I was watching the International Challenge of Champions Sunday. They seemed to not show the initial game lag, but did show the sudden death rack lag when it occurred.

I could swear that in his case rack with Dennis Orcullo, DA lagged not straight up and down the table, but on an angle, so that the lag went on a triangular path, a little angle going up to the rail, and the corresponding similar angle off the foot rail back. (Won the lag easily.)

Not so far as to drift over his 'half' of the table and interfere with the other ball, but enough to notice. Unless it was a trick of the eye from the camera angle or something.

Anyone see that to confirm or deny it? I'm guessing there's no rule against that, but don't see that it would be a helpful variation to try.