number 2 was the shot from the beginningThese were the 2 easiest shots to execute for me (both shot one time to simulate game conditions):
1) kicking hard under the 3 to move both the 3 and the 9 from my opponent's side and;
2) kicking the 3 softly off the side rail.
Sorry for my head getting in the way at the end of each shot. If I only had Whitey's skills things may have been different
Definitely true that small changes in the setup can make a huge difference in the right shot. scratch didn’t seem an issue at all in my layout, where nearly a half ball hit was in order.I took one shot at that one and I ended up scratching. That's why I didn't include it. Maybe my setup was a little different. Nicely done as usual.
I tried this as well and it didn't end up as good as yours. The 9 ended up being bankable and the cueball fell below the 3. That's why I didn't include it. I found it difficult to soft spin the cueball from being so close to the end rail and how I ended up setting the 3 and the 9. I love that shot if I had the whole cue ball to shoot so I could really spin it. Great shot though.
Sorry bro, but you are incorrect...the 3ball blocks the path for a spotted ball to be pocketed.
On a stick with a stick hmmm, you are probably right.You hit it fine, but you left the 3 bank with draw , death on a stick.
WOW, that’s exactly where I wanted the QB by thinning the 13.Barry hit/positioned his cueball perfectly...here's how it ended up >>>
P.S. And now what does John do?....I know most everybody will say that John's shot now is to go off of the left side of the 12 and then back over and behind the 13...but John is shooting from dead on the rail, and his angle is definitely not flat enough to be ideal - so he better not mess up and end up letting Barry see the 12, or the 3, or leave a bank on the 13.
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Actually I hit the 3 ball to full and followed through to the pocket.Definitely true that small changes in the setup can make a huge difference in the right shot. scratch didn’t seem an issue at all in my layout, where nearly a half ball hit was in order.
To keep up with you and Dennis I need to get a phone holder. And shoot better.
Well, that’s just saying “you better not miss”.Uh Larry...I mean Jim, read my post #107