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Hand Bridge - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Hand Bridge

Hand Bridge is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Hand bridge refers to the formation of the front hand in to a V shape used to rest the cue stick on while executing the shot. There are different variations of the hand bridge, such as the open hand bridge and the closed hand bridge. The closed hand bridge is a hand bridge where the index finger wraps over the cue stick for control. The open hand bridge is where the cue simply rests free form on the hand.

See: goose neck rest, cross rake, jigger, swan rest, goose neck, spider rest, bridge, bridge hand, mechanical bridge, crutch, rake, bridge stick, rest, spider, hand chalk, closed bridge, open bridge, granny stick, cross, swan for more on the meaning of "Hand Bridge".

Hand Bridge - Usage

Do you prefer an open hand bridge or a closed hand bridge?

Billiards - Hand Bridge

  • Title: Hand Bridge
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/9/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:22 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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