Thomas Van Eck’s iCueball: Review

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The iCueball has just been released from a semi-retired pool player Thomas Van Eck.

Thomas Van Eck's iCueball
Thomas Van Eck’s iCueball

This is very similar to the Ultimate Training Ball, but, one of its main functions is to help you find dead centre of the cue ball.

Within the circumference of the cue ball is a circle the size of a 10p piece and this is the area where players generally tend to stay in to strike the cue ball.

Within that 10p piece range there is the dead centre striking of the cue ball, representing the letter C.

A represents top spin.

B represents screw back.

The object is to train your eyes to keep the cue tip within that 10p piece area of the cue ball.


While this training ball is not as detailed as Nic Barrow’s UTB, it does have 3 advantages.

1)     It helps you understand and visualise dead centre striking

2)     It helps you understand the range area you can stay in on the cue ball

3)     It helps you memorise where to place the tip when using a normal cue ball

Check out the advantages for yourself, here…

Van Eck, who’s been playing pool for 51 years since 10 years old, told me when I spoke to him how he got the idea for the product: “I played in a tournament and saw my opponent putting Action on the cue ball, that I was afraid to try. I went to the library and took out some pool books and bought 20 DVD’s from Accustat. I just got finals and semi-finals to SEE where the cue ball was being struck, EVERY shot.”


He added: “I am semi-retired, so I had time to STUDY Reyes and Strickland. I started to see tip contact patterns similar with ALL the pros. I saw the 2 practice ball competitors, Q-Tru and Jim Rempe. The Q-tru has 9 dots and dashes, the Rempe has 2 sides: 2 circles on front and 5 on back. I thought

I could simplify more the ball by putting on it 3 Reference circles for IMMEDIATE feedback. My ball is one size fits all.”


Although the iCueball is not designed specifically for snooker it’s universal to cue sports because it takes on the main principles of learning to strike the cue ball where your tip is pointing.

The problem is, players think they are striking the ball where their tip is pointing, but when they strike, they aren’t.

Using these training balls will help you visualise and memorise where you should be hitting!

Get the iCueball by clicking here…


Van Eck said the iCueball has gone global and the results are stunning.

He added: “I live in a Northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Had a pool buddy that LOVES snooker. I tried the game, produced 16 snooker-sized iCues and SAW them work perfectly. My ball is based on 9ball mainly. Now the rest of the snooker world can put a little SCREW on my iCue.”

Eck said in the month of July, that six-times World Snooker Champion Steve Davis will be using the iCueball in an aiming video.

And other players in pool and cuesports who have tried it have hailed the training ball a “genius product”.

Eck finishes with big ambition: “My goal is to make the iCue the UNIVERSAL #1 cue sports practice ball. And so far, it’s working.”

To get hold of Van Eck’s iCueball, then click on this link and try it out for yourself.