Nothing to be impressed about, the flaw was your question and your perception of the shot for it is different. This is why, I set up the balls in the same position on each attempt and beings the cb is struck dead center then all I have to do is hit the same spot on the rail. This is a wwyd, so yes I will beat your odds. If you would of ask me the 1 in 5 odds on the 14 that would be different for I have to apply spin and it is not a big ball.I'm impressed - I thought it was no more than a 20% make maybe less. Further, that CB came dangerously close to the side pocket when you made the 1. I don't like my chances on this shot so I'd definitely pass.
I wouldn't kick the 14 either. I find it quite difficult to apply just the right amount of side on narrow angle shots like this one. It's so easy to overspin the CB here. I know Grady had a system where you actually aim to hit the rail to the left of the CB and apply 1 or 2 tips of right depending on circs. I'm pretty sure he explained the system on one of his tapes. Does anyone remember where to aim and how much spin to apply ?
So my turn to ask, which shot is better; the kick combo 1, the kick on the 14, and I'll even add in the draw into the 1 off of the 7. For your level and the level of players you play.
None of this really matters, it is wwyd. It is what you can do on the first attempt. I picked the two rail kick as others, but then realized the draw off the 7 is not that hard, which is in the running, IMO. thanks, Whitey