If you are an avid pool player and want to improve your game, it is necessary to learn as many tips as possible. The draw and stop shot are extremely useful strategies that can lead to better games and involves the distinct positioning of pool cues. Both shots can be made by relying on the laws of physics.
The draw is one of the most common shots made in pool and is achieved when players position their pool cues against the centre of the cue ball, lower than the very middle of it. When it is stuck, the cue ball rotates in a backwards motion and then slides toward its target. The harder you hit the cue ball, the more it will rotate in this manner and the more it will travel. Whatever the speed, one thing you can expect from a draw shot is that the cue ball will always roll back toward you after making contact with the target ball. This is referred to as a classic draw shot effect.
The stop shot is one that is very interesting. It is done when the player has a ball that is very close to the cue ball in mind as the target. Pool cues hit the ball at its centre causing the cue to hit the target ball and then suddenly stop upon impact. It is an easy shot to master in a relatively short amount of time and one of the easiest to practice. If you practice it, you will quickly see that you may have to adjust the speed you use in hitting the cue ball to get the typical stop shot effect you want.
About the Author
Akaash Prasad is the Manager of QStix, a leading online pool accessories and billiard supplies retailer. QStix offers a large selection of billiard equipment including pool cues, pool cue cases, custom pool cues and many other supplies. QStix has all the billiards equipment you need in one place to make the buying process as easy as possible.
October 19, 2012 Friday at 8:29 am