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aritoni
10-03-2006, 01:36 PM
Sometimes when I see people going for a long shot they hit it on the bottom then some people hit it on the top. Which is better?
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Deeman3
10-03-2006, 01:43 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote aritoni:</font><hr> Sometimes when I see people going for a long shot they hit it on the bottom then some people hit it on the top. Which is better?
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Sort of hard to answer not knowing the details of what the shot is and what you are trying to accomplish aside form pocketing the ball.

Generally, you get a better sight picture with your cue tip lower, giving you a better picture of the line of sight and the center of the cue ball. Top or follow gives you a slightly more accurate roll as it is more likely to start out with a natural roll rather then a skid, or at least not as much of a skid. </font color>

Maybe if you could be more specific.

DeeMan

dr_dave
10-03-2006, 03:59 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote aritoni:</font><hr> Sometimes when I see people going for a long shot they hit it on the bottom then some people hit it on the top. Which is better?
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Sort of hard to answer not knowing the details of what the shot is and what you are trying to accomplish aside form pocketing the ball.

Generally, you get a better sight picture with your cue tip lower, giving you a better picture of the line of sight and the center of the cue ball. Top or follow gives you a slightly more accurate roll as it is more likely to start out with a natural roll rather then a skid, or at least not as much of a skid. </font color>

Maybe if you could be more specific.

DeeMan <hr /></blockquote>
A follow shot will also have less cue stick elevation, and therefore less swerve if the hit is slightly off the vertical centerline. This effect is probably more important than any "roll vs. skid" effects.

Dave

dr_dave
10-03-2006, 04:09 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Deeman3:</font><hr>Generally, you get a better sight picture with your cue tip lower, giving you a better picture of the line of sight and the center of the cue ball.<hr /></blockquote>
Also, with a draw shot, some people might be able to better align with the vertical centerline (because of the reasons you mention and because the resting point of the bottom of the ball on the cloth is another good visual reference) to reduce the amount of unintentional English and swerve.

Regards,
Dave