View Full Version : how fast a stroke could be?
03-06-2006, 06:21 PM
i want to know, how fast a stroke can be? how fast can the cueball be travelling, after a hard stroke? when i watch the tennis match, there's the ball's velocity on the screen. but i never see such data on tv while champions are breaking.
03-06-2006, 06:28 PM
On the break the cue ball will be going between ninteen to twenty four MPH. Efren Reyes averages around twenty MPH.
03-07-2006, 09:03 AM
pigbrain...Drop1 is right on, for pro players. Amateur players will be more like 13-20 mph on the break. There is a rumor of the 16 yr Chinese world champion, Wu, being able to break at 45+ mph...but I am VERY skeptical of that, as it would be twice as fast as the top pros here.
03-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Well, story that has circulated is that the hardest recorded breakshot was done by George Breedlove once (he ssid he would not put his body to risk more than once) at 38 mph, but that
he also recorded breaks of 33 and 31 mph, which is still pretty darn hard.
I had my breakshot timed out in Vegas a few years back, and
was clocked at 26, 28, and 31 mph on 3 trys. Not bad for 5'7". One guy there hit 35 mph.
And as a bi-note, I believe Andy Roddick has been clocked at about 131 mph on his serve, which is amazing considering that when I was a kid (50's), the dominant servor in Tennis was Big John Newcomb from Australia with a 105 mph serve.
03-07-2006, 01:09 PM
I had a 30.2 in Valley Forge a few years back (to win a Sardo rack).
Y. Wu could very possibly break that hard. I saw him power breaking about 3 years ago and he absolutely smashed the rack. He was easily breaking as fast, if not faster than I could(there was no radar gun)and he was 13 years old at the time. If I had to guess, it seemed like he was hitting the low to mid 30's, so 42MPH as an adult would not be impossible.
03-07-2006, 06:54 PM
That rumor was corrected---it is 45 kph not 45 mph.
03-07-2006, 07:14 PM
I didn't see that, but that is certainly more likely. 45kph = 27mph.
03-09-2006, 10:29 PM
45kph is about 28mph, it cost me some time to translate MPH into m/s, but thank you all so much! i hope when there's games on the tv, there's such data shown on the screen.
03-10-2006, 10:49 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote pigbrain:</font><hr> i want to know, how fast a stroke can be? how fast can the cueball be travelling, after a hard stroke? <hr /></blockquote>to add to the thread, the stick speed is apx .75 ball speed.
e.g., ball 20 - stick apx 15.
[props to Jewett]
03-11-2006, 08:19 AM
That depends on the stick weight. A heavier stick will propel the cue ball faster that a light stick if both cue sticks are traveling at the same speed. I do no remember the formula---can anyone help out???
03-21-2006, 11:00 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Snapshot9:</font><hr> the hardest recorded breakshot was done by George Breedlove once (he ssid he would not put his body to risk more than once) at 38 mph, but that he also recorded breaks of 33 and 31 mph <hr /></blockquote>
I wonder if he's related to Craig Breedlove? (http://www.bluebird-electric.net/craig_breedlove.htm)
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