Time Required: 5 Minutes
- Unlike the open break for this closed or safe shot you may use your personal cuestick.
- Chalk up the way someone applies lipstick elegantly, with an even, light coating.
- Place the cue ball in the kitchen in a comfortable spot to execute the break.
- Plan to hit the cue ball just hard enough to drive at least two balls from the rack to touch a rail. (For some pool games such as Eight Ball, four balls must touch a rail on the break or the break is considered illegal and a penalty is imposed.)
- Skillful breakers can leave the cue ball in a disadvantageous spot for the incoming player, perhaps nestled near a corner pocket.