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BUT if you are, then WATCH this video below, now.
Let me ask you…
Does any other snooker cueing aid let you FEEL what straight cueing REALLY is, and, then, allow you to CORRECT your cueing errors right in front of you…?
You know the answer, don’t you!?
Nic Barrow’s Cue Action Trainer, however, does.
Chris Gaynor here from SnookerZone…
Good cueing isn’t just about straight cueing…
Close your eyes for a minute and imagine this is you…
It’s the last frame of a league match. You’re just off straight on a medium pot to the left-hand corner pocket and your opponent is sitting in his chair eagerly hoping you’ll miss so he can clear up.
You’re sweating buckets. You can feel the tension bubbling inside of you as you prepare yourself for the shot. You look at the angle. Decide what spin to put on the cue ball. You’re wanting to get on the black as you can then leave an angle on it to come up for yellow to be in with a chance of clearing the colours.
Two team members are watching you, cheering you on.
Your opponent is on the edge of his seat. You get down. You can feel the nerves tingling. But you feather up to the white and do a few swings. Gently back and forth. You keep glancing at the object ball. It hasn’t moved. You’re on the final swing. Pull back. Gently. Cooley does it.
You look at the object ball as it rolls down the table, going on its long journey to the promised land. This is what you’ve trained for. It’s going. Going. Gone! You hear the crisp sound of the pocket leather as the red rolls into the pocket. Thump! It’s there, and the white has landed plum half ball on the black.
No more jabbing or striking hard. You glide the balls in.
Your teammates clap in admiration. Your opponent slumps in his chair – mumbling something to himself feeling sorry for himself.
You eventually clear the table and the frame is yours.
After, your mates are in the bar celebrating and they want to know how your cueing has improved and become MUCH smoother and straighter.
You tell them.
With Nic Barrow’s amazing Cue Action Trainer, you’ll be secretly perfecting a smoother and straighter cue action by not just seeing what a straight cue action is, but by “FEELING” what a straight cue action is AND being able to correct your faults INSTANTLY.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
Whether you’re playing against your mates down the local, or you’re getting ready for that all-important league season, the Cue Action Trainer can help you develop a straighter AND smoother cue action and BOOST YOUR confidence FASTER.With the CAT you'll learn and perfect three key things with your game... Straighter cueing Smoother cueing And a better consistent technique all around... Click To Tweet
Give yourself a “shot” of confidence time over when you need it, so you can cue MORE FREELY without constantly asking yourself, is this straight cueing?
Ask yourself, why go through the pain of not knowing if you’ve got a straight smooth action, and guessing, or, you can pick up the CAT and let it tell you whether you’re cueing straight and smooth right in front of you?
No brainer, isn’t it?
Instant correction of your cueing errors…
Work with the CAT for just 15 mins each day at home – away from prying eyes and your stiffest competition, AND feel that cue action become smoother and straighter, and see the CAT correct your cueing faults immediately right before your very eyes.
Then, go and work with the CAT on the table to help improve your aiming and sighting!
The CAT is like having a coach 365 days of the year…
No brainer, again?
Cause a stir on the table when you next play down your club.
Make your future opponents go, WOW – now!
What is Nic Barrow’s Cue Action Trainer?
The Cue Action Trainer is an advanced cueing aid that will help you with all aspects of your cue action so that you end up with not just straight cueing, but a smooth cue action like the professionals.
Sounds good, yeah?
It also doubles up as an aiming device so you can improve your aiming. The CAT has several modes that can help all aspects of your game. These include (with video explanations):
- Potting mode (for aiming and angle recognition)
- Feedback mode (for cueing at home)
- Tempo mode (to perfect a smooth action)
- Rest play mode (improve your rest play)
- Mastery mode (for the more brave souls who want a challenge)
- And many more…
- See the SnookerZone blog for posts on more detail on some of what the Cue Action Trainer can do here, now.
How does the Cue Action Trainer work?
The CAT is simple to use and allows you to use your own cue and you slide your cue through the four legs of the CAT so you can start immediately cueing back and forth with your cue to perfect a perfect cue action AND to feel what a straight cue action is like. You can use either all four legs or just two. When using “potting mode,” it’s best to use just two.
Is the CAT easy to assemble?
Yes. You can change the levels on the CAT legs which come with special washers and it’s very simple to make your cueing work out more challenging. The base unit has magnetized space for the four legs and they click on to the unit very easily. That’s all you need to do.
What does the CAT come with?
You get the base unit (above). PLUS…
- Four legs or ROLLERS as they are called.
- Several washers.
- Four balls which are used for Mastery mode.
- An Allen key to aid changing the levels of difficulty on the legs.
- And a stylish case which means you can take your CAT anywhere with you when you want a cueing workout!
Be quick and order your CAT before they’re ALL gone!
Is the CAT-friendly with snooker tables and snooker cues?
The Cue Action Trainer has green felt underneath its base so is perfectly safe to put on snooker tables and won’t mark the tables.
