Introduction to Stroke Mechanics.
In billiards when I talk about Mechanics I am referring to the actions taken by a pool player prior to during and after striking the cue ball. The mechanical movements involved from the inception of the shot in the player’s mind to the ball hitting the back of the pocket.
We can think of these as:
- The approach
- Full stance
- Cue action
Other Mechanics Articles.
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