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Old 05-28-2019, 10:09 PM
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The angle may look a little better in the pic than it actually was...that said, the concern with thinning the 5 ball was that in having to execute from frozen on the rail, if the 5 was hit just the littlest bit too full, it would result in a game-losing scratch in the corner.

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Old 05-28-2019, 10:43 PM
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The angle may look a little better in the pic than it actually was...that said, the concern with thinning the 5 ball was that in having to execute from frozen on the rail, if the 5 was hit just the littlest bit too full, it would result in a game-losing scratch in the corner.

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The key there is thinner the better. Short of crazy scratch in the side (one rail off the top cushion) I'm not coming within 6" of the corner. Hell even a complete miss on the 5 is not the worse thing that can happen...but conner scratch would require a very poor shot.
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Old 05-28-2019, 11:32 PM
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:48 AM
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frank is always right on the safeties, rarely does he miss something on them.
so his shot or possibly going all the way back to the short rail are both good.

BUT the ghost said it was a scratch in real life if you hit it full at all. so taking that in to account, maybe just hit the five up towards the hole softly but hit the rail and dont make it.

no good shot to help you, so no reason whatsoever to sell out on something you cant do.
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:30 AM
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I think I prefer KYbanks' shot, as it is the only one that leaves a ball in play on my side of the table. Could be a big plus.
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:43 AM
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How's your defensive game?

Alex's shot --- the ball score is 6-6, both going to 8 --- Alex's pocket is at the bottom left --- Alex is in a little trouble here - he's frozen on the foot rail and he needs to find a shot whereby he won't leave me either a cut shot, a one rail, a two rail, or a three rail bank.....wwyd? >>>
You do tend to put your opponents in some tough spots! This one is no exception! I donít like anything here, its easy to lose the game trying for a difficult safety here... Iím just gonna leave the cb there and spot one up... Iíll let you come off the foot rail and then try to win it needing 3 balls instead of 2...
good to see you putting up some wwydís again Sir 👍👏
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:18 AM
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You do tend to put your opponents in some tough spots! This one is no exception! I donít like anything here, its easy to lose the game trying for a difficult safety here... Iím just gonna leave the cb there and spot one up... Iíll let you come off the foot rail and then try to win it needing 3 balls instead of 2...
good to see you putting up some wwydís again Sir 👍👏
Hey bro - long time no see...hope you're doing well.

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Old 05-29-2019, 04:20 AM
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From the angle presented in the photo, I would strike the cue ball rail first before the side pocket into the right side of the 12-ball which should send both the 12-ball and cue ball to the back rail while leaving a "not for my money" long, off-angled combination on the 5-ball.
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:23 AM
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im with frank, however, when at the table I will decide to hit it thicker and send CB to side rail first or thin it...
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:16 PM
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Franks shot was my first inclination then I saw the 8 sticks out a little better. I prefer coming off the 8 by aiming to get past the five. Cue ball will travel further towards the corner.
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