I tried your 2 rail kick into the 2 and it is just not there. The cb will not pull back as you would like.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/uuTyY9kJpCrfB2z78 Here is your back bank on the 7 and keeping the cb on the head rail. This I believe is a very good instructional video, and of course a very good ploy in leaving a tough return opponent shot w/ your balls in front of the hole.
Good point, John. Banking the 7ball sending the cue ball three cushions is a game-winning shot if you make it. However, choosing this option, you will most likely give up your position if the 7ball is missed. Is it worth the gamble? There are certain conditions when this method of playing the bank is a fair trade-off, like, for instance, if the pocket size is forgiving, which then would raise your pocketing percentage high enough to make this method a very viable one. (providing the pocketing ability is relatively high)Another scenario would be if the shooter were trailing significantly, then this method would be the correct way to shoot it. Playing the bank using a center ball with left English sending the cue ball cross table offers you the luxury of playing the shot with pocket speed. This method will protect your position but lessen your chances of running out if the bank is pocketed. I like playing the bank with center-left if the score is close, which would keep you in control of the position. If you happen to make the bank, then you can bank the 5ball next and continue applying pressure.Very nice videos again Whitey. Thanks! The bank on the 7 is a wild card if missed leaves him access to clear the balls out of your hole and several shots at his hole even if they are difficult ones.
Yes, that is the reply to Bill's shot, you kick into the 2 or take a scratch leaving the cb on the long rail. But Bill will bury you right back in there on the foot rail by either going off the 3 or the 1. His intent is to take control of the game and keep it, playing the end game early in the game, of which you understand. Bill can elude on banking the 3 ball, but IMO he would never take this shot for it defeats his initial intent.Wouldn't the reply be to kick into 2 leaving both balls on the rail? Sure the 3 can be banked into the balls but who knows how it will turn out.
The hands down, no contest shot is to bank the 7, make the 3, make the 6 and have some options on the next position and just run out.
Playing the bank using a center ball with left English sending the cue ball cross table offers you the luxury of playing the shot with pocket speed. This method will protect your position but lessen your chances of running out if the bank is pocketed. I like playing the bank with center-left if the score is close, which would keep you in control of the position. If you happen to make the bank, then you can bank the 5ball next and continue applying pressure.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/HzkbCKfXrDjUsha6A I just cleaned the balls a day prior to this, so as you can see the cb grabs and hugs the head rail slightly and enough to slow it down. I worked this shot over quite well and could not come up with a solution for getting the cb away from the head rail properly to get 3 rails back up table. Maybe a tad below center with extreme right hand spin will allow the cb to speed up and get free of the head rail. Since mr3cushion has joined in on this thread, and is of course a master of this then maybe he can add his expertise for I have not found the answer. It just might not be possible without hitting the shot harder than the pocket speed.Who knows, maybe the shot was to 2-rail the 10 and swing the CB 3 or 4 rails behind the 2. This would eliminate the threat of banking the 10. Still, it wouldn't be among my top 3 options by any stretch.
I finally did a shot that the player did, and I am probably 1 for 12 on that one. He hit it the right way by letting the cb go to the head rail.Donn chose to bank the 7, in this manner....since Pete rates as an average player (I give him 10-8) Donn was comfortable giving him the old "heart check" and letting him shoot the not free 5 or the 3 from long distance if he wants to....Donn hit the bank pretty well (very similar to the way that Whitey hit it in his posted video), missing it by an inch or two.....here's how it ended up >>>
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I finally did a shot that the player did, and I am probably 1 for 12 on that one. He hit it the right way by letting the cb go to the head rail.
But, what is the best way to reply. Of course the reply is to take out the 6/7 unless you are a stone ass shooter.
I am cross banking the 7 to my hole with power to catch the 14/2 combo and make the 2 ball in my hole. I think this is possible for the cb will go into the 6 and then curl back around the 7.
Join the madness! Whitey
PS. I'll probably have to eat my words, for I have not tried it.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/9ynTrK8tGp7fxSbB6 Sure enough I could not hit the shot as I wanted. I am not sure if I have the 7 or the 6 set up quite right for I might have the 6 a little far off the rail which allows the scratch. It sure looks possible in the photo, and it probably is not the high on the cb. Whitey