- Apr 25, 2004
If he can clear those two balls, now we do have a shot that passes the risk/reward test! Definitely I like drawing into the stack if playing this kind of shot because it is way easier to control.Bill, I like this shot too with one exception. I think I prefer drawing the cue ball into the stack with this shot. In this way the shot can be hit with a firm stroke. I expect a double kiss on the ten-one but they should clear nicely should the kiss angle be laying right and with the proper speed needed for the draw. Many times the one will end up near my pocket with this type of shot and with the cue ball in the stack the risk of loosing the cue ball is reduced to zero. Also, we all know the value of leaving the cue ball buried in the stack. Tyler has it nearly correct but I'm not a fan of sending the cue ball off the bottom rail to get to the stack. The control for that is far more problematic.
I stand corrected, the soft kick isn't the "only" shot
PS Now that my eyes have been opened, I bet breakfast Cookie shot a variation of this