Top 4 Tips For Breaking Your Snooker Breaks’ Limits
Snooker Break Tip #1 – “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That is why we call it: The Present”
This is taken from the famous movie “Kong Fu Panda.” A great philosophical sentence which can be interpreted in many different ways. I won’t go into that term here, I just want you to put your work problems at work, your home issues at home, empty your mind, and play a good game of snooker. Making a high score break requires a great deal of concentration, and any non-snooker related thoughts will only make things harder for you. The next breaking tip has to do with concentration as well:
Snooker Break Tip #2 – Here and now
The here and now idea is fairly simple and easy to understand, yet many players seem to disregard it over and over again. What it basically says, is that you should play each shot like it was a whole snooker game to itself. It doesn’t matter if you’re losing big time, or if you really messed up the last dozen shots. Think only about this particular snooker shot, and plan it so it will lead to an easy exit. Which brings us to the next snooker breaking tip:
Snooker Break Tip #3 – Aaaaaaaand… Action!
For those of you who don’t know what action means, let me explain it real quick. It means striking the white snooker ball in a way so it will have a spin (some of the snooker players call it English), with the intention to divert it from it’s original post-strike course. This is not an easy skill to master, but it’s really a must have for making a high score break in the game of snooker. In addition to a high level of gaming, there is another thing needed for making a good “action” shot, and that brings us to our next snooker breaking tip:
Snooker Break Tip #4 – Chalk, chalk, chalk
This may seem (it sometimes actually is) like a drag, but you’ve just got to do it. It’s really hard to give the white snooker ball an effective spin without putting chalk on the cue’s tip. A good way for doing this with ease is putting 2-3 chalks on your table, so you can access them from almost anywhere.
Wrapping It Up
To sum up, take the following steps for making higher breaks:
- When you’re playing snooker, your mind plays snooker as well. Think about nothing else.
- Treat each shot like it was a whole game to itself.
- Get some action on the cue ball to make easier exits
- Always put chalk on your cue’s tip