• Timothy White

Pool & Billiards Extreme End

Within the Cue Sports “Physical” entity of motion i.e. the mechanics of the stroke, we have the Geometric Apex. 

In geometry, an apex (Latin for 'summit, peak, tip, top, extreme end') is the vertex which is in some sense the "highest" of the figure to which it belongs. The term is typically used to refer to the vertex opposite from some “base”.

To understand this a bit better think of tossing a ball straight up in the air and catching it. It has only one motion - vertical. Next, toss the ball in an arc, now it has two motions - vertical and horizontal. In the first motion vertical: does the ball stop any time in the motion? Answer Yes. It stops at the top 100 percent. Here there is a vertical motion up and a vertical motion down. In the second scenario, does the ball stop? Answer Yes again. Here, the ball has two motions - vertical and horizontal. The horizontal motion does not stop but the vertical motion does. It stops going up and starts coming down. This point is known as the Geometric Apex of the arc. 

Knowing exactly where this point is during your stroke is crucial if you want to achieve maximum performance. 

During your educational journey into the Cue Sports Encyclopedia you will learn every detail of how to set up perfectly to the shot, how to know if you are exactly in the sweet spot, how to make adjustments to fine tune your position and most importantly how to maintain consistency. 

Over the past 25 years we have used science and professional application results as a guide to analyze, develop, test and evaluate every piece of information so that you can be confident in that everything you learn.

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