How do you get the cue ball to draw more quickly with a cut shot?

To have the cue ball draw back more quickly at a shorter angle and less tangent-line motion with a cut shot, you want to have as much backspin as possible with as little forward speed as possible. The result is called quick draw. To get the largest effect, you need to elevate the cue (see TP B.9 for more info). Cue elevation also allows one to create less object motion for a given amount of cue ball draw. For examples and more info, see “Draw Shot Physics – Part III: spin ratio” (BD, June, 2009) and “Draw Shot Physics – Part IV: cue elevation effects” (BD, July, 2009). Here are some related videos:

For more info on cue elevation effects, see cue elevation effects.

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