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What Type Of English To Use For Second Ball Break

What Type Of English To Use For Second Ball Break

If you use the "second ball break", what type of English do you need to use?

I am currently using the "second ball break" and I like it, but I am not as consistent with it as I want to be.

What Type Of English To Use For Second Ball Break

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  1. 99shooterMitch Alsup on 2/2/2010 9:58:21 AM

    Second ball break almost always needs big backspin to avoid the corner scratch.

  2. 99shooterquickshot on 2/2/2010 11:04:13 AM

    The second ball break is like a wild card. Regardless of english or not, there is always the potential for scratch in the corner so I would not recomend one over the other. You have to figure it out your self as a result of trial and error to find your personal comfort zone. That being said, you now have to deal with the X factor, that being how the rack is set. Is the rack in a perfect place on the table where it should be, is there a slight angle to the rack set that is not noticeable, is the rack tight the way it is suppose to be or are there a couple of slightly loose balls in the rack.

    All of the above are factors in a second ball break. On the second ball break do you set the cue ball approx 2 inches from the middle diamond which is suppose to be the optimal spot.

    The bottom line is, if you work on it long enough you will figure out what is best for you rather than to keep trying someone elses theory. Keep setting up rackes and breaking them without shooting the whole rack. It won' t take you long to figure it out and you will gain a lot more knowledge in the process.

    Good luck.

  3. 99shootertedmauro on 2/18/2010 2:57:59 AM

    I have been using the second ball break for the last several months. I break from the right side and put a little low and a little right hand (outside) English. The only time I get in trouble is when I shoot to hard and the cue ball sails off the table. (Not Often) I shoot from where quickshot states above. About a balls width off the rail by the second diamond. I pocket at least one ball most of the time and some times several. The 8 ball pockets pretty often.

  4. 99shooterguest on 3/8/2010 1:17:32 PM

    I dont use the break all the time. If the rack is slighted one way or another, then fine, but I would rather a break where the cue sits in the middle of the table. But when executing the 8 ball break, I find about a tip and a half below center and a tip outside at about 75% power brings the cue ball off the side rail and back into the rack to increase the chance of the 8 in the opposite side (I would say 85% of the time this is where it falls off the second ball break.)

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What Type Of English To Use For Second Ball Break

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  • Published: 2/2/2010 6:13:56 AM