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    I have a habit of jabbing the ball and not gliding through it. I tend to stun the ball more often than not which isn't great. Need to stroke through the ball which is easier said than done for me!
    Accelerate and follow every shot through to the chest. Alter your backswing length to vary power.

    That'll cure that in no time.

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    Hi Chris if you practice for quality instead of quantity you will greatly reduce your errors. Good tip , find your favourite snooker player on you tube and watch in slow motion on a regular basis also practice breathing from the diaphragm before each shot this will help you to set your rhythm, hope this helps you good luck for the future.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doykman View Post
    I'm quite inconsistent when it comes to snooker. Some days I play ok and make 30 and 40 breaks (my highest ever is 74), but most days I struggle to make 30 breaks.

    I tend to cue across the ball a lot, some days more than others and I would love to know why. Not sure if it's my sighting, grip etc. I've taken some videos of myself playing some long blues and would be grateful for any advice or tips anyone has.

    Video 1: Long blues (I actually pot quite a few at the start and then start missing them):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTsKNyvhHqA


    Video 2: Long blues from behind so my grip etc. is more visible:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6Qd2HrrAGs


    Video 3: Close up of long blues (lots of cueing across):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziaH5wmEwtQ

    Thank you in advance for any help.

    Chris.

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    Here is my latest video which may help you have more success with your cue action.



    Good luck!
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    I'm still really struggling with cueing across the ball despite trying to apply the advice I've been given here.

    I'm missing ridiculously easy pots. It's soul destroying...

    Now I'm beginning to wonder is it worth my trying different elbow and wrist combinations? E.g. elbow in, elbow out. Wrist turned in, wrist turned out?

    I'm desperate...

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    Hi!

    Have you filmed yourself again since applying some of the advice to see what your action now looks like?
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    Hi Steve. I haven't but I can do. I'll try and get a video up in the next few days. Just long blues again with camera over black corner pocket?

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    Yes. And the view from the back is useful so we can see how you're delivering the cue.
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    Took some videos today. Here they are:

    https://youtu.be/kvL4dY01NqA

    https://youtu.be/vkHF-qO2AK0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doykman View Post
    Took some videos today. Here they are:

    https://youtu.be/kvL4dY01NqA

    https://youtu.be/vkHF-qO2AK0
    Not really much "pre-shot routine" going on here. You look like you're just getting down and hitting the ball.
    The coaching method I follow is that a large percentage of the shot is from the standing up position. Once you've done all your sighting etc you take a step forward ( "walk into the shot") and then drop your body down into the shot position.
    I probably havn't explained that too well so hopefully the professionals will give their two pence.
    Its possible that your just rushing things a bit too much in your eagerness to pot the ball.
    PS. My long blue potting is about the same as yours lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doykman View Post
    I'm still really struggling with cueing across the ball despite trying to apply the advice I've been given here.

    I'm missing ridiculously easy pots. It's soul destroying...

    Now I'm beginning to wonder is it worth my trying different elbow and wrist combinations? E.g. elbow in, elbow out. Wrist turned in, wrist turned out?

    I'm desperate...
    Try going back to short pots - may be start potting in the middle pocket and then on side pockets and get your confidence back. Confidence is the key. Once you start getting your confidence, start increasing the distance slowly. Try to do some walking before going for a marathon

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