What is top spin in snooker?

What is top spin in snooker?

Top spin occurs when you apply the cue tip above the centre spot of the cue ball. The higher the strike the more top spin that is applied. You may sometimes hear top spin referred to as “follow” this is due to the fact that the cue ball will follow through after striking the object ball.

What is top spin in pool?

Top spin is imparted to a ball by hitting it above the midpoint of its vertical plane as it faces the shooter. Top spin is spin in the direction a ball naturally “wants” to take in reaction to friction from contact with the pool cloth. Because of this, a ball sliding on the cloth will rapidly pick up follow.

How do you top spin?

To generate topspin, you want to brush up on the ball using a low to high swing path. Place the ball between the net cord and your racquet. Then, using a low to high swing path, “brush” the ball off te net cord and over the net. Done correctly, you will see ball rotate forward with topspin.

How long can a top spin?

27 hours 9 minutes and 24 seconds
Two toy companies have teamed up to make a spinning top which can keep on rotating for more than a day. Fearless Toys (Israel) and Breaking Toys Ltd (USA) have broken the record for the Longest-running mechanical spinning top (prototype), with a head-turning record time of 27 hours 9 minutes and 24 seconds.

Does topspin bounce high?

Competitive utility. The topspin shot is very effective on hard surfaces. The ball spins forward and descends toward the ground quicker, so it can be hit with more force compared to another type of shot. On most court surfaces, topspin also makes the ball bounce higher.

What makes a good masse cue?

Massé cues will use a leather tip because you still need grip to impart all that spin. A lot of massé cues will have a larger tip (14 mm). Some jump cues will, but most stay around 13 mm.

What is a stun shot?

What is a stun shot? Stun means pure sliding, where there is no topspin or bottom spin. With a stun shot, the CB has no top or bottom spin when it hits the OB. For a straight in stun shot, the CB stops in place and transfers all of its energy to the OB. This is called a stop shot.