Pool Billiards – Breaking a Rack, Speed Power and How it Relates

One of the greatest common mistakes in pool is breaking power and how breaking a rack will sometimes not destroy and separate the ball in the rack well. The real destruction in separating a rack is accuracy and speed if you feel your self tensing up and trying to muscle a cue ball into the rack then you need to step back relax and give a full stroke with absolute quickness and follow through. Most people who use power will tense up and not follow through with a cue shot into the rack. This is why nothing get separated.

A great training exercise to getting more separated racks on a break is just relax and when you fire your shot into the rack is to see where you cue stick extends to. Once you get your accuracy down, then it comes to speed, the quicker you can shot the cue ball into the rack the more movement you will get. After the break if your cue is not fully extended it probably from a tense muscled cue shot. Relax and think flexible and we guarantee if you have a full stroke you will end up with a separated rack after the break assuming the rack is tight. Not to mention a good Break cue sticks can help incredible a most break cues are also combo jump cues.


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