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  1. Steve Coates
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Barry why is de accelerating through the cueball so bad?

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  2. Husain Alhayki
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    he is a stark of the house of lannisters

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  3. Steve Coates
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Great video. Just a quick one Barry on the lines of timing..might seem daft, but how do I know if im a naturally fast or slow player?
    What I mean by this is when I dont seem to care and throw myself at shots I can often fet more results than when I concentrate on myself and my technique and find myself playing much slower and methodically in matches..but dont seem to score that highly?
    Is there a definitive test to prove to myself what speed I should be playing at? Thanks Barry

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  4. Tameem Mohamad
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Thanks barry, it makes sense

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  5. Gareth Prosser
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    As an advanced player – I sometimes struggle to get fully through the ball. – other days I get right through the ball and time it nicely.

    I think that my grip is closing prematurely causing tension in the arm too early which restricts the timing (hopefully that makes sense). Any tips for advanced players and what can be done when we lose a bit of timing and feel unnecessary tension in the cue arm? It’s not pressure related as I sometimes get it even practicing alone. Thanks

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  6. Wajahat Ali
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Sir hi i am wajahat ali i am playing sanookar since 7 years but still i my game like bigginer how could i make my game like pro i watch ur all videos and i try many but sorry i can't sir what would I do

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  7. RX50cent
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    opened up my eyes just like that thanks!

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  8. Loyd Grosvenor
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Barry love the tuition. I notice that you and Ronnie have slightly different approach angles to the ball ..as does just about everyone. I am trying to work out…come in low and strike on the way up…..strike through the ball pointing down….just try and hit straight and parallel ( which seems to allow sideways movement). Is there a mostly successful way of controlling the last few inches. I ask because I've never seen it discussed anywhere and it seems to make more difference than almost anything else.(In my game anyway)

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  9. Steve Coates
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Hi barry. Your videos have really helped me more than anyone. I have one question. I feel a major problem with my game is alignment. I am very left eye dominant which causes my problem. When I am standing at the line of shot Ive noticed im not actually on the right line because of the left dominating eye. How can I drop down onto the cue on the right line and be sure my eye hasnt decieved me??
    Thanks, Steve. Ps hope this makes sense.

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  10. PUBg. COm
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    how we play snooker like a pro

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  11. Daren Willcock
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    "Close to a push shot" Very true. If most pro players shots were analysed under ultra slow motion, many would be called as fouls, multiple contact or push shots. There is multiple contact with a lot of shots we cannot perceive at normal speed. Check this out https://youtu.be/Ofms8umcqRk Shots with a high bridge over an obstacle ball are often multiple contact fouls, but you just can't see it at normal speed. Clean a cue ball, chalk well, and then play a shot with a high bridge. Then check how many chalk marks are on the cue ball! Often up to 8 little chalk marks where the cue ball was struck multiple times.

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  12. Geoff Harrop
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Joe Davis agrees when he wrote – it is not a hit or a push but a DRIVE .

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  13. Witold Żarowski
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Here http://billiards.colostate.edu/threads/cue_tip.html Dr Dave (a serious scientist and recognized authority in american pool community) claims that a tip contact time does not depend on grip, follow though or other things player does. Is he wrong? And if he's right, then what timing actually is? Just a mental thing? Do players just delude themselves that they can prolong tip contact, but for some reason things they do to achieve this improve their cueing?

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  14. Witold Żarowski
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    It would be great to watch time of tip to cue ball contact recorded with high speed camera and compare times recorded for players of skill ranging from amateur to world class.

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  15. David Gosling
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    For a screw shot especially at distance you have to visualise the cue ball skidding across the cloth as you don't want any forward rotation on the white, hence the tightening of the grip on the cue upon striking. Practice and you'll be making shots you never thought you could.

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  16. monkeybreeks jov
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    I have watched this video many many times; in particular 1.40 to end. I was "stabbing" at the cue ball and was inconsistent. I was scared of a push shot trying to hold on to cue ball. Now I feel how long to maintain the contact and my screwing power is phenomenal. I also "hold" on to the cue ball with stun and top spin shots. What a great video.

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  17. FPV Racing Drone man from Nepal
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Ronnie is got the perfect timing while hitting the balls .

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  18. martin croft
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    May I say Barry you are a true gent would have loved you to coach me at 64 I have learnt a great deal from your tutorials please keep up your good work many thank Martin Barton on humber

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  19. Steve Thomas
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Barry with the grip going through the ball do you recommend tightening the grip on impact or would you say it is better to keep it just as loose all the way through? Cheers

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  20. dgmccool
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Loving the videos. Thank you very much Mr. Stark.

    Could you do a video where you approach and take a shot, commenting on all the aspects as they occur (stance, grip, alignment, follow through etc,) just to show from beginning to end what goes into making a good shot? I'd like to see something like that so I can get a comprehensive idea of what I should be aware of.

    I've been playing for years but still feel my cueing is terrible. I'm currently using your videos to help myself improve. Thank you.

    Pardon me if you've already done something similar or if I have the wrong attitude.

    All the best,
    Dan

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  21. saadi ali
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    Coach Can You Plz Tell Me How TO play Snooker I Am Playing Snooker But I Dont Focus On it Plz Give Me Tips

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  22. fradaja
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    in slow out fast, white ball should feel soft, if it feels hard you are too fast going in , ronnie v slow delivery

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  23. Ahmed Abdelbaset
    May 22, 2020 @ 7:58 pm

    صباحك جاز

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