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Chopstick
08-11-2005, 07:35 AM
Grady Matthews showed me a new way to play this bank shot. The cue ball and object ball are lined straight in to the opponents pocket. The way I play this is to bank one rail back to my pocket. The cue ball winds up in about position C.

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Grady says he prefers to play it three rails so he doesn't sell out if he misses. Check this out. The cue ball winds up at position D.

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Isn't that wild. I was able to do it after only a couple tries. It's really not much more difficult that the one railer with a much better outcome with the cue ball if you miss.

woody_968
08-11-2005, 09:04 PM
Did you have any trouble with making it in the other pocket?

Fran Crimi
08-11-2005, 09:33 PM
Very cool shot. Thanks for posting it.

Fran

stephen_joyce
08-12-2005, 01:04 AM
I am new to this site , this will probably sound stupid, but how can i view the shot above.

Regards

Rod
08-12-2005, 01:37 AM
Are you sure about that english? I play it as a stun shot center or favor inside english. It allows the c/b to travel up table easier. Never played it with low right. In some cases it could make a difference to avoid a kiss.

Rod

NH_Steve
08-12-2005, 03:42 AM
A couple of years ago at the DCC, I watched Shannon Daulton make that same shot -- except the length of the table, not the width. It was in a Bank Pool match. Maybe he was just showing off, but he made the shot...

PQQLK9
08-12-2005, 04:35 AM
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html

Chopstick
08-12-2005, 05:03 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote woody_968:</font><hr> Did you have any trouble with making it in the other pocket? <hr /></blockquote>

Yep. Twice I made it two rails in the opponent pocket. That's the downside. Still a fun shot though.

Chopstick
08-12-2005, 05:11 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rod:</font><hr> Are you sure about that english? I play it as a stun shot center or favor inside english. It allows the c/b to travel up table easier. Never played it with low right. In some cases it could make a difference to avoid a kiss.

Rod
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That's the way I play these. I've been having trouble getting the transfer of english to the object ball. I think it's my stroke. Grady can get a lot more juice on it just using center ball than I can.

When we are shooting two and three railers across side he can hit the second rail 3/4 of a diamond below the side and still get it to reverse. I can't get anywhere close to that.

SpiderMan
08-12-2005, 09:42 AM
Definitely a game of creativity.

SpiderMan