Maximum inside (left english) will also work well. Not spun, but stroked.
Using inside is the only way I'd ever shoot this ball in a one-pocket game or just to make the ball practicing. I used to practice the 1st shot from even tougher angles than that.
Hopkins used outside and never made the ball one time. He was just half-horsing around though but I was surprised to see him use outside.
We shot the prop below often in the late sixties. I got pretty good at it. The secret is to hit down on the CB a little and get it hopping, for every fraction the CB rises you get twice as thin a hit.
P.S. The guys trying to spin it in gave up quickly. It would be made every 12/18 shots or so. When made the CB didn't scratch.
I would say than anyone that said they would shoot these shots with inside would catch me for a chip or two compared to throwing the ball in with outside.
Amen to that. And i'd just like to state for the record, I really hate to argue here, I just like to state my dum opinion and get the heck out... but for me there are 2 things at play here....
Let's face it, the harder you have to hit the cb, the more magnified any slight stroke error will be with your aim. What does extreme spinning like crazy relative to how fast the cb is going type stroke do for you here? It one (pay attention young boys and girls) tends to give the ob quite a bit more speed when considering how fast the cb is going. second, you can hit this ball thicker with outside and make it, i dont care what anybody says, and no i dont care about any dumb doctor dave videos either, save it all. shoot this ball with a shitton of outside, and dont hit the cb hard kids. thanks me when you win the world championship.
I'll have to try those ultra thin cuts with inside. If it works, my guess is that it's the same principle as with the reverse bank shots: the added squirt from using inside causes a thinner hit on the OB. When an OB is cut that thin, it doesn't cause collision induced spin like it would with a thicker hit.
I really thought there were more sharp people on here than it looks like.
Man, what a bunch of suckers on here.
If we do this on a 6x12 its even better.