I was watching pool on ESPN not too long ago and noticed something new:
Before, when I watched pool, the person breaking would wind up by leaning back a bit, then put his/her body all the way into the cue. This resulted in a tremendous break worthy of the Big Bang (well, maybe not that much…), a good bounce or two from the poor cue ball, and, often, a ball or two sunk off the bat.
This match, the exact opposite happened: The man breaking stayed in the same position and gave a firm shot, but nothing that was powerful. Have I seen something out of the norm, or has there been a change in rules, perhaps taking in mind the dangerous nature of such a specialised break?