Pull Shot Video Overview:
This foosball pull shot video teaches you a demonstration of how to properly shoot the pull shot. The key to the shot is the proper set up before you can practice the execution. Be sure to visit the foosball pull shot education page to learn more about this shot.
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Foosball Pull Shot Video Transcript:
The pull shot is one of the more popular and powerful shots on the professional tour. It can be a nightmare to your opponent when executed correctly. In this session I am going to be talking a little bit about the pull shot and giving an overview. Not going into full detail, but explaining some of the basics and some of the options that go along with shooting the shot. Having a comfortable stance and grip is importance when shooting the pull shot, so try to find the one that fits you best. The top of your hand should be positioned relatively flat on the top of the handle and as you pull the ball the man should be simultaneously lifted so it is at the top of the ball at the point of impact.
Here's a quick illustration on how to set up the shot. Sometimes you will need to use the middle guy to adjust, but you really want to learn to set up this shot by moving back and forth until the ball is flush with the middle guy. The first option I am going to talk about is the straight, which as you might have guessed, involves hitting the ball right in front of the goal. Notice that the 3 bar is actually pulled during the hit and this is to make sure that the ball doesn't hit the corner of the ball. If you don't do this motion you have a better chance of hitting the wall as illustrated right here. The inside, middle, and long options is where you actually pull and hit. The difference is really the distance at which you are pulling and hitting. Here is an illustration of an inside pull. Here is an option to the middle hole and a replay in slow motion.
Next is the long option where we hit the longest hole from where we started. I am showing a variation of a squared pull and a spray pull. You can see on the square the rod goes back to the middle position and the spray just goes along with the forward motion. If you want to hit a dead man shot you will need to be able to hit a square shot as demonstrated here. Here is a few other options that I typically use. Here is a little short spray that comes in handy sometimes. This is a reverse where you set up and go right to the push kick. This next option is one of my favorite shots where you fake the pull and come back straight. This last option is rolling pull which I like to use when I tic-tac back and forth.