AzB Silver Member
Practice those shots 1000x minimum.So on hard shots I definitely run into issues with the standard "hit a cue ball down the table and have it come back to your tip" drill. I miss at least 2/3 of hard shots with side spin (not always consistent direction). This tells me I am not hitting it dead center every time, but I haven't actually seen any advice on what to change so I DO hit it dead center every time.
That is not an exaggeration.
Practice to groove it at medium speeds.
Slowly ramp the speed up.
Smooth requires time and effort.
Keep in mind not to force a quick backswing,
Easy to say/ hard to do