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Cue Action - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Cue Action

Cue Action is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Cue action is a term which refers to the overall timing, selection, and posture of a player with regards to their shots. Players assess their opponent's cue action as a way of determining how they may play a particular shot. For example, one may ascertain that an opponent who is a fast and natural player will be a more assertive and aggressive player. An opponent who exhibits a less naturally gifted style may be slower and more conservative. Cue action is primarily a UK term, but can also apply snooker as well. For example, a widely accepted thought is that more skilled snooker players tend to get lower on the table while shooting, with their chins resting on the cue with a straight back leg and an elbow that hinges in line with the shot. They are also thought to have a straight follow through after the cue ball has been struck. All of these descriptions together make up a player's cue action. There is no known way to hide one's cue action.

Cue Action - Usage

I've been studying his cue action and it has really helped me to defeat him in the finals.

Billiards - Cue Action

  • Title: Cue Action
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/6/2008 1:23:57 PM

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