Push the Cue Ball
“To learn to stroke, picture yourself pushing through, rather than striking the cue ball.”
IF YOU WANT maximum cue ball action with the minimum amount of effort, keep the cue tip on the cue ball as long as possible during the follow–through. When contacting the cue ball it should feel like the tip is attached to the cue ball as it moves down the intended target line.
This type of stroke puts a lot of juice on the cue ball without needing excess power. To achieve this effect, use a fluid stroke and accelerate through the cue ball.
Once again, keep your grip hand loose and your cue stick as level as possible during the stroke delivery.
This stroking technique is ideal for the break shot. Make an effort to push the cue tip right through to the rack’s head ball. It’s one of the secrets to increasing speed and power with the break shot.
To practice the concept of pushing through the cue ball, imagine the tip going through and coming out the far side of the cue ball. Then, imagine it continuing down the shot line until it touches your target. Think of it as “reaching out and touching the target.” It’s a simple technique, but it can work wonders on your stroke.
Get it and your game will never be the same.
The pros have a secret; keep your tip on the cue ball.
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