Billiards Player and the Equipment

The best equipment does not contribute to a player winning or losing chances. Ultimately it is the expertise of the player, his talent for the game, sharp thinking ability as the game progresses and ability to understand geometry and visualization that help him use the equipments to his best advantage. The importance of the right equipment, however, cannot be minimized. To progress to professional levels, a player has to practice on the regulation sized table, using professional grade cues and balls, to develop his skills to perfection. Standard equipments also reduce fatigue and reduce chances of aching backs. For learners special training balls are available marked with rings and targets on the surface to help the player judge the sidespin, topspin or backspin generated by a hit.

Billiards table and the cue stick see a lot of variation in quality of materials used in construction and the cost. Home or amateur billiards players can make do with tables that do not necessarily have to have a slate surface. The cloth does not necessarily have to be the best professional quality and the most expensive. Similarly, cue sticks use different construction techniques and materials for the tip and the shaft. Players commonly apply chalk to the tip ends, enabling greater control over the cue ball. Newbies and amateurs need not go in for professional grade tables, balls and cues to enjoy the game of billiards. Smaller tables and simple cue sticks give enjoyment, with game play being more important than the equipments.



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