One of the most popular position of Foosball game is playing Foosball offense and shooting the ball. Most of the player practice Foosball shots and passing at about 90% instead of practicing Foosball defense. Player practice it because it is quite tough to practice Foosball defense during playing the game by oneself. The only way to transcribe the real shot is practicing the actual game. For this reason, it is quite hard to find prime defensive players. Below are given all Foosball shots overview and link for the details information about all shots for becoming a master of that specific shots.
Foosball Push Kick Shot
An overview of the push kick Shot: The push kick shot is totally opposite to the pull kick shot. In push kick shot, you need to push the Foosball rod away from yourself while passing the ball from one man to another man in the same rod. Though the push kick shot is quite easy, it is less popular shot among all Foosball shots because most of the players think that the pull kick shot is quite easy and quick to perform than the push kick shot. You don’t need to make the push kick shot the first shot, just like push shot. But you can combine this shot with another ball to surprise your opponent and make their defense shot unsuccessful and score a goal. Always remember that a Foosball game is a skill game as well as a mental toughness.
The difficulty level of the Foosball push kick shot: The push kick shot is quite easy shot but less big shot. This shot is rated 2 out of 5 for the beginners.
Setting up process of the Foosball push kick shot: For taking push kick shot, you have to set the ball inside of the Foosball man that is closest to you. You can take the chance both for the defense and offense; it depends on which rod you are using to take the shot. For the offensive side, you should use your 3 bar offensive rod for taking this shot. For setting up an effective push kick shot, you need to use your 3 bar offensive rod and pass the ball from the offensive man that is closest to you to the middle offensive man and then kick the ball towards the goal using the middle man.
Techniques and methods of Foosball push kick shot: Most of the player grips the handle too hard while taking any chance. But it is the wrong way, and it can slow down your shot speed. So, it is recommended that keeping handle a little bit loose increases the shot speed and makes the shot more powerful. The right way to hold the handle is to make sure that there was a small gap between your palm and the Foosball handle. So, you have to practice to shoot an open hand. Once the ball is in the man closest to you, then pass them back and forth to the center man. While crossing the ball, you have to roll your wrist upwards because it increases the speed. But going the wrist upwards while passing the ball is not so easy, so you should practice more and more for becoming accurate with this.
Learning to place the Foosball push kick shot: If you look carefully, then you will find that the total width of the goal is 5.8 of the original Foosball. It means there have 5 holes to score a goal. But the opponent covers the 2 gaps by placing their 2 defensive Foosball man in front of the goal. But there have 3 open holes, and you take your push kick shot using any one of the 3 holes.
Reading the Foosball push kick defense: For surprising your opponent, the push kick shot is excellent. In order to understand their movements and patterns, you have to pay attention to the opponent’s defense style. Some players move their player man as the way you are moving your man. Some player uses the same back and forth motion for defending if you oversee their move or watch their timing then you can easily set up a push kick shot and make a goal. For getting many other ideas, you may learn the different styles of the Foosball defense. It will help you to understand the defense style easily.
Foosball Pull Kick Shot
An overview of the pull kick shot: The pull kick shot is quite similar to the pull kick shot, but the main difference between these two shots is- In pull kick shot one should pass the ball to the other man in the same rod and then take the shot for making goal. Usually, players pass the ball from far outside man to the center or middle man and then use the middle man to take the shot. But one can also give the ball from the middle man to the other two offensive men and then can take the shot by using any of them. The pull kick shot is quite a big shot for a defense that is made by the 2 barmen. This shot is also known as a passing shot that occurs in a quick motion. However, the pull kick shot requires a little more practice for controlling the ball effectively than the standard pull shot.
The difficulty level of the pull kick shot: The pull kick shot is a little bit difficult than the pull shot, but this shot is quite easy and effective. So, the ball is rated 2 out of 5 for the beginners.
Setting up process of the pull kick shot: The key to set up this shot is to learn first the tic-tac pass because the tic-tac shot you will learn how to pass the ball between 3 bar offensive without losing the control to the ball. So, one should be master in tic-tac shot for controlling the ball. Pass the ball between the 3 men in the same rod without losing the control to the ball is not easy. So, one needs a little more practice to learn this. Once you are able to acquire this, then you can play with this shot at high speed, and the top speed shot is tight for the opponent to defend it.
The techniques and methods of the pull kick shot: For taking this shot, one should learn first how to shoot in open-hand. Then he/she have to learn the ball passing at the same rod back and forth between the 3 outside barman. And for increasing the shot speed and having more control over the ball, one needs to roll his wrist upwards while kicking or hitting the ball. One should practice the wrist rolling method for becoming accurate with this pull kick shot.
