Fish of the Day
Cool diagram - it shows some interesting things about a level cue:And many people don't realize that it is usually not possible to play with a perfectly level cue when applying side spin.
To have the cue level, the center of the bumper has to be the same height above the surface of the table as the center of the tip is above the surface of the table. To find the angle of elevation, just take the difference in inches of those two heights above the surface of the table and that is the elevation in degrees.
That is shown here:
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1. The cue ball can't be hit on the equator with a level cue - there's not enough room to make a bridge under the shaft or get grip fingers under the butt.
2. The cue ball can probably be hit with maximum follow with a level cue, with a low bridge and grip fingers rubbing on the cloth.