The legs where you slide your cue through are made of a cue-friendly plastic that won’t mark your cue and are designed for durability against the pushing of a snooker cue with force.
Do you get video tutorials with the CAT?
Watch now below as we show you a brief look inside the instructional videos…
Yes. Nic Barrow will show you in a selection of detailed videos everything you need to know on how to get the most out of your Cue Action Trainer. You also get a 65-page booklet which also explains everything about the CAT including the opportunity to buy more Masterclass client videos on the CAT. There are some useful tips in the booklet as well!
Be quick and order your own CAT in 2020…
How long will I need the Cue Action Trainer?
How long is a piece of string? It really depends on how much time you spend using the CAT, either at home or away. If you feel confident that you don’t need the CAT before 60 days or you feel it hasn’t done anything for you, then you have the no quibble, 60 days money-back guarantee.
Your own daily coach 365 days per year: no need to book…
Put it this way, you’d have to have at least 10 lessons with a coach spaced out over a LONG period and a coach can’t cover everything in a one or two-hour lesson.
With the CAT you get a coach all year round so no need you to make an appointment to see them.
Ask yourself this, do you need to see a coach for every little problem that arises?
The CAT can solve issues such as…
- Stance and approach
- Cue ball dead center striking
- Cueing issues
- Potting angles recognition
- And more…
The CAT can be a good reference guide to keep checking over your cueing and keeping your confidence levels high. Snooker is a game of confidence more than anything else, so you may need it as and when. It will ensure your mechanics are working OK and it will spot your cueing faults.
What if I don’t feel the CAT is right for me?
You can try out the CAT for 60 days and, if in that period, you are not completely satisfied that it has helped your game and improved your cueing, then you can return it to Nic Barrow and will remain friends with no questions asked.
Can I use Nic’s other products with the CAT?
Yes. SnookerZone recommends using the Ultimate Training Ball with the Cue Action Trainer as it will help you establish if you’re striking the cue ball center ball. A useful ball for learning positional play and helping you learn where the center of the ball is.
How to find center striking on cue ball using the CAT and UTB…
With this simple drill, you are learning AND feeling both straight cueing AND learning to recognize the center of the cue ball.
Place the UTB in front of the CAT and cue up and keep feathering to the center of the red dot!
Train your eyes to consistently know where the center of the white is.
Even professionals are doing this kind of exercise to make sure they don’t put the unintentional side on the white.
How many CAT’s are on offer now?
Due to the manufacturing of the product, Nic Barrow only releases a certain number each year. You must be quick though as they go quick on reserve order when released.
There’s up to 15 STILL on offer, LEFT.
What does SnookerZone like best about the CAT? And the least?
The best thing SnookerZone loves about the CAT is the unique way the product deals with cueing issues. Most of the other cueing aids on the market we’ve tried and tested get you to cue through a little hole and whilst that is a good idea for basic stroke training, the CAT goes a lot further and allows you to FEEL your cue arm’s straightness and perfect a perfect tempo of cueing.
And, also, with the bonus of being able to correct cueing errors right in front of you. Something other cueing aids CAN’T do! You may think you’re cueing straight, but the CAT will spot the idiosyncrasies in your cue action, and iron them out.
Before using the CAT, SnookerZone thought his cue action was good, but, the CAT has changed our whole view on cue actions and made us work MUCH harder to produce a smoother, more pendulum-like cue action.
There is so much more to cueing than just learning to deliver the cue straight!
Cons: The Cue Action Trainer and cost…
The only real issue SnookerZone has with the CAT, and we’ve spoken to a few people down our local club about this is the price.
At £285 pounds for UK delivery, that is expensive for people who don’t want to pay a big cost in one go.
Some we’ve spoken to believe, whilst it’s a top idea, the price is just too much to pay in one go. One person said he wasn’t sure he would need it for long if it was just a matter of fixing an aiming or cueing issue.
Also, another person thought it looked like a device for the very serious player looking to go far in the game.
If this is the case, then the CAT is a worthy investment for you in the longer-term rather than being viewed as a major upfront cost.
But, if you’re just a player looking to play for recreation AND not to enter amateur tournaments or leagues, then this is definitely NOT for you. However, we all want to improve in some ways, but if you just want to enjoy the game as recreation, then that’s cool.
There are plenty of cheaper training cueing aids for the recreational snooker player out there as SnookerZone has discovered.
One thing we would say, and this applies to any training aid bought, regardless of cost, you have to use it a lot to get the benefit of it. There is no quick fix to the improvement we’re afraid to say. Sports require regular practice and perseverance AND a willingness to adapt.
Would SnookerZone buy the CAT?
We would absolutely buy this device if you’re seeking reassurance on your cueing and/or aiming issues.
The CAT will cut out hours of frustration of you wondering, am I cueing straight or smooth? Or, is my alignment correct? It’s a real confidence booster when you need it!
There’s up to 15 on offer, LEFT…
But be quick and make sure you order yours for 2020!
If you’re not from the UK, then calculate the cost of the CAT here, now, in your currency…
PS: If you have any other questions about the CAT, use the form below to contact us…