Go Back   OnePocket.org Forums > One Pocket Forum
Register FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 06-14-2019, 04:17 PM
BRLongArm BRLongArm is online now
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 641
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardmix View Post
If I am playing any kind of tournament or money match for that matter, it really makes no difference to me who spots the balls as long as it is done properly.
I believe this is incorrect. You can't shoot the ball and spot the ball at the same time. That is why the outgoing player spots the ball. The incoming player can then inspect the spot, and inform his opponent if it is not spotted correctly. Doing it any other way slows down the game.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-14-2019, 05:11 PM
Hardmix Hardmix is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Cumming Ga
Posts: 731
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BRLongArm View Post
I believe this is incorrect. You can't shoot the ball and spot the ball at the same time. That is why the outgoing player spots the ball. The incoming player can then inspect the spot, and inform his opponent if it is not spotted correctly. Doing it any other way slows down the game.
To be clear, I am not suggesting that it is the responsibility of the in incoming player to spot the balls because it is not. My point is, if the incoming player is not happy with the spot they are free to do it themselves...it makes no difference to me.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-14-2019, 06:21 PM
sheldon's Avatar
sheldon sheldon is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatle View Post
same rule as if we play opponent racks the balls. the shooter if he doesn't like the rack, doesn't get to re-rack them and tap them into place. at least not if i am playing, unless robbing the guy and dont want to piss him off.
I've seen people throw away the potential for a lot of $$$$ because they can't see the wisdom in that last bit.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-14-2019, 07:12 PM
J.R. J.R. is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardmix View Post
If I am playing any kind of tournament or money match for that matter, it really makes no difference to me who spots the balls as long as it is done properly.

I agree with "Hardmix." This is how I play but I can also play by the rules set forth by Dennis "Whitey" Young.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-14-2019, 08:09 PM
Jimmy B's Avatar
Jimmy B Jimmy B is online now
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,865
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
I agree with "Hardmix." This is how I play but I can also play by the rules set forth by Dennis "Whitey" Young.



Yes, either way for me.. I knew lots of people who always spot a ball, putting the number straight up and down and putting up the 8 ball on the spot and up front, racking, thinking it gives a tiny advantage...
__________________
"Born Into This"
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-14-2019, 09:22 PM
youngstownkid's Avatar
youngstownkid youngstownkid is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,405
Default what do you think about what ben let dave do in the finals

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimmy B View Post
Yes, either way for me.. I knew lots of people who always spot a ball, putting the number straight up and down and putting up the 8 ball on the spot and up front, racking, thinking it gives a tiny advantage...


Earl Strickland told me that with older balls it mattered how the number of the ball was facing...sometime it would kick funny...
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 06-15-2019, 03:29 PM
Nick B's Avatar
Nick B Nick B is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 525
Default

Dave can play with his balls all he wants. Its a man thing.
__________________
Regards,

Nick B

Name: Nick Beretanos
Location: Vancouver BC
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 06-16-2019, 07:37 AM
Dennis "Whitey" Young Dennis "Whitey" Young is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Klamath Falls, Or.
Posts: 1,205
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimmy B View Post
Yes, either way for me.. I knew lots of people who always spot a ball, putting the number straight up and down and putting up the 8 ball on the spot and up front, racking, thinking it gives a tiny advantage...
Jimmy, this reminds of a thought I had about opponent racking. When the opponent racks, the head ball and the 2nd row ball on the breaking side should 'not' be of the same color! Such as 1 & 9, 6 & 14, and so forth. IMO, It makes it harder to see the edge of the head ball.

A simple courtesy racking procedure! IMO, this would be a good racking procedure to adopt. Proper Etiquette thing. Whitey
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 06-16-2019, 05:58 PM
beatle beatle is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,047
Default

i always put balls that can confuse him when i rack in the front. it is fair as he can do the same. if he doesnt then i get an advantage, also many times he doesnt say anything but it bothers him and causes him to not play as well.

i also always spot a solid with the number up so he doent have a reference point to aim at. or a stripe with all white where his aiming point will be. he can do the same as well.
it is part of the psychological aspect of the game. it isnt cheating and may not be what someone else wants how the game is going to go.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 06-16-2019, 11:42 PM
J.R. J.R. is offline
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 278
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatle View Post
i always put balls that can confuse him when i rack in the front. it is fair as he can do the same. if he doesnt then i get an advantage, also many times he doesnt say anything but it bothers him and causes him to not play as well.

i also always spot a solid with the number up so he doent have a reference point to aim at. or a stripe with all white where his aiming point will be. he can do the same as well. it is part of the psychological aspect of the game. it isnt cheating and may not be what someone else wants how the game is going to go.
I have seen some players, after knowing to which side his opponent will break to, place either the solid and the striped green balls or the solid and the striped blue balls as the top two balls in a one-pocket rack depending on the color of the cloth. This is apparently done to make it more difficult for the breaker to focus his aim at where the color of the two balls touch together on his opening shot.

I have also seen where some players will always purposely spot a solid with the number up on top. This is apparently done to obscure any aiming point for his opponent.

I know in either case its my opponent's hope that I break bad or miss the shot. In either case, when I see this, I immediately think one thought and only one thought, THIS GUY IS A F***ING NIT!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All original content Copyright Onepocket.org and/or the original author. All rights reserved.