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Scaramouche
09-22-2010, 02:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ64n9R_BsU

Only the last part - starts after 2+ minutes of attempted problem solving.

blah blah
09-22-2010, 04:57 PM
darnit- it ended too soon. I wanted to see what he was going to do on the black. : )

sfleinen
09-22-2010, 08:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ64n9R_BsU

Only the last part - starts after 2+ minutes of attempted problem solving.

Scaramouche:

You may've meant that tongue-in-cheek (i.e. that pool players "would never encounter such a situation"), and it certainly was a very funny situation in how it played out. But I guarantee you that, even on a "lowly 9-footer," and specifically in the games of 14.1 straight pool and One Pocket, that this type of shot comes up all the time, because of the "playing behind the rack/pack" situations specific to these two games. Colloquially, we here in the Northeast call that shot "being tree-topped" -- i.e. shooting over the tops of trees -- and it comes up more often than we'd like because of the games themselves.

Personally, I carry two (yes, 2!) Tiger Corona leather bridge heads (http://tigerproducts.com/store/product.php?productid=16187&cat=248&page=1) in my case for just this scenario. Just last week, I've had to use both of them, in tandem (stacked on top of each other) to reach a severe cut shot behind the pack in a game of One Pocket. (Yes, my opponent "slightly sold out" with his previous shot; after a bit of finagling with stacking and stabilizing the two bridges, I made the shot, and got out.)

The fact that Steven Maguire had to use extensions on *both* the cue and the two bridges, and then after all the finagling with putting this Rube Goldberg creation together, finally decided to scrap it and just shoot the shot left-handed, gave the audience some entertainment for sure!

Thanks for sharing this,
-Sean

Rethunk
09-22-2010, 08:35 PM
darnit- it ended too soon. I wanted to see what he was going to do on the black. : )

I think that sucker goes right in the side. Bit of a difficult shot, though.