Foosball Push Shot
Learning to Set Up the Foosball Push Shot
Set up the push shot so the ball is resting snugly against the left side of your middle man as the rod is pulled all the way toward yourself. It is important to place the ball as closely as possible to your middle man so it is literally resting on your man to allow for the most accurate and highest percentage possible to score the goal. If there is a slight gap between the ball and your man, when you being to push the rod the ball may get bumped ahead of your man and it will be hard to catch back up in order to kick it in. This positioning will also make your opponent defend the maximum amount of goal space. Your man should also always start at a straight up and down position and the ball should be placed directly beneath the bar. Many foosball players get in the bad habit of tilting their man backwards at a slight angle because they think this gives them a quicker shot. In reality, this will actually cause you to spray your push shot more often and will slow down your lateral movement on the push.
Foosball Push Shot Techniques and Methods
Most beginners tend to grip the foosball handle with their hand too hard. Keeping a loose grip on the handle will allow for maximum movement and speed and limit your resistance. You will know that you are holding the handle right if there is some space between your palm and the handle. Remember, the handle is not a tennis racket! Another foosball tip when shooting the push shot is to turn your wrist quickly and a full 180 degrees when taking the shot. Turning your wrist a quarter of a turn will not provide enough speed on your shot.