Placing the Foosball pull kick shot: The width of the goal of the Foosball table is a total of 5.8 of the original Foosball. This means there have 5 holes to make a goal, but the 2 vents are blocked by the defensive’s 2 defensive players. And there have open 3 holes for making a goal. So, your aim must be to place the pull kick shot or take the pull kick shot in any one holes of these 3 open holes.
Observing the Foosball pull kick shot defense: One of the most significant advantages of this pull kick shot is that the shot has the power to surprise the opponent by making any pass to a shot on offense. If your opponent is leaving open holes where you are passing the ball or if he/she is not following your ball movement, then you can easily take a long pull kick shot and surprise your opponent. But make sure that you are not using the same hole for shooting; if you do this, then your opponent will be able to block your shot or defense it. So, one should use a different open hole for not giving your opponent any idea about your shot. And using the same hole, again and again, will help your opponent to understand your style and defend the shot.
Since the pull kick shot is quite easy, effective, and accessible, so one needs to learn this shot properly for being a good player in a soccer table game.
For more information, you can watch the pull kick shot video.
Foosball Spray Shot
An overview of Foosball spray shot: When a Foosball is kicked diagonally towards the Foosball table wall or the goal, then the shot is called or known as spray shot. The ball travels at an equivalent angle that the ball was moving even as it had been shot. If you take spray shot on a pull shot then the ball will move diagonally towards you on the goal. And if you take spray shot on a push shot then the ball will usually move towards the opponent at the end of the table; it depends on how you hit the ball.
The difficulty level of Foosball spray shot: The spray shot is one of the most natural Foosball shot among all shots. So, the shot is rated 1 out of 5 for the beginners. Though the shot is quite straightforward but not so useful. According to many Foosball players, this shot has a lot of corns instead of pros. So, it is recommended that you learn to kick or hit the ball straight or square in pull and push shot.
Advantage of spraying your Foosball shot: The power of spraying Foosball shot is a little. These are-
- The spray shot is considered as the most inaccurate shot among all the shots because the ball can end up hitting the wall during trying to spray.
- The spray shot is one of the most natural shot that can be easily blocked by any defensive player.
- There are a few options for placing the shot.
- Once you started spraying the Foosball, then it is very tough to break the shot when it is not needed.
- In spray shot, you won’t be able to take the dead man pull or push shot. And dead man pulls and push shot very useful.
- There is more possibility of losing control over the ball in spray shot.
Avoiding the Foosball spray shot: For preventing the spray shot, you should set up your player man straight up and down position and place the ball under the bar. Tilting the bar and putting the ball little behind the bar may cause a spray shot. Many Foosball players have a bad habit of leaning their men while taking any shot because they think that pulling with a tilted bar increases the shot speed, but it’s totally wrong. Tilting the man makes the shot spray, and it slows down the lateral movement of any shots, especially the pull shot. And it also increases the percentage of losing the ball in pull and push shot. And it is quite tough to control the ball movement with a tilting bar.
Observing the Foosball spray shot defense: Understanding the defense style is very important. So, it is better to learn some defensive tips for defending the opponent’s spraying shot. You should tilt both the defensive bar inward at one another if you are trying to spray a chance because titling the 2 bars will allow the Foosball to move towards the goal. But if your opponent is tilted his 2 bar outward in front of your 3 bar offensive, then it’s better to avoid the spray shot.
Foosball Snake Shot
An overview of the Foosball snake shot: The rollover or snake shot is an advanced shot. This shot is taken by using the middle man of 3 bar rod to score a goal. In this shot, the ball is firstly rotated between 3 offensive men and then passed the ball to the middle offensive man. Before pinning the ball in the forward position, you must move the middle man slightly left and right. The player is supposed to shot (moving the player man and controlling the ball movement) with an open hand. And after finalizing the aimed spot, you need to roll your wrist over the handle to hit the ball towards the goal.
The difficulty level of Foosball snake shot: Taking the snake shot is not so tricky, but setting up for this shot is difficult. Thus, the snake shot is considered the most difficult Foosball shot after aerial shot. The shot is rated 4 out of 5 for the beginners.
Setting up process of the snake (rollover) shot: The setting up process of snake shot is quite tricky and challenging. So, you need a lot of practice for setting up the snake shot properly. For setting up the snake shot, you need to pin the ball against the table using the middle offensive man in 3 bar rod. Before setting up the shot correctly, you may lose many balls. After aerial shot, this shot is a difficult shot but one of the most effective shots.
