- Jun 25, 2004
This seems like the type of post-worthy shot that Corey would take.11 ball three rails toward my pocket, cb three or four rails behind and under 10 ball.
this is the shot that impressed me when we were playing the other evening at Champions Cory. I like it as well but the cb comes up shorter going in between the 9 and 10 resting behind the 6This seems like the type of post-worthy shot that Corey would take.
I actually practice this one, just because it's fun, and it's not that hard to get the CB to the first diamond on the long rail by Putnam's pocket. Heavy inside english beats the kiss 9/10, and it's pretty demoralizing to the opponent when you pull it off.
That said, the 11 ball is a little low for this shot, to my eye. It looks hard or impossible to play the 11 on the right line and still get the CB past the side pocket. So I'd shoot the intentional foul on the 2-railer.
I like this shot as well ...Too much ducking. Time to shoot. Bank the 2 ball straight back and pull the cue ball back between the 6 and 8 ball and run out. The bank is no more than 2 to 1 against (read my books or watch my DVDs), and the two out of three times you miss you should be able to put the cue ball between the 6 and 8 safe at least one out of three times, which if my percentages serve me right, makes me the favorite to shoot at the 2 ball.
He shot it hard so the 2 kept some english while it hit the end rail. This makes it bank backward toward your pocket. The trick is to not put too much low or too much RH on the cue ball and to aim the 2 just to the right of the pocket. Tough shot. You cant baby it or the 2 will lose the english it needs to bounce backwards. Thank God for Freddy's books and tapes.Beard gets the cookie. As I watched the match, I hadn't seen that shot coming. And he whomped it pretty hard. Probably because it was such a shallow angle to the 2 ball, he had to put some steam on the CB to drag it across the table between the 6 & 8 balls.
What impressed me about the shot was the touch he had to have in order to be that precise on his CB target. It's harder than it looks to get it right on that line-- in only one attempt! He pocketed the 2 ball in the head corner pocket, and it was only after reading Beard's post that I realized he may have been trying to make the two straight back. He used low right, which he wouldn't have needed to make the bank shot. But the important thing on the shot was his touch on the CB. Mark Wilson commented that a guy would have to be practicing 6 hours a day to maintain that kind of touch.
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I thought there were some real good solutions. Steve especially had some imaginative shots. I probably would've lagged to the head rail, then back hitting rail first to the 10. Corey's shot didn't put Putnam in trouble, but it did get him out of a jam... ~Doc
The draw angle to get safe is a near cinch', big widow on bottom rail for whitey. This shot has more Cueball than object ball concerns, and the speed of the banked ball is very controllable. Cole woulda' loved this one ehHe shot it hard so the 2 kept some english while it hit the end rail. This makes it bank backward toward your pocket. The trick is to not put too much low or too much RH on the cue ball and to aim the 2 just to the right of the pocket. Tough shot. You cant baby it or the 2 will lose the english it needs to bounce backwards. Thank God for Freddy's books and tapes.