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    Hi all just a quick question about cue action when I pull back the cue light grip I have been told my cue spins slightly is this good or bad what would cause this and also when I strike object balls and the cue ball hits object ball it can jump up slightly after contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill147 View Post
    Hi all just a quick question about cue action when I pull back the cue light grip I have been told my cue spins slightly is this good or bad what would cause this and also when I strike object balls and the cue ball hits object ball it can jump up slightly after contact
    Good morning !!

    Not sure what you mean by that .

    IF you're talking about rocking the cue up and down abit ( kind of Matthew Stevens cue action ) during backswing , i do'nt think that's a problem .
    As long as you keep the cue parallel to the table at the same time .
    Usually a flick ( movement ) of the wrist or moving your elbow joint abit up and downward , during backswing is the cause of it.
    Although , I do'nt think a coach would consider this as an text book scenario !!

    A loose grip ( firm grip ) - effortless cuing and follow through smoothly is important .

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    no you dont want to be rotating the cue when feathering, or on the final back swing, and especially on the delivery. i find this can cause unintentional side.
    as for the jumping ball thing could be your timing and or cueing down on the white, would have to see a video of you in action to get what you mean.

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    As for the cue rotating it's either you closing or opening your fingers and allowing the cue to roll up and down in your grip or else you wrist is not staying stable at the same angle from your forearm. Either on of these habits is bad, especially the changing wrist angle.

    As for the balls jumping I think j6uk has it right and you are digging down into the cueball and this causes the cueball to literally jump across the cloth (especially on power screw shots) and you will have to lower the attack angle of the cue (cue should be 1" or less from the top of the cushion) and not change that height during the backswing and delivery. Smooth is the key word.
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    ve heard of CB spins.
    cue spins ? new to me.!!

    spins = rotating
    Does make sense indeed .

    @ Phill 147,

    consider my previous post as an ............. as an ......................... as an off the topic and irrelevant post.
    Apart from good morning part , of course


    J6 / Terry / thanks guys .

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    I agree with what is said but some cue twisters can still play to a decent standard.


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    Just to play Devil's advocate, you can see John Foster's cue twisting on that head cam 147 video he posted on here, so maybe not that much to worry about?

    http://www.thesnookerforum.co.uk/boa...985#post924985

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    Damn you Byrom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny66 View Post
    Just to play Devil's advocate, you can see John Foster's cue twisting on that head cam 147 video he posted on here, so maybe not that much to worry about?

    http://www.thesnookerforum.co.uk/boa...985#post924985
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrom View Post
    I agree with what is said but some cue twisters can still play to a decent standard.

    Not bad I suppose, for a cue on line centre line cue ball striker, but he will get nowhere playing like that.
    This is how you play darts ,MVG two nines in the same match!
    https://youtu.be/yqTGtwOpHu8

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