Let's BREAK it down!

Let's BREAK it down!

Post by Vincent Taijer » Mon, 12 May 1997 04:00:00


If you haven't guessed these are questions about Breaking.

What are the "general" factors that go into a good hard break?  By
general I mean common.

What are some individual preferences?  
1.  Hand placement on the stick:  End of the ***
2.  Break off the rail or on the table:  Off the rail
3.  Point of aim on the cueball:  Low as if to draw
4.  Pause at the end or juice it from the start:  Pause as if drawing
    a bow
5.  Point of aim on the rack:  Spot just below the one ball square
6.  Foot position and body movement:  Balanced
7.  Follow through:  I usually freeze in my follow through position
until either the balls stop moving or one is about to run into my
stick.
8.  Stroking arm position at the moment of impact with the cueball:  I
try to get my forearm perpendicular to the ground.

Am I missing any?

I listed my preferences after each one.  I find that pausing right
before I let loose helps my hit on the cueball.

Any comments or suggestions would behelpful.

Thanks.

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Let's BREAK it down!

Post by Jim Doughert » Sat, 17 May 1997 04:00:00

Two of the most important things in the break are making a ball and having
a shot on the one. Those two thing are acomplish more offen by using
center ball english and a Full hit on the one ball.  The other thing that
was helpful to me was having a target for the one ball on the bottom rail

Best regards,
Jim Dougherty

 
 
 

Let's BREAK it down!

Post by POOLSHOT » Sat, 24 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>1.  Hand placement on the stick:  End of the ***
>2.  Break off the rail or on the table:  Off the rail
>3.  Point of aim on the cueball:  Low as if to draw
>4.  Pause at the end or juice it from the start:  Pause as if drawing
>    a bow

1.  About half on the wrap and half on the forearm.
2.  Where ever the balls are going in, it varies
3.  Whatever it takes to stop the cueball or keep it in the middle of the
table.  This can depend on the cueball and the size of the table.
4.  Your back swing should always be smooth and controled from the
beginning to end.  If you juice it from the start you have the chance to
not be so accurate on the aimming point on the cueball and the path it
will take

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