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The Mechanics Of Billiards and Pool.

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
  • Alignment
  • Stance
  • Full stance
  • Cue action
  • Finish

Other Mechanics Articles.

How to Make Major Stroke Changes?

How to make major stroke changes? Most pool players are always looking for a way to improve their game and move to the next level. It doesn’t matter how many years you have been playing it is a (delightful) lifetime struggle to get minor improvements in our...

The Pool Cue Grip – Keep Your Hand Soft and Loose.

The pool cue grip determines the way the cue is delivered when striking the ball. It is a little difficult to isolate the grip from the stroke as they are dependent on each other. Both are vital. How you grip the pool cue has a massive effect on the way that the cue...