Bank Shot Video Overview:
The video below will teach you how to set up the bank shot and execute it from the defensive side of the foosball table. Most foosball players shoot the bank shot from the defensive side of the table more often than on offense. Many beginners think this shot is an accident, but if you learn the angles and the placements on the table to shoot this shot, you can make this into a high percentage scoring shot. Be sure to visit the foosball bank shot education page to learn more about this shot.
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Foosball Bank Shot Video Transcript:
The lesson for today is banking the foosball. I just wanted to touch on some of the basics for the bank. So one of the first things to do some of the techniques for it is you are hitting the ball at an angle. One of the key things that I learned is typically when i was swinging over to try to do a bank i was coming down on the ball with a little lateral movement and you really don't want to do that you want to go straight and down so you can hit the right angle.
So the actual hit is open handed so you let the handle roll on the palm of your hand. I like setting it up right here because this gives you a great option when you are going to hit it you practice more hitting it to the bottom wall but when you go to the top wall the bumper helps you. At that point it is giving you the perfect spot to hit the bank. Its easier to hit that top wall when you are in this position. The other one is hitting the bottom wall for a bank shot. The great thing about this shot is you can do it from any spot. The good spots for being able to bank is usually around the outside edges of the goal, those white lines, around the middle, or around the end of the goal where I was setting up previously. So if you set it up right here at the top and its a bank its going to go off this wall. If you set up closer to this wall over here, its going to have a tighter bank where its going to go closer to this edge.