It's hard to give any improvement advice without seeing your body/mechanics
My mechanics are just a small weight shift. I dont throw myself at the table like some guys and I'm only breaking about 65 percent power.
Not much going on with my mechanics .
I tried closed bridge for a few weeks and couldn't get used to it. (I've always broke open bridge) I notice most pros break closed bridge. Only time i close it is if I'm soft breaking and focus on freezing the cueball on the headball to mess with my opponent. Lol
I haven't messed around too much with pocketing specific balls. thats the next step i suppose. But I dont have the luxury of same table with same cloth or even same cueball all the time. Also I do NOT Believe template should ever be used.
Mostly I've just been focusing on cueball control when I do take time practice my break. I pretty much have the stroke for squatting the cueball down.
Am I correct in thinking the ball hop might be dialed out with a slight adjustment in bridge length? And pocketing specific balls is down to moving the cueball a inch or so left or right untill you get it right?