Snooker Coaching Lesson: Part Two, Improving Cueing…

Last week…

SnookerZone went for a coaching lesson in West Byfleet on SightRight and a general check over.

We have reviewed part of that lesson with SightRight in another post – but this is the second part of the lesson – which focused on making some changes to our cue action based on observations from eagle-eyed Brian Cox.

This part involved making changes to where we were bridging and holding the cue because our cue was jumping off our bridge hand and veering left on deep screw shots…

And we were not getting much follow-through, so we needed to move our position to gain more follow-through.

Before the changes…

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Before the changes were made, Brian Cox noticed that my cue was flying off my bridge hand and going to the left. This was due to not having enough cue to follow through with which was making the cue jump up off the hand and veer left.

Measurements before changes…

Our bridge hand was roughly 21 cms from the tip to where the bridge hand settles, which was close.

On the backhand, we were two hands from butt, so roughly 17 cms from butt.

Changes made…

The change was straightforward. Move the backhand further down the cue slightly. And move the bridge hand slightly further down as well so there was enough cue to go through with the other end.

Measurement changes with a ruler:

25 cms from the tip to where the bridge hand sits. Marked with a marker pen.

7 cms from where the end of the cue lies to where the backhand lies.

Brian Cox measured our follow-through beforehand, which was a measly 2 inches of go-through.

After the changes, we were gaining double that…4 inches roughly, maybe even just slightly more!

Watch the video below now with the new changes…

The moral of this story is simple…

Seek a coach to check your mechanics regularly and to make sure things like this are not impeding your cueing!

If you missed it, read the session on SightRight – here – now…

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