- Dec 16, 2008
Welcome to the site Mr./Mrs./Ms. Clamp. Are you a squeezer?.Ace's shot (shaving the 4 and coming back into the stack) looks to risky to me as it could result in balls opening up towards Efrens hole. I like softly stroking off the right side of the 1 ball, coming off the rail at the diamond so the white comes gently back into the stack preferably smootching the 15
Yeah, me too. This one, for my game/money isn't even a choice. I'd shoot this 8 for sure as well and come back down. Even if I felt like I had trouble with that upper right pocket with the cb, then i'd hit this bank with low right and come to that same area.Well, i'm banking the 8 ball and playing the cue ball four cushions to the bottom rail. It looks to me that the angle is conducive for this shot. If I make the bank i'm going to have a good bank on the ball positioned by Reyes pocket. What i'm not going to do is try to double up Reyes, that shot will not work playing him, trust me.
I was thinking two railing off the eight & bringing the cue ball back to about where it is. Your four rails would be simpler and more reliable.Well, i'm banking the 8 ball and playing the cue ball four cushions to the bottom rail. It looks to me that the angle is conducive for this shot. If I make the bank i'm going to have a good bank on the ball positioned by Reyes pocket. You're close enough to the 8 ball to hit it good with a good follow stroke, time to go.
What i'm not going to do is try to double up Reyes, that shot will not work playing him, trust me.
You only get half a cookie since you equivocated. JJ made a very nice shot here and drove the 11 ball to the rail. You can see how close he came to the stack with the rock.Offensive style: bank the eight...
Defensive style: Softly thin the 10 ball and lay on the bottom/head rail - has to be thin enough for Efren not to be able to see the 8ball...or, a soft 2-rail kick to just bump the bottom side of the striped ball that's by Efren's pocket.
Yeah, he hit it good. But he risked losing a ball, risk losing the game (maybe not if he kicks good enough ).... and now he could end up frozen in the stack.
For a top player playing another top player I still like shooting the 8 ball bank playing position for the 11 ball bank next. Jeremy executed this shot very well, but Reyes has a good kick into the stack with a medium hard speed sending the cue ball up table and opening up balls on his side of the table. This shot could possibly win the game for Reyes, or at lest create bigger problems for Jeremy. Reyes also has the option to kick softly into the stack with a medium soft speed, sticking the cue ball in the stack. This shot isn't that great, but not that bad either, I like kicking with speed.
For some reason top players get luckier than others.I set up the 8 ball shot on my Diamond.
First time it went right in and I got perfect shape for the ball on the side rail. Made it too.
Second time it jawed in the pocket but was still safe. Cue ball was about 1 inch from the first shot.
Third time it bobbled the pocket and went up the side rail about 1 1/2" and left a shot for the other corner. This seems to happen a lot on my table when you warp a ball and it hits the inside rail first. Must be the pocket cut.
So I guess you have to ask yourself "Do you feel lucky"