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

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    Default How long do you pause on the shot before delivery?

    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?
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    When your eyes focus on the object ball after the back swing let the cue go ...has you get a bit older it takes longer I feel to focus.....it works for me

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    I think this is over-thinking things. Mark Alan has a really short rear pause and some people say none at all. Whatever feels natural to you and also as has been said when you feel you are locked onto the object ball.
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    I haven't looked, but there is no way McManus pauses for 3 seconds. Maybe 1.5 seconds or something, but 3 seconds would be ridiculous.

    As Terry says, don't worry about it. Find your own natural timing. Practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedisbill View Post
    I haven't looked, but there is no way McManus pauses for 3 seconds. Maybe 1.5 seconds or something, but 3 seconds would be ridiculous.

    As Terry says, don't worry about it. Find your own natural timing. Practice.
    I counted it and it came to 3 seconds.

    Thats the time I got. He certainly paused longer than Selby though...
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    i think the final back pause would be in sync with when the eyes leave the cue ball/cue to focus on the ob. so if you switch your eyes to the od on the final front pause your not gonna have much if any back pause, like with mark alan. and as we can see his eyes and cue move quicker than other players, and that assists him with a short compact action.
    then if you switch during the back swing like most seem to do then there would be some kind of natural pause before the cue is delivered.
    but some may choose to watch the cue come all the way back to the bridge hand, so the pause/stop should be quite prolonged as the eyes will be switching closer towards back pause and would need time to focus on the shot/ob.
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    no wonder people struggle to just play the game to a half decent level with this many questions to think about.
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    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.
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    all pretty standard, though very important stuff on this thread so far, but i agree it can be overwhelming for players who might be taking apart their game or just starting out and taking on many others overlooked thoughts.

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    wouldnt worry about copying or taking bits off other players, as learning via osmosis is well accepted and done by most who are trying to get good at anything.

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