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    If anyone is able to share some light on this subject—and I'm sure it has been discussed before—but I would really appreciate the help and advice.

    A little background information: I've played pool for 7 years; snooker for about a year and a half. Sometimes I can knock in 30s and 40s with relative ease, other times I can't aim straight at all.

    There wasn't much time to record as the light was about to go out but I tried to highlight the fault in my cue action by playing at a harder pace than normal, not really focussing too much on precision. All I wanted to do was find the flaw, and slow play didn't show it.


    https://youtu.be/S86R3-rGgAg

    https://youtu.be/Pn4Rj9npUK8

    https://youtu.be/LKzddCsCc3Y

    https://youtu.be/xoRhABaJZ4c

    As I deliver the cue, the tip veers left on and/or after contact. Many attempts to correct it went unsuccessful, and that's why I'm here.

    If anyone has some advice or have fixed the same fault with their own game, please share.

    Best regards,
    Jonathan

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    My advice is... Stop doing it!

    But seriously. Slow your cue action right down. Deliver the cue in front of you (using no balls), and watch it come through straight. Analyse what you're doing, watch the cue come back on the back swing, and then watch it come forward nice and straight.

    There is nothing you can really be told that will stop it, other than to pick apart your cue action and find out what you're doing.

    Good luck.

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    I agree with tedisbill. They only thing I can add is I understand that it's frustrating but do try to stay positive. I find that negativity tends to manifest itself physically either through tension or a lack of focus. I noticed on a couple shots you popped up early to see the ball go in the pocket, I try focus on having zero head movement.

    I like trying to do some strokes without a ball, it's a good way to see where you are going wrong. Often players do funny things in anticipation of hittin the ball. They hit at the ball and not through it.

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    You've got quite a bit of head movement. Try to stop that first. And it also looks like you trying to cue around your chest. Keep your elbow high and try to hit your chest at the same place every time. Practice on the kitchen table. Hope that helps.

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    can you ask the camera man to step a bit further back when behind so your butt hand is in view for the whole process.
    I think you are moving this hand around your body as you deliver.
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    Loosen the grip, slow down the backswing to where it just crawls back, keep the entire upper body still from the time you get down until AFTER the shot is completed, drive the cue hand through to the chest every shot and be sure to accelerate THROUGH the cueball.
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    sorry you are a typical chest thumper, look at ronnies action, follow through and chest thumping do not go hand in hand

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    Quote Originally Posted by golferson123 View Post
    sorry you are a typical chest thumper, look at ronnies action, follow through and chest thumping do not go hand in hand
    Ronnie's technique is unique to Ronnie and only works for him. Asking somebody to copy it is fraud with danger. You might as well advise him to watch a load of Alex Higgins videos

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    Thank you for the advice guys, I really appreciate it. I'm playing as I type, and putting into practice all your tips. I agree that my hand is hitting my chest on every shot, as if I'm cueing around my body.

    Those videos were taken after I was fuming about my snooker yesterday. I don't normally move so much after a shot. I'll try to take some more videos next week.

    Thank you again for your help. It's certainly working but I'm not following through, in fear I'll hit my chest.

    Some coaching will help but you've been a huge help. Thanks guys.

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    I don't drop my elbow (I think) so wouldn't copy Ronnie. I actually play quite well at times but every now and then everything out of sync. Thought I'd record it this time as I get so annoyed with myself for these huge inconsistencies.

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