Half Ball Hit - Billiard Term Definition
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Definition of Half Ball Hit
Half Ball Hit is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.
A half ball hit is a hit with a contact angle between two balls equivalent to aiming the center of the cue ball directly towards the extreme edge of the object ball.
When a ball is traveling with natural forward roll, such a half ball hit ultimately settles into a carom angle of just over 30 degrees.
The half ball hit is a very useful target reference for Carom because it offers such a large margin of error without much deviation in the resultant Carom angle even when the contact is either a little more or less than half a ball.
The half ball hit is also notable because the carom angle the cue ball takes is more consistent than at other contact points.
Half Ball Hit - Usage
You will want to hit the 5 ball with a hit that is just a little thinner than a half ball hit.
Billiards - Half Ball Hit
- Title: Half Ball Hit
- Author: billiardsforum (Billiards Forum)
- Published: 4/16/2006
- Last Updated: 10/23/2016 3:28:57 PM
- Last Updated By: billiardsforum
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