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07-11-2012, 01:19 PM

There is a limit that most players reach (expressed in mph) due to lack of timing, leverage, & weight transfer. Older men & most women seem to plateau around 18-20mph. Most males plateau around 22-24mph. Yes, there are freaks of nature that inherently hit 30+mph, but those guys aren’t reading this thread, I suppose.

To get to the next level, players need to add a seemingly un-natural movement (really a series of movements coalesced into one) to the break routine. Most that try it end up striking the CB erratically and give up. Those that can get past that acclimation stage (through practice) will be rewarded.

All great breakers share these tendencies:
  1. Low initial body position (aids upward body movement) with compact stance (aids weight transfer) & forward hand position (aids final alignment/delivery of cue)
  2. Abruptly raise cue at end of backswing (stores energy in arm & shoulder) and cock elbow behind body (stores more energy)
  3. Upper body releases (forward & up) with hips driving forward (sometimes with a turning motion like a golf swing)
  4. Elbow begins driving down & thru (cue returning to pre-shot alignment)…arm release lags behind body release
  5. At impact, upper body & hips are fully released (driven by rear foot), elbow is fully dropped (& driving forward), and weight shift causes rear leg to rise up for counter-balance.
Hillbilly’s tips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3U-qUPU134

My break analysis videos:
Hillbilly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2b7D4DYwjI
Nevel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0quThyaBeg
Morra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqjOVOUl1qw

See any similarities in my other videos?:
Buste 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1lGmxqPNd8
Buste 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysrxi_w6_B4
Archer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXTA2n-qkwY
Archer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmWyiZ73ymg


Primary Cue: Barry Szamboti (Pic1/Pic2)
Break Cue: Predator BK2
Case: Jack Justis (Pic)
Table: Kim Steel 9' (Pic)
Hannah: She Chalks Before Every Shot (Pic/Vid1/Vid2)

Last edited by mosconiac; 07-11-2012 at 01:26 PM.
  
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