1) We generally advise the player to start off slowly with the 360 PureCue. For example, begin to become more familiar with the device by using the cue ball only, training yourself to gradually increase the distance and the amount of power you can use without the cue flexing. This can be done by potting the white only with top, screw, side or a combination of some of these but it is recommended you master the centre ball area first as the cue is more likely to be on a plain that is easier to keep the energy running through the strike.
2) Add the object ball along the way when you feel you can. You don’t necessarily have to master these things before you attempt other shots but it is recommended that you use this routine to some degree regardless of how proficient you become with it.
3) We suggest you simply try some set play exercises like line ups. Using the 360 PureCue this way will help you to develop your technique and tempo when in and amongst the balls.
4) When confident enough, you can begin to introduce some long pots. Long pots with side, stun or screw are particularly challenging, as are safety shots from distance with side.
5) Rest play with the 360 PureCue can also prove very challenging and as with normal rest play with a standard cue the boundaries are narrower. It is recommended that you take it very easy at first when using the rest with the 360, maybe even beginning without any balls at all just to get a feel for it.
6) Continue to fill in the gaps in your own individual way. When you feel ready, you can even try using the 360 PureCue Stroke Trainer in an actual game. The fact that you would then be using the device in such a life like situation will help you to confirm the overall progress you have made.