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    Thumbs up Particular type of shot

    Apologies if this kind of question has been asked before although I cant remember since Ive joined.

    Is there a particular shot that you always seem to miss? Always too thick, too thin, play it too hard, catch the near knuckle, far or just get down and expect to miss as your track record with similar angles is just too poor.

    Let me and the forum know and hopefully between us all we can help.
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    The perfectly straight shot is always the hardest for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricklyle View Post
    The perfectly straight shot is always the hardest for me
    Easy starter for me

    Simply your cueing. Cue straight and problem solved. To help you cue straight place the white on the brown spot. Now place 2 reds either side of the black spot with just over a balls width room to get through with the white. Now the temptation is to look at the middle of the white when you strike to ensure centre ball contact which you wouldnt do in a match so place a red in line with the black spot but actually on the cushion. Physically "off" the table. Line up the shot and stroke the cueball whilst looking at the red on top of the cushion and hopefully miss the 2 reds either side of the black spot.

    With practice you can add 2 reds either side of the pink spot too and also the blue.
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    How about shots where you have to cue from under the cushion - never been comfortable with these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantuck_7 View Post
    How about shots where you have to cue from under the cushion - never been comfortable with these.
    A difficult shot. Firstly, it may help to hold your cue 2/3 inches higher than normal to give you more control.

    You certainly dont want to be playing these shots at great pace and try to shorten your backswing ever so slightly again for more accuracy.

    This shot is hard enough so dont over-complicate things and always remember your fundamental actions such as walking into the shot opposed to sliding in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketRoy1983 View Post
    A difficult shot. Firstly, it may help to hold your cue 2/3 inches higher than normal to give you more control.

    You certainly dont want to be playing these shots at great pace and try to shorten your backswing ever so slightly again for more accuracy.

    This shot is hard enough so dont over-complicate things and always remember your fundamental actions such as walking into the shot opposed to sliding in.
    Hi Roy... some good advice...

    ... shooting from off the rail for me is like running with shoelaces tied...
    and what makes it worse is the slight but off-potting anxiety of past misses remembered...
    this tends to happen at about the 40-50 break mark...
    if I make that shot it gives me the adrenalin rush I need to re-focus and rack up another 20 or more...
    if I miss... welllllllll I seriously wonder if people with Tourette's Syndrome have
    missed just one-too-many railshots.

    Oh ya... I did have a question Roy... can you explain what you mean by walking into a shot not sliding in?



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    Taking a step or two back to assess the shot/angle before walking into the shot opposed to just sloppily sliding into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketRoy1983 View Post
    Taking a step or two back to assess the shot/angle before walking into the shot opposed to just sloppily sliding into it.

    Thanks mate.


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    Any kind of cut greater than 1/4 ball on the blue in middle pockets

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    Quote Originally Posted by snookerloopy_08 View Post
    Any kind of cut greater than 1/4 ball on the blue in middle pockets
    Sounds like a sighting problem. Although I dont recommend it iften try the ghost ball technique and see if it works for you. Failing that im afraid you need to spens a significant amount of time in practice setting these uncomfortable shots up and simply getting familiar with the angles. I would, at first at least, recommend plain ball striking. Keep it simple.
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