awesome awesomeVery interesting situation, and yes depending on the speed of your opponent should influence you (to a degree) on what shot to give 'extra' consideration to.
I see three shots that are imo reasonable, and yes my preference would change against different levels of players.
#1 You can "tiki" shooting under the 1ball, which is very inviting because of the "high percentage" of pocketing the 5ball. Plus you really don't leave much for your opponent. I like this shot a lot, especially playing a very good or very bad player. Playing a weaker player you will give yourself the time you need to work back into the game. Playing a very good player you will also buy a little time, simply because the shot lends to a grinding future. (if there is one):lol
#2 You can also billiard the 5ball off the 7ball. This shot (imo) is not as strong as the "tiki" You can possibly tie up a few balls off the 7ball, however, you run the risk of leaving a good offensive shot with the 1ball. Not a shot that I would shoot against a good player.:sorry However, if i'm uncomfortable with the "tiki" then i'm not goin to get mad at ya if you billiard off the 7ball. Just not my choice.
#3 The 13ball billiard is also a consideration, especially against a top player or even a very good player. I would lean more toward the billiard playing better players, but regardless of who the player is I would have to feel that I was at least a 3/2 favorite to pocket the billiard before shooting it. Playing lesser players I would have to be a much bigger favorite to make the billiard for me to choose that option, because of the confidence I would have in buying the time I need to work myself back in the game against the weaker player.
Let me share what I believe is very 'noteworthy' and that is the position of the cue ball, closely positioned to the side rail. NASTY
Thanks Tom for your time and understanding of interesting situations.