Piggy, I don't think your shot is any good because of the bank on the one. And with a traffic cop to help direct the one, that bank can hardly be missed if hit at all well. Better think of something else.bank the 9 to my side and leave whitey against rail--touchy shot from there.....
Not a BAD shot, but, you might ONLY have the 2 ball next, that's it!Am I supposed to be in trouble here?...sheeit, I ain't in no trouble..this here's a hanger for the Ghost...I'ma just gonna carom the 6 ball in and run out.. rackem up Shannon......:heh
I use a size of the ball myself. Once you see it, it looks huge. So what if you only get the two next. you're out of a jam and you can take out the opponents ball.If it lays right, I'm inclined to like Bernie's shot. Otherwise I'd hit the 9-ball with low left and kick the 11-ball away. Try to get the CB back into the stack. One has to be careful not to scratch.
Ghost, on those type carom shots, do you use a system (like the 30% rule), or just instinct? In this example I'd think the shot would have to feel like a hanger, because a miss would undoubtedly amount to loss of game...
With all due respect Bill, I don't see where you can put the cue ball uptable where nothing goes. With that ball hanging at the lower edge of Shannon's pocket, it looks to me like it would act as a nice sideboard, so any of those open balls could be played in/off the sideboard or directly into the mostly open part of the pocket -- either way pretty high percentage for a shooter like Shannon.I see several options here.
The carom on the six ball if you are sure you can make it.
The combo bank on the 7 if you are sure you can get the seven in front of your pocket.
Being in the stack if you don't is a disaster.
Another option is to roll the cue ball up table and take a scratch. Put it where nothing goes in his pocket and see what he does. If he takes a scratch you may have a chance to move the ball near his pocket.