Ask Ewa: It’s All in the Wrist

Question for Ewa: I’m moving my wrist when I shoot sometimes and sometimes I don’t…this throws my shot off… what’s the best way to stop this……thanks in advance. –Mike


Hi Mike,

This is a common problem and one you need to work on. I suggest for you to practice, really concentrating on having the front of your hand/wrist moving toward the ball. As if you were tossing a bean bag. Obviously, if you were tossing a bean bag, and you twisted your wrist at all, it would not have much of a chance of going straight, right?

Another suggestion is to make a mark on the ferrule of your cue. When you are at address, the mark should be facing up. Make sure to freeze after your shot and look up to see if it’s still at the top.

From there it’s just practice I’m afraid. But at least you’ll have a couple of aids, helping you to work on this.

Good Luck!


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