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tdurden87
06-27-2006, 09:04 PM
Just wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to best play this shot. I was solids and had to shoot it the other night on a bar box and I made a mistake and tried to cut it into the corner, but missed. I was thinking of a safety but wasn't sure how. Any ideas on what I should have done?

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kevinkins
06-28-2006, 02:59 AM
How about a bamk into the bottom right corner?

Cornerman
06-28-2006, 04:53 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote tdurden87:</font><hr> Just wondering if anyone had any ideas of how to best play this shot. I was solids and had to shoot it the other night on a bar box and I made a mistake and tried to cut it into the corner, but missed. I was thinking of a safety but wasn't sure how. Any ideas on what I should have done?

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RSB Pool Table (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html) <hr /></blockquote>You didn't make any mistake, other than simply missing. You're supposed to cut this ball. And you're not supposed to consider for one millisecond any safety.

Fred

marek
06-28-2006, 05:59 AM
If the safety shot is tougher than pot shot then go always for the pot. In this case you made probably right decision to go for the pot. If you are good bank shot player you should have go for the bank shot. But still if you want the advise on the safety here I would recommend something like this:
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tdurden87
06-28-2006, 07:44 AM
Yeah, I thought about a bank, but I was playing on a bar box and the rails weren't exactly true. Why would I not want to do a safety?

Jal
06-28-2006, 11:05 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote tdurden87:</font><hr>... Why would I not want to do a safety? <hr /></blockquote>I don't think there's any law that says you must not shoot a safety in this situation. But as Cornerman indicated, this is not a terribly difficult shot - about a 35 - 40 degree cut to a close pocket - and getting position on the eight is not that tough either.

Jim

(Not that I don't miss these and even easier shots on occasion).

kevinkins
06-28-2006, 06:55 PM
I must have been drunk this morning ... forget the bank. Put the ball in the corner and use the rail. Nice practice postion as it can occur often at the end of a match.

Kevin

marek
06-29-2006, 03:45 AM
Why not safety? 1) Because the safety here is not quite easy, it needs quite precise speed to end up good 2) Even if you succeed in playing safety you still leave the space for jump shot - playing cb to make cb and ob kiss is task rather for Efren Reyes and he would DEFINITELLY go for the pot. 2 days ago my opponent played a safety similar to this one against me, I jumped the cb, potted the ob with little draw just to get out of another snooker and ending on the line with final ball. Remember: unsuccessful safety generally hurts you more than unsuccessful pot, for some strange reason unsuccessful safety tends to end in an easy position for your opponent, if you miss the pot, you may leave the pocket obstructed (not this case though)

tdurden87
06-29-2006, 11:55 AM
Alright, thanks for the feedback.