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How do you make this or at least make an effective safety? START(
12-19-2002, 03:28 PM
This is a prime shot for a great safety :
You "face" the OB on its right side and use high left english on the CB. The OB banks just below the center pocket into the middle of the bottom long rail and comes to rest at the middle of the bottom short rail. The CB hits the lower short rail at "A" and ends up at "B".
You have to practice this to see how thin you have to face the OB.
Barbara~~~thanking Joe V for showing me this shot... /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif
12-19-2002, 03:30 PM
Try this for a safety. Hit it with some stun follow allowing the cb to drift down table and the 9ball four rails for the saftey.
12-19-2002, 04:43 PM
If your feeling good, try a kick
a two rail kick would work too
12-19-2002, 05:26 PM
I don't think you have to scratch from here if you shoot the nine ball down the rail into the corner. Draw the CB and don't hit it any harder than you have to. A little left English, in case you get a bit inside the corner of the side pocket and to help a little with the angle. Anybody else see it that way?
12-19-2002, 07:38 PM
I had this shot twice in the same tournament a few years ago. The first time it came up I kicked off the head rail and made the nine. When the shot came up again I kicked lousy, sold out, and got put out. It seems to me that Barbara's safety is the smart play in this situation; it separates the balls reliably and leaves the other player in a tough spot. For an average player, the kick has too much sell-out potential. IMO!
Unless the shot was different than it was laid out here, why not just put it up in the corner with straight draw, so long as you can hit a draw and not a slide shot you'd be fine. If the shot was in fact a bit different than the example showed, then maybe this wouldn't be a great option.
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