I know it's not a big deal and I have hit a couple of tons before too. It's just a psychological thing that I won't be happy until I can get it in line. As I haven't played for a few years I think I should make the changes now so as i am still adapting to playing again.
Any more suggestions?
If you want to "correct" your technique, you need to twist your body whilst down on the shot, so your cueing shoulder is pushed behind your body and your bridging shoulder moves in towards you head.
I'll repeat that it's psychological for me and I know there are many amazing players who have less than perfect techniques.
I agree with the others, I know you say it's psychological and there lies the problem. I assume that you are convinced that if everything was in a straight lines you would play better but this is not the case. This is very much an old school idea that went out when steve davis's game went down. I do believe that you need to be some where near it but it does not have to be perfect. Every ones body is different and you just might not be able to get what your after and it just seems like an awful waste of your time and energy. What you should be concentration on is getting the cue on the correct line of aim and then delivering the cue smoothly. This would be far more productive in the long run.
Good luck what ever you decide to do
Last edited by cazmac1; 24th May 2012 at 06:41 PM.
I think that I stand too far from the cue ball, which makes me stretch too much with my bridge arm, which in turn makes me have to twist too far into the shot, thus making my shoulder impossible to align. I often find that my body weight is too far onto my right leg about 60%/40%, where it should be the reverse.
This shall be fixed or at least made a bit better.
Had a good few frames tonight. High break of 51 & had a nice clearance of 37 to win a frame. As said before I used to play everyday from about 16-19, I'm now 27 and have only played on 5 separate occasions so I think the breaks i am hitting are encouraging.