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Pool: Jump Shot Stance

Pool: Jump Shot Stance

When you are performing a jump stroke, you have to raise your cue up to at angle of 45 degree, referenced from the table. It is really easy to get stuck or mess this position when you hit the cue ball with this position. Some people might find it uncomfortable. But actually, the jump shot has many similarities to the regular shot, in terms of their stances.

Here’s how you can maintain a proper stance when doing the jump shot.

Bring your bridge hand closer to your body

When you do this, you are able to form a 90-degree angle with your right hand that’s holding the cue. Note that your right elbow is also bent in 90 degrees during a normal shot. This makes it easier for you to stroke the cue ball when going for a jump shot.

Use the open bridge

But you have to modify the finger placements slightly. Your fingers will be rather standing straight than resting flatly on the pool table. You have to apply more weight to your bridge hand too. Therefore, you have to spread your weight evenly between all fingers.

Move your weight forward

Shift most of your weight forward. Therefore, your front leg will be supporting most of your weight. Some of this majority pressure is also supported by your bridge hand.

Maintaining a straight line like a regular shot

Like a regular shot, you must always maintain a straight stroking motion. Your body, arms, cue and bridge all have to be in place as if you are taking a normal shot. Keep a straight line of shot.

Pool: Jump Shot Stance

  • Title: Pool: Jump Shot Stance
  • Author: (Billiards Forum)
  • Published: 4/2/2019 3:52:28 AM
  • Last Updated: 4/2/2019 3:59:26 AM
  • Last Updated By: billiardsforum

Pool: Jump Shot Stance

The Pool: Jump Shot Stance article belongs to the Billiard Shot Making and Shooting Tutorials category. Pool tutorials around billiard shot making and shooting tips.

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