Learn to Play Eight Ball – Gripping the Cue

Cue Hold: Learn to Play Eight Ball – Gripping the Cue Learn to play eight ball and gripping the cue. The seemingly mysterious and fascinating effects obtained by a skilled professional stem from his hold on the cue. Rarely do spectators watch the hand that holds the cue, but rather the end that propels the …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Check your Stance

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Check your Stance The purpose of the stance is to form a consistent, comfortable and solid base from which to deliver the cue on line of the shot with minimum movement in the body. The right foot (for right handed play) should be comfortable on or near the line …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Bridges & Rests

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Bridges & Rests The Bridges & Rests hand style be firm and unmoving until the shot is completed. The way a player puts his hand on the table is very revealing to an expert eye. One might liken it to a hand-shake when socialising. So often one sees the …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Your Cue Action

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Your Cue Action The purpose of the cue action is to deliver the cue in a straight, level action along the line of the shot. Everything covered above this section comes together in the cue action. The cue action requires that the player has a correct, well drilled approach …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Aiming and Sighting

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Aiming and Sighting Anyone beginning to play eight ball or snooker will attest that shot making, and more specifically billiard shot aiming & sighting technique, is one of the more difficult skills for a beginner to master. This article is written for the beginner who knows nothing about billiard …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Better Cue Ball Control

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Better Cue Ball Control Control Cue ball control is all about influencing the path of the cue ball, generally speaking, after the point of contact with the object ball. There are three main groups of factors to think about: (a) Follow-through, stun and screw—by striking the cue ball on …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – Striking the Ball

Learn to Play Eight Ball – Striking the Ball • As the surface of the Ball is round, the tip can only strike a certain area of the ball (as shown by the inner dotted line of Diagram “A” and side view of Diagram “B”). • Your tip should be slightly dome shaped, which is …
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Learn to Play Eight Ball – What is Potting Angle

Learn to Play Eight Ball – What is Potting Angle It is very important to hit the ball straight, but it is also equally important to time the ball. This is to say that you strike the ball at the time you are supposed to. To achieve good timing is to strike the ball sweetly. …
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