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Adjusting Your Shot Stroke

Adjusting Your Shot Stroke

When sub-consciously adjusting based on your experience and your natural instinct. It is accepted that performing at-will adjustments for conceived minute variations is near impossible.

Having said that, I do find that a contact's "thickness" has more influence on throw than other "factors." Here is a thought; If you have the time available, play for a month without any deep thought at all about your shots. You may find that your improvement is quite remarkable.

Adjusting Your Shot Stroke

Replies & Comments

  1. olina009Mitch Alsup on 7/1/2009 12:48:44 PM

    There are two kinds of throw, contact induced throw and spin induced throw.

    CIT is based on cut angles, and is caused by the CB adn OB skidding together across the 'felt' during the millisecond of contact. This causes the OB to take a shallower angle then what the ghost ball aiming principle would suggest. As the cut angle increases, the amount of CIT increases. CIT can be compensated by using spin on the CB. for many cuts between 30 and 80 degrees, about 1/3rd to 1/2 a tip of outside english will compensate for the CIT.

    SIT is a phenomonom of contact physics, The spinning CB imparts a sideways force on the OB at the moment of contact. This causes the OB to take a different line than the ghost ball principle of aiming would imply. SIT is controlled by both speed of contact and the amount of english on the CB. A soft impact with lots of spin has maximum throw.

    The shooter must have a grasp of both kinds of throw, and shoot enough shots with CIT and SIT to understand how those little micro adjustments in the aim and english change the direction of the OB. After getting this basic knoledge, them practice, practice, practice is needed to master either or both.

    In addition, anytime one uses english, one has to be aware of deflection and how to compensate for english-induced-deflection.

    I typically make 1 unmakable shot per hour using SIT.

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Adjusting Your Shot Stroke

  • Title: Adjusting Your Shot Stroke
  • Author: (Olina Xia)
  • Published: 6/30/2009 2:25:55 AM