For taking this shot, you need to use your far outside offensive man to send the ball towards the middle offensive man. While the ball is coming to your aggressive middle man, then you need to tilt your man a little backward. Because tilting helps your man to go around the ball so that the toe of the man can easily hit the ball, this also allows for pinning the ball against the Foosball table. However, before kicking the ball towards the goal, one needs to rotate the ball between his 3 barmen to confuse your opponent so that it becomes more difficult for your opponent to defend the shot. And learning the snake shot set up correctly, you should watch the snake shot video.
Techniques and methods of Foosball snake shot: If you want to make more speed in your snake shot then you need to shot in an open-handed wrist. Once you pinned the ball, then you need to learn how to pull or push the ball with the rolling wrist. If you do so, your man will spin in a clockwise motion and then hit the ball into the ball. You just need to shoot the ball from each side so that your opponent gets confused were hand to defend.
Learn to place the Foosball snake (rollover) shot: One of the most advantages of the snake shot is “one can hit or kick the ball straight, pull or push in this shot to send the ball towards the goal.”
If you observe the Foosball table goal point, then you will notice that the total width of the goal is 5.8 of the Foosball ball. It means there have 5 holes to score a goal. So, you can score a goal from any of the holes, but the opponent also has 2 defensive players that are placed in front of the goal that blocks 2 of the holes. So, you can score a goal by aiming one of the open 3 holes.
Observing the Foosball snake (rollover) shot defense: Reading the security is very important in any shots. As the snake shot is quite tricky and very active, so understanding the defensive style is the most critical task. Many defenders try to block the 3rd hole because it is the entirely natural and quickest way to defend any shots. And they force you to go to the shaft 1 or 5. And many defenders move their man in back and forth motion to limit your shot.
Though the snake shot is quite tricky shot among all Foosball shot but this shot is one of the most effective shot. so, if you want to become a challenge or win against any good Foosball player, then you can take this shot. For knowing correctly about the snake shot you can check the video.
Foosball Push Shot
An overview of the Foosball Push Shot: The push shot is totally opposite to the pull shot. In push shot, you actually need to push the rod away from yourself and then shoot the ball in a fluid motion. Among all Foosball shots, the push shot is considered the third most famous shot. You don’t need to make this shot your first shot, but you can pair this shot with another shot for not giving any clue about your next move to the opponent. In order to set up the push shot properly, one needs to push the 3 bar offensive as far as possible from the wall of the Foosball table and keep the rod closest to you. This maximizes the opponent’s defend shot.
The difficulty level of the push shot: The push shot is quite easy, effective, and accessible shot among all the chances of the Foosball game. The shot is rated 1 out of 5 for the beginners. From the rating, anyone can understand the difficulty of the push shot.
Setting up process of the Foosball push shot: For setting up the push shot, one needs to set the ball nicely to the left side of the middle man and pull the rod towards yourself. It is necessary to position the ball as carefully as possible to the middle or centerman in order to create the highest percentage possibility to score or make a goal. If there was a slight gap between your man and ball during the moment of pushing the rod, then the ball may jump earlier than your man, and it is quite hard to catch the ball again for the kick it. And this type of position can also make your opponent defend the utmost quantity of the goal area. And one should take the shot by keeping your man straight up and down and place the ball directly under to the barman. Several Foosball players have the terrible habit of tilting their man while taking any shot because they believe that keeping the man leaning backward provides them a faster shot or increase the shot speed. But following the man leaning during play may turn the push shot to spray shot, and the main disadvantage of the spray shot is it slows down the shot speed.
The techniques and methods of Foosball push shot: Most of the grip the Foosball handle too hard with their hand. However, keeping the handle too hard will minimize the movement and speed and may limit the obstruction power. The right way for holding the handle is leaving some space between the handle and one’s palm. Some player holds the stem so tightly that it is a tennis racket. Holding the handle tightly is the biggest mistake of any Foosball shots because it is the biggest obstacle of the fluid or smooth movement of the rod. And the other issue for taking the shot is “one must flip his wrist joint quickly and also the rod should spin-in 180 degrees. If you switch your wrist joint 1 / 4, then it'll decrease your shot speed.
Learning to place the Foosball push shot: If you observe the Foosball table goal purpose, then you'll realize that the goal is a total of 5.8 widths of the Foosball. It means that the target has 5 holes for putting the push shot. However, the defensive has a pair of the defensive man ahead of the goal that covers the two holes. So, you have got to position your push shot in any one of the open three holes.
Observing the Foosball push shot defense: Just like other games, it is necessary to read the opponent for beating them. For learning the opponent’s motion and patterns, one needs to concentrate on the opponent’s defense style. Many Foosball players used to shoot from the same back and forth, and you can easily take advantage of their shot while making the push shot by only watching their timing. Besides, some players wait for your movement before they change their position, and some leave a straight shot open. This is why it helps to play several Foosball players to learn the various forms of Foosball defense.
