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mannydawg
05-06-2009, 11:18 PM
is this a legal one pocket break?

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AALW4BCpA3CCYA4DCpe4EFbe3FChe4GBjO4HAMA4IAEe3JF Se4KEMO3LBKO3MDvO4NBal3OBJl2PEOM3eFSe3eaMf2kEOM1kc Sj4kEko4kTxn4kbiT4kTVt8kRyfzc2uCdA@

Drew
05-06-2009, 11:19 PM
All you have to do is hit a ball and hit a rail afterwards...of course it's a legal break

beav99_4life
05-07-2009, 01:46 AM
Yep, its legal, i know a guy who uses it pretty damn effectively too.

Gerry
05-07-2009, 04:06 AM
That break was used sometimes back in the day, but there was a reason why most people who used it stopped.......I can't remember why? I'll ask a friend of mine who knows.

btw, Keith McCready used this break to his advantage on a 1P video I have somewhere.

I have used it a few times, but I hit it with draw and tried to get the cue ball to stick to the side of the rack. I never gave it enough of a go to get good at it.

Gerry

mannydawg
05-07-2009, 06:49 AM
That break was used sometimes back in the day, but there was a reason why most people who used it stopped.......I can't remember why? I'll ask a friend of mine who knows.

btw, Keith McCready used this break to his advantage on a 1P video I have somewhere.

I have used it a few times, but I hit it with draw and tried to get the cue ball to stick to the side of the rack. I never gave it enough of a go to get good at it.

Gerry

actually top spin works better in keeping the cue ball close to the rack after it hits bottom causes the cue ball to hit somewhere else.

dirtypool40
05-07-2009, 07:09 AM
I think George Fels mentioned it in his book "Mastering Pool".

Something about "favored for no apparent reason by black players".

Trent
05-07-2009, 07:28 AM
I dont know if beav if talking about me or not but thats the only break i use, and in my opion the best to use. except you might want to reevauluate where you make contact with the rack and where the cue ball is intended to go if you let the cue ball drift as far as indicated in the pic youll prolly leave a ball for the wrong pocket. you should hit it with high english and between the 2-3rd ball and just hard enough to stick the cue ball there. if done effectivley (practice) the cue ball will be snookered in the balls and you will have about 2-4 balls away from the pack near your pocket. also make sure you check the rack a solid rack for this breakis very important. Just FYI.:thumbup:

PS this is a tough break and can cost you a ball if taken lightly.

Beav who else uses this break in col??? as far as i knew the was the the only one??

Trent
05-07-2009, 07:34 AM
http://cuetable.com/P/?@4AALW4BCpA3CCYA4DCpe4EFbe3FChe4GBjO4HAMA4IAEe3JF Se4KEMO3LBKO3MDvO4NBal3OBJl2PEOM3eFSe3eaMf2kEOM1kc Sj4kEko4kTxn4kbiT4kTVt8kRyfzc2uCdA@

Patrick Johnson
05-07-2009, 07:37 AM
is this a legal one pocket break?

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AALW4BCpA3CCYA4DCpe4EFbe3FChe4GBjO4HAMA4IAEe3JF Se4KEMO3LBKO3MDvO4NBal3OBJl2PEOM3eFSe3eaMf2kEOM1kc Sj4kEko4kTxn4kbiT4kTVt8kRyfzc2uCdA@

It's legal, but I'd never use it - too hard to control the CB's path after contacting the stack. I think this one is more reliable:

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AALW4BCpA3CCYA4DCpe4EFSe3FChe4GBjO4HAMA4IAEe3JF Se4KEMO3LBKO3MDvO4NBal3OBJl1PYTX4UALW4UDmA4VCpA4VN qs4XCpe4XGbk4XHYK4YFSe4YSbk4YVdP4fEMO4fYlV4iBal4iG HX1kYTX3kbFa7kDek2uCdA@

This angle of attack makes the CB stick to the side of the stack with practice, and especially on a familiar table. It also virtually eliminates the corner ball breaking toward your opponent's pocket. Remember to call your pocket.

pj <- can you tell I'm left handed? :)
chgo

Trent
05-07-2009, 09:27 AM
i tried to make that same diagram but instead posted the same thing as before..... but thats exactly where i break from and hit the ball! great diagram :thumbup:and thanks for doing what i could not:sorry: