natural pivot length

What is natural pivot length?

natural pivot length meaning the distance from the cue ball to the bridge that will result in squirt canceling the cue pivot angle (e.g., when using back-hand english). If your bridge is at the natural pivot point of the cue and you are lined up for a center ball hit, the cue ball will still go straight even if you pivot the cue to apply sidespin (intentionally or unintentionally).

 

reference: billiards.colostate.edu: Glossary of Pool and Billiards Terms and Phrases

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