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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Dave Hines' excellent 3-rail kick shot

Dave Hines, Billiard Assistant at FastMikie's Fun House, challenged me (the impudence!!) to a game of straight pool (14.1 continuous). Toward the end of a rack, I scratched on a shot, leaving Dave with ball-in-hand behind the head string, with the requirement that he must shoot forward only. However, there were only two balls on the table at the time, both behind the head string. Dave's only option was to kick, and he pulled off this most incredible 3-rail kick shot to sink the ball and continue with the game for the WIN.

This video clip is a recreation of that shot, done the next day, after I challenged Dave to do it again. This was Dave's second attempt, on video, which only underscores the difficulty of the shot, especially with the pressure of competition.

I'm still having a tough time believing it,
but I've got to give credit where it's due.

Nice shot, Dave!


Blogger J E F R E N said...

Nice shot!...There is a mathematical formula using the diamond system to hit this shot... http://www3.sympatico.ca/eric.perreault/diamond_system_en.html

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:18:00 AM  

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