- Nov 1, 2016
I am rolling the 5 ball off the 9 main focus is to leave one ball on the base rail and cue ball on the 11
We must have been working on our posts at the same time, your my guy if ya never beat anybody, but a blind orphan with chicken pox.I would shoot the 5-11 combination into the left side of the 7 ball. The 11 goes toward your pocket and the cut angle on the one ball allows you to bring the cue back to where it is on the long rail. I want to protect my advantage here but from uptable my opponent has options that will cause me problems.
not only is it not the end of the world, but if you hit that good it is a good spot to be in even on one.I edited my original post to say five ball
instead of one ball
From the first diagram it looks like I can hit the one pretty full which should give it enough pace to make it and/or the nine hit a rail and drift on top of the 11
If not a foul at this stage is not the end of the world
Looks like the 5ball into the 9ball is the popular choice which I agree with 100%. Playing the 5ball into the 9ball moves two big balls from your opponents side and puts them very possibly in play for the shooter. That's pretty good for starters. This option IMO should be 99% cue ball and if moving the cue ball is too risky for some than play more of a stop shot but concentrate on using the 11ball to the fullest as a blocker.Interesting situation here......My shot --- my pocket is at the top center, behind the 4ball --- ball score is 1-1, both now going to 8 --- I just made a short cross-corner bank, and I shot 1 inch too hard to have the 12 next, and 1 inch too soft to have the 7 next , leaving myself here --- wwyd? ----->
Do you mean the 5-12 ?well as usual my choice is a little different.
shoot the 5, 10 combo. and hold your cue ball which can be tough for some so that it doesnt leak a shot on the 11.
if you make it. and it isnt ridiculous to make it you get to run 4 or so balls at least.
and if you miss you may have a ball in the jaws or close that he cant see
Absolutely bro....word for word, that was my thinking, and that's what I shot = simple to execute, removes his most makeable ball, and with an excellent positional result guaranteed...I like playing right hand english off the edge of the 5 missing the 9 with the 5 and banking the cue ball off the side rail back short of the 2 on his side rail. . Trying to play all cue ball to protect the 7 with the 8. 5 should be on my side and no threat now too...