Check Side

What is it?

Check Side is a term used to describe the following:

  • Side that NARROWS the throw off a ball.
  • Side that CHECKS the ball off a cushion i.e. kills some of the ball's momentum and widens the angle with the cushion.

Possible Confusion

If you hit a ball before a cushion (or vice versa) the term becomes confusing as you can 'check' off a ball then 'run' off a cushion! In this case, use the FIRST point of contact to describe the shot. e.g. If you check off a ball and run off a cushion - this would be called check side.

However, it becomes confusing at very thin contacts with the object ball. If in doubt describe what you are referring to e.g. checking off the object ball to run off the cushion.

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