Back hand movement

medallio

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Noticed a lot of pros hold the stick with one hand then kind of throw it and catch it therefore adjusting their grip. It happens before putting bridge hand on cue. Probably nothing more than a readjustment but nobody I know does it. Any advantage to this?
 

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You mean right after chalking, before you get down on a shot?

If so, I do that, and no, there is no benefit to your game.
 

hang-the-9

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Noticed a lot of pros hold the stick with one hand then kind of throw it and catch it therefore adjusting their grip. It happens before putting bridge hand on cue. Probably nothing more than a readjustment but nobody I know does it. Any advantage to this?

It's a habit, nothing more. Like chalking with a specific hand or rotating the cue before you shoot. Although some players do rotate the cue to line up the shaft grain in a certain way before a shot. Also the finger movement while you are in your bridge, quite a few players rub the fingers of the bridge hand on the cloth.
 

Black-Balled

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I find myself doing that too and it is kinda freaky how the back had grabs cue at correct place.

It is called back hand english and you cant be a real Player withoit it.

Truth.
 

tucson9ball

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Lol?

You better hit the googles and read up, brotherman.


Don't get us started on an aiming system.....eeek!
But seriously, I think he was just referring to shifting his hand on the cue before he got ready to shoot.
I don't think he is referring to slip-stroke or back hand engrish....
 

mikewhy

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I can think of a few reasons.

I like a certain amount of bend in my bridge arm. The grip distance changes with bridge length to keep the shooting side forearm vertical.

I don't like to torque my wrist with the off center weight of my stick. So I grip it near center while doing the walk around.

I sometimes sorta throw the stick at the cue ball to stroke. It sometimes help groove my stroke.

Truth is, I barely know my own mannerisms. Difficult to guess what and why someone else it's doing.
 

pocketsplitter

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I do it every shot. I think the habit becomes a pre shot routine in a way and keeps your speed in rhythm. I probably picked it up subconsciously watching pros do it. SVB and KPY are among the many that do it


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mister__p

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I use my fingers to roll the cue whilst also moving it forwards/backwards to make fine -> large adjustments.

Much better...:)
 
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