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Video:How to Do the Classic Billiards Stance

with Tony Robles

In this About.com video, learn how to get that classic Billiards stance, so you can both play and act like pro in the pool room.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Do the Classic Billiards Stance

Hi, my name is Tony Robles, here at Amsterdam Billiards for About.com, and today I'm going to teach you how to do the classic billiards stance.

How to Achieve the Classic Billiards Stance:

The first thing you do is you line-up the shot with your q-stick to the intended aim point in a direct line. So the key to the classic billiards stance is to learn how to line up your body with the shot, and the key to that is, once you line up your q-stick to the intended aim point, on the q-ball to the object ball, you always make sure that you have your right foot underneath the q-stick because your chin always follows your right foot and having the chin above the cue is a key to proper alignment.

Secondly, you want to make sure that you step in with you left foot at a 45-degree angle from the line of aim. Once you've established that, you place your bridge hand right hereabout where the finger tips are about 4 to 6 inches away from the cue ball that way you have plenty of room to generate speed before you strike the cue ball. More importantly is making sure that your arm is pointing straight down to the floor or at a ninety degree angle here so that way once you strike the ball, you have plenty of room to follow through.

And that's a basic introduction to the classic billiards stance. Thanks for watching and for more information please visit About.com.

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