The Bottom Line
- Three-way functions as a cue ball aimer, object ball/target aimer, and stroke alignment tool
- One of the few pool training accessories that delivers on its promise
- Provides fun and challenge with pool playing friends, addicting in its use
- Price point is excellent, a bargain item
- Bonuses for purchasers includes innovative pool instruction online
- A little slippery when fitted over my slick cue, be sure to tighten it accurately
- Laser beam can spill onto the bridge hand, safe for human use but a little alarming for the player
- A small but powerful cue laser that slips onto any cue stick with ease
- The laser beam forms a powerful spot on a ball or may be adjusted to shine a vertical beam of light instead
- Without looking at your stick you can see whether you are aimed where you think and whether your stroke is straight or wobbly
Guide Review - The Laser Stroke Cue Aimer - A Review
I recently reviewed and play tested the CueTrack, a brilliant mechanical device to perfect your billiards stroke, the Laser Stroke is the perfect compliment to perfect your aim and enhance and multiply the effect of the CueTrack on your stroke work.
The Laser Stroke fits to any cue stick and fires its laser as your choice of a powerful spot or as a vertical beam. Aim at a spot on the wall or the table rail and you can see whether your stroke wobbles from the ideal straight line, and do so easily without any physical awkwardness to your stance, or spot on your choice of the cue ball or an object ball or other target to sharpen your skills.
The level of detail the Laser Stroke reveals is profound. Since it is true that even among the pros, hardly any player has a perfectly straight stroke without side-to-side deviation, the amateur will be amazed at how much their stroke deviates in place. As a fellow instructor put it when he play tested it with me recently, "The Laser Stroke really shows every little flaw in your stroke. I found it very challenging to my game, but with much potential."The price is right, and the LaserStroke.com website contains some of Ted Schulze's musings on the secrets of alignment and stroke in its members area. I have reviewed his theories and concur with his findings. A nice bonus for Laser Stroke owners.
Overall, the Laser Stroke is still in the cue laser market successfully because it is reasonably priced and because it is a quality product with multiple uses for pool players. If you get tired of checking your aim on a cue ball, aim on an object ball. If you tire of practicing ball aim, shine the vertical beam on a wall nearby your pool table or even your kitchen table and have a blast perfecting your stroke.
For anyone who's thought of buying a cue laser but hesitated, get a Laser Stroke today. It slips on and off a cue stick fast, and its ease of use and sheer versatility put it head and shoulders above ordinary laser cues that are limited for stroking in regular play.