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Top 10 Mistakes Made Using Pool English

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Pool Ball English Error - Hit The Cue Far From The Center
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Pool ball english should be a dash from the center of the cue ball

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English Mistake #5: Hitting the cue ball far from center. The further to the edge of the ball you play with english, the more likely you are to squirt or deflect the action in error.

How far is too far? Think of the white space that surrounds the numbers on most object balls as a small circle. If this circle was on a cue ball, you’d want to keep tip contact within this circle.

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