Systematic Textbook Perfect Precision Billiard Fundamentals

December 5, 2011

“A good stroke IS fluent from start to finish. The Key is to Develop a series of moves That gel together to Produce a flowing chain-reaction.” Oyster Master Instructor Academy of the Cueing Arts www. billiardinstruction. com

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25 Responses to Systematic Textbook Perfect Precision Billiard Fundamentals

  1. joeygonzo on December 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Looks like Allison style .

  2. BilliardInstruction on December 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    @MrHighcue1 Actually 5’7″ is a near perfect height for playing the cue sports. The hip joint is just just above the playing surface and if you bend perfectly at the hips and not the waist, you should set your body correctly. As for the weight distribution, before you bend down to “Set” you need to cock your hip so you can balance on your right leg. Then lift your left leg and move into correct balance position. There is a 6 step strict methodology to this as shown in the instruction DVD series.

  3. MrHighcue1 on December 5, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    i don’t no i have tried this stance and it puts a lot of pressure on my right leg i am right handed and not very tall 5 feet 7 inches and all the players that use this stance seam to be about 5 11 maybe i am doing it wrong but i has been killing my back and my right leg

  4. nlainus on December 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Bravo agori mou

  5. bacardipr05 on December 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    good video im a low intermediate player…recently i watched an instructional DVD an have been way off my shots…up to that point i actually was improving something about watching that DVD got in my head an i think my alignment is of my shots are going wide right for most part..

  6. joeygonzo on December 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Search Darren Appleton.
    World 10-ball and US 9-Ball champ.

  7. joeygonzo on December 5, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    If you maintain this routine and can see the aiming line most of the time, your game will go up like you wouldn’t believe.

  8. BilliardInstruction on December 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    @coachlien I have competed in over 750 tournaments around the world and won 154. a: Yes, the stance portion of what I teach consists of snooker fundamentals (considered to be the top Cue Sports Artist in the world). Many world champions use this knowledge. b: Excellent!

  9. coachlien on December 5, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    no offense, but did you ever win certain tournament so that you can prove the fundamentals you’re demonstrating here could actually work in a high level. The reason I ask this question is based on the two following points : (a) I can’t find one world top male billiard player stance like this (even though I know it considers of different body conditions) your stance is more like a typical snooker stance. (b) I imitated your stance when I was playing pool last week, I felt more accurate pocketing

  10. BilliardInstruction on December 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    @ki21826 Morphing Thru Time by Enigma

  11. ki21826 on December 6, 2011 at 12:08 am

    what is this song its very relaxing

  12. ROFLMAOgiggity on December 6, 2011 at 1:03 am

    @aardvaark069 there is no shoulder contact. The contact is made with the chest, which the cue should run along the whole time. If you watch any snooker proffesionals, they all hold the cue tight against the chest. It basically acts as a guide, if you run the cue tight along the chest throughout the shot it is impossible to not cue straight as long as you do not move the body.

  13. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 1:42 am

    First, No shot should ever be labeled as “difficult” or “hard”, etc. All shots (all games) fall into one of only two categories, either high percentage or low percentage, which are based on your skill level and shot selection knowledge.

    Second, yes all shots (english, draw cuts, etc.) should all be performed with the same systematic physical routine. The only adjustment would be bridge height for vertical axis (spin) and alignment foot for horizontal axis (spin).

  14. johnnylawrence123456 on December 6, 2011 at 2:06 am

    is there a reason why you don’t do this with difficult shots (ie english, draw, hard cuts)? is this meant to be for beginners? not sure i get the point other than to keep your form 100%

  15. Fyrewyzrd on December 6, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I will try to produce a video of it. I need to mention that my glasses are ‘progressive’ lenses. So that the center of the lens is exactly 20/20 vision, but as they radiated further out to the edge of the lens they are less powerful because of the shape of the eyeball is different and not perfectly round thus the reason for glasses. This also is why my head was at 12″ instead of like say 9″, as I have to look through the very center of the lens to get a full 20/20 vision on the CB and OB.

  16. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 2:56 am

    There are 2 reasons for having your head positioned correctly down to the cue. 1. Sighting 2. Catapult Mechanics in the stroke. 1. Sighting in the Set position is only for verification of alignment and tip position, 1% of the shot process. However 2. is much more important. You can send me a video and or picture and I will be happy to evaluate your position for you.

  17. Fyrewyzrd on December 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Glasses eliminate strong eye aiming as both are corrected to 20/20 vision, so in drills this morning I worked on this discipline many times. My head was centered over the shot line and putting my chin down to the cue was about 6″ and was looking over the top of my glasses. Raising my head to look comfortably through the lenses was approximately 12″ (this is where I shoot most of the time in order to see). In both positions my head was all the way back (same as looking up at the ceiling).

  18. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Yes, head position is a very common problem with many students. Day 2 is building systematic pieces of the preparation, alignment, (head, upper body, lower body) segments learning which neck muscles to contract and how much. DVD Volumes 2 & 6 address the preparation pieces in detail.
    Tilt your head all the way back as far as you can at the first position so you are looking straight up to the ceiling. Hold it there and bend down to the shot. Where is your head now?

  19. Fyrewyzrd on December 6, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I seem to be able to duplicate all points except for my head. I wear glasses and can’t wear contact lenses. Have you ever came across a student with a similar problem. I have to raise my head away from the stick in order for my eyes to be looking through the lenses. If I put my chin down then the alignment of my eyes is looking over the top of my glasses and thus blurred vision.

  20. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Yes, raise the table up. :-)
    Actually, no, the routine should look the same. You will need to bend more at the waist to bring your chin to the cue which is very important in 2 points. 1. Sighting and 2. Finish position placement of shoulder.


  21. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 4:40 am

    My teachings are molded on science and human kinetics. The snooker stance happens to be the closest to this science. There are 2 alignment lines to observe in the stance, vertical and diagonal. Vertical line is lateral side of elbow, index and lateral side of distal midfoot, to be exact. Diagonal is axis of elbow to fulcrum. The shoulder should plane under the diagonal line. .

  22. dooleslovs on December 6, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Thank you for a great video, it helped me much, but do I need any adjustment in routine if I am quite tall – 6’4″ foot. thanks.

  23. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I believe in answering the questions “why” first using science (human kinetics). The answers to “how” then become clear. The snooker stance happens to be the closest position to science. The stance is about the legs/feet position only. The shoulder and head follow later in the 6 point methodology routine. Here at the Academy, I teach a 3 point 90 degree vertical axis for the alignment side and a 3 point vertical axis for the balance side. Place the body to the cue not the cue to the body.

  24. aardvaark069 on December 6, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Dell Hill in ‘Stance part 1″ teaches a four point contact for snooker. Grip, shoulder, chin, btridge. They all make sense to me except the shoulder contact. The stick is too conical at that point and shifts from a straight line as the stroke progresses. Do you know anything about this method. I ask because your stance seems to be modeled on the snooker stance.

  25. BilliardInstruction on December 6, 2011 at 7:19 am

    121 in straight. I play 90% 9 & 10 ball. 9 Ball – 8 racks in a row and I can’t remember counting 8 ball run-outs.

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