For more information, please check the video: Foosball Push Shot
Foosball Pull Shot
Are you a foosball crazy? Do you want to see yourself in the height of a successful foosball player? If we hear yes, you will need to amplify your skill level on the table. Apart from having a persistent hunger for win, you must gain superb control over some invaluable techniques and shots like a foosball champ.
Snake shot is a very popular, sensational, and effective shot seen in the arena of Foosball. Almost all the maestros in this game have garnered the outcome by playing this extraordinary shot technique. In this article, we shall discuss various aspects of snake shot including its origination. Fasten your seatbelt!! Let's start the journey!!
What is a Snake Shot?
Snake shot or monkey shot or wrist shot or rollover is a shot which the middle offensive player figure of the 3 bar takes on the foosball table. In this shot, ball is pinned between the player figure and the table. Any competent player takes the shot with an open hand in a forward position. He uses his wrist to pin the man figure on the top of the ball. Then the player shifts his man horizontally towards left or right direction. Finally he takes the shot to the goal of the opponent by rolling up the wrist on the handle of the rod.
Importance of Snake Shot
Snake shot is a very effective technique followed by the foosball maestros in the competitive matches. So it would be worthy for you to learn the shot by heart.
When you have full expertise on snake shot, it becomes easier for you to win the game.
In most cases, snake shot is difficult to defend.
Snake shot will increase your performance exposure in the game.
You can become expert on snake shot after breathtaking exercise on the technique. So it symbolizes your passion for the game.
Techniques of Snake Shot:
Since snake shot is an open-handed shot based on wrist power, it creates a speedy outcome on the table. After pinning the ball, you have to learn pulling and pushing the ball laterally. At the same time, you have to roll your wrist up so that your player figure rotates in a counterclockwise direction and gets the opportunity of striking the ball to the opponent's goal at the right time. If you can learn shooting the ball from either of the sides, your chance of making the opponent at a fix and scoring goals will increase.
Placing the Snake Shot
Snake shot provides the players with many advantages. One of the main advantages is that you get more opportunities to place the shot in different directions as you expect. When many popular shots including push and pull ones place the ball in one particular direction, a snake shot will allow you to make either a straight shot or pull or push shot which will be destined to any sides of the goals.
If you observe properly, it is evident that your foosball table goal is 5.8 times wider than the ball. So, you can think that you have total 5 goals in the table. If the opponent uses his 2 defenses, you have still have 3 goals open for making shot. If you learn and apply the snake shot properly, your chance of scoring more goals will be enhanced. Set your objective to make pull shot at either of the 3 goals.
When someone pulls the rods towards his body and kick or hit the ball into the goal with a fluid motion, then the shot is called pull shot. But before learning the pull shot and increasing the shot speed, one needs to be master in all necessary shots. The learning process of table soccer is a step by step processes like other sport or game, and it starts from basic. For taking this shot, one needs to set up his 3 bar offensive rod as far as possible from the wall of the Foosball table. This type of set up maximizes the opponent moving towards the goal. Usually, the middle offensive is used to take the shot. For making this shot, one needs to pull the rod towards himself. And the time of removing the rod towards the body, one needs to turn the Foosball man’s toe around the ball and move the rod slightly faster for getting the ball behind the man and then kick the ball straight towards the goal. If you are not able to hit the ball square, then the shot will turn into a spray shot from the pull shot. And a spray shot has a lot of disadvantages. So, it is better to avoid making the shot spray from the pull.
The difficulty level of pull shot:
The pull shot is one of the most powerful or effective and popular shot. And the shot is also straightforward to master. So, the pull shot is rated 1 out of 5, considering the difficulty level for the beginners.
Setting up a process of pull shot:
Before learning the pull shot, one must first determine the techniques and methods of set up that has the more possibility to score a goal. So, if one wants to increase the likelihood of scoring a goal from this pull shot then one must place the ball as close as possible to the middle offensive man. If you are able to fit the ball nicely close to your middle man for pushing the rod all the way to the table, then your opponent will defend the maximum space of the goal, and then you will be able to control or take the shot more effectively. For taking the shot, one must make sure that his man’s position is straight up and down, and the ball must be under to the bar. Many Foosball players tilt their men while taking this shot because they believe that tilt man gives them more speed. But tipping the man turns the shot into a spray shot from pull shot, and the spray shot is not so useful. And the spray shot makes the ball movement slow. So, straight position man must be needed for an effective pull shot.
