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Cue Tip Aiming


Cue Tip Aiming

Hi Im getting more serious about this game, so I being watching videos of pro players matches. I wonder if anyone knows why pros like Shane Van Boening and Earl Strickland among other always aim there cue tip lower than where they actually want and hit the cue ball, sometimes even to the table cloth when they want to apply reverse English. If anyone know why can u please explain and is this recommended? I did try it and I have being more consistent applying reverse English but don't know if is a good thing to do. Thanks

Cue Tip Aiming

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  1. Figbilliardsforum on 4/21/2013 6:25:24 AM

    I am not sure of the exact reason, but my guess would be that there is a natural tendency of the butt of the cue to drop very slightly during the stroke through. If the butt drops slightly, then it means the tip of the cue will elevate very slightly also. So, if they are in fact doing aiming lower than where they want to strike the ball, they are likely correcting for a known slight drop in the butt of the cue.

    However I would love to hear from someone who knows for sure.

  2. Figallanpsand on 5/2/2013 11:32:46 AM

    They have automated so much of their setup and stroke that they can't provide a rational reason. Generally, they've adjusted their stroke over time to get consistent results. You see this in some players that will do practice strokes that put the tip almost onto the cloth, but when they make the stroke, it hits a little higher.

    For serious players, they have made so many shots that there is no thoughts or consideration about where the tip/ball contact point is - they just think - I want to pocket this OB and move the CB to that location. Their back brain takes over all of the calculations based on long experience.

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Cue Tip Aiming

  • Title: Cue Tip Aiming
  • Author: (Pedro Figueroa)
  • Published: 4/19/2013 5:12:13 PM