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How to play pool – Pool Bridges

Posted by Hy Nguyen on 2/15/2016 to Pool Cues
How to play pool – Pool Bridges
Bridge supports the cue and gives stability while playing. It enables you to move the cue back and forth without wobbling here and there. It is one of the most important elements of playing pool but is often overlooked by beginners. A solid bridge will help you deliver the cue on the intended point of the cue ball. A good bridge should be comfortable and solid. An easy trick to make your bridge solid, is to put some weight on your bridge hand. Always remember the basics of developing a good bridging technique – Your bridge should be solid, comfortable and should help you hit the cue ball at the intended point.

How to play pool – Holding Pool Cue

Posted by Hy Nguyen on 2/8/2016 to Pool Cues
How to play pool – Holding Pool Cue
Should I keep some space between the cue and the fingers? Should I hold the cue with two fingers or five? Should I tighten the wrist or keep it loose? Questions like these often come from many pool players. The truth is there are many ways of holding a pool cue. Some are correct and some not. Players often have to learn and relearn how to have a good grip of their pool cues. In this process they should always keep in mind that it’s their comfort while playing which matters the most. Carlos Hallon, a three cushion game player grips his cue with the tip of his thumb and forefinger, but he can hit the ball with sledgehammer force.

How to play Pool – Good Stance

Posted by Boriz on 2/1/2016 to Pool Cues
How to play Pool – Good Stance
A good stance won’t make you a champion player, but will definitely help you develop your pool game. It will provide you balance, comfort and consistency and help you play good shots. You should know that no one stance will be absolutely correct. Selecting a stance is more about personal preferences rather than being theoretically correct. Having said that, a right stance should make you feel comfortable and help you play effectively and enjoy the game of pool. This post will provide a brief summary of the steps that should be followed to build a good stance. With practice this will pretty much become your second nature and you won’t have to think too hard about your stance, before playing any pool shot. However keep in mind that you should be consistent with your stance, from the time you approach a shot till the successful completion of that shot. Pool requires high amount of focus and very good hand-eye coordination.

Popular Pool Cue Sports

Posted by Boriz on 12/16/2015 to Pool Cues
Popular Pool Cue Sports

There are more than 100 pool games that can be played with standard pool cues. The most played amongst these are 9 ball pool, 8 ball pool, 14.1 Straight pool and Blackball. Other games include Baseball pocket billiards, Bottle pool, Cowboy pool, Bowlliards, Chicago (pool), Chinese eight-ball, Cribbage, Cutthroat, Golf, Honolulu, Kelly pool, Killer, Rotation, Seven-ball, Speed pool, Three-ball, Ten-ball, One-pocket and Bank pool.