STRAIGHT SHOTS

 THE BASIC NEED 

STRAIGHT SHOT  

               CUTS              

DOUBLE

REBOUND

   HOOK   

SECOND

 THIRD

PAIR

CANONS

GLANCE

  TURNING

 FOLLOW

   BOMB 

 SLIP

   DOUBLE TOUCH

PRESS

FORCE 

   SPINNING 

OTHER STROKES  

GREAT STROKES

It needs balance, concentration, correct timing and correct speed. This is that type of shot which you never wats to miss. The angle is such that the center of striker must hits the center of Carromen(Coin) and the carromen moves inside the center of pocket. This is basic need of carrom

In the above figure you can watch how the straight shot works. How the front coins are pocketed through straight shots.

BACK SHOTS  ->

Other two shots in which we have to pocket the coin which are under our base lines that shots are called Back Shots. The above are straight back shots played .

The coins which are placed under base lines are pocketed through striker with your thumb.This technique is called Thumbing. You can also play this shot with your middle finger and index finger too. It is misinterpretated that thumbing is not or back shots cant be pocketed directly. Well this comes under rules of carrom that it can be pocketed through Thumbing. 

To improve these strokes just keep coins in a row and pocket them.