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Hook Rest - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Hook Rest

Hook Rest is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Accessory Terminology.

A hook rest is a piece of snooker equipment that is similar to a mechanical bridge. The hook rest has just recently been endorsed by the WPBSA for usage in tournament play. The hook rest is like a standard mechanical bridge with the head aligned with the shaft, but different in that the last 12 inches of the shaft is curved. The curve accommodates positioning of the hook rest around an obstructive cue ball which would otherwise require a spider rest or a swan with extenders. These tools are less desirable than the hook rest since they give the shooting player less control.

See: hook, mechanical bridge for more on the meaning of "Hook Rest".

Hook Rest - Usage

I think it is time we invest in some hook rests for our snooker tables. Some of the customers have been asking about them.

Billiards - Hook Rest

  • Title: Hook Rest
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 1/12/2008 9:53:28 PM

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