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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaMiesta View Post
    Selby is obviously cueing under his left eye as well....google search images.
    But Selby is right eye dominant. From those googles you can find see him seeing if he can hit OB's and in right places using his right eye - ie left one closed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmaMiesta View Post
    The dominant eye was something I had been struggling with for years and it made me very unconfident and inconsistent. I tried almost every position in the book and over thought it way too much. That was the problem for me and the solution was so ridiculously simple lol. Just dont think. See the line, Get down on the shot and just cue straight. Play your natural game.... made all the difference and im much more confident now. If I were to break down exactly where my cue position is now, Id say its pretty centre chin but slightly favouring my left eye. But point is you can pretty much adapt to any position if you practice it enough and dont overthink.
    from http://www.thesnookerforum.co.uk/boa...t=dominant+eye

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    I've spent long periods (e.g. 6 months) cueing under my right eye, and then closer to the chin etc.

    I stuck it under my chin a few months ago and decided that's it. Since then things have slowly gotten better with more accuracy on the longer shots and I naturally tilt my head a little so the brain has worked out how much right eye it wants I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblah01 View Post
    I wrote that post a while ago, before I had sight right coaching done. Still stands true to a degree in the sense that I can play decent with and without my dominant eye. End of the day you can play however you want if you practice hours and hours but that still wouldnt mean youre getting the most out of your potential. Im 100 percent convinced using dominant eye helps for sighting long pots....doest mean its impossible to pot long pots other ways but I dont think its a coincidence either that the best long potters in the world all use dominant eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahblah01 View Post
    But Selby is right eye dominant. From those googles you can find see him seeing if he can hit OB's and in right places using his right eye - ie left one closed...
    Selby is left eye dominant and cues under it as such. He has better vision in his right eye which is why he uses it to see close calls but the dominant eye has nothing to do with ocular strength.

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    We all have a dominant eye but not everyone uses it when playing snooker, but a larger percentage of one eye is used by the brain to rifle sight down the straight line of the cue to the centre of the cue ball. This could be your natural dominant eye, as it is with myself, or the other eye as it is with Selby.
    We can all move our heads to a positon where the other eye takes over as the sighting eye, but for most that looks and feels wrong, like when I stretch for a shot and the right eye takes over from the left; I can still pot these balls but it feels wrong and I can miss some easy ones when doing this so I take up the rest and the left eye once again takes over and it all looks correct.

    Let's call it the sighting eye.

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    Here are some stats that I came across awhile ago. Not very many woman have a dominant eye. 75-80% of men do amd the dominant eye usually follows the grip hand so right handed players usually have the right eye dominant. Just like what's happening with Selby and a host of other players, both amateur and pro.

    I have always insisted the opposite eye to the grip hand is the best for having a more compact set-up and I've always called that the 'sighting eye' rather than dominant because dominant eye is an urban legend first noticed with Joe Davis who was right handed and had very poor vision in his right eye and the definitely cued under his left eye, extremely so.

    Bottom line in all of this is go with the sighting eye that feels the best to you and forget trying to get your cue underneath the dominant eye.
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    great informations , thnx sirr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Davidson View Post
    Here are some stats that I came across awhile ago. Not very many woman have a dominant eye. 75-80% of men do amd the dominant eye usually follows the grip hand so right handed players usually have the right eye dominant. Just like what's happening with Selby and a host of other players, both amateur and pro.
    The dominant eye evolved in human males as they invented basic weapons like spears and bows and is mainly the opposite eye to the favoured hand.
    Most right handed rifle shooters/archers use their left eye, left handers use their right eye; of course there are exceptions and you can see many shooters in all sports with strange contraptions and aiming techniques to use a very dominant eye the same as their favoured hand, you see this in cue sports as well with differeing stances to get a very dominant eye over the cue. Some players seem to have the cue outside of their vision altogther but the brain subconsciously decides which eye to use using two prerequisites, ocular vision and dominance and you will aim accordingly.
    All you have to do is look and your brain knows what you require of it and will do it for you.

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    Interesting, as I was always told the Dominant Eye is the same as Dominant Hand...

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