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Open Bridge - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Open Bridge

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

A specific way of holding the shaft in your hand where no finger loops over the top of the cue stick. An open bridge is created by placing your bridge hand on the table and resting the cue in a crease made by your thumb and index finger. Usually with an open bridge, the cue stick is guided by a V shaped groove. The groove is normally formed with the base of the index finger, and the thumb. The open bridge is a type of hand bridge.

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

Open Bridge - Usage

Do you shoot using an open bridge?

Billiards - Open Bridge

  • Title: Open Bridge
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 3/13/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:49:42 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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