- Feb 25, 2012
English effects the path of the cueballI believe the spin doesn’t matter if the OB is frozen to the rail. There is virtually no spin transfer from the CB in this case. The cut induced spin will still occur (although to a lesser extent) and therefore the thinner the hit the more the OB will shorten off the top rail which you need to make the 2-railer here. Obviously you can’t go too thin as the OB will catch the point of the corner pocket.
The precise thickness of the hit you can only establish by trial and error as Bill said.