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Hand Chalk - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Hand Chalk

Hand Chalk is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

Hand chalk is a white talc or a powdery, usually white, chalk substance that is placed on a billiard player's bridge hand in order to prevent the cue's shaft from sticking to the bridge hand, allowing it to slide more easily during the stroke. The sticking causes a choppy stroke which negatively affects the accuracy and precision of the shot. The sticking is generally caused by moisture. Many billiard halls purposely withhold supply of hand chalk because of the fact that recreational players tend to apply far more than is necessary and thus, cause it to get all over the table's surface.

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

Hand Chalk - Usage

Where is the hand chalk? I can't stand this summer's moisture.

Billiards - Hand Chalk

  • Title: Hand Chalk
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 12/28/2007 12:32:58 AM

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