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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Earl Strickland's Favorite Shot



Earl Strickland and Johnny Archer came by my place for a couple of hours on July 15, 2008, and we hit some balls around for a while. Toward the end of the evening I asked them both to show me their favorite shot... not a trick shot, or "artistic" shot, but a shot they might get in a game, that for most anyone else it would be a real challenge, but for them, they just love to see it.

Earl showed me this one: a backward cut on the 8 with monster draw and spin to get back up-table for the game ball. The first shot he had truly epic spin on the ball, and a stroke that only Earl can produce. The second time he did it perfectly.

It was a great finish to the evening. It was almost midnight and they had a long drive to Los Angeles for an exhibition in the morning. Thanks, guys!


2 Comments:

Blogger cuelad said...

unbelievable, Mikie... btw hi cuelad is back online!

Fantastic amount of 'english' or side as we call it. Have seen a very similar shot snooker player Alex Higgins did in the semi finals of the World SNooker Championships? Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df9T5p-aHoY and look around 3:00 mins in to the video... Let me know what you think!

Hope you're well...

Saturday, August 09, 2008 11:00:00 AM  
Blogger FastMikie said...

cuelad...

Great to hear from you again! Very good to know you're back online too...

Most excellent video of Alex Higgins runout. Snooker rules!! Some day I must learn the game.

All is well here at FastMikie's Fun House. Come visit for some pool and pints.

Sunday, August 10, 2008 7:41:00 AM  

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