How to Power Break an Eight Ball Rack

Do you play a lot of billiards, but worry about breaking an eight-ball rack? If so, then this will teach you a powerful eight ball break, with the potential for getting you another shot after the break!

Steps

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    Place the cue ball. This depends on your bridge-hand - the hand that is on the table during your shot. Left Handed Bridges: Place the cue ball far enough from the right rail so your hand has enough room to use either an open or a closed bridge. Right Handed bridges should do the opposite.
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    Aim your cue stick. Your cue stick should strike the cue ball right at the center of the cue ball.
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    Aim your shot. You should aim for the cue ball to strike the second row of balls in the rack.
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    Shoot. Blast the cue ball with a straight shot using a medium-hard to hard stroke.
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    Follow through. Do not pull your cue stick up right away. Your cue stick on any shot should follow through the shot 4–6 inches (10.2–15.2 cm).
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    Practice. First start off just practicing the shot, then add the rack.

Tips

  • Always chalk your stick(s) before a shot, especially the break.
  • Remember that this is not the only power break. Do whatever is more comfortable to you.

Warnings

  • Be careful that on your follow through you don't push the cue ball or hit it again as both of these are fouls.

Things You'll Need

  • Full set of billiard balls(cue ball and object balls number 1-15)
  • 8-ball rack (triangle)
  • Pool Table with pockets
  • Cue Stick
  • Chalk

Article Info

Categories: Cue Sports