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How to do a Draw Shot

How to do a Draw Shot

Can someone explain me how to play draw shot (it's when the cue ball comes back after it hits the object ball).

I tried to hit the cue ball lower, but it jumps.

So how to you do a draw shot without making the cue ball jump off the table?

How to do a Draw Shot

Replies & Comments

  1. LukaKquickshot on 10/6/2009 9:09:46 AM

    If it jumps you are playing it too low on the OB. A normal position for a draw is about one tip below the equator with a nice follow through stroke. The stroke does not have to be a blaster. It is all about form and rhythm. To me it is also the prettiest shot on the table. I'm sure you will hear from other nations.

  2. LukaKMitch Alsup on 10/13/2009 11:28:40 AM

    The trick to the draw shot is to make impact with the cue-ball at a slow-ish speed, and accelerate the cue through the cue-ball during impact with a nice long follow through. As a side note: maximum draw occurs at 80% of the miscue limit--so you don't have to hit it "that low" and risc jumping the cue-ball. You shold be able to bring the cue-ball back several diamonds this way. To get more, raise the butt of the cue a little.

  3. LukaKkellystick on 10/14/2009 4:17:39 PM

    I struggle with draw for a long time.
    Hit below center. Chalk Have a deent tip on your stick that holds chalk. Follow through but this is true of all shots.
    Now here is a secret perhaps

    Be VERY SURE that when the cue tip contacts the CB that your stroke (forearm) is at the bottom of the pendulum. In other words if you could see yourself from the side then when the tip touches the cue ball that your forearm is pointing straight down from your elbow. At the bottom of your pendulum stroke you will have no up or down motion at the cue tip caused by the pendulum of your stroke teeter tottering off your bridge. Your CB contact point will be consistant and smooth. The draw will suddenly become easy. Experiment with smooth strokes. Don't assume speed or acceleration through the ball is necessary. In fact. for a short hit an easy stroke will deliver great draw almost effortlessly if done properly. You'll be amazed when you get it right.

  4. LukaKkellystick on 10/14/2009 4:41:30 PM

    To assure you are hitting the CB at the bottom of the pendulum line up the tip to almost touching the CB and look at your forearm. IF it is not straight down you will need to adjust your normal stance and bridge either closer or farther away from the CB or you will need to adjust where you hold the butt of the stick either closer or farther away. This may feel odd at first but you must. Trust me. You may have to change aspects of your comfortable stroke to be able to draw the ball.

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How to do a Draw Shot

  • Title: How to do a Draw Shot
  • Author: (Luka Kukurin)
  • Published: 10/6/2009 8:56:37 AM