What is Lagging?

The term Lag or lagging for the break is a method used to decide which player will break in a game of pool. Each player strikes a cue ball from behind the head string towards the foot cushion; the goal is for the ball to rebound off the foot cushion and stop as close as possible to the head cushion.

Importance of Lagging

Winning the lag can provide a significant advantage as breaking first can set the tone for the game. Effective lagging is thus a crucial skill to learn if playing in competitive pool.