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    Default Aiming too low or dipping into white?

    Am I Aiming too low or dipping into white? I've had this problem for a while but is recently. Getting worsehttps://youtu.be/cv-pb8W5ao4
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    Default Aiming too low or dipping into white?

    difficult to see if you could do a video from behind or side on (cue side) you could be see-sawing the cue instead of delivering in a flat plane.
    a friend used to always chip the cue ball and he had his butt hand a bit high at the back of the stroke and lowered it as he delivered, so the tip lifts a bit on contact.
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    Cheers I'll try get a better video uploaded with a full view
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    Flatten your bridge hand to lower the cue a bit, and your bridge hand is a bit close to the cue ball, a couple more inches away would be better so you can have a longer backswing and have more time to accelerate the cue smoothly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmax View Post
    Flatten your bridge hand to lower the cue a bit, and your bridge hand is a bit close to the cue ball, a couple more inches away would be better so you can have a longer backswing and have more time to accelerate the cue smoothly.
    Assuming you mean the lower the butt of the cue, then yep.

    With that angle of attack you could easily screw back hitting higher up the white.

    So an either\or\or bit of both: lower the butt with lower Bridge so cue is more level with the table; or hit white higher; or a bit of both, imho.

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    To be honest it would be better if we could see your cueing arm and grip as well. Usually if your dipping into the cue ball your grip will go up into your ribs as you strike. I don't think you are aiming too low but would be interesting to see your action in full. I do video analysis of techniques if you are at all interested? It's on my website at www.snookercoaching.net Good luck!
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    Hi there!

    As others have said, it's difficult from the view you provided to see exactly what is happening.

    Have a look at my video here about 'Developing Cue Power' : https://youtu.be/CtnUVwc4hkY

    The key things that I can see from your video:
    slow down the feathers and preparation for the shot. Just try to have a bit more control. There is no rush to play the shot.
    slow down your final backswing. Bring the cue back nice and smoothly and nice and controlled. Again, no rush to complete the shot. This just helps you to feel exactly what the cue is doing. If you see in my video, my backswing is nice and smooth and there is no rush to get it completed.
    when you do your delivery, again, slow down a bit. Try to build the cue speed up smoothly and not in one quick fast motion.
    keep your grip on the cue nice and relaxed and don't add any extra tension during or after the strike.

    The biggest things are: just slow down a bit!

    By slowing down you'll have a better feel for what is working and what is going wrong.

    Good luck!
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