- Dec 16, 2008
I like that idea too, Bill. You must get the stack between the cue ball and your pocket so as to protect the two balls you have down table. The shot can also be played using the side and top rails if you prefer, but you had better have a good understanding of the angles. As you suggested, the speed is critical on this shot.I would kick to the left of the 9ball off the top rail into the balls near the side rail, softly.
I have seen this match. You know, there are one or 2 instances in this match (I believe), when bugs gets ball in hand and fires at a bank, and I think balls are near shannon's hole. It is really something to see, I have never seen a player do that in all my years. That one would make a good wwyd, haha.
mini hi jack alertI have seen this match. You know, there are one or 2 instances in this match (I believe), when bugs gets ball in hand and fires at a bank, and I think balls are near shannon's hole. It is really something to see, I have never seen a player do that in all my years. That one would make a good wwyd, haha.
Man, Bugs was just something else! I will admit, when I first saw video footage of him, his fundamentals struck me as being kind of suspect, even on his instructional banking videos. I was expecting a monster stroke and rock-solid basics like our own John Brumbeck. However, he had a more adaptive approach and he used much more English than 90% of bankers I've seen. Now add to that his proclivities for drink and other intoxicants. It does not smack of "world beater."mini hi jack alert
in the 1970s i saw bugs play earl heisler $500 game 1 pocket at the sports palace in new orleans
in one game earl had a few balls near his pocket
bugs made a 4 railer left the cue ball in the open on the table so he could run out after he made the bank,,,,,,......
had he missed earl had an open shot at his pocket.........
ballsiest shot i ever saw....
I did at least mention the 3-railer. Good for a crumb at least, no??
That's what I was looking at too -- as long as I thought I could avoid scratching in the left side pocket, avoid selling out the 9, avoid bumping that stripe near the 9, avoid the kiss, AND get the 2 close to my hole, lol But yeah, that was my shot too. Not expecting it to go, but rather just getting in a little closer to my hole and playing the cue ball.Looks like Shannon was thinking about 3-railing the 7 at first.
I'd probably try to get behind the cluster by going thin off the left edge of the 2-ball with some right English.
If I thought I could get the 2-ball back down to where the cue ball is now, I'd probably try to bank that and use some follow and right english to get behind the balls (and probably sell out the 9). Then he wouldn't be able to safe me on the bottom rail anymore. But I don't think that lays quite right.