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CrispyFish
07-22-2003, 08:05 AM
Hi all! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I've been doing some progressive drills, working my way up from 3-ball, and I've run into the interesting dilemma: how does one rack 5 or 7 balls in a standard rack? A Wei diagram would be extremely helpful... for 5 balls, the best I can come up with is this:

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And for 7-ball, maybe this? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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

Fred Agnir
07-22-2003, 08:16 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CrispyFish:</font><hr>
And for 7-ball, maybe this? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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Wei table (http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/~wei/pool/pooltable2.html) <hr /></blockquote>The standard way to rack 7-ball is in a rosette circle with the 1-ball on the apex. If you use a 9-ball diamond rack, place it sideways and rack like this.

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If you use a triangle rack, you have to do what they did on ESPN with the SARDO. Something like this:

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Fred

Tom_In_Cincy
07-22-2003, 08:16 AM
7 ball rack (use the 8 ball for the top ball of the rack)
place the 1 ball to the left or right of the 8 and turn the rack so that the 1 ball is on the head spot.

7 ball rack
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For 5 ball racks.. just replace the 7 ball with the 5 ball and you have

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Hopster
07-22-2003, 08:24 AM
See how ive got them racked with the 8 in front and the 9 in the rear ? Just rack them like that turn the rack clockwise and remove the 8 and 9 and youve got your 7 ball rack.
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CrispyFish
07-22-2003, 08:26 AM
Ah, now I get it!

Thank you all for your help! /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Alfie
07-22-2003, 09:21 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote CrispyFish:</font><hr> I've been doing some progressive drills, working my way up from 3-ball, and I've run into the interesting dilemma: how does one rack 5 or 7 balls in a standard rack? <hr /></blockquote> this progressive drill is usually to improve running the balls. I would suggest either simply throwing the correct number of balls out onto the table without a break, or breaking a full 9-ball rack and then removing the excess balls if you want to work on your break at the same time.

Or you can do it however you want.

CrispyFish
07-22-2003, 10:24 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Alfie:</font><hr>this progressive drill is usually to improve running the balls. I would suggest either simply throwing the correct number of balls out onto the table without a break, or breaking a full 9-ball rack and then removing the excess balls if you want to work on your break at the same time.<hr /></blockquote>
Thanks for the advice... I have a limited amount of time to practice each day, so it's much simpler if I stick to the number of balls I'm using. I considered just tossing the balls out there, but I've found my break is improving considerably with the regular practice, and I also suspect it's a bit more random than if I toss the balls out. In any case, I'm really pleased with the impact the drills are having on my game -- I've never played better!!! /ccboard/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

SPetty
07-22-2003, 01:51 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Alfie:</font><hr> I would suggest ... breaking a full 9-ball rack and then removing the excess balls if you want to work on your break at the same time.<hr /></blockquote>Now that is a great idea! Practice your full 9-ball break, then remove all but the last X balls and play them where they lay. Thanks, Alfie.