Pull Shot Techniques and Methods:
Most of the beginners' practice to grip the handle so tight or hard with their hand. But keeping the handle too hard can minimize the movement and speed and can limit the blocking power. So, for making a fluid movement of the handle, one should hold the handle such a way that leaves enough space between the handle and one’s palm. And many players hold the handle so tightly like a tennis racket. Holding the handle tightly is the biggest mistake of any Foosball shots because it is the biggest obstacle of the fluid or smooth movement of the rod. And the other thing for taking the shot is “one needs to turn his wrist quickly, and the rod must spin-in 180 degrees. If you set your wrist a quarter, then it will decrease your shot speed.
Placing the pull shot:
If you observe the Foosball table goal point, then you will find that the goal is a total of 5.8 widths of the Foosball. It means the target has 5 holes for placing the pull shot. But the defensive has 2 defensive men in front of the goal that covers the 2 holes. So, you have to put your pull shot in any 1 of the open 3 holes.
Understanding the pull shot defense:
Observing the defense style is more important. Some player consistently moves their man in the same way you are moving your man. Besides, some leave their middle spot of the goal open, and some wait for you to make a shot or move. So, understanding the defense style may help you to choose the right position for scoring a goal or increasing the possibility of making a goal. This is why the Foosball player has to learn the different styles of the defense so that they can choose the right shot and position for winning.
Defending the Snake Shot
Middle hole of the table is the easiest and quickest hit target for maximum players. So, your opponent will think of standing their player figure for guarding the hole to defend your snake shot. In that case, you have to compel him to focus on around the hole number 1 or hole number 5. You have to keep in mind that winning foosball game requires the combination of both physical and mental efforts. So, you must have to read your opponent's mind apart from shooting the snake shot with accuracy.
Who originated the snake or rollover shot in Foosball and what year was it?
It is highly believed that Hans Friedrich "Jet" Kirchner invented snake shot in the 1970s. He had been suffering from a wrist injury and was unable to play his natural shots. So he was trying something different and someday he identified this snake shot technique. He found that this particular shot was giving him precision and speed. Afterward, he started applying his new lesson in the tournaments and getting good results. It allowed him to make speedier shots than his pre-injury session.
However, Scott Haltom made the snake shot popular in Tornado Tour in the year 1987. As a North Carolina player he participated in the tournament held in Texas.
It was a great journey indeed with you for exploring the history of snake shot. If you are a newbie, you will love to learn this particularly important shot to improve your skill and shine in the table someday like a champ foosball player!!
Foosball Tic Tac Shot
There are some standard terms in Foosball , which are used for playing Foosball. One most common name is Tic Tac shot. It means passing the ball between your team player. Tic Tac shot can combine to make a goal shot. So it is the most important term in Foosball. This very particular Tic Tac shot got this name because of the Tic Tac sound, which happens while passing the ball to another man. Tic Tac shot is mainly used to distracting the opponent’s attention, and by doing this, you will be able to confuse your enemy and take advantage of his situation to make a goal. Actually, Tic Tac shot isn’t an exact worthy shot at all. If you couldn’t defend perfectly. It is tough to control the situation. The Tic Tac shot can be beneficial if you are capable of utilizing the Tic Tac ball passing style to open the hole of opposition’s goal post. Actually, it’s a matter of timing. Selecting the right shot and play the shot at the correct time will give you your desired result.
Foosball Tic Tac shot difficulty level: The rate of this shot is level 2.
Setting up the Foosball Tic Tac shot
If you want to make, the perfect Tic Tac shot, so you have to become skillful at passing the ball between the Foosball men of the same rod of your Foosball table. It is essential because you will have to give the ball several times before you can take the perfect Tic Tac shot without losing the ball from your control. The central part of a Tic Tac shot is to waiting for the right moment when the opposition’s defense is not actually defensive at all, and the hole of the goal post is open and ready to make a perfect shot for a goal. So keep patience is another most essential thing in this game because maximum players become impatient while waiting for the right time to come for making a score.
Watch The Foosball Tic Tac Shot Video Click Here: Foosball Tic Tac Shot Video
Foosball Foos Shot
A foos shot has occurred when you block the opponent’s pass or shot and hit the ball towards the opponent’s goal. This shot is also known as an “obstruct” because you usually obstruct the ball and hit the ball for sending it back to the opponent’s goal. The foos shot is generally taken with the 3 offensive bar rod, but you can also make it with 5 bar rod. But considering the shot with 3 bar rod is more effective because it may result in a score, and if you redact the ball in an exact way, then your opponent will not be able to guess your shot. Just keep in mind that your Foosball man is not swinging so high that they allow the ball to pass through under their toe. The foos shot is all about taking proper technique at the right time for kicking the ball back towards the opponent’s goal that is coming to you.
