How to curve a cue ball

Do you look at the cue ball or object ball?

You should always be looking at the target – the object ball – immediately before you shoot. Looking at the cue ball when shooting would be the equivalent of looking at the gun while firing or the dart while throwing. The target is the cue ball. The tip of your cue isn’t striking the object ball.

How does spin affect a cue ball?

Applying spin gives you more control of the cue ball after it has struck the object ball thus allowing you to control the final position ready to play your next shot. It can also be used to get you out of tricky situations if you are “snookered” and cannot strike the object ball directly.

Can you jump the ball in snooker?

Jump shots are illegal in International Snooker. It is a foul if the striker intentionally causes the cue ball to jump (rise from the bed of the table) by any means, if the jump is an effort to clear an obstructing ball.

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