|I would like a description of the proper stance during a power break
shot. Where are the feet placed, etc.? Also, what are the magnitudes and directions of
forces executed by the various limbs during the shot?
Thank you for any enlightenment you can provide.
|Thanks for your help George|
|I'm not qualified to answer the physiological aspects of your question.
The basic stance changes to make for the break are to stand up straighter and hold your
cue a bit farther down, with a slightly longer bridge. DON'T PULL YOUR BRIDGE HAND OFF THE
TABLE TOO SOON; that's a very common flaw. Some players like to push off with their rear
leg at the moment of cue-ball impact - but it's already pretty well-proven that you just
can't hit the cue ball much harder than 28 mph without its flying off the table. So
concentrate on combining control with your power; don't just slug it as hard as possible
and hope for providence. Your question is highly intelligent and insightful; I'm not
saying those answers as to magnitudes and direction of forces wouldn't be helpful in
improving your break if you're conversant in those terms, but I'm not. You might try
contacting Bob Jewett at Billiards Digest; he's our technical guy. Thanks for writing and
good luck with your game
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