What is a slip stroke and why is it used?

from AtLarge:

Slip stroke — The grip hand slips back on the butt just prior to the forward stroke at the cue ball.

Stroke slip — As the forward stroke at the cue ball is executed, the cue slips through the grip hand to some degree (a “throw” or “release and catch”).

from Bob_Jewett:

Here is an article from Billiards Digest that describes several kinds of stroke including the slip stroke: http://www.sfbilliards.com/articles/2005.pdf (October)

And here is one that describes some other strokes: http://www.sfbilliards.com/articles/2005.pdf (November)

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