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    @dan_ormerod some random dude in my local club named "century" so basically i wave my cue right before going down on the shot it perfectly suits my stance and i feel confident about my shot, just monkey stuff

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    forgot to mention that im left handed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by alabadi View Post
    Welcome to the forum Dan.

    Well for me, I used to mess around with my stance a lot. I wanted to copy some of the pros thinking that it's the way to go, however I was never comfortable . I also have a problem with my left knee and neck so these stances were giving me grief .

    Eventually I settled on a stance where I lead from my right hip. I keep the cue facing the line of aim and walk into the shot holding it tight to the hip. I plant my right foot on the line. My foot isn't point straight because of the issues I have , so it's to the right slightly.

    My left leg is where it feels comfortable really, it's a boxer stance my left foot again pointing to the left to relieve pressure off my left knee.

    The main part of this is keeping the cue and head on the line of the shot. So dropping the head straight down keeps you online.
    The left leg can be anywhere really , as long as it's comfortable . I.e , no pain or stress.
    Then it's just a question of repeating it until it becaomes part of your routine.

    I think a vid my help , but ultimately a coach would be better.

    Film yourself and look at what you do when you are balanced and pitting well. Then try to repeat it.

    You can also find lots of videos on YouTube, try to find Nic Barrow , he has a good one for beginners finding your perfect stance.
    Remember we are all built different and there is no one solution for all. Each one of us finds the best solution for what suits them.
    Yeah, good post .


    Just in case anyone interested guys . At 21.20 minute of this video he mention some interesting stuff in regards to your stance .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-yTPXlNfyY


    may not be such a bad idea to take a look at it.

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    Another thing worth mentioning by the way and should have said it in the first post is that I get down on the shot and then if I aim about 15cm or so to the left and 3cm back then I get this comfortable stance but can't work out how to get from standing behind the line into this.



    @kayen147 Ha yes I know what you mean I used to do that but changed it. I did have less negative thoughts when getting down on the shot when I did that. Although I have improved (not necessarily because of that) since so not sure I should go back to it.

    @alabadi When I've videoed myself in the past my head has always gone straight down so I don't think that's an issue. I do however, sometimes catch myself going down on the shot and it's like I've twisted my right shoulder too far (and then my head turns with it) and then re adjusted at the last second to make me hit centre ball. It's like my head has gone down straight down but I've pulled my cue towards my back. It doesn't happen often so not too worried about it.

    With your point about the no pain and stress in the left leg, all the pain and stress is in my right leg.

    Again, when I have videoed myself in the past and felt relatively comfortable (not perfect but better than usual) my right shoulder isn't as far behind my head as when I feel really uncomfortable. I feel like I am twisting my back too much when getting down but when I consciously don't do this the cue isn't in the correct position on my chest so it's wrong for another reason.

    I live in lancashire up north and there is a coach about 20 minutes away from me. I did once have an hour coaching session with him before I started taking it a bit more seriously and he said nothing was wrong apart from I should move my right leg further to the right. In your opinion would you go back to him or would going somewhere like the star snooker academy be better? (about 1 hour 10 mins away).

    I very much like Nic Barrow's video's and have watched a lot of them, I have tried the one where he says move the left leg further left then right, then forward then back etc. but couldn't seem to find a comfortable stance when doing that (again the weight feels all on the right leg). It's a lot easier when the cueball isn't in front of you.

    Thank you for the video Ramon I hadn't watched any of the live video's he did, it was good to hear that the stance effects the cue coming through as I feel a bit restricted when not in the stance correctly.

    I don't understand how something that looks so simple can be so difficult for me.

    Am I over thinking it? I just know that there is this perfect stance for me as once in a blue moon I get into it. Should I keep trying to get into this stance to get solid on the shot or make the best of a bad stance?

    Probably best just to phone a coach tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_ormerod View Post

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    I live in lancashire up north and there is a coach about 20 minutes away from me. I did once have an hour coaching session with him before I started taking it a bit more seriously and he said nothing was wrong apart from I should move my right leg further to the right. In your opinion would you go back to him or would going somewhere like the star snooker academy be better? (about 1 hour 10 mins away).

    I go to the star snooker Academy as I live in sheffield, there's a good coach there called Garry Baldery . I've had coaching from him he's good. The facilities at the Academy are great you would love it.

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    Dan
    I'm in Lancashire
    Preston to exact
    If ypu want coaching from an ex pro I'm willing to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snookster View Post
    Dan
    I'm in Lancashire
    Preston to exact
    If ypu want coaching from an ex pro I'm willing to help
    Ye that would be great!

    Where about's in preston do you do the coaching and how much do you charge?

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    Dan
    I play in a private club or can give lessons at hendrys
    Plus table costs are hendrys
    Hourly rate is 25
    Ps tried to send you a private message but says you don't accept them
    Anyway let me know if your interested
    Preferably by pm then if so I'll give you my mobile number to arrange

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    Dan is new and will need over 10 posts to gain PM function.
    Up the TSF!

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    Yes when I try opening the private messages it says I don't have the permissions too.

    I will post a few more times in other threads and then send you a pm.

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