- Sep 17, 2008
Fred; hate to correct you, but, Clarence Jackson is the initial author of the,"Diamond System". It was later refined by, Johnny Layton, Gus Copulus was a fine player and system player of his era.Gus Copulus was generally regarded as the man who invented or initially refined the diamond system.
I have hesitated to post on this thread for, I know it would get s**t on by the resident, "claim jumper". The diamond system that is was published in Willie Hoppe's book is NOT the same system used by, "Modern" day players. The cue ball numbers and returns are different, because the rubber used back then was a NATURAL rubber, it played longer.
Two last thoughts on this subject, the proper play in "Modern" 3 cushion billiards, is to try to control ALL 3 balls, this is almost impossible to achieve trying to make the cue ball hit an exact point on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cushions, maybe 1 out of a 1000 shots come up where this can be done playing position.
Next, the VERY last shot a professional players wants to attempt is a bank shot, the margin of error for this is FAR less then striking an object ball first...hit, stroke,speed,english, etc.
Bill Smith "Mr3Cushion"
P.S. Any members that would like the skinny on the "DS", feel free to PM me!