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    Quote Originally Posted by tomwalker147 View Post
    hahahahhaha Travis you clever bugger!
    I don't think there's a set rule for deceleration, sometimes I miss thin, sometimes I miss thick and I cue very straight. It depends on the shot and also which side of the table i'm playing on. It's not as simple to say if you decelerate you'll hit it thick/thin.
    Sorry Tom I disagree.

    If your aim is correct and you decelerate on the shot it will always go on the thin side without fail.

    If you’re allowing for deceration on the shot that when the game becomes really fun especially when using side, creating angles that are simply not there, but it’s not for the faint hearted lol
    Last edited by travisbickle; 18th January 2019 at 12:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue crafty View Post
    Like a professional Angler, he baited the waters. Put a worm on the hook and sat patiently on the riverbank watching the float....

    Lol, that was a good thread rekindled though!

    Lol Crafty

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    I had a similar problem but in reverse was hitting everything too thin! When went to see a coach Brian Cox one of the reasons was I was not keeping head still on shot as was too eager to see where the ball was going and it was steering the cue slightly off. Once I knuckled down to keeping head still on long pots, they were either going in as sweet as a nut or very close to going in and hitting the other jaws!
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    When using side you aim slightly thicker to allow for deflection and swerve of the cue ball, so if you address centre cue ball and decelerate, the cue will come off line as the hand closes too soon and apply side which means you'll miss thin, see Luca yesterday on that easy red into the middle.

    Hitting too thick is generally a product of poor alignment, bad stance, not seeing the contact point before getting down and standing in the wrong place, and less generally but common, a bad contact that isn't an obvious kick, as this happens a lot with these phenolic resin balls and most are unaware of it.
    Have you ever played a screw or side spin shot and nothing happens at all with the cue ball, neither ball jumps on contact but it sounds wrong and all cue ball spin is negated and the OB goes straight ? yeah bad contact.
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    I don't really think there is a specific side that you would miss on for deceleration other than it's probably largely personal. I think you will probably find that people decelerate in their own way, either through tension in their arm or gripping at the cue, snatching the cue back after contact etc. I would agree with vmax though that it's probably worth looking at your set up if you are constantly missing thick. I've certainly found that if I'm missing thick it's possibly because my body is in the way of my cue.

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