Talk about a small window, I love to masse but from here your more likely to scratch than get the ball outThe masse off the short rail first is very workable for me. I don't see any kicks available. Three rail kick is highly dangerous. The up and down one rail has a very small ball to hit because of the position of the eight ball.
Safer and easier to play the cue ball off the nine into the one. Don't try to make it.Since there's not really much of a shot anywhere this might be worth a whack. Enough follow could make that 1 ball.
I can't wait to see what an expert 3 cushion player would do here or maybe even a one pocket hacker. I'm sure players of their talent levels would have expert opinions to give here.
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