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The purpose of this study was to compare the kinematics of the upper limb in fellow shot and draw shot, to quantify the effects of the different rods on technical characteristics. Eight professional snooker athletes hit the placed snooker balls using the fellow and draw shots, respectively. Ten kinematic variables were collected for each shot. Paired t-tests were used to analyze the effect of different rod method on the performance of upper limbs. The flexion-extension angle of the elbow (p=0.03) and the hand-rod angle (p=0.02) were larger when the fellow shot was used, while the hitting speed (p=0.01)and the hitting angle (p=0.01) was less than draw shot. Stroke in the draw shot required a large range of elbow and hand-rod angles during the T1-T2 and T2-T3 stages. No statistical differences were found in the kinematics of the wrist. The fellow shot is more stable than the draw shot, and the rod speed may be the main reason for the difference in kinematics between different rod methods.