Since I started playing snooker again I been plagued by the same fault and have not been able to correct until now. When I play the white up and down the spots the white ball always comes back up to the right of the spots. I've tried every thing to correct it and have posted on it before. I thought I had cured the problem but the way I achieved it was uncomfortable and caused as many problems as it solved.
I had been playing with a JP that was 57 1/4 inch long and found that if I held to cue with two fingers of the butt I could get the white up and down the spots better and my potting improved, but the white ball would still come back up on the right hand side of the spots. So I just got my new TW cue and had it made an inch longer 58 1/4 so that I didn't need to hold the cue with two fingers off the butt. (Stay with me guys) So I played the white up and down the spots, and again the white is coming up to the right of the spots, so I thought I'll try it with two fingers off the butt and the result was amazing for the first this in 23 years I've been able to play the white up and down the spots and get it to come back repeatedly over the spots without fail.
Now some off you might be thinking how can making the cue longer have any effect on cuing? I think the answer is that my cue is level now and my forearm is straighter, I’m steadier on the shot and most importantly I'm not cuing from left too right, which I think was my original fault with the shorter cue.
This has left me with a big problem do I need a 59 1/4 inch cue or can I play with two fingers off the butt, what are the down sides to playing with a grip like this and one last question are there any pros that us this grip?
Like to get your view on this terry
PS: If I get time tomorrow I'm going to post some video, I think it will make some interesting viewing