Charles Lakey’s nickname is The Inventor, and invention is exactly what he brings to the world of pool trick shots.
The Swedish professional pool player has played in tournaments, winning bronze and silver European medals and becoming the Swedish champion, but his real talent is trick shots – and the videos of his work are remarkable.
“Setup shots are within three tries and take a few minutes to prepare,” Charles told the Press Association. “Skill shots, which is more my label, take longer.
“They’re most often my own creations and need to adjust and correct since the reality isn’t always the same as my mind.
“New skills usually take a few days to plan in my mind, then figuring out the amount of power I need or calculate and measure angles. It’s a lot of geometry and mathematics.”
“I practice at least 10 good tries first since I often use wine glasses…”
“And the most important thing is to enjoy.”
“Currently I’ve done several live shows in Sweden and also Norway, hopefully I get the chance to visit many more places.”