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Thread: Using screw spin affects potting angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    Then the drag would have no effect on the object ball.
    You know Terry meant that he used drag to negate any impact the table\cloth would have on the CB.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher View Post
    It's not drag after 11ft
    Then tell me what kind of 11ft shot you hit with tons of bottom and have the cueball stop spinning backwards about 1-2ft before the object ball. I have always thought, been told and read that this is a classic 'drag shot'. I normaly use it most frequestly when there's a red over one of the top pockets, cueball in baulk and trying to stay on the black. It works for me.
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    On most club tables with the shot I describe above ^^ if you hit the cueball with no power at all to attempt to pot the ball and if it's over the hole you will but the cueball will likely roll to one side or the other so you end up hitting the red too thick and have a tough cut-back black or too thin and end up between pink and blue with nothing really on.

    Using drag on this shot allows a player to hit the cueball the way he intends to as the effects of roll-off are negated. I have no ideas on why the OP feels he has to aim a screw shot differently as I've never noticed that nor taken it into account and frankly don't believe it happens.
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    I guess my original question can be added to by saying that the heavy backspin on the cue ball is somehow imparting opposite (top) spin to the object ball causing it to move off line.
    I’m sure that debate will rage! Lol
    That being said, the major issue I’m sure is poor cueing. I’m just not that good.
    Seems to be a consistent miss though.?

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    Terry are you in Canada?

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    Its due to the fact that the bottom and top of the cueballs diameter is smaller across meaning there is also less surface area to strike at. This makes aiming at the centre of the cue ball much more difficult to judge so unintentional side is probably causing you to miss thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molsonmuscle View Post
    Terry are you in Canada?
    That is the Canadian flag on my posts although I lived and played in Britain for about 4 years back in the 80's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Davidson View Post
    That is the Canadian flag on my posts although I lived and played in Britain for about 4 years back in the 80's
    but on the phone app the information seen on PC version is not displayed
    Up the TSF!

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    Imagine the balls are gear wheels and you’ll have your answer. Top pushes a cut shot FRACTIONALLY thicker, bottom pushes a cut shot FRACTIONALLY thinner. The heavier/dirtier/more humid the conditions, the more it is noticeable. I’m sure I’ll get pilloried for daring to cite engineering principles but the effect is there however small. On tv it’s barely discernible due to the cloths, lights and lack of moisture in the air with maybe the exception of some Asian events.

    I’ll await certain people calling BS but it’s already been proven with controlling the intermediate balls of plants (not touching). Top and bottom can be used on cue ball to affect the behaviour of the ball the cue ball impacts after it hits the final ball. Bottom on cueball creates top on intermediate ball and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanH View Post
    but on the phone app the information seen on PC version is not displayed
    Weirdly enough, I get the flag bit on Google Chrome but don't get it on Explorer. I don't remember what I had when I used my iPad or Smartphone. But to answer molsonmuscle's question, yes I am in Canada and live in Alma, Ontario. I figure with that handle you must be Canadian too.
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