The difficulty level of Foosball Foos Shot:
The Foosball foos shot is quite an easy shot. The shot is rated 2 out of 5, considering the difficulty level for the beginners or freshers.
The setting up process of the Foos shot:
For beginners or a slow or less experienced player, they can take the shot by merely following the opponent’s ball passing from back and forth to their defense and wait for the ball coming in order to make the shot. And for the more experienced player, they have to guess the defense style that “what hole he/she is trying to shoot and also guess their timing and shot style by following their position and then very carefully kick the coming ball for taking the shot and scoring a goal. For making this process complicated, one can shoot at an angle. And for shooting at an angle, you have to align yourself in front of them. An experienced player can easily attempt this foos shot with 3 barmen by blocking the precise holes with 5 barmen and force the defense to shot from the open pit. Because it helps the player to predict the defense shot and where the ball will come from.Since the Foosball foos shot is quite easy and effective, and the shot is beneficial for the beginners as well as an experienced player.
Foosball Dead Man Shot
Foosball dead man shot: Though the dead man shot is not easy like pull shot or push shot but the dead man shot is quite useful Foosball shot. This shot is usually taken when the opponent is not in the position to defend the shot. This usually occurs when the opponent is using a specific type of defense, and these defenses won’t allow then to cover or block the short part of the goal. And then the dead man shot can be taken by aiming the part of the goal.
The dead man shot can be applied to all other shots, but here I’m only discussing the dead man pull shot.
Dead Man Pull Shot:
Before taking the dead man pull shot, first ensure that your opponent is using the 2 bar defensive man, and they are closest to each other, and they are in front of the goal. When the opposing rod with 2 barmen is pushed against the wall, then they cannot defend the far post and not able to move any further. That is why the shot is called a “dead man.” And when the defensive man is in front of the goal and not able to defend your shot or not able to move, then you can easily score a goal.
Deadman push shot has occurred when the opponent’s 2 barmen are in front of the goal and more away from each other. And then the man cannot be able to defend the near post.
Taking the Dead Man Shot:
The Foosball dead man shot is quite tricky to master in. So, one needs a lot of practice and time to become a master of the dead man shot. Merely hitting the ball straight may not be able to make a goal. For avoiding to give any hints to the opponent, one has to move the ball back and forth a few times. If you do this, then the opponent will use his middle goalie to defend your shot, and then you will be able to score a goal easily by this dead man shot. For taking the chance, one needs to hit the ball from the end of the offensive bar man. And then take the shot by using the offensive middle man. Because this way creates the right angle to hit the ball. And for dead man shot accurate angle is necessary to score a goal because if you hit the ball straight towards the goal, then it may not be able to make a goal or may not be able to create a proper angle for dead man shot.
Understanding the Foosball Dead Man Shot Defense Style:
While taking a dead man shot, it is essential to check your opponent's style of defense. Ensure that your opponent’s Foosball man is in front of the goal and will not able to defend your post. If the opponent’s 2 barmen are in front of the purpose and they are closest to each other, then they won’t be able to defend any far post; at this moment, you can take a dead man pull shot to achieve a goal. Or if the opponent’s barman is in front of the purpose and they are further away from each other, then they won’t be able to defend any near post, then you can take a dead man push shot to score a goal. And if your opponent is ready to move his middle goalie forth and back, then the opponent will be capable of defending the part of the purpose you are planning for. Then it is better to avoid a dead man shot and take another style of shot. So, it is most essential to understand the defense style before making a dead man shot. Otherwise, you will fail to achieve a goal.
And for getting clear information about the dead man shot and the Foosball men’s right position, you can check the video. Foosball Dead Man Shot
Foosball Bank Shot
Foosball Bank Shot: Foosball bank shot is considered as a powerful shot. In order to score a goal, when one bounces the Foosball off the wall at a right angle, then the shot is called a bank shot. This shot can be used by both the defensive and the offensive side of the table, but it is usually taken by the defensive side of the table. Because the bank shot is more useful for the opposing team than the offensive side of the table. Because it is quite easy to set up for a bank shot at the defensive side without giving it away. On the other hand, set up the bank shot at the offensive team can make the opponent aware of your plan, then it may not be useful for you or an offensive side player. And it is straightforward to recognize the idea for the bank shot at the offensive side of the table.
Level of difficulty of the Foosball Bank Shot:
Considering the level of difficulty, the bank shot is rated 2 out of 5. From the rating, we can say that the bank shot is quite easy. Both the defensive and offensive side player but the shot is more effective and powerful for the defensive side player.
For which side the bank shot is effective and why?
