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If you do practice the shooting motion, be sure not to touch the cue ball! Chalk the tip of your cue between shots. There are multiple ways to form a "bridge", and you will want to experiment until you find the one that works for you. Visualize potting the ball. The cue ball doesn't touch any ball 4 points A player takes their shot but fails to hit anything Snooker terms There are numerous terms used when playing Snooker, some of which are obvious and some not! Shop by category

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You have answered my question. As I thought… Lots of hard work Thanks. Thanks a lot for the post Mayur ,will definitly be practicing this. If possible can you make a post regarding different aiming methods which proffessionals use. Thanks for the comment. I think it would be great to do a series on aiming with the different professionals. I will keep this idea in mind. It would be great if I could get access to the professionals. Please add a comment and let me know how your game proceeds from the ideas I have shared.

If you have other requests, do let me know. I generally not in line with the cue and object ball I always miss the simple shots because of the wrong striking position ….. Will listen,learn, and apply all snooker tips to achieve my goals on the table. Like the way the article was wrote and you seem like a nice humble bloke! Definitely going to put all that into practice. Hard game but rewarding quickly when breaks of double digits are a massive high: Frustration crept into almost every shot, and I was missing shots that normally I could hit all day.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know your articles are being read and appreciated during the long Canadian winters. Thanks for your time…. Thank you so much Gord. Let me know how you progress. Yes, the Canadian winters can be long: Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience. Please excuse if I am asking the following question in wrong forum. Q Regarding the position of cue ball for the next shot which among the below to be considered first?

OR 2 Decide the object ball and then think of possible areas of the cue ball? Thanks for your comment. There are two types of positional shots to think about. When you are on a red, there are only certain locations that can give you a color. So for example, potting a red in the scoring area, the obvious choices are black, followed by pink, followed by blue. These three colors never move.

They are always replaced in the same position. The reds, however, are navigation balls. The reds help you get on the next color. With obvious shots, its easy to pick out what the color should be. So for example, a straight in red, stun run, and get a black. These reds are easy to pick out. Sometimes, you can go up for a blue, and other times, drop it in for a black. The choice to make here for a color are less clear and they change depending on what kind of stroke, potting ability, and style you choose.

Breakbuilding is based upon known rules, but there is also a lot of room for interpretation on ball selection. When breakbuilding, you need to consider BOTH cue ball position and ball selection. Looks that way to me! The tip certainly looks a lot deeper and domed. Always difficult to decide the best time to change your tip! Well here is an old cue tip shape that Jimmy White used.

Not a usual shape nowadays but who can argue! Well the snooker tip of Kyren Wilson looks like a standard domed tip in shape although at first glance the whole tip looks a bit miss-shaped.

Looking closely, it seems that he may actually favour chalking the top part of the tip a little more? Well this looks like a very tidy domed snooker tip shape.

Giles Martin fitted this for Mark and has made a very neat job of burnishing the tip edges to protect the shape of the tip and help prevent mushrooming.

Again we can see that this is s standard dome type snooker tip shape. On the side the tip has been burnished to prevent mushrooming and it does make the tip look neater. It shows how small the tip playing area is when you look at the chalk. It is actually a standard domed tip shape with burnished edges to help protect the tip from mushrooming, looks like a nice size snooker tip.

Not a great deal of tip here which is how I like it. Burnished well on the edges and just maybe a tad mushroomed but not much. Take a look at some of his tips from last year here.

Professional Tip Shape 7. Nicely burnished sides protect the shape of the tip and he sure plays with confidence. A nice dome shape on this one. Professional Tip Shape 8. Professional Tip Shape 9. Well, Kyren did in fact have a couple of miss-cues with the tip off of the cushion which started to cost him.

After miss-cueing he took a short break to repair the tip mid frame. Unfortunately, when Kyren returned he miss-cued again off the cushion on an important black and that was frame over. If you take a look at the tip after the miss-cue you can just about see a little damage on the left hand side of the tip. Because of the height it has left very little room for a decent repair so you can understand why he had further problems.

Another standard shape though. Standard dome shape with a decent amount of height and takes the chalk well……. Plenty of height, well burnished and it takes the chalk nicely, what more could you want? Professional Tip Shape The tip looks well worn in and just right.

A nice clean surface and the sides are very solid. The bit of chalk on the ferrule makes the shape look a bit misleading! Not too much depth, not too much dome and a nice hard side to keep the tip stable. Again, it looks like a laminated tip but could be well burnished. With hardly any depth left and a reasonable dome I usually find these tips are just about at their best before you sadly have to change them.