within the site I have illustrated the
importance of straight cueing - the basic foundation for successful
useful routine to test your cueing can be undertaken before any
of the balls are placed on the table. Simply line yourself up
along the baulk line situated at the bottom of the table, begin
your waggles (preliminary address) and then push the cue through
as though a shot had been played. Should the cue completely cover
the baulk line at the finish of the shot then you are cueing straight.
exercise which can test the straightness of an individual's cueing
can be completed using just the cue ball. Place the white on the
brown spot and then proceed to hit the cue ball over the blue,
pink and black spots with enough pace to bring the white back
down the table to the baulk area.
you have played he shot with straight cueing, then the white should
return back down the table off the top cushion, over the black,
pink and blue spot, until it reaches the brown spot. Should side
have been imparted onto the cue ball then the white will not return
over the spots but will deviate, consistent with the side that
has inadvertenly been applied.
The tendency at first, is to play the shot slowly. Played at medium
pace or below the shot will often come back close to the spots.
As you increase the pace of the shot however, you will notice
that the cue ball deviates further and further from its intended
path on its return from the top cushion.
clearly illustrates, that the harder you strike the cue ball -
the harder it is to guarantee straight cueing.
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