and screw are not different shots. It all depends on table position
- distance, strength of shot and where the cue ball has to hit.
Both require below centre striking, imparting
back spin onto the cue ball.
A screw shot at a distance of no more than a foot (30cm) would be
stun shot if played in exactly the same manner but with the cue
ball some 3 feet (one metre) away from the object ball.
What happens is that the cue ball loses spin gradually. At 12 inches
(30cm) there is still enough back spin to propel
the cue ball backwards, but at around 3 feet, most of the spin has
disappeared and the cue ball is killed at the point of contact.
plays an important part in break building, enabling accurate cue
ball control in and around the reds. It is also extremely useful
when playing cannons or otherwise trying to disturb balls into potable
how to control the white using stun and screw. The range of shots
available to you will increase as your expertise develops, with
the major benefit of accurate positional play aiding beak building.
Avoid the mistake of using below centre striking when it is not
required. Continue to use top and above centre cueing for the majority
of shots, considering stun and screw only when it is necessary.
Remember that the bridge hand changes shape when striking below
that the bridge is firm and solid for all shots of this kind.
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