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    Quote Originally Posted by pottr View Post
    If you're stance is wide open, you're likely to open up at the elbow and cue across the ball.
    what do you mean by this?

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    Get down for a shot with your feet pointing out... Then address the white...

    Keeping your chin on the cue and the tip to the ball, move your elbow off the line of the shot.

    You'll find you could pull your cue off line to a point where you can miss the white ball entirely (not that you'd want to)


    Now... stand square on to the shot with your feet facing forward and try to do the same thing...


    You'll find you can't move the tip of the white ball away from the white entirely (even if you wanted to)


    The fact that changing your stance slightly can reduce the margin of error so greatly, shows that it is a very important fundamental and should not be ignored.

    Pure mechanics. But remember, the right technique is the one that produces the right result and can be repeated. There is no 'one size fits all' cue action.

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    I think the stance is least important, but still needs to be stable and rock solid so no unnecessary movement, keeping low down and compact to allow arm to deliver true.

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    but still needs to be stable and rock solid so no unnecessary movement, keeping low down and compact to allow arm to deliver true.
    Without a solid stance, everything else unravels.

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    clear, thanks Pottr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkwarne View Post
    I wouldn’t worry too much about the stance, a consistent repeatable straight cue action is key to the foundation of technique.
    Rubbish, if your stance means the butt of the cue is off the line of aim then you're cueing across the line and no matter how straight your cue action is you won't hit what you're looking at.

    All things must come together before they can work as one. I've suffered unkowingly from a stance issue for the past couple of years and practising along the baulk line showed me the centre of the butt of my cue was a 1/4 inch to the left of the piece of masking tape on the cushion rail. I moved my right foot three inches to the right, the width of my heel, and cured it, potting much better now especially from distance.

    Before this adjustment I was finding the near jaw far too often as my stance meant I was striking that 1/4 inch from left to right across the line of aim, now I'm finding centre pocket a great deal of the time, all I need now are some new eyes
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    Quote Originally Posted by pottr View Post
    If you're stance is wide open, you're likely to open up at the elbow and cue across the ball.


    Your stance is VERY IMPORTANT.

    Kflips, post a video of yourself. If you can't even feather straight, they'll be something obvious we can help with.
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    ok,i filmed 2 videos of my delivery from front & back and i noticed that in the front video when i lean to my right in order to get my vision center on the line of aim (i'm slightly left-eye dominant),i lean way too much causing my head to move across the line while getting down.but still i don't think the head moving across the line of aim has any effect on one's ability to cue straight.also i want to point out that i'm using a relatively short bridge length which reduces the cueing error a little.here are the videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sruZxyY6cM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1b9TTWDCYM

    also i have 3 more older videos with longer bridge-length which reveal the cueing problem better,you can see the wrist turning slightly out while feathering and the elbow moving from side to side:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k_J-EC02Vw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLf8bTJUH4Y
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtRXWyjhBSQ
    Last edited by kflps; 1st November 2018 at 01:13 AM.

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    generally what happens with my stroke is that every time i pull the cue back it goes away from my body and in order to bring the cue back on the line of aim on the forward delivery i turn my wrist a bit inwards or move my elbow towards my body to compensate.if i don't do either of those i will almost certainly cue across the ball.at least that's what i think is happening.but another guy from another forum told me that maybe i learnt to twist my wrist on the forward stroke so i pull the cue away from my body to compensate,which is the opposite of what i think is happening.
    Last edited by kflps; 1st November 2018 at 12:04 AM.

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    The problem is with how you get into the shot.

    You sort of slump down into the address from too close to the shot.

    Stand back behind the line of aim and walk in.

    The way you're doing it currently will mean you will need to compensate to adjust to get on the line of aim. That's what's causing the inconsistent cueing.

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    i'm kinda confused now because you said alignment isn't the problem if i can't even feather straight.maybe when you say 'alignment' you mean something different.

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