- May 16, 2012
There's no way banking the 1ball to the pocket you can come close to the 12ball. The carom after contacting the 1ball sends the cue ball away from the 12ball.For those of you banking the 1 and getting up behind the 12.....well all I can say is prop bet!
I don't see the cue ball falling behind the 12ball regardless of how the 1ball is struck. Looks like you need to cut the 1ball to the right and in doing so the cue ball cannot follow through the 1ball it must carom away from the 12ball.Correctomundo Doc - that shot is not possible for the reason that you stated...and additionally, because it was 88 degrees with high humidity that day, causing the table/bank shots to play short...
That said, if you play your cueball to go behind the 12, the 1 will bank above or at the 15.
Duh....Billy, don't quote me when saying that quote one of the guys who keep picking that as their shot choice although I've told them, (as has Doc and Ben) sorry, but that's not gonna happen.I don't see the cue ball falling behind the 12ball regardless of how the 1ball is struck. Looks like you need to cut the 1ball to the right and in doing so the cue ball cannot follow through the 1ball it must carom away from the 12ball.
My apology must have misread your post. Anyways this is a good wwyd it offers different options based on the caliber of player, the score, and the risk-reward evaluation certain shots carry.Duh....Billy, don't quote me when saying that quote one of the guys who keep picking that as their shot choice although I've told them, (as has Doc and Ben) sorry, but that's not gonna happen.
I believe you are misjudging the hit on the 15ball when you say that the 15ball will go into the 8ball and possibly sell out a return shot. You may be correct if the shot is struck in that fashion but it would be foolish to play the 15ball into the 8ball when you can thinly strike the 15ball sending the cue ball to the side rail and then to the bottom rail one diamond from your opponents pocket. The 15ball if hit decently with the correct speed will end up near the pocket about three to four inches from the bottom rail and the cue ball behind the 5ball protecting the 15ball. This is a speed-sensitive shot that figures to be successful a high % of the time.this time it looks to me the 15 will hit the 8,5 and then break them open. might leave an easy bank and he gets out of it by just two railing the 3 or banking the 1 up towards his hole.
Not necessarily. Even for a left-handed player, this shot is difficult to reach and if hit poorly you can scratch in the catty-corner pocket. The 3ball option is lessened because of the difficulty in comfortably reaching the shot, even for a left-handed player. We are talking about an option that requires an accurate hit and good cue ball placement, which are both compromised by the awkward position the shot presents itself with.For a left hander, which I am, I still think banking the 3 is the shot. The balls are close which will allow you to control the speed of both rather easily.