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Deflection - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Deflection

Deflection is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Deflection is a term that refers to the displacement of the path of the cue ball from the parallel trajectory formed by the cue stick's direction of travel during the execution of the shot. As the degree of english applied to the cue ball increases, so does the deflection, and vice versa. Any shot where english is applied to the cue ball, deflection will take place. Deflection is sometimes called squirt in North America.

See: english, body english, helping english, hold up english, inside english, natural english, outside english, reverse english, running english, side english, transferred english, unintentional english, left, right, squirt, side spin, sidespin, siding for more on the meaning of "Deflection".

Deflection - Usage

I can't get the cue ball to go straight. It must be deflection from some english on the cue ball.

Billiards - Deflection

  • Title: Deflection
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/4/2008 6:00:33 PM

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