What can I do to achieve a highly linear stroke with no vertical or horizontal blurring?
If you hold the cue firmly at the bridge and chin, there will be no vertical or horizontal shaking.
You want to learn how to make a straight stroke with no vertical or horizontal blur, right?
The strokes of professionals such as Mr. Iima and Mr. Filler are very straight.
Iima’s strokes are so straight that they are almost artistic.
The same is true for the filler, and when you watch it on youtube, the cue is so steady that you can’t even tell that he is pulling the cue when you see the scene from the front.
A highly linear, unshakable stroke.
Since the cue is not shaky, it allows for high shooting power and more accurate cue ball control.
In fact, even among the world’s top professionals, the more straight and less blurred their strokes are, the better they can shoot when they need to, and the more likely they are to win.
It makes me admire them.
But at the same time, you may also feel jealous of them.
It’s a stroke that only a select few can make, like the professionals.
It’s a gift, a natural sense, a gift.
I’m just an amateur, I can’t do it.
You can do it too! That’s what I’m talking about.
First of all, let’s think about what a straight line is.
As you can see, a straight line connecting two points is a straight line.
If you look at it the other way around, you will see that in order to draw a straight line, you need at least two points.
So, if we replace these two points with billiards, what do we get?
Let’s assume that these two points are the bridge and the chin.
In other words, by connecting the bridge and chin with the cue, the cue itself becomes a straight line connecting the two points.
And as long as these two points, the bridge and chin, do not move, the line connecting these two points will not move up, down, left or right.
This is the key point.
In short, once the cue is fixed at the bridge and chin, it is physically impossible for the cue to move out of the straight line as long as the cue passes through those two points.
Of course, the cue will move back and forth along the straight line with each stroke, but the cue will never move out of the straight line, vertically or horizontally.
Of course, the cue will move back and forth along a straight line with the stroke, but the cue will not move out of the straight line and shake horizontally or vertically.
Let’s look at how to do this in more detail.
First, try a normal stroke.
The bridge can be open or standard.
At this point, the cue will naturally pass through the bridge and the grip will be held.
Now, press your chin against the cue.
This means that the cue is held down by the bridge and your chin.
The trick here is to consciously hold the cue in place in order to keep it from shaking from these two points.
The bridge intentionally pushes the cue upward, while the chin lightly puts its weight on the cue as if it were pushing it downward.
As a result, the cue is pinned down by the upward and downward forces from the bridge and the chin.
The cue is now fixed and will not move up and down, nor left and right.
Try stroking the cue while maintaining the feeling of the cue being pinched between the bridge and chin.
How does it feel?
When you look at the cue in a mirror or on a video, you will see that the cue strokes in a straight line without any vertical or horizontal blurring.
To give you a few more tips, intentionally put a little more pressure on the grip and consciously lift the cue upwards.
By doing this, the cue will be fixed at three points, pushed upward by the bridge, downward by the chin, and upward by the grip.
In other words, the cue is trapped by the forces above, below, and above.
This means that the cue cannot move up, down, left, right, or right side up.
The only drawback of this stroke is that when you press your chin against the cue, the friction between your chin and the cue prevents you from making a smooth stroke.
However, in this day and age, I believe that everyone plays with a mask on.
If you wear a mask, there is no friction between you and the cue, so you can stroke smoothly.
If you are a man, you may want to grow a beard to reduce the friction.
In addition, the cue will not lose its impact when it strikes the cue ball because the cue is fixed firmly in place.
Of course, your shooting ability will also improve.
In addition, when you lift the cue to your chin, you are consciously keeping your elbow high as you stroke the ball, so that your stroke is centered below the elbow.
This is a good corrective form for those who have trouble with the below-elbow stroke.
By the way, this stroke comes with one more bonus!
The reaction of the force of holding down the cue with your chin affects your head, and the movement of your head is fixed at the same time.
In other words, the head is fixed and head-up is eliminated.
Please take a video of yourself playing.
You’ll be amazed at how straight your strokes are without head-up.
I’m sure your shooting ability has improved as well!
If you don’t usually put your chin on the cue, you may not be familiar with this stroke, and it may take some time to get used to it, but it is a very beneficial stroke.
It may take some time to get used to, but it is a very beneficial stroke.
Try it out and see if it works!