of the ball in a forward position. The man is then moved laterally left or right and your wrist is rolled up the handle of the rod in order to strike the foosball with the same man.
Foosball Snake Shot Level of Difficulty
In order to set up the snake shot you will need to front pin the ball against the table with your middle offensive man on the 3 bar. This set up will take a lot of practice and you will lose many balls before perfecting this set up. Besides the aerial shot, it is the hardest shot to set up in the game of foosball.
First, pass the ball from your far outside offensive man towards your middle man. When the ball is moving toward your middle man, tilt your man back at an angle so the ball strikes your man on the corner of the toe. This will make the ball go straight forward so you can come around the top of it and pin it down on the table. The goal is to pin the center of the ball so 50% of the foosball is on either side of your man. We recommend watching the snake shot video in order to learn how to properly set up your shot.
Foosball Snake Shot Techniques and Methods
The snake shot is an open-handed wrist shot, which gives the shot its speed. Once you have the ball pinned, you will need to learn to push or pull the ball laterally while simultaneously rolling your wrist up so your man spins in a counterclockwise motion and come back down to strike the ball into the goal. You will need to be able to shoot each of these sides accurately so your opponent doesn't notice a tendency to go to one side or the other.