By Charlotte Regen
This amazing video shows off the incredible skills of one amateur pool “hussler” – using a BROOM.
Captured by Florian Kohler at his home in Las Vegas, the footage shows Florian using a mundane household broom to perform a series of incredible pool tricks.
The professional pool trick shot artist said: “A broomstick has always been part of the ‘hustlers’ tool box in pool so I figured I would push it and see how far I can go with it.
“The broomstick is absolutely ‘stock’ with zero modifications.
“I also read a lot of comments saying the cue/equipment makes a big difference so figured I would prove people wrong.
Asked if the broom was hard to adapt to, Florian said: It was pretty difficult at first but once you get used to it I was actually amazed how much you can do with it.
“The most awkward things are probably the bottom part that weights and the diameter of the stick.
“I tried a mop before, the butt end of the cue and a crutch. Crutch works actually quite well too. I even did a shot with a ‘prosthetic leg’ from a war veteran during an exhibition in a VFW. Ended up making it and having to sign the prosthetic as well.”
Although a stickler for practising his routine, Florian says he was able to shoot the video over the course of one evening.
He added: “This was pretty much shot in one evening. Most tricks in there are actually shots I have done before with a standard pool cue so I already knew how to perform them.”