PoolSchool: Stance. ~ Boris Vidakovic {Part 4}

See Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.

In the last three articles I have covered the fundamentals and types of stance, how it relates to your shooting technique and thirdly, your level of comfort and how it relates to the time involved in your game.

In this article I am going to discuss a couple other characteristics that are important in this one aspect your technique.

More specific characteristics of stance:

1. Zero angle of shoulders

Zero angle of a shoulder is a position of the arm in which it has the greatest amplitude of motion without using additional musculature. If you try to make a circle with both of your arms simultaneously you will notice that the arms meet at the center of the body and so in order to make the greatest amplitude of motion you have to make circles under angle of 45 degrees in relation to your shoulders.

This is the angle where the arm freely circles and that angle is dictated by the shoulder’s range of motion.

If during a game, you keep the angle of your back arm and shoulders 45 degrees then your hand will move freely and in a straight