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Top Spin - Billiard Term Definition

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Definition of Top Spin

Top Spin is a billiards term that is a part of Billiard Technique Terminology.

Top spin refers to the forward rotation imparted to the cue ball by a striking it above the center point or equator. Top spin is the result of a follow shot, where the player strikes the cue ball above the equator. This creates forward spin or top spin and causes the ball to roll forward faster, carom at a wider angle, and have a larger angle off of a cushion.

See: follow, follow shot, topspin for more on the meaning of "Top Spin".

Top Spin - Usage

Throw a little bit of top spin on that ball by using a follow shot.

Billiards - Top Spin

  • Title: Top Spin
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 6/1/2006
  • Last Updated: 10/24/2007 9:50:04 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

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