The bank shot is one of the most potent shot of the Foosball game. But the shot is more useful for the defensive side player. The reasons behind the effectiveness are-
Performing the shot from the offensive side can quickly aware of the opponent about the shot, and then the opponent can easily block the shot. But it is quite tough to detect the bank shot from the defensive side. So, the shot is more potent for the opposing team. So, it is recommended that it is better for you not to use the bank shot when you are inoffensive side.
For the offensive side, there have many other effective shots, but for the defensive side, the bank shot is more effective and quite comfortable.
The Techniques and Methods of Foosball Bank shot:
For setting up the bank shot you have to aim to hit the middle wall of the table of your side. And while taking the shot, one should not move left or right when he/she is about to kick or hit the ball. If you move, while running the ball, then the ball will hit the wall at the wrong place and won’t be able to score a goal. So, if you want to score a goal or get success from the bank shot then it is necessary to hit or kick the ball from the right angle without moving.
However, it is easy to say that “taking bank shot from the defensive side is easy.” But if you are on the defensive side and want to make a bank shot without being aware of the opponent, then you have to take the ideal position and hit the ball from the right angle very quickly. Taking the chance soon won’t give your opponent enough time to detect for the shot and defend it. However, choosing the shot quickly will require a little more practice.
Reading the foosball bank shot defense:
For taking the shot and scoring a goal from the bank shot, first, you have to ensure that your opponent is not trying to block your shot or not aware of your plan or shot. It is usually better to take the shot when the opponent is not keeping the near post. If the opponent is keeping the near post, then he will easily defend it or block your shot.
For getting more knowledge about the Foosball bank shot, then check the video. Foosball Bank Shot
Foosball Aerial Shot
The aerial shot is a trick shot of foosball playing that is held between two defensive men where the ball is lifted by 3 goalie men to catch the ball at the back of two barmen. It is held in a horizontal position. In order to take place for the shot, the 2 barmen are moved to the center of the table. For completing the aerial shot, the foosball is popped on the air over the surface for sending the ball toward the opposite goal.
The difficulty level of Foosball Aerial Shot
Many people say that among all shots, the aerial shot is one of the most challenging shots of the foosball games. The shot is rated excellent 5 out of 5, considering the difficulty level of it. So, it can be said that it is actually a problematic foosball shot. If one is able to set up the aerial shot in a proper way, then it seems quite natural. But lifting the ball between two men can be very challenging if one doesn’t have enough practice of this shot. And one also needs the best foosball table to become a master of this shot.
The method of setting up the Foosball Aerial Shot
The setting up process of the aerial shot is difficult than playing in this shot. If you are able to set the shot correctly, then it will be straightforward to play. In short, the setting up process of this shot is complicated than the method of finishing or playing it. So, for learning this shot, especially how to lift the ball in the air, you must take a little more time to practice. And you also practice “how to get the ball at the back of the 2 barmen”, because getting the ball at the back of the barmen is not an easy task. Now I’m going to tell you the setting up process of the aerial shot.
First, you have to set the 2 barmen in front of the 3 goalie men. Then move them back a little bit and place the bar tilted at 35-40 degrees angle because this angle is perfect for passing the ball quickly from 3 goalie men to the back of the 2 barmen. At this point, you have to give enough force to lift the ball into the air. After lifting the ball into the air, you just have few time to catch the ball between 3 goalie men; otherwise, the ball will drop on the surface of the table. And finding the ball within a short time is the most challenging part of the aerial shot. Then the next challenging step is to roll the goalie rod so that the goalie men can kick the ball towards the back of the 2 barmen. And for doing this, one needs a lot of practice because the force of kicking the ball must be accurate. If one gives a little more power to kick the ball, then the ball will drop on the table. Once the ball is on the back of the 2 barmen, then you have to roll the rod to send the ball towards the opposite goal. If you are able to do this, then you can easily score a goal — these two (1. Catching the ball between the goalie men and 2. Kicking the ball towards the back of the 2 barmen) is the most challenging part of the aerial shot. Once you are able to overcome the challenge, then you will become a master of this shot very soon. But to overcome the problem, one must need to practice these two steps more and more. And for getting a clear idea about the aerial shot, you can watch the aerial shot video.
Learn to place the Foosball Aerial Shot
The placement of foosball aerial shots is not so critical, like other foosball shots because the aerial shot is more trick shot than a real chance. The main thing that one has to learn about the aerial shot is to “learn how to winnow the ball onto the air with enough force and how to aim at the opponent goal.” You can send the ball towards the goal straight in or drop the ball slightly in front of the goal point. Just make sure that the ball is not touching the top of the table or head of the back of the goal because it counts as a hotshot.
