View Full Version : Shot thats often over looked
this shot comes up every now and then.... the "A" line shows the natural path of this combination shot and at first look most players look at it as a shot that does not go, or they will try and hit the right side of the one ball to cut the one into the two but this is exactly the opposite of what you should do if the balls are touching/almost touching. when 2 balls are close together and you stroke the ball with soft-medium stroke the two balls "cling together" for a bit before releasing and sending the 2 ball on its way. The best way to do this shot would be to come off of the rail first so the CB can push the one and the 2 out a bit before they release sending the 2 straight into the heart of the pocket.
08-08-2002, 06:58 AM
Here's another that greatly overlooked. It may be in 99 critical shots. Yellow line show the natural carom and top cause it to deviate as shown.
to explain why pauls shot works..... when you have 2 balls that are touching as shown in pauls diagram, have a look at the point where the balls meet and see where that point is aimed too... this is called the line of centers. (pauls illustration shows this as the yellow line) if that line is aimed at or near a pocket you can actually make the ball closest to you by hitting it fairly full on but just to the opposite side of the pocket. (the right side in his diagram). Now in his diagram the line of centers missed the corner pocket so he put some topspin on the ball so that when it hits the object ball it transfers spin and the 2 ball gets bottom english applied to it drawing it slightly towards the pocket. The first year i was in Vegas we wwew playing a team and a guy called and made this shot on us.. we were in awe.
Line "A" denotes the line of centers.... man was this a good shot. START(
08-08-2002, 11:57 AM
Great Job Ken,
He's another couple for the seeing impaired.
One Pocket saftey
08-08-2002, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the shots, Ken and Chris.
On the last one you show Chris, the eight ball shot, I think it would be very difficult for me to count on breaking that cluster with a decent percentage of success, since it requires two caroms. Is that something you can hit reliably if the balls are laying just right?
Hi Ken, will you be going to Saint John the end of the month? Terry
man those are handy lil shots too...... is there anyways to print them?? when i try to i get a blank page... except for the words 3 ball
No sir too far from me I really only plan to play in vegas each year.
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Ken, I hear ya. It's too bad though, i'd of bought ya a cold brew. Well hope ya have success in your future Vegas trips. Terry
08-08-2002, 02:29 PM
Not great, but will work:
1) With the browser window open and "on top", hit Alt+PrintScreen
2) Open a graphic editor, such as MS-Paint, or Photoshop, and paste into a new document.
2) Paste into a Word document (.DOC). This will scale it upon pasting, but you can resize it. It might also be better to change the document page properties into "landscape", to get a better resolution ratio.
Also, I don't know if the colors will blot out, but printing in greyscale may save some printing time--however, it will eat up more black ink, over the colored ones.
phil in sofla
08-08-2002, 05:48 PM
Was it really that shallow of an angle to the side pocket? That seems a physical impossibility. I've always used a rule of thumb that the line has to be at least to a diamond and a quarter or so for a shot to be there, whereas this appears to be lined up right on the first diamond line to the side.
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