I wish you would take the layout to the table, and stop trying to obfuscate the issue with 3 paragraphs about what Ghost did, or did not imply. Does Ghost have you on retainer?
I stated that the 13 ball two-railer will not go if it is hit dead on, that it must be cut. You then said that I must have set it up wrong; and that if I set it up properly, it would go. But if I set it up to where it would go, having been struck at it's center, then the original layout would be altered. Would you like to discuss an alternate variation of this layout?
Art, I have always been under the impression that the layout on the 13ball bank option was on, why else would I, or for that matter, any one else choose this option not only as the best option of the three but as an option at all, if it wasn't on.:frus The question here is simple, if the angle for the 13ball option is on then there is a debate whether it's the best option, if it's not on then it 'shouldn't of been included with the other options for which option is the best option. If it's not on then of course it's not close to being the best option and probably not an option at all. The strength of the 13ball option is that you can win with it if you pocket the 9ball because of the position the shot carries, if the bank is missed then sticking the cue ball behind the 8ball should create huge problems for your opponent and would clearly make you the favorite to win the game.
My question to you now would be..If the angle for the 13ball option is on would you consider it as an option and how much does it change your perception of the option.