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What is the "True" Correct Shooting Line of Sight

What is the "True" Correct Shooting Line of Sight

I am not sure where I read this but I "think" it was from a pretty reputable place. (Forum, Internet lessons, etc)

Anyway, I read that the correct way to shoot the object ball is that after correctly aiming, one should look at the object ball when shooting.

I have tried this but not only have I not improved, I think I am reverting to a poorer game. Do I just need more practice doing it this way or is this strategy "more incorrect" than correct?

What is the "True" Correct Shooting Line of Sight

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  1. stevesdlquickshot on 5/20/2009 8:44:20 PM

    The focus should be on the OB. After you have set up and taken your aim, at the end of the take away pause for 2-3 seconds and shift your focus to the OB just before you pull the trigger on the stroke.

    If you are focusing on the OB and it is throwing your shot off, I would think that you are pulling your head up instead of keeping it down until the shot is finished and the tip of your cue is almost touching the felt about 8 inches pass the spot where the CB was.,

  2. stevesdlstevesdl on 5/21/2009 8:02:30 AM

    Thanks Quickshot..

    So it is true! Thats is the information I needed to know. I might be performing the shot correctly "on occasion" without realizing it but there are times when I line up, aim, look at OB and then immediately look at QB and shoot. Often I make the shot, and sometimes I don't.

    This is a habit I can correct easily and quickly and hopefully as I concentrate on my Cue to CB delivery (without looking at the cue ball on the stroke), I will gain accuracy and be consistant

    Excellent explanation by the way. This same issue (lifting head up, 'before and at follow through) in golf almost always causes one to lift shoulders and thus poorly hit the ball or "top it"

    Thanks Back to "Perfect Practice"


  3. stevesdlquickshot on 5/21/2009 11:21:18 AM

    Good anology to golf. Matter of fact I was just out on the lawn with a wedge working on the head down till the shot is finished. In your pool game, take some balls and line them up acoss the table. This is a good practice because you are under no pressure. Take ball in hand on every shot and just shoot them into the corner pockets. Concentrate on keeping your head down on the shot until the balls hit the pocket. You will also develop a nice stroke at the same time.

    practice makes perfect........just be patient.

  4. stevesdlMitch Alsup on 5/21/2009 12:08:54 PM

    I am going to have to disagree with quickshot in minutia.

    Durring play: the point of focus should be on the LINE leading up to the contact point (of the OB).

    Durring practice: There are time when you shuld be looking at the CB in order to verify that you are hitting the CB where you intended*. Given the time, you can place a cube of chalk at the target so you can verify that the stroke you just performed, caused the CB to roll down the line you so chose. Thus, you can focus on the CB and still observe that the OB was contacted correctly.

    (*) I recently figured out that I am hitting my draw shots with a touch of right english. I am working to correct this. Would have never been able to see the issue without focusing on the CB. {The 6-red dots help a lot, here, too}

  5. stevesdlquickshot on 5/21/2009 11:05:22 PM

    I have to disagree with Mitch in relation to the line of focus. The last thing one wants to do is focus on more than one thing. The purpose is to hit the OB iin the spot that will send it to the pocket.

    Which just proves one thing: different strokes for different folks.

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What is the "True" Correct Shooting Line of Sight

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