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Sunday, November 04, 2007

One tough position shot



The cue ball and object balls are frozen to the foot rail,
and you need to get shape on the 9 ball on the head rail.

Use extreme low right with a strong smooth stroke
with lots of follow through
while aiming just to the left of the center
of the object ball.
The resulting action of the cue ball is caused
partly by draw, and partly by the english
which spins the cue ball off the long rail.

El Maestro, in the white shirt, demonstrates first,
and then me (dark shirt).

Through the miracle of video editing,
you don't have to suffer through the 40+ times
I flubbed it before I finally made it.

Now it's your turn...

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3 Comments:

Blogger THE ANiTOKiD said...

Awesome lesson! Will definitely come in handy during matches!

I remember a similar situation during a match. What I did was use extreme high right instead of extreme low right. The outcome was :( .

Sunday, November 04, 2007 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Johnson said...

If the cue ball and object ball are backed up a little more on the rail, then you might have trouble drawing back without scratching. In that case you can hit with top left on the cue ball to get the cue ball to the other end of the table.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:51:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Johnson said...

Oops, actually, my suggestion probably will not work if both balls are frozen on the rail. Tony's way works well because you shoot the cue ball slightly out from the rail and rely on contact throw. With the way I suggested you need top left to get the cue ball to the other end, but unfortunately that would throw the object ball badly, missing the shot.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007 1:05:00 PM  

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