Snap Your Wrist - Viking Cues Tip of the Week with Mike Roque, Author of "Build Your Game"

Snap Your Wrist - Viking Cues Tip of the Week with Mike Roque, Author of "Build Your Game"

Posted by Mike Roque | Viking Cues on 3rd Jan 2019

Snap Your Wrist

“…you must snap your wrist to give power to your stroke.”

-Luther Lassiter

THE BREAK SHOT is the first shot in every game. It sets the balls in motion and decides if the table will be congested or wide open to run out.

Strong breakers make more balls on the break and get more opening first shots. In many pro tournaments, the player who has his break working the best is likely to win. If you want to compete against top players, you’ll need to develop a good break.

The first challenge is to hit the head ball dead center with power. A full hit transfers the maximum energy to the rack, and it is easier to control the hit than it is to control power or speed. For that reason, start by concentrating on producing a solid and accurate hit using only about sixty percent of your stroke power. Gradually add more speed while keeping accuracy as the main priority.

You can get more power in the break without losing any control by snapping your wrist. The idea is to keep your wrist extremely loose and snap it at precisely the moment the tip contacts the cue ball. This adds acceleration to the stroke exactly at the moment needed.

It’s all timing, but once you master the snap you’ll have a big stroke using a minimum amount of effort!

A little snap in your wrist adds a lot of power to the break!

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