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NH_Steve
07-09-2002, 02:39 PM
I just discovered the WEI tool, and add me to the list of fans -- thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Alright, let's put it to work for the most complex & challenging pocket game of all: One Pocket. I know there are alot of 1 pocket fans out there in CCB land, let's see what you've got. I'll kick:) this off with a shot successfully excecuted a couple days ago. If you other 1pocket players will post too, well, we just might end up with a shot-a-day!

In case you don't already know about the WEI pool table, it's here:
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html

And the 'Help' is here:
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html

Okay, here's my shot-of-the-day:

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It's what Grady Matthews might call a rail first 'double ticky' to return the break. This same shot would work to give your opponent the 2nd ball if it was hanging in their pocket, but in this case the 2nd ball was just less than a cueball's width off the bottom rail, so I was able to move the ball & did not scratch. It was a soft hit, with light follow (which I forgot to indicate on the English diagram).

Tom_In_Cincy
07-09-2002, 06:28 PM
Steve,
Good shot.. Grady does like the 'ticky' (single or double) and executes these shots in his one pocket video.. good video to have..

Paul_Mon
07-10-2002, 08:19 AM
I made this shot twice on a guy one afternoon. This comes up many times during the end game.
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Paul Mon

Paul_Mon
07-10-2002, 10:29 AM
This one is in the book by Eddie Robin's. Most people think it is a mistake when you pull this one off. I needed 2 and my opponent 1. The tough part with these shots is beating the kiss from whitey.

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Paul Mon

NH_Steve
07-10-2002, 08:13 PM
Here's how I like to play a spot shot in 1pocket. Shoot firmly with straight draw -- no left (or right) English! With good snap on the draw you won't scratch, even with a little overcut miss. You can miss overcut or undercut & the OB will head uptable, leaving little more than a long bank, with the CB hugging the bottom rail. However, get lazy on your draw and you can scratch even if you make the shot!

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07-11-2002, 04:50 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote: NH_Steve:</font><hr> I just discovered the WEI tool, and add me to the list of fans -- thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Alright, let's put it to work for the most complex &amp; challenging pocket game of all: One Pocket. I know there are alot of 1 pocket fans out there in CCB land, let's see what you've got. I'll kick:) this off with a shot successfully excecuted a couple days ago. If you other 1pocket players will post too, well, we just might end up with a shot-a-day!

In case you don't already know about the WEI pool table, it's here:
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2_help.html (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html>http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html</a>

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Okay, here's my shot-of-the-day:

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It's what Grady Matthews might call a rail first 'double ticky' to return the break. This same shot would work to give your opponent the 2nd ball if it was hanging in their pocket, but in this case the 2nd ball was just less than a cueball's width off the bottom rail, so I was able to move the ball &amp; did not scratch. It was a soft hit, with light follow (which I forgot to indicate on the English diagram).

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Here is a two rail tiki shot I played in an 8-ball tournament, but you could play it in one pocket probably if you are brave. When I did this shot, no one believed I planned it, but it's not that hard really if you know how to hit bank shots at all, if you hit it just right, the ball has no choice but to run down the rail and into the pocket, or close to it. I played the cueball to go 4 rails and land on the short rail in case I missed, which I honestly thought was more likely. (the letters marked ABC and D represent the cueball movement). Anyhow, it's worth practicing since certain variations of it can come up in 9-ball, 8-ball or one pocket.

cheesemouse
07-11-2002, 05:42 AM
I don't have much experience playing one hole but I saw Keith McCready play this shot while matched up with' Surfer' Rod Curry. The CB is dead stopped with the slight little bit of english shown. The OB comes back off the rail and kisses toward the pocket while CB is cut into position on the final ball. While Keith didn't make the one it did stop deep in the pocket forcing Curry to pocket the one with the two ball leaving another bank for Keith to end the game. I should add that the match was in the tenth hour and both players were playing with perfect speed on nearly everyshot.

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07-14-2002, 09:16 PM
here is a similar option
due to object ball location, can be made from several locations in this area
will leave decent q ball location if you can get q to come tight into far corner

q ball will hold up coming off rail to come down table

07-14-2002, 09:36 PM
here is the code i neglected to include in above post

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Chris Cass
07-14-2002, 09:53 PM
Check this shot out.

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Just a small but good safety.

C.C.

NH_Steve
07-15-2002, 07:25 PM
Good to see a steady flow of one pocket shots from a variety of posters -- that's the idea! Here's a pretty quick &amp; easy way to turn the tables that comes up a lot:

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In case you don't already know about the WEI pool table, it's here:
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/%7Ewei/pool/pooltable2.html

07-16-2002, 01:44 AM
try this it is quite makeable and decently safe


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NH_Steve
07-17-2002, 06:31 PM
This shot was executed to perfection by Nick Varner vs Grady on one of the Accustats tapes. Varner's pocket was (A), and Grady had left the cue sitting on top of one of the balls in the upper corner. Varner didn't hesitate at all before shooting (unusual for him:) ), clearly this was a shot he had played quite a few times before, he knew exactly what he wanted to do...

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