I’d like to share with you a rule that I have that I like to say. That rule is: “You can’t do Low Slow”. It’s not a standard rule by any means, rather it’s just something I like to say as a general guideline. As with any rule, you’ll likely find an occassion where “low and slow” does indeed work. For the most part though, this rule will hold true for most players.
When you’re using Low on the cue ball, you always have to do it firm. You’ll notice that higher skill level players don’t have an issue with this, but beginners usually do have a problem. They have a shot setup like in the video above and they use low to hit it but they don’t hit low quite hard enough and, as a result, they scratch.
As you can see, when you don’t hit hard enough, your cue ball started to spin backwards but by the time it got to the object ball, it had already started to spin forward. That’s why you can’t use Low Slow.
The other reason why you can’t use Low Slow is if your stoke is not dead-straight, the cue ball will veer off and the shot will not be effective. So that’s another reason why “You Can’t Use Low Slow”.