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What Billiard Skill Do You Need To Improve?

What Billiard Skill Do You Need To Improve?

What part of your pool game is the weakest. What billiard skill do you most need to improve upon?

For me I consider my break shot a real liability. I have good power but even when I slow it down I still can't find consistency with it. I fly off the table about one out of every 5-6 racks. I'm willing to bet that if I got even just a little bit better on my break that I'd have a lot higher percentage of break and run outs.

What Billiard Skill Do You Need To Improve?

Replies & Comments

  1. BishopManiac on 3/26/2007 2:11:51 PM

    My weakest link in playing pool, that I can't blame on any physical liabilities, would be my kicking game. It seems that whenever I get hooked and have to kick at a ball, I almost always miss it by a hair. The resulting ball-in-hand I give to my opponent almost always comes back to haunt me. I'm going to have to get some kind of billiard lessons on kicking someday, be it a book, video, or a real-life instructor.

  2. Bishopshark3149 on 3/26/2007 2:39:57 PM

    @bishop - I think you might just need to take your time.It sounds like you are not hitting the balls full. That was a problem for me.Now I am not worried about how hard I hit them but that I hit where I aim with a level stroke. I hope that will help you out in your game.

    The weakest part of my pool game? Well that has to be jumping a ball and making target object ball go into the pocket where I intended. I can jump the ball and hit the target object ball almost every time, but to make it I have to be very lucky.

    @maniac - I am very good at kicking so I kick most of the time. I had to learn how to kick when I started playing I could not play very good shape. I played bank pool a lot so I could learn how to bank and kick. I then spent the money on some lessons. That was the best thing I ever spent money on. I bought a lot of tapes and watched them all the time, but for me the lessons were the ticket. I plan to take some more as soon as I can.

    I work very hard on every part of my game. When I see that I am having a hard time with some thing I work and work on it till it seems easy. I have always been the type of player who practiced well and practiced lots.

  3. BishopBishop on 3/26/2007 3:38:54 PM

    I've have some consistent mean breaks that jump once on the table and then bounce off, so I know I'm either hitting too high or too low. It's probably a combination of both cue ball accuracy and racking accuracy. I really should just practice them more.

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What Billiard Skill Do You Need To Improve?

  • Title: What Billiard Skill Do You Need To Improve?
  • Author: (Ryan Jones)
  • Published: 3/24/2007 10:31:04 AM