What's the word on the Stinger jump/break pool cue?

Written by Philip Downen

The recently released Stinger by Jerico Cues is distributed byrepparttar National Billiard Academy and manufactured inrepparttar 143572 USA by Jerry Powers of Jerico Cues. It is claimed byrepparttar 143573 aforementioned distributor that it is "The World's Greatest JumpBreak Cue," and has been a recent hot topic inrepparttar 143574 industry by both consumers, as well as professional players.

What arerepparttar 143575 selling points ofrepparttar 143576 stinger? 1) The stinger has two quick-release joints, which can be considered extraordinarily convenient for a jumpbreak cue since you've already got an extra joint that you'll need to fool around with occasionally when making your jump shots. Time efficiency... That's what I'm talking about. Aside from that, who wants to get carpal tunnel while playing pool?

2) It comes in a variety of different exotic woods: bocote, cocobolo, purpleheart, and ebony. The Stinger can also come at a little lower price as a "sneaky pete" version that makes use of maple wood. I happen to findrepparttar 143577 exotic woods very appealing. Many jump/breaks I've seen tend to be a little plain looking, but withrepparttar 143578 fabulous finish on these cuesrepparttar 143579 wood really looks good. Which brings me to my next point...repparttar 143580 finish.

3) Jerry at Jerico Cues has developed quite an impressive finish that looks fabulous AND protects and sealsrepparttar 143581 wood fromrepparttar 143582 effects of moisture and dirt. It seals to a depth of about a millimeter overrepparttar 143583 whole cue, allowing it to have a great glossy look to it.

4) It is currently being used by multiple pro players aroundrepparttar 143584 world including: Mike Massey, Kid Delicious, Tony Robles, Jennifer Barretta, Ronnie Wiseman, Chris Lynch, Edwardo Roldan, Bill Meima (2004 World Jumpshot Champion), Sarah Ellerby, Randy Whitehead, Billy Banks, and Lynette Horsburgh (UK Snooker Champion).

How to Unleash Your True Golf Potential (Part 2)

Written by Craig LePage, CSCS, NASM-CPT

In (Part 1) of this article I discussed how muscle imbalance can often keep a golfer from achieving his or her true playing potential. Even know these imbalances are quite common they often go untreated due torepparttar fact thatrepparttar 143377 golfer is focusing onrepparttar 143378 symptom and notrepparttar 143379 cause. The symptom in this case isrepparttar 143380 inaccuracy and loss of power in their swing. The cause isrepparttar 143381 muscle imbalance.

Postural deficiencies (imbalances) consist of tight (shortened) muscles and weak (lengthened) muscles. Common golf posture consists of a forward head and rounded shoulders. Proper program design will call forrepparttar 143382 tight muscles to be stretched andrepparttar 143383 weak muscles to be strengthened.

In addition,repparttar 143384 average person also has a weak core and lack of neuromuscular joint stabilization making it even more difficult to control their body during a functional movement such as golf. Common muscle imbalances of a golfer:

Forward Head Position Anterior (front) neck muscles (tight/shortened) - Stretch Posterior (rear) neck muscles (weak/lengthened) - Strengthen

Rounded Forward Shoulders Pectoral (chest) muscles (tight/shortened) - Stretch Rhomboid (upper middle back) muscles (weak/lengthened) Strengthen

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Illiopsoas (hip flexor) muscles (tight/shortened) Stretch Quadriceps (front thigh) muscles (tight/shortened) Stretch Gluteal (buttocks) muscles (weakness) - Strengthen

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