The ultimate design for break cues, the AC/BC brings the full package for breaking needs – weighted with 18-21 ounces of raw busting power. This is a two-piece maple cue with ima-on-wood joint. This new design is a high quality breaker with a great look and solid feel. It’s gloss blank appearance with no wrap provide a very clean and slick look. Be sure to add this weapon to your arsenal now! AC/BC – ACBilliards Break Cue Pool/Billiards Break Cue Stick
Quoted from Billiard world
| by Jim Meador
I have had a number of email questions about the best way to break in 8-ball. I don’t know a decisive answer for the perfect break. There are a couple of fundamentals that you can “play” with.
First, remember that maximum cue ball energy is achieved with a “full in the face” hit. Hit square on the nose of the rack. Place the cue ball anywhere on the head string. Use a center ball hit (or 1/4 tip above center). Simply “throw” the stick at the nose, full in the face, with force. The cue should stay in the middle of the table after the break. Some players prefer top English to drive the cue through the rack. The problem with this is it can leave you against the foot rail without a second shot.
Below is the “second ball hit.” Place the cue ball on the head string about 3 or 4 inches from the side rail. Use inside spin and target the second ball, barely clearing the nose ball. This shot needs a lot of practice and will spread the balls nicely. You may make the 8-ball in the side on the break depending on your spin. Scratching in the corner is probable if the hit is too thin, or with no inside spin.