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Forum: One Pocket Forum Yesterday, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Billy, Banking the eight ball requires it to...

Yes Billy, Banking the eight ball requires it to come rather close to clipping the seven. This happened a couple times in my out takes but no harm done with the exception of giving up the cross bank...
Forum: One Pocket Forum Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Here is a link to a video of two approaches to...

Here is a link to a video of two approaches to this situation.
I'm sorry for the poor quality of this video. It doesn't come up to the standards I try to maintain but for some reason which I don't...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
Thank you Whitey, you explained your thoughts...

Thank you Whitey, you explained your thoughts very well.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Whitey, I had no issues in banking the eight and...

Whitey, I had no issues in banking the eight and getting high on the six. Yes the bank on the six was still there for those who elect to take the flyer but given where they must shoot from, the shot...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
Well, I set the situation up again and found that...

Well, I set the situation up again and found that I had to smudge the position of the two and three a bit from what I think the image shows me. Not much mind you. Banking the three became easy but...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Banking the eight was a piece of cake. I had to...

Banking the eight was a piece of cake. I had to play the six differently than I expected. I crossed over the high side of the stack and cut the three splitting the stack nicely. I ran a total of six...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By Tom Wirth
Jim, I'll look forward to making the trip over...

Jim, I'll look forward to making the trip over that way. Nick knows of a new room there where the three of us can meet, play some pool, and chow down.
Diamond Billiards is about 40 minutes away if...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-14-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
And here's me shooting the eight. I pocket the...

And here's me shooting the eight. I pocket the eight holding an angle on the six. I shoot the six and roll the cue ball one rail between the two and three. I shoot the three clipping the eleven...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-13-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
And the end result is Ben scored one ball and...

And the end result is Ben scored one ball and lost his positional advantage because there are no balls along the foot rail. This makes for easy safety solutions going forward. I still like the eight...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-12-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
Bill, The bank on the three can be a very...

Bill,
The bank on the three can be a very effective shot if hit properly. The shot must be hit fairly firmly to turn it back to the hole. Do you play shape on the two or roll two rails for the...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
Bill, I don't think the straight back bank on the...

Bill, I don't think the straight back bank on the 8 needs much of a twist but I could be wrong on that. That is why being at the table helps determine these wwyd situations so much easier. Still...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,829
Posted By Tom Wirth
As I'm sure you all will agree, being at the...

As I'm sure you all will agree, being at the table affords a far better assessment of the proper choice of shot. Given what we have to work with, and to Ghost's credit, he usually provides multiple...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-10-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 352
Posted By Tom Wirth
Happy Birthday Doc. Crack a few backs today. ...

Happy Birthday Doc. Crack a few backs today.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-09-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By Tom Wirth
Same thing happened to me. I contacted another...

Same thing happened to me. I contacted another member and asked him to check his access to the forums section thinking I was having a problem with my computer. He check it and reported back that all...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-07-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By Tom Wirth
So lets see how many ways it is possible to sell...

So lets see how many ways it is possible to sell out the game with the kick shot.

1. Miss cue or not strike the shot hard enough to reach the ten ball.
This was done on Joe's first attempt....
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-06-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'll keep that estimate to myself, thanks. Some...

I'll keep that estimate to myself, thanks.
Some things need to be found out the hard way. :D

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-06-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 939
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'm cutting the 13 for my pocket with a firm...

I'm cutting the 13 for my pocket with a firm stroke. I would want to give myself the best chance I can get to pocket the ball so whatever I need to do to accomplish that, that is how I will want to...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 09-05-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 221
Posted By Tom Wirth
I'm here to add my happy Birthday wishes to this...

I'm here to add my happy Birthday wishes to this party.
Blow out those candles and may all your wishes come true.

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-22-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,176
Posted By Tom Wirth
Yes Larry, the kiss occurs because the two balls...

Yes Larry, the kiss occurs because the two balls travel on the same track lines opposite one another when the cue ball is sent near the diagonal corner. In most cases the kiss can be avoided by...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-21-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi Dennis. Nice shot. I show that same shot in...

Hi Dennis. Nice shot.
I show that same shot in my first DVD video. A different scenario but the same shot. I too learned it way back in the '60s.

Ain't One Pocket fun?! :):):):)

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-21-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Wirth
Thank You, Jerry. :):):)

Thank You, Jerry. :):):)
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-21-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hey Billy, Have a great day doing the things you...

Hey Billy, Have a great day doing the things you love the most with the ones you love the most. :):):):)

Tom
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-20-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Wirth
I was hoping to let this take it's own course...

I was hoping to let this take it's own course without further input but I guess I just can't resist the temptation to go on. sorry to those of you who are tired of hearing from me about this never...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-19-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tom Wirth
Hi John, As you probably saw in one of my other...

Hi John, As you probably saw in one of my other posts on this subject I am in favor of either player racking the balls which can then be inspected by the opponent and from that point on it's one...
Forum: One Pocket Forum 08-19-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Tom Wirth
Dennis, I think I can offer you a partial answer...

Dennis, I think I can offer you a partial answer to your question.

If there is the slightest gap between any of the balls along the side of the rack you are breaking into, the force of the hit...
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