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A complete fixed elbow pendulum stroke. 48 39.34%
A variation of a pendulum stroke. 45 36.89%
Something other than a pendulum like a piston stroke. 29 23.77%
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What cue stroke are you using? - 08-19-2013, 09:07 PM

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I'm curious & I was just wondering how many of you are using a completely fixed elbow pendulum stroke & how many of you are using a variation or a completely different stroke all together such as a piston type stroke?

Also, if you would like, could you briefly explain why you are using that stroke.

Thanks in Advance & Best Wishes to All,
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08-19-2013, 09:11 PM

I use a full fixed elbow pendulum stroke. Kind of used to it already. I'm still trying to have a stroke like Chris Melling.
  
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08-19-2013, 10:56 PM

If you try to have ONE way of hitting the ball....
...that would be like a golfer who plays with one club.

I think when I played full-time, I had about 8 different strokes.

The basic stroke was 'piston'....but the situation would often require
variations.
If you only have one way to hit a ball, you'll find many shots that it can't handle.


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08-19-2013, 11:40 PM

Depends on the shot, but I usually stick with a snooker-style piston stroke for accuracy, control, and the fact that it doesn't break down under pressure like the other strokes that I use.
  
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08-20-2013, 01:08 AM

I use a fixed elbow. Forearm hanging down relaxed (straight down towards the floor).
From low speed to medium speed my upperarm, shoulder and elbow don t move. If more acceleration needed, on execution of the last stroke my upperarm including elbow (ofc shoulder in that case too) will follow naturally bc if the motion .
This doesn t matter bc it will be close after impact with whitey (hopefully).

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08-20-2013, 03:18 AM

My stroke, is mine. It is unique to me.


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08-20-2013, 04:48 AM

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08-20-2013, 06:21 AM

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If you try to have ONE way of hitting the ball....
...that would be like a golfer who plays with one club.

I think when I played full-time, I had about 8 different strokes.

The basic stroke was 'piston'....but the situation would often require
variations.
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08-20-2013, 06:35 AM

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My stroke, is mine. It is unique to me.
At first, I was like, "good grief, I've NEVER seen anyone *so* lockjaw-fixated on something really trivial like why a pendulum stroke is taught -- and why all the herculean effort to rail against it." But you're right, Tony -- let's have some fun with this fixation.

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08-20-2013, 07:12 AM

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If you try to have ONE way of hitting the ball....
...that would be like a golfer who plays with one club.

I think when I played full-time, I had about 8 different strokes.

The basic stroke was 'piston'....but the situation would often require
variations.
If you only have one way to hit a ball, you'll find many shots that it can't handle.
PT,

I agree with you. To play the game at a high level it, the game, will require different types of hits on the cue ball & one specific stroke can not deliver all of the different hits that the game will demand for success.

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Depends on the shot, but I usually stick with a snooker-style piston stroke for accuracy, control, and the fact that it doesn't break down under pressure like the other strokes that I use.
Victor,

Right. It depends on the shot. I also agree with the rest of your statement.

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I use a fixed elbow. Forearm hanging down relaxed (straight down towards the floor).
From low speed to medium speed my upperarm, shoulder and elbow don t move. If more acceleration needed, on execution of the last stroke my upperarm including elbow (ofc shoulder in that case too) will follow naturally bc if the motion .
This doesn t matter bc it will be close after impact with whitey (hopefully).

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08-20-2013, 07:20 AM

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As it should be & each individual should be responsible for their own stroke as well.

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08-20-2013, 07:21 AM

I dont think I use any particular method... if I do it is by accident and not by choice. I use what it takes for me to get the job done.


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08-20-2013, 07:21 AM

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Why: It works (for me)
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