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Thread: How long do you pause on the shot before delivery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisg View Post
    I noticed when watching the Mark Selby/McManus match in Shanghai Masters that Selby pauses for 2 seconds on backswing before delivering the cue on line.

    McManus pauses around 3 seconds.

    Yuelong has roughly a 1/2 second pause.

    It's interesting.

    I'm interested to know is it better to pause longer or deliver after 1 second...?

    What's your pause time before delivery?
    I do pause on backswing before delivering the cue and this , in order to start slow with delivery .
    Start slow with delivery and building up speed is realy important.
    Never tried it, but I think without a pause on backswing gonna be very difficult to start slow with delivery. This can mess up your timing.
    How long exactly (1 or 1.3 seconds)? never gave it thought, tbh.

    This has usually to do with when your eyes leave the CB OR the Cue to focus on the OB .
    something J6 mentioned in (post #6) and explained very well, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by throtts View Post
    I was going to type that yesterday, Tom.

    Keep saying all players should just play with whatever feels natural. That why the Pros all having different styles. You never try and copy a player you look up to and respect. You must find your own style.
    You see guys on here struggling to make 50's worrying about things century break players have never given thought.
    Just play the game, practice and don't overcomplicate it
    "just tap it in"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwalker147 View Post
    You see guys on here struggling to make 50's worrying about things century break players have never given thought.
    Just play the game, practice and don't overcomplicate it
    is this one of those stuff you learned from your dady or something you made up all by your own?
    centuries break players have learned in the first place and did practice until what they have learned gained as their second nature.
    *Michael Schumacher had to learn how to drive. he was'nt a F1 driver from the first day he got into a car.
    So did S Hendry , in de game of snooker .

    Do'nt overthinking it , does'nt mean " not learning "

    Carry on !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramon View Post
    is this one of those stuff you learned from your dady or something you made up all by your own?
    centuries break players have learned in the first place and did practice until what they have learned gained as their second nature.
    *Michael Schumacher had to learn how to drive. he was'nt a F1 driver from the first day he got into a car.
    So did S Hendry , in de game of snooker .

    Do'nt overthinking it , does'nt mean " not learning "

    Carry on !!
    Ramon, you contribute absolutely nothing to this forum apart from attempting to antagonise people.
    If you get off hour high horse and understand the point i'm making I can't see how you couldn't agree.

    There are tons of people on here worrying about things that are far beyond them. They should learn basic fundamentals
    before worrying about side, which eyes they sight with etc.

    I doubt Schumacher got in the car and asked everybody how to do handbrake turns before learning how to pull off.
    I bet Hendry didn't start playing deep screws before learning how to play a stun shot.
    "just tap it in"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwalker147 View Post
    Ramon, you contribute absolutely nothing to this forum apart from attempting to antagonise people.
    If you get off hour high horse and understand the point i'm making I can't see how you couldn't agree.

    There are tons of people on here worrying about things that are far beyond them. They should learn basic fundamentals
    before worrying about side, which eyes they sight with etc.

    I doubt Schumacher got in the car and asked everybody how to do handbrake turns before learning how to pull off.
    I bet Hendry didn't start playing deep screws before learning how to play a stun shot.
    Paus on backswing IS ONE OF THE basic fundamentals.
    *how long ? I never gave it a thought. (as i said in my previous post).
    The guy asking something , try to explain it to him .

    And we are not talking about side here , do we ??
    But since you brought it up ,
    You can try learn people to do center ball striking but
    *unfortunately what you do not understand is what Chris Henry said a couple of years ago :* (( 95 percent of players who believe doing Center ball striking are wrong. they do'nt and they are not aware of it )) . C Henry said that and i agree with him.
    no one said that you should play with side all the time. but i bet if you ask pros 9/10 would tell you the best is striking the ball in it's sweet spot and find the adjusment .
    Which is not exactly center point of the CB . . that* few mm left or right to the center is in order to compensate your cueing error.
    And* everyone has it . No player on earth can cue 100 procent stright all the time and in a consistent way.

    *learn something and then try not overthinking it. trust your own nature and do what you have learned with a clear mind.
    So , you made a good point, just not complete.
    next time use your knowledge and do it* right.
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    Spot on. I tried all this eye pause stuff years ago. You need to find your own way its part of personal timing.

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    I never had a rear pause until I got some coaching, I would say it's one of the main things that took my break building from 30-40s to 70-80s in the space of 2-3 months I was practicing alot up until that point for about a year or so trying to work out why I couldnt get heavier breaks.

    The timing of the rear pause helped me to feel the pace of the white ball and exactly where I wanted to hit on the object ball etc.
    I do feel it's valuable but I also think it's something very technical that yes you should try to develop naturally which sounds a contradiction sometimes when I was learning it I would pause too long thinking about pausing and this caused as many problems as not having a pause.

    As stated really you will find your own length of pause but I do believe it's a total fundamental

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    You see guys on here struggling to make 50's worrying about things century break players have never given thought.
    Just play the game, practice and don't overcomplicate it
    +1

    Paus on backswing IS ONE OF THE basic fundamentals
    That's absolute nonsense...

    Don't worry about pauses, you'll develop one as you improve and it will be authentic to your own cue action.

    Why was Ramon banned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottr View Post
    +1


    That's absolute nonsense...

    Don't worry about pauses, you'll develop one as you improve and it will be authentic to your own cue action.

    Why was Ramon banned?
    Calling people nasty names I think, the thread is gone, so I can't read it

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    Quote Originally Posted by pottr View Post
    +1


    That's absolute nonsense...

    Don't worry about pauses, you'll develop one as you improve and it will be authentic to your own cue action.

    Why was Ramon banned?
    He kept arguing with me, it's a shame he's gone he was quite amusing in a way.

    I wish i'd paused for 10 minutes before playing the green last night on a clearance, gone to the bar come back and walked into the shot properly.
    "just tap it in"

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