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Playing Billiards Left Handed Vs. Right Handed

Playing Billiards Left Handed Vs. Right Handed

I have been playing pool for four years, and learned to play left-handed. There is no specific reason for this, it was simply what felt normal when I started. I just picked up the cue stick and began playing. I can shoot right-handed well enough if a shot scenario absolutely calls for it.

My question is this; Since I pitch, write, and throw with my right hand would this mean that I am considered right-hand dominant? If so, would I also be right eye dominant as well?

Could this be the case, and if so, would I progress faster (all else equal) if I started playing right handed?

Playing Billiards Left Handed Vs. Right Handed

Replies & Comments

  1. lukesmichael on 9/30/2006 3:01:44 AM

    First thing first, determine your dominant eye. You can use the article on this site for determining the dominant eye for billiards to help you figure this out. Once you have this figured out, you should play according to that.

  2. lukeluke on 9/30/2006 3:02:36 AM

    Thanks for the reply.

    I don't really want to make the switch after all this time, but if it would make a big difference in my game, I'll have to consider it.

    I am pretty busy so if doesn't matter I will keep playing left however if it is going to make a major difference in my game I will switch. Thoughts?

  3. lukejana on 9/30/2006 3:03:23 AM

    If your right eye is dominant, play right-handed and vice-versa. Some people have a weird or awkward body posture which causes them to be able to line up their right eye while shooting left, but that is rare, and probably does not apply to you.

  4. lukebilliardsforum on 9/30/2006 3:04:00 AM

    The key is to get your dominant eye looking directly down the cue to aim your shots. If you are serious about billiards, and plan to play for many years to come, it may be worth your while to try switching.

  5. lukeGinger on 9/30/2006 3:04:35 AM

    The worst that could happen is that you find you don't like it as much, and switch back. Even then, you'll likely have improved your shots with that hand, and will play those awkward situations better.

  6. lukeluke on 9/30/2006 3:06:18 AM

    Thanks folks for the quick replies. Looks like I may be trying to play billiards right handed Vs. left handed after all. I'm gonna try the switch.

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Playing Billiards Left Handed Vs. Right Handed

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  • Published: 9/30/2006 2:59:59 AM