The Stop Shot

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Practicing the Stop Shot

Practicing the Stop Shot
Practicing the Stop Shot

Refer to the image above. Start by positioning your cue ball at position A using a center ball hit and medium stroke. After you have mastered the stop shot at this distance, proceed to place your cue ball at position B and so on until you get the cue ball to position F. As you progress through the drill, take note of where you need to hit your cue ball (center hit or below center hit) and the speed of your stroke. Remember that the farther the distance between your cue ball and object ball, the more speed you need on your cue ball. Also take note of the maximum distance where a center ball hit is effective and where a below center hit starts. Generally, when the cue ball is between position A and B, a center ball is sufficient to create a stop ball and any farther than that would require a below center hit on the cue ball. However, it still depends on the type of the cloth on the billiard table you use. Some are smoother than others which mean that the friction generated is dependent on whether the cloth is smooth or rough. You will have to adjust to the surface of the table.

A Video Demonstration of the Stop Shot

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