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What does it mean?
Earl mentioned this in an interview,something like,'it would be different if they had to break from the box".
I think it means you can't break from the corners, has to be about 12 In. from left or right or below the head spot.
09-09-2003, 06:39 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Qtec:</font><hr> What does it mean?
Earl mentioned this in an interview,something like,'it would be different if they had to break from the box".<hr /></blockquote>
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This is the box. The Joss Tour uses the "break from the box" rule. Seemed to cut down on the wing ball flying in the corner.
Why would Earl think he would have an advantage using this rule? I would imagine more 9b movement.
Earl is opposed to anything that would permit an inferior player to break and run. Breaking from the box results in a lower likelyhood that a ball will be made on the break.
Every player Earl is likely to face can run out if they make a ball on the break. I believe that Earl feels that his superior skills will enable him to win more games when the probability of a ball on the break is lessened.
There can't be any advantage to breaking from the box or else everyone would do it all the time.
09-09-2003, 10:31 AM
At the last Joss tournament here Earl was asked the same thing about why break from the box. His exact words were "a cab driver can beat me breaking off the rail". Earl has developed a great break from inside the box and figures to have the advantage breaking from the box.
I agre with Earl. Unless you play BO 35 , antbody can win. Especially in the shorter games.
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