I'm looking at that five ball group first. keeping in mind the 11 and 6 as rescue balls if needed.how you start off running this rack!
This is somewhat pointless Whitey as the balls are not perfectly round so you have to position all of them in exact same way each time to get more or less consistent results. This is only possible if you use a template to stop the balls from rolling to different positions when racking. Remembering the order of the balls in the rack is not good enough. You can use calipers to measure variances in the ball diameters and see it for yourself.As you guys work through this, what is interesting to me is the position of the balls and how they got there. I rack the balls the same each time so I can track their movement. The outside row from spot to corner ball I have, 15,8,3,4,5. on the pocket side.
The 9 ball is rack final row next to the 5 corner ball. Therefore, apparently with this frontal assault on the rack the 9 ball then goes straight back into the foot rail and comes back into the stack, thus we see the position of the 3,7,8 a little higher than normal and popped out well, and the 4 ball as well.
It appears the 9 ball did some huge favors.
I'll try to recreate this somewhat and get it video taped to see what is exactly going on. Whitey
I'd defo shoot the 3 to nudge the 7 ever so slightly, then the 9 with draw to nudge the 10, then 2, 4, 8, 7, 13, 10, 11, 6, 14/15
I also would start with the 3, but I would want to bump the 7 into the 13 but not hard enough send the 13 to the 11. I think this opens up every other ball with plenty of opportunities to break up the 3 ball cluster I just created, if needed.
I have the whole set: 3ball; 9ball; 10ball and 15ball. All with 12squared on it but not the 3ball. Peace.12squared, I hope the break is not driving you to fricking out of your mind. I find it hard to be consistent also, but then again I know I am not hitting it consistent. When I work on a particular game to get the break going, I usually do 20 breaks daily without pocketing a ball, only breaking. Recently I have developed a good wrist snap and that has gave me the power for games like 8 ball and 10 ball. I believe this is what I am going to have to do with this game. But it is going to hard not to continue shooting.
It is good you got a template and w/12squared! I am impressed. Eliminate that unknown variable!
Nice break, a challenge shot on the 2 and you are on your way.
Thanks for doing the 'how would you run this', and staying involved. Whitey
Yes, look at the full game rule writing. There is no requirement to have a ball contact a cushion. Steve also suggested to eliminate that it is a foul not to contact the rack, so this covers that also. Sometimes guys miscue and that happens.Whitey your statement there is no requirement on the break
is that the rule?
ie cue ball or object ball does not have to hit a rail ?
Well things have a way of coming around. I have to work through it, and as always it is an on going process of ideas coming together, for me.Nice job Dennis!! I’m still working so I can’t give it my full attention yet but I’ll take a closer look once I get home.
thanks for the reply whiteyYes, look at the full game rule writing. There is no requirement to have a ball contact a cushion. Steve also suggested to eliminate that it is a foul not to contact the rack, so this covers that also. Sometimes guys miscue and that happens. Its not perfect, for if a guy double clutches the break then what. So there are some things the opponent's/tournament director will work out, and Steve hinted he wanted it that way.
But the line; * that opponents/tournament directors can determine any further rules covers a lot.
A meme does work well for adaptation for tournaments. thanks, Whitey