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Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique

Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique

This article will discuss the use of billiard draw shots with the use of a "cut" shot angle. A billiard draw shot technique is an essential ingredient in good overall cue ball control.

Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique

The Figure below shows you a situation using a draw shot with a straight-in shot. The cue ball position for the draw shot (indicated by a black circle) draws the cueball a few inches and still gain acceptable position for the eight ball.

cut draw shot   cut draw shot

The billiard draw shot is esentially a contact of the cue ball by the cue tip in a spot that is slightly below the cue ball's center line. The billiard draw shot is the opposite of the billiard cut shot. The draw shot esentially puts a reverse, or "back" spin on the cue ball.

For billiard draw shots using a "cut" shot, the cue ball will travel at more than a 90 degree angle from the direction of the object ball. When the cue ball strikes the object ball, it "draws" backwards at an angle between 180 degrees and 90 degrees from the direction of the cue ball. Straight back would be 180 complete degrees, and straight out to the side would be 90 degrees. When the cue ball rebounds at less than 90 degrees it is usually going in the general direction of the cue ball, but slower. The amount of "cut" in these situations will depend on the sharpness of the angle.

Below is a video demonstration of this lesson.

Of course, with draw shots, as the angle of the "cut" increases, the cue ball's direction after impact with the object ball decreases toward 90 degrees. At the inverse, billiard draw shots with decreasing "cut" will be more of the "straight in" nature and the direction of the cue ball widens up to 180 degrees.

Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique

  • Title: Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/7/2008 2:55:00 PM
  • Source: Internet

Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique

The Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique article belongs to the Application of Spin and English to Billiard Balls category. Pool playing tips and billiard tutorials for using english and spin on the cue ball.

Billiard Draw Shot Cut Technique Comments

  1. MrPhilHarmonicMrPhilHarmonic from Freehold, NJ on 7/13/2008 9:32:42 AM

    Would it not have been better to illustrate the initial 'draw' on the cue ball by setting up the training cue ball with the stripe going across the cue ball rather than it being in line with the cue and the shot? Other than that I thought it was explained very well.

  2. KoreyKorey from Nichols, NY on 8/25/2011 10:56:09 PM

    Is there a billiard book to teach this concept of draw-shots and cut shots with illustrations?

    If so, what is the cost of the book? Is there a training DVD too?

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