Reading the Foosball Aerial Shot defense
While doing or preparing for an aerial shot, first see that “how your opponent is making the defensive men position, in the air or in the ground?”. If they are taking their position both in the air and in the ground to block your aerial shot, then you must shoot the ball straight from the sky and land the ball in front of the goal. Or if they are making their foosball men position on the ground, then you can quickly launch the aerial shot by shooting the ball over the heads and go straight to the goal.But if you want to achieve success by this aerial shot, then you must practice as much as possible.
There are many defense styles that are used by different players in the game. If one wants to change the defensive style during play then he/she must learn all the defensive style. Knowing the defense style of defensive will give you an opportunity to predict about their next move and defense that move properly. One can also become expert in the defensive side of the game by knowing every foosball shots and offense at a proper way. And for knowing the foosball shots properly or becoming a master of every shots, one needs to learn first the defensive style. Understanding the defensive style will help you to choose appropriate shots for scoring a goal and also help you to block the defense shots. This is why every article or post of foosball shots have mentioned the one point that “reading or understanding the defense”.
Basic Foosball Defense:
The most basic defense style is to tilt your defensive bar so that they can stay angled to each other. This technique is simple and very easy to learn and it must work against any beginners and intermediate player. But always make sure that the bar man is not tilted so much that a ball can easily slide under your man. The right for tilting a bar man is 35-40 degrees. And keeping your man straight up and down vertically will allow your defense to score more.
Foosball Defense Tips
- Move your 2 defensive rods together: Working or moving your 2 defensive rods together is one of the effective technique for covering up your opponent shots. But before moving 2 rods together, make sure that the 2 rods are not overlapping on each other. By lining the 2 rods properly will give you a strong line of defense until your defensive man is not allowing the ball to pass through between them. This is only possible when you are not leaving a large space between your men. And the gap between bar man is must be 60-70% of the ball width. And if you use this technique by following the above rules then you will be much capable in defensing your opponent’s any shots.
- Always be on the defensive: One needs to have a strong eye concentration on the ball. Do not get confused by the around environment. Many beginners get distracted or confused or fail to follow the ball while learning. For this reason, they often fail to block or cover up very simple shots. You will be surprised by knowing that many shots can be blocked only by following on the ball movement. One must need to active his playing man on the side where the ball is. So, if you want to do this properly then you must need to move your men constantly on that side where the ball is.
- Play with the both of the defensive rods at once with your left hand: It is not necessary to be a magician for moving 2 rods with one hand. You just need a little more practice for doing this. For playing with your 2 defensive rods by left hand, just use your thumb and pinkie for controlling both of them. In order to do this, you have to hold the rod in front of the handle but not hold the actual handle. It may look quite awkward at first but when you learn it properly then it will be easy for you. But for learning it properly you must require a little more practice.
- Avoid ricochets and bounces off your defense: There has some Foosball table that have 3 men goalie rods. When you are playing with that type of Foosball table, you will notice that many other different shots are hitting your 2 outside Foosball men, even they are not in front of the goal. And these men are exactly keep the ball in the play and they are not capable to defend any shots. But you can prevent it from occurring by simply keeping the Foosball men tilt backwards when the ball or shots are going to hit the wall. It will help you to avoid the accidental bounces or ricochets. When you will see that the opponent’s ball is coming then move your men or rod and catch the Foosball with 2 bar defensive rod.
- Keep your opponent guessing: When you are playing with an advanced player or a player who is very good at the game then you must need to distract or confuse them for making the defense more unpredictable. For distracting the opponent, you have to learn a few methods for changing your defensive movements and patterns. And don’t ignore the mental portion of the Foosball defense.
- Never use your middle goalie defensive man for shooting: the main objective of playing Foosball is to limit the percentage of scoring a goal of opponent. If you want to limit your opponent score then you must not use your middle or center man of the defensive 3 rod for shooting. Because shooting with the middle goalie increased the possibility of scoring a goal of your opponent. So, one should use the middle goalie for blocking the opponent’s Foos shots instead of shooting with it. And one must need to position the center man in front of the goal for covering up the opponent’s shots.
- You don’t need to cover the entire goal: When you are trying to defend your opponent, it is not possible for you to cover the whole goal area at once. The width of the goal is total 5 balls width. So, there have five different zones to defend and is quite impossible to defend the 5 zones at a same time. So, the position of your man must be at an area that will able to cover two zones at a same time and that also be able to maximize the goal blocking. This technique is effective for all those shots that are not coming at angles. Spray shots and Bank shots are come at angles and these two shots can take the advantage of this technique. So, before using this technique make sure that your opponent is not using these two shots.
Following these tips will help you to make the game harder for your opponent and make the scoring opportunity tough against you. And by following these tips will make more chances for you to win.