I concur. I noticed that when I started training my other hand after many years of strictly right handed, that the left soon had a more solid foundation. Then the Right was actually learning from the left.It's not easy to change something you've been doing for years. I do catch myself doing these 2 things every now and then and I have to self correct occasionally.
Then you'll really enjoy the clip of an interview where Ronnie literally says it's virtually impossible to hit centre so he doesn't try toI would beware of Absolutes such as always and never and this leads me to discount an authority that uses them. Just sayin'. Now I will take a look at the video.
To avoid confusion, the pause at the cue ball after the practice strokes is, or should be, called "The Set"Well, okay, if you want to discuss the pause, then let's do that. First, I could be wrong but I think some people here are discussing the pause at the cb before the final stroke in some of their discussions, which makes things confusing to the discussion. That's a different pause. As for the pause in discussion, as long as you don't shoot with a continuous loop stroke, you will pause at the end of your back stroke. With some players, it's hardly noticeable. The length of that pause varies from player to player.
As to why a player pauses for a certain length, here's what I've learned: For some players, that pause is their hand-eye coordinator --- meaning the pause is when they move their eyes from the cb to the ob, so they may pause a fraction longer. A longer pause also negates the effect of a poorly-timed backstroke that could negatively impact the timing of the forward motion. For example: players who tend to bring their cue back fast for every shot might be better served with a fraction longer pause at the end of their backstroke to reset the stroke. Rhythm players tend to pause the least. Their stroke timing begins with a slow backstroke that leads to a favorably-timed, continuously accelerating forward stroke, similar to throwing a pitch or a punch with a slow wind-up. I've noticed that in general, players who play this way tend to be athletic and seem to have natural good-timing.
And some players are taught to play with a longer pause, so that's how they play. I believe this is true with many snooker players who are taught that way from the start.
Okay, now I have watched it and see that Ronnie spoke of the difficulty of a pure center strike. Then I recall Stephen Hendry demonstrates how to practice the pure center strike by banking the cue ball from the head spot to the foot rail and back to the cue tip. In his demonstration he hits it so perfectly that the ball hits the tip and then the spin takes it right back at the tip after a short rebound. Even Stephen was amazed.I would beware of Absolutes such as always and never and this leads me to discount an authority that uses them. Just sayin'. Now I will take a look at the video.
I think the guy was dead wrong on Ronnie's grip anyway so ye. LOLOkay, now I have watched it and see that Ronnie spoke of the difficulty of a pure center strike. Then I recall Stephen Hendry demonstrates how to practice the pure center strike by banking the cue ball from the head spot to the foot rail and back to the cue tip. In his demonstration he hits it so perfectly that the ball hits the tip and then the spin takes it right back at the tip after a short rebound. Even Stephen was amazed.
My take on the video is that it's good but not Absolute. Some good stuff there but for guidance on the grip Barry Stark provides the best instruction.
A tip moving through C-D produces less spin than a tip moving through C-E (assuming C-E wasn't such an obvious miscue hit).Just to be clear: There is no method of stroke or movement that gives "extra" spin.
Rather it reduces the amount of aim adjustment needed for english, by taking the cue through C-D rather than C-E as discussed in the prior thread in which you AGREED.
lol...there are pros who use this method of english, it's not just me.
Knowledgeable and truthful. If you were familiar with either of those things you might recognize them.You are extremely forgetful or a liar, which is it?
I mean it still boils down to the perfection of the strike to the white.The Unobtainium pursuit of the Pure Centerball Strike is my Hobby, Habit, Addiction or perhaps Afliction. Stephen Hendry has provided proof of theory in my current endeavors.
The touch or the feel.
My Delta Formation is Challenge-O the Workshop. Membership requires execution of same. Then we can negotiate. :wink
As to the first question. I am dialing in the final focus....both visual and mental. I have used the Big Eye and imagined the shot. Then as Barry says, I just "play the shot". Oh so simple, just like Basic training, something I excelled at. :shrugOne final check at the end of your backstroke? What are you checking in the middle of your execution stroke? What are you even debating me about?
It's kind of like dialing in a microscope. The greater the magnification the slower the control adjustments are. :shrug . My best guess. Of course I am a Master guess or two....should have 3 options:scratching head:Fran said:One final check at the end of your backstroke? What are you checking in the middle of your execution stroke?