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07-15-2003, 11:02 AM
On the L drill, how do you pocket the corner ball, do you hit it like this?
wei table (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html)
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%KN8J2%LN8H6%MN9G2%NO0E8%OO1D3%PT5Q4%WO4P2%XT5Q6%Y D2S8%ZN3O8

07-15-2003, 11:23 AM
It depends on what type of shape practice you're doing. If you want to continue practicing shape off the short rail, or doubling the corner, then your diagram is the way to do it. If you want to change from short rail to long rail shape on the corner ball, play to get the CB to the left of the shot, then continue to shoot like this:

WEI (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html)

%AB8C1%BB8B6%CB8B8%DB7B8%EB4B9%FB7C0%GB6C2%HN6O5%I N7M9%JN8L0
%KN8J2%LN8H6%MN9G2%NO0E8%OO1D3%PP2U2%WO0P9%XP0T4%Y T2D6%ZN8O3

I used to practice the L drill shooting for one rail shape off the short rail, then one rail shape off the long rail, then two rail shape off the short rail, then alternate after the corner ball. The hard part is deciding what you want to do, then making it happen. Some players concentrate on just pocketing the balls, and reacting with whichever shape is necessary. I think that's cheating, since game situations may arise where you have to go two rails, or to the long rail, or to the short rail, and if you can't do it when it's necessary, you've wasted practice time.