View Full Version : Crazy "Hail Mary" shot last night. . . .
02-04-2005, 04:32 PM
Okay, I just have to post this, because it's one of those, "not in a million years" shots.
It was after the regular, Thursday night league matches, when the pressure's off, and the alcohol is working. I sank one on the break, ran 5, and missed but left a deep duck in the pocket 'A'. My buddy missed his shot, and left me on the far end of the table from the duck.
Since it was deep, and I probably used the wrong spin, I left myself blocked from the 8.
Not really seein the kick from the upper (RSB table orientation) into a 'good' hit, and not expecting to make the masse-cut into pocket 'B', I called this:
RSB Table Link (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html)
It went dead, center-pocket. I was amazed.
Any other, "wild" shots, in the recent past out there?
02-04-2005, 05:24 PM
Heater, good to see you posting again.
This is not as impressive as yours but it won a match for me last weekend and seemed to impress the crowd.
Basically it looked maybe possible to cut the 8 in but would have taken a hard hit with no control on the cb. This massey shot with a jacked up cue and a lot of throw rolled the 8 in nice and slow, then stopped perfect on the nine. Suprised me enough I had a hard time acting like it was routine. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
02-04-2005, 05:34 PM
I was in the finals of a small 8 ball tournament and didn't have much to shoot at and hit a perfect "umbrella shot" safety and left my opponent frozen on one of his balls.
Before I knew it he picked up the cueball, assuming it was ball in hand. We argued for a few minutes and I finally gave in to him. He took ball in hand, played a safe, breaking up his cluster and leaving me hooked. I did a masse kick bank and drilled it leaving a tough 8 ball which I rattled in. The shot was not a miracle shot by any means, but hitting it right after someone tried to cheat you made it 100X better. Both shots were from a Grady tape that I had matched a couple of days before.
Good stuff when that sort of thing happens. Sometimes we/I see a vision and it comes true. Last year, playing a cheap set with a friend I made this one.
I made one on the break and was left with this one ball. Bad break but I decided to shoot it. The c/b is about 1/2" off the rail. I start at A shoot the shot, barely kiss the 5 comming back at point B and drew it back to point C. It left me an easy follow angle to the 3 so I run out from there. We play cheap but not so cheap I can throw away games. LOL I haven't a clue why I shot that thing but he couldn't believe it and I acted like it was suppose to happen. LOL I won that set. OOPS I forgot to put in the wei code. ha ha ha START(
Where you been Allen?
02-05-2005, 07:28 AM
Nice, it's always better, when it's on the game-ball.
What's funny, is that it reminds me of a similar shot to the other direction. I was in a warm-up game, and left myself in another stunningly bad position. Of course, you only have to shoot these things, when you've got no other option. . . .
Anyway, I left out my opponents object balls, because it was too far back to remember, but I remember hitting this, and leaving myself an overcut on the 8 to the side afterwards, but the opponent gave it too me anyway:
(btw, thanks for the words of welcome-back. I just waste more time playing Quake on-line, nowadays, than posting)
02-05-2005, 07:38 AM
VERY cool, the masse-kick. Even if you get the in the ballpark with the spin and speed, you're not likely to get the accuracy to sink your object ball.
I bet you've tried something like this one before (I just noticed that I've been forgetting to move the tip-location on the cueball spin-indicator, on my earlier diagrams):
Or these two, during those ball-in-kitchen games (I may not have the arrows exactly correct, but the general idea is there):
and. . .
02-05-2005, 07:47 AM
Rod, been wasting my life away--just working, and playing a lot of on-line gaming (Quake III Arena). It's a fully, computer-geek, kid-thing, to do, but my brother plays as well.
It actually has something in common with pool, in that--and I think Buddy Hall said something to this effect, it's always different, but it's always the same.
I believe that I've also diagnosed myself with my own version of OCD. In things like pool and Quake, it doesn't matter how good or bad I'm doing, I don't want to quit. The worst I am, the better I know I can do, and the better I'm doing, the more I want to keep doing it! Sort of like an addiction, except I don't live to do either one, but once I'm doing them, it takes a cattle-prod to stop me.
THIS JUST IN (and bearing no relation to anything): The wife just asked me to open the little bud/reservoir for those Bath & Body Works Wallflowers--that you plug into the wall. Here's a tip: Before you break your teeth trying to unscrew the top, notice that it's left-handed thread. . . .
02-06-2005, 10:11 AM
"Corey who!" That was one hellova draw stroke man...sid
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