The Rules of Straight Pool (14.1 Continuous or Rack Pool) – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains the Rules of Straight Pool – a popular cue sports table game from the USA.
This is also known as 14.1 pool, continuous pool or rack pool and is not to be confused with 8 ball pool or 9 ball pool
This is a beginner’s explanation of Straight Pool Rules.
Watch this short video tutorial guide on how to play Straight Pool under World Pool Rules.
Learn about sinking, fouls, racking, spotting, combination shots, bank shots and more!

Also discuss on Reddit!

Video: Copyright CSI, US Open 2019, WPBSA (I do not own any video footage – I claim FAIR USE).
Images: Google
Music: ‘The Best 3’ by Justin Seven.
Narrated, Directed and Produced by Ninh Ly

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    – As you can tell, I'm working overtime to crank out content for you guys to watch, especially due to this Coronavirus situation. I'M THIS CLOSE TO 100K SUBSCRIBERS – so please help me out by sharing my content!
    – I had a recent influx of enquiries for this sport by my fans. And I'd just watched 'The Hustler', starring Paul Newman. Some of his most quotable lines are from that film, so it inspired me to make this video.
    – Before any unimaginative souls try and make the 'gay pool' joke, about 30 other people made that 'joke' before you. It's kinda lame if you're late to the party with that one.
    – I can see why people love this game, and I can also see why people hate this game. If you don't like it, that's fine because you're entitled to your opinion. But don't be a douche in the comments section – you really don't come across as cool as you think you do.

    Ninh Ly July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • I'll just stick to 9 ball

    MrShitfire July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • 14.1 usually is an introductory format and good practice for precisely pot the ball into the bucket as you want.

    Soundless Bird July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • I'm gonna play this game was supposed to in april in derry but covid. So rescheduled till November or after.. Can't wait to play it

    Kevin Cronin July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • As usual, explanations given simply, straightforward and clean!
    Please consider making a video on Carom Billiards in a more or less distant future. I know it's not the most popular form of billiard around, but it's really the one that requires the most skill and talents!

    MoreAwesomeMetal July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • If you fail to hit sink ball or foul you lose your turn.
    But if don’t intend to sink any ball, you must call a “safety”.
    But if you do intend to sink a ball, and call it, and don’t sink the ball, you lose your turn.
    So…what’s the point of calling a safety? Do you get to keep your turn?

    Mickey Rube July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Can you pick any ball you want?

    Bashir Nurafkan July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • If you scratch on a legal break it is not breaking foul.

    sacramentoskip July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Maybe if the music was a little louder we wouldn't be able to understand any of your mumbling.

    Richard Dick July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Best explanation of straight pool I've seen and perfectly timed because I've been playing pool in my basement during quarantine. However, I have a few questions: Are there points deducted if you pocket a ball in the wrong pocket, or sink the wrong object ball? Everything I was reading suggested suggested these balls were spotted and there were no point penalties.

    Also, and this happened to me a few times during play, if I call one ball but accidentally sink two, do I get still get a point for the one I called and then just lose my turn, spotting the uncalled ball? Thanks!

    pyroseed13 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Question, is it legal at the 4:58 mark of the video for the player to shoot at the object ball?

    john mcsweeney July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Just found your channel & thanks. Haven't played straight pool but definitely give it a go. Also rules if shooting safety Does ball need to touch rail after contact? Tks

    Larry Cleary July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • What is the ruling when you are bridging over a ball for your next shot and your bridge hand taps a ball. It is obviously a foul but is it a standard foul or deliberate foul? Is it ball in hand then?

    wehrwolf4 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • I never knew this version of pool even existed. I still like Snooker more :).

    Whateverfits July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Rules of gay pool next?

    Zephyr Robison July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • i thought you don't need to call the number lol.

    Lottery248 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Can you explain bar pool

    Elias 676 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Why do you have to call a safety? According to the video you lose your turn either way. So what does announcing a safety accomplish? Keep up the good work!

    James Eisert July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Why the hell did you choose the same music from the medival MMA video?

    Channel name with No punchline July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • So clarify. Does each ball only score one point or do they score the value printed on them?

    Atticus Shadowmore July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • But try playing this game in college when you have any spare time.

    Coordinator July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • But what about gay pool?
    Vsauce theme plays

    SoulJynx July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • "Straight pool"

    Welp, I'm out

    bcdm999 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Tbh I was kinda hoping you would do the rules of Rock, Paper, Scissors as an April fool's joke.

    SDX3 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Can you explain decathlon points?

    Matt S July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • I have been playing with the wrong rules all this while 😂

    afiq jaffarran July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Didn't know there were so many different forms of pool. Could you do an indoor hockey video?

    Justin Wagenaar July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • How about making a vid for Russian Pyramid?

    施宇洋 July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • Do rules of:
    Gp wrestling
    Judo (the new rules)
    Khaza kuzri (or something like that)
    Belt wrestling
    And the rules of red bull ice crash

    Yoav Hofstein July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply
  • What do you think of Dana White's plan of having a UFC ppv on a private island

    Glenn Dsouza July 8, 2020 4:39 pm Reply

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