View Full Version : 13-ball exercise, is this cheating?

Cueless Joey
05-25-2006, 01:10 AM
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Is it cheating when you crash on the 5-ball on purpose? /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
I like crashing at the other ball at the opposite rail as well. Makes it easier to run the rack this way for me somehow.

Scott Lee
05-25-2006, 01:05 PM
Joey...Is it cheating? Well, you're just cheating yourself!
I taught you that exercise in CB control, to help you PERFECT that skill. Not bumping into, or even touching, another ball is part of the skill necessary to master this exercise. C'mon...it's not THAT difficult, is it? /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif LOL I've done it 5 times in a row, with no misses or errors. Remember, NO balls are frozen...all balls are located on the diamonds, and 1/2 ball (or 1") off of the rail.


Cueless Joey
05-25-2006, 03:26 PM
OK, I've been freezing them to make it harder.
I'm gonna use a chalk to distance them from the rails then.
GREAT exercise btw. Teaches you a lot.
Staying down, cueball control, concentration and pattern play.

05-25-2006, 03:31 PM
Do you run them in any order, or lowest to highest?

Cueless Joey
05-25-2006, 03:46 PM
Run them in any oder, ball in hand on the first ball.
No banks or combos or caroms allowed.

05-25-2006, 10:24 PM
The way this drill is usually presented the balls are frozen and you are not allowed to let the cue ball touch any ball but the one you are pocketing. Great drill either way though. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding what you mean when you say "crashing".

05-26-2006, 03:35 AM
Thanks for mentioning this drill. I haven't done it in ages and had forgotten all about it.

Brian in VA
05-26-2006, 05:14 AM
It is a great drill! Took me months to finally get through it but now I can do it pretty regularly. My pool room at home should be finished by mid-summer and I'm looking forward to being able to do these drills more than once a week.

Brian in VA

Cueless Joey
05-26-2006, 09:43 AM
You're welcome.
I heard the Monk invented this drill and Scott Lee stole it.
Scott is getting sued at the moment. /ccboard/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Scott Lee
05-26-2006, 04:36 PM
Joey...NOBODY invented it! It's been around for ages! It is shown in Point The Way, in the back of the book. I use it a little bit differently. The other thing, along with what you mentioned (and you cannot touch another ball with the CB), is that you have to VERBALIZE the three shot routine, before EACH shot! Done correctly, this exercise will make anyone a champion at position play and pattern play!