oldscholl88 asked in SportsSnooker & Pool · 10 months ago

What can i do to stop doing this bad habit?

As i come forward on my final stroke and it the cue ball i feel my grip tighten up

Not sure why i do this i do slow pull back pause & go forward but still do it

2 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    Wrap butt of cue where you grip with something that reminds you not to clench the cue. Your fingers should remain loose and acting as a flexible joint. That is so you don't move shoulder joint and drop your elbow (as required).

    Not something as radical as barbed wire, but maybe double sticky tape, at least for a while until your brain gets trained to stop that bad habit.

    Another idea is done when you pause after the back stroke. At that point you can tell yourself "Keep grip loose!" when you do the forward stroke.

    Source(s): Playing pool since 1962.
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  • 10 months ago

    I'm right handed, and I did the same thing. I found that putting my left hand on the back of the cue, and using my right to aim the shot helped a lot. When I was in college, I could go into a bar, play pool for beers, and drink for free. So I guess I'm saying try switching hands.

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