What is necessary to cue a good quality ball?
It’s all about getting the cue right at the target cue point.
It is very important that the cue is placed firmly at the target cue point.
It is very important that the cue is placed at the target cue point. It is very important to get the cue point right.
It also allows you to control the roll of the cue ball so that you have good positioning.
What does it mean to get the cue right at the target cue point?
When you are cueing the cue ball, how much attention do you pay to it?
I think there are a lot of beginners and intermediate players who lose focus the moment the tap hits the cue ball and don’t pay any more attention to the movement of the cue point.
This is not good.
The important thing is to be aware of the fact that the cue tip should stay in contact with the target cue point, even if it is only 1 cm after the tap touches the cue ball, and to actually do so.
This will give the cue ball a comfortable and solid reaction in the hand when striking the cue ball, and the cue ball will roll with better quality.
Some beginners and intermediates have only a rough idea of the cue points (top, center, bottom) and just plunge the cue into the ball.
The cue tip does not catch the cue ball properly, and the cue ball rolls in an unpredictable manner.
In this situation, you cannot control the cue ball at all.
In addition to the above, it is also important to be aware of the cue points between the top and middle, and between the middle and bottom, instead of vaguely cueing the top, middle, and bottom cue points.
Such a cue point will produce a quality ball with controlled rotation, without too much follow and without too much draw.
Again, the important thing is to have the will and the ability to put the cue parallel to the chosen cue point.
If you don’t have the will and the ability to do this, you will find it very difficult to get the cue to the cue points other than the upper, middle, and lower cue points.
However, if you are able to do this, you will not only improve the quality of your shots, but also the level and range of your cue positioning.
Some advanced players believe that the afterimage is very important. This is the image that remains after the cue point is set and the cue is fully inserted.
This does not mean that you should insert the cue as far as it will go. It is important to move the cue forward at least 1cm after the tap hits the cue ball.