The Sweet Spot
Do you know where your Sweet Spot is? Are you in the zone? if not you may be losing more than you think. In the Cue Sports physical position there is a defined sweet spot - a place where a combination of factors results in a maximum response for a given amount of effort.
The sweet spot is actually right at the bottom of the curve - the pendulum arc. This point is where your stroke stops going down and is level before coming back up on the other side. The distance of this zone is the same width of your hand along your knuckles. Take a moment to check it out and measure.
Setting up in this sweet spot zone is critical if you want to achieve the most out of your performance within your stroke. When your grip is in the Set position (bottom of the pendulum arc), the cue tip should be within the cue ball zone. This is where the magic happens during the stroke.
Learn how to achieve more by doing less in our newest Cue Sports Training Encyclopedia. Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.