|I'm shooting my last ball (the one by the corner) but have landed straight on. I tried a stun and run shot but came off the bottom rail and hid myself from the 8 ball - eventually loosing this game. Is there a proper way or another type of shot I should be practicing on? I couldn't slow roll this due to the fact that this match was a league match on a bar table with a lot of questionable roll.|
|We get two opinions on this months question|
|George Fels author of "Advanced Pool" was kind
enough to give the following solution
to this situation. Thanks George!
|I generally achieve minimal cue-ball travel after contact in
one of two ways, depending
on the length of the shot: either a just-above-center cue ball hit at medium-to-soft
speed, or just below center with medium or harder speed. The player should practice
these combinations, at varying distances between cue ball and object ball, striving for
a fixed amount of cue ball travel after contact, say, two balls' width, then three balls'
|Tour Pro, Allen Hopkins has another idea. Thanks for your help Allen.|
|If the shot is straight in or at a minimal angle, I want to
play a stop shot. I'm then going
to play the 8 ball rail first. This will eliminate the potential of being long on the ball.
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