Ghost vs. Alex 4

One Pocket Ghost

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From the angle presented in the photo, I would strike the cue ball rail first before the side pocket into the right side of the 12-ball which should send both the 12-ball and cue ball to the back rail while leaving a "not for my money" long, off-angled combination on the 5-ball.
Good eye Johnny - that's the shot that I was thinking I would have probably shot, if it had been my shot in that game.

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what happens if you hit the 12 a little full. maybe leave a cut shot on the 5 or if hit too hard the12 comes up enough for a cut shot on that.

if hit great you get an okay safe though.
 

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Like Screwball said....I prefer clipping the 8, taking whitey up and back to the foot rail area.
 

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what happens if you hit the 12 a little full. maybe leave a cut shot on the 5 or if hit too hard the12 comes up enough for a cut shot on that.

if hit great you get an okay safe though.
I think you’d be hard pressed to even hit the 12 rail first. The cue ball is frozen to the point.
 

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How's your defensive game?

Alex's shot --- the ball score is 6-6, both going to 8 --- Alex's pocket is at the bottom left --- Alex is in a little trouble here - he's frozen on the foot rail and he needs to find a shot whereby he won't leave me either a cut shot, a one rail, a two rail, or a three rail bank.....wwyd? >>>
I'm kicking off the near long rail to approx half-ball hit on the 12.
 

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I like, as already mentioned, the slow roll off the 5 cueball to the 8.
Not sure angle is right so just move whitey 2 inches to near pocket point. Spot 1 up and play on.
 

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I like, as already mentioned, the slow roll off the 5 cueball to the 8.
Not sure angle is right so just move whitey 2 inches to near pocket point. Spot 1 up and play on.
I think anyone who can reliably pull that off from that CB position and that tight an angle should have been in the tournament at Buffalo's. :rolleyes:
 

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I like, as already mentioned, the slow roll off the 5 cueball to the 8.
Not sure angle is right so just move whitey 2 inches to near pocket point. Spot 1 up and play on.
This was my first thought and probably the best shot imo but I do not believe it is available.
 

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I think anyone who can reliably pull that off from that CB position and that tight an angle should have been in the tournament at Buffalo's. :rolleyes:
The guys at Buff's might 3 rail kick to the bottom side of the 12, playing the ticky down the rail to just past the side pocket.
I like my 2 options better then anything else mentioned so far. Hence its WIWD;)
 

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Ghost vs. Alex 4

I'm 2 railing the 5 to my hole, leaving cueball on the short rail. If I make it bank the stripe to my hole.

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Well, like a few of you guys also liked, Alex chose to come off the 5, into the long rail, and then freeze to the 8...but unfortunately (for him that is :heh) he hit it just 1/4" too soft and just-barely left me a nice straight back bank, with natural position to get out...here's how it turned out >>>
 

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The guys at Buff's might 3 rail kick to the bottom side of the 12, playing the ticky down the rail to just past the side pocket.
I like my 2 options better then anything else mentioned so far. Hence its WIWD;)
WWID, lol.

You're a braver man than I.
 

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OPG what would you have done?

As you took the picture you had to be thinking......;)
 

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Actually onedog, I posted up my choice already - it's post #21.
Do you really think you can get to the 12 with such a shallow angle? Even if you hit the 12, what about the possibility of hitting the 12 to thin and selling out a bank on the 12?

Nice to have you posting and helping me out.
 

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Do you really think you can get to the 12 with such a shallow angle? Even if you hit the 12, what about the possibility of hitting the 12 to thin and selling out a bank on the 12?

Nice to have you posting and helping me out.
Jim, all the choices here are execution-challenges..that said, I kick pretty well and I feel that I would have a high probability of kicking the 12 successfully.


Thanks for the reply and wwyd:)
No problemo.
 
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