Also pocket - speed .
1. Describes the propensity of table pockets to more easily accept an imperfectly aimed ball shot at a relatively soft speed , that might not fall if shot with more velocity ("that ball normally wouldn't fall but he hit it at pocket speed "). The less sensitive to shot - speed that a pocket is, the "faster" it is said to be.
2. Describes the velocity of an object ball shot with just enough speed to reach the intended pocket and drop. "Shoot this with pocket speed only, so you don't send the cue ball too far up-table ."