Billiards - it's a great game that lets you escape from the hustle and bustle of life and immerse yourself in the world of green cloth and pleasant clatter of balls moving on it . The first thing a beginner should learn to do in the pool - it is right to hold the cue . It depends on the accuracy of the direction and force of impact , which in turn affects the overall performance of the game. The grip must be strong enough , but at the same time easy to avoid tightness in the movements .

The first thing you should pay attention - this is the so-called carpal stress , or as it is called Bridge (bridge). It must be sustainable and provide the estimated point of impact and direction of the ball . The correct stroke technique in billiards made ​​two stops : indoor and outdoor . Each has its advantages and disadvantages .
  1. Outdoor emphasis.With him Shaft (upper part of the cue) has the necessary stability that allows to put virtually any punches. Its disadvantages are lower compared with the closed method of fixin
    g the cue that undersized players and children can lead to post-mission from the intended point of impact on the ball up or sideways. To install the open bridge place open hand on the table and a little "collect" it raised fingers. Spread your fingers wider to provide the necessary stability, and set the thumb to the index, sending it up and sideways. The depression between the thumb and forefinger is located Shaft cue.

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    A variety of open-hand position of the castle is on three points of support: the tips of the index finger and thumb and palm pad edges.

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  2. Indoor emphasis.Shaft better captures and reduces the chances of rejection cue during the impact on the target.
    • Bow cue finger interrupts the line of sight, which can interfere with the performance of jewelry punches;
    • closed emphasis is very unstable and difficult to implement, when it is necessary to strike through the ball;
    • to use it imposes significant limitations of human anatomy, for example, when it comes to pulling the body, or play from the side.

      Indoor emphasis is implemented as follows. In an open palm grasp Shaft cue forefinger. It should look something like a compressed sign "OK!" From the thumb and forefinger, inside of which will move Shaft cue. It is also in the process of holding the cue and direction will engage middle finger. The little finger and ring at the same time do not have to touch the cue, they should be relaxed, like the rest of the brush. In the resulting castle cue should slide freely, but do not hang loose. If the slide is not enough, use gloves or chalk.

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      To feel the balance in this position the hand, you need to move a cue, simulating strikes of varying strength. Make sure your fingers are well controlled by the direction of impact, and it does not interfere with the movement of the cue. All this sounds as mutually exclusive, but in practice you can quickly check that the cue is fairly easy. Suffice it easy to stick to the front of the fingers, providing a position brush in which the area of ​​contact between the palm and the cue - is minimal. It is important to maintain a proper position of the wrist - it should be in line with the forearm, it is not necessary to fold it back inwards or outwards. In general, try to keep your hands free and relaxed.
Now for the second hand - the one where you will move the cue . Here, the key point is, in what place to take up the cue . The main mistake beginners - in the wrong grip, because of which outweighs the cue or back , or forward, creating an unnecessary burden for the guiding hand . The main characteristic of the cue is that it is uneven in thickness, and has a center of gravity substantially offset from the middle .

It is necessary to determine the center of gravity - for that try to balance the cue on the edge of the palm. As a rule, it is about one third the length of the thick end of a cue. Optimum grip - about 15 inches from the center of gravity toward the base cue. The distance may vary depending on your height. Perfect grip have the same feel for yourself. You must strive to avoid any additional burden on guiding hand - the front edge of the cue should lie on the fingers quite freely, not to put pressure on them and do not outweigh ago.

The technique is very simple blow - lean forward , take a position that the elbow " beating " the hand pointing upwards , the upper arms parallel to the floor forearm - perpendicular to it. Secure the elbow in that position - move the cue will be provided exclusively by the motion of the forearm , which should move smoothly and freely , like a pendulum . In no case do not strengthen the blow of the shoulder , the body is extremely negative impact on accuracy.

It is very important during the first parties to closely monitor the correct position of the hands and constantly corrects himself , not to relax. The whole point is that from the beginning to accustom themselves to proper technique . Relearn then , is likely to be difficult.

At the end of this article I would like to quote Bob Byrne as the advice he gives novice players in his book "Standards for pool and billiards."
Do not squeeze the cue like a baseball bat , wrapped tightly around him with all five fingers . Do not hold him solely by his fingertips like a dude - teaspoon . Most of the players is easy , but hard to hold the cue thumb and forefinger . One or two fingers to easily Cue Stick bottom. During the cue abduction on the backswing - just keep it between thumb and forefinger , while striking - with all five fingers .

The talent , the years of hard training , fanatical will to win can compensate for any technical flaws . And those who are engaged in the business is not able to from morning to evening to play pool , it is best to stick to the orthodox methods.