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bstroud

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problem with that shot is you get very little gain if you dont hang it up.

and sellout if you go in either the side pocket, or the top corner, or hit the tit, or hit the ten ball. and all those come into play from that thin hit from a distance and near the rail.
Beatle,

I agree. This is a dangerous position.

I think I would take a different approach and try to get out safely.

I would hit the left side of the 7 ball with Low Left English attempting to spin the 7 as far over to my side as possible. At the same time killing the cue ball as close to the middle of the end rail as I could.

Bill S.
 

lll

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Beatle,

I agree. This is a dangerous position.

I think I would take a different approach and try to get out safely.

I would hit the left side of the 7 ball with Low Left English attempting to spin the 7 as far over to my side as possible. At the same time killing the cue ball as close to the middle of the end rail as I could.

Bill S.
i think this is your shot

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lll

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The guys I know are banking the 1 ball all day long from here.
depending how much toward the middle diamond the cue ball goes
the cut for the bank is pretty thin and for me not a gimme
the cueball will be hot off the thin hit and the 10 ball is still makeable
might want to think twice about shooting it
jmho
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unoperro

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Bank that 1 and whitey goes 3 or 4 rails the 10 wont be makeable
 

crabbcatjohn

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Funny thing, i like that little thin cut bank on the 7 a lot. Thats why it was my first choice here. I'm playing in the Memphis my first match and its hill hill i need one and he needs three. Two of the balls are out of play and the ball is laying by his hole just like this one from just about the same exact position with the cue ball. I think half the room is watching our match..I shoot it and hit it bad and make it right in his hole...lol I don't think i've ever done that.Those tight pockets seemed to get much tighter after that and i ended up losing...lol I guess i'll never learn because i would shoot it again. Just call me tin cup..
 

chicagomike

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Funny thing, i like that little thin cut bank on the 7 a lot. Thats why it was my first choice here. I'm playing in the Memphis my first match and its hill hill i need one and he needs three. Two of the balls are out of play and the ball is laying by his hole just like this one from just about the same exact position with the cue ball. I think half the room is watching our match..I shoot it and hit it bad and make it right in his hole...lol I don't think i've ever done that.Those tight pockets seemed to get much tighter after that and i ended up losing...lol I guess i'll never learn because i would shoot it again. Just call me tin cup..
I’ve made the same mistake twice more times than I care to remember.
 

12squared

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Where's "Spinnin' Jim" when you need him. C'mon pilot, show them the shot. hahahaha...sigh.

Dave
 

Patrick Johnson

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I would attempt kicking the 7 ball. Short rail first in attempt to kick-bank the 7 over to near your side pocket with the CB caroming back up to its original position near the top left corner pocket. Keeps your 1 ball hidden and removes the 7 from opponents side. Not too difficult to execute.
Me too. I had just finished drawing this shot when I saw your post.

pj
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cincy_kid

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Me too. I had just finished drawing this shot when I saw your post.

pj
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I guess I need to practice those shots more, but I am not very comfortable kicking long at the foot rail and coming over into the side of the ball and judging where to hit t to get the ball to my side and bring the CB up table. I will either miss the ball completely hitting it too thin or hit it too thick and sell out the 1 ball cross corner.

If i were playing at the 7, I would have to shoot the standard RHE bank to my side shot that others have posted.
 

chicagomike

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I guess I need to practice those shots more, but I am not very comfortable kicking long at the foot rail and coming over into the side of the ball and judging where to hit t to get the ball to my side and bring the CB up table. I will either miss the ball completely hitting it too thin or hit it too thick and sell out the 1 ball cross corner.

If i were playing at the 7, I would have to shoot the standard RHE bank to my side shot that others have posted.
A little while practicing and you’ll get the hang of it. Even if you never use it you will have it as an option.
 

Jeff sparks

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I’m wondering about this shot... I’m sure a good billiard player would know if it’s on... perhaps Bill S. or Dr. Bill or someone else fluent in 3 cushion play could comment...
Cross the 7 to the long rail about a diamond short of the side pocket with the intention of 3 railing the 7 to your pocket... the way the shot lays using high English with maybe a tip of right to somewhat flatten the cb out thereby enabling it to pass above the 1 and below the 10 for a cb that will end up in a strong position uptable...might be a stretch with a lot of moving parts, but if it’s on, it would very strong...
 
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