I am playing in a weekly league for the first time in over a year. Its full of my very talented friends, close to my house, great happy hour prices, $2 mixed drinks until 9 pm, and $1 beer on Mondays.
Well, its been almost 10 years since I played on a barbox on a weekly basis for a league.
I forgot why I disliked barboxes. This week I was reminded.
I was hooked, my opponent played a great safe. I had just enough room to feel confident about a jump shot. If I nailed the jump shot, and stuck the cue ball at contact, the 13 ball was going to go 3 rails. (couldn't cut it into the corner, it was a dead scratch in the side pocket)
I felt frogy, I made the 13 but the cue ball did something funny... it hugged the side rail and went into the corner pocket. Is that suppose to happen? Well I guess so.. it did and I was still surprized.. but wait... there's more...
Since the first time my jump attempt it showed me that the cue ball would go forward and travel down the rail, still feeling frogy.. I did the same shot and the cue ball did the very same thing.. after making full contact to bank the object ball, and it went too... the cue ball scooted down the rail... only to scratch in the corner pocket..
I know this would never happen on a 'real' pool table with a 'real' cue ball.. but both shots just amazed me...
Anyone care to help me explain why the cue ball rolls down the rail into the corner pocket?
BTW, My opponent was just as amazed as me.. and when I made both shots.. he politely said "Great Shot, you didn't deserve that scracth.. "