On The Pool Table ... At the break where is the greatest velocity of the cue ball? At the instant it comes off the stick or the moment it hits the balls? The question here is is it better to shoot the cue ball at the line or to pull the cue ball back and increase the distance to the balls? One argument is that the ball is never faster than the instant it comes off the cue. The other argument is that the ball is accelerating once it comes off the cue stick and that the velocity increases until it hits the balls. Which argument is correct?