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juanbond
10-15-2007, 07:06 PM
Any of you ever try a drill like this? I've heard it called "Chicago" before... Basically set up a ball frozen on each of the three diamonds around one corner pocket, and try to make them in rotation in the same corner.

I have a vid of my friend running six frozen balls in rotation in the same corner here (it's at about 3:37 into the video):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rgIP5g1Fht0

Franky
10-15-2007, 08:32 PM
That's a good one. I like the 'L' too. It has lots of variations:

* run them off from the foot rail up and around the corner in position order

* run them off by skipping a ball between shots (kinda like they're numbered)

* run them off up and around the corner without sending the cueball to the foot rail. I.e. use draw only. This is quite tough to do consistently.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@4AAGj4BAFu4CAVB4DAME3EEsW3FMsV3GTeW3HayV3IQDW3JJ BW4KATV4LAMe4MANX4NAGP3OWwW4PIvg@

TX Poolnut
10-15-2007, 08:43 PM
I've seen hillbilly run something like that only he put a ball at each diamond all the way down the long rail only. I've seen him run all six balls several times(no ball in front of the side pocket). Extremely tough, especially getting shape on the last balls.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@3AbJI3BbHX3CbFm2DbFj2EbHU2FbJG3PSXx@

Patrick Johnson
10-16-2007, 06:45 AM
've seen hillbilly run something like that only he put a ball at each diamond all the way down the long rail only. I've seen him run all six balls several times(no ball in front of the side pocket). Extremely tough, especially getting shape on the last balls.

Joe Tucker shows the same drill in his "Rail Shot Workout"(?) CD, and makes it look pretty easy. Those last two balls are tough to get on (and to make).

By the way, I've been looking at a bunch of Joe's CDs and will have a review one of these days soon. I like his stuff, especially for starting-out players.

pj
chgo

juanbond
10-16-2007, 08:36 AM
Joe Tucker shows the same drill in his "Rail Shot Workout"(?) CD, and makes it look pretty easy. Those last two balls are tough to get on (and to make).

By the way, I've been looking at a bunch of Joe's CDs and will have a review one of these days soon. I like his stuff, especially for starting-out players.

pj
chgo


Yeah I definitely find the last two (third diamond) especially frustrating, when I even get that far in the drill. Guess I'll keep working on it!

cuetable
10-16-2007, 09:02 AM
I've seen hillbilly run something like that only he put a ball at each diamond all the way down the long rail only. I've seen him run all six balls several times(no ball in front of the side pocket). Extremely tough, especially getting shape on the last balls.

http://CueTable.com/P/?@3AbJI3BbHX3CbFm2DbFj2EbHU2FbJG3PSXx@

Back them when we were doing the CueTable Monthly Contest, I asked Mika for a drill for every one to do. He then put up some balls and showed me this one:

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He did it very quickly on a tight pocket table... Some amazing thing to watch....

juanbond
10-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Back them when we were doing the CueTable Monthly Contest, I asked Mika for a drill for every one to do. He then put up some balls and showed me this one:

http://CueTable.com/P/?@3AbRt3BbQm3CbPX3DbOK3EbMu2FbMi2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV3PO Ap3UbRt3UbSr3kOAp3kbRd4kbQY3kPFl@3BbQm3CbPX3DbOK3E bMu2FbMi2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV3PPFl3VbQm3VcAu3kPFl3kbQX4k axv3kRPy@3CbPX3DbOK3EbMu2FbMi2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV3PRPy3 WbPX3WcIu3kRPy3kbPI4kbFi3kQxT@3DbOK3EbMu2FbMi2GbNw 2HbPK2IbYV3PQxT3XbOK3Xbbx3kQxT3kbFs4kavi2kTSO@3EbM u2FbMi2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV2PTSO3YbMu3Ychs2kTSO3kbMe1kbU t2kUCF@2FbMi2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV2PUCF2abMi3abju2kUCF2kb My1kbOS2kSwa@2GbNw2HbPK2IbYV2PSwa2bbNw3bcYv2kSwa2k bOM1kbIG2kSaH@2HbPK2IbYV2PSaH2cbPK3cbbu2kSaH2kbPa1 kasJ2kKCk2kQOQ@2IbYV2PQOQ2dbYV3dYOk3dcYX3dYvo3dbCa 2kQOQ2kbQl1kLFb@
(there are 9 pages in this layout, click on the "page arrow" at lower right to navigate)

He did it very quickly on a tight pocket table... Some amazing thing to watch....

Eek! That one looks super tough!

ez2h8
10-17-2007, 09:53 AM
Any of you ever try a drill like this? I've heard it called "Chicago" before... Basically set up a ball frozen on each of the three diamonds around one corner pocket, and try to make them in rotation in the same corner.

I have a vid of my friend running six frozen balls in rotation in the same corner here (it's at about 3:37 into the video):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rgIP5g1Fht0

This game was very popular with mexicans/hispanics down in Atlanta when I was there a few years ago. Not sure if it is still or not. They would put a ball on every diamond and 2-4 people would play. Think it was a point a ball made in the correct corner. They played it all night long, very popular game for them instead of common 8 or 9 ball. I never got into it, but seen it played.

ez

juanbond
10-17-2007, 10:02 AM
This game was very popular with mexicans/hispanics down in Atlanta when I was there a few years ago. Not sure if it is still or not. They would put a ball on every diamond and 2-4 people would play. Think it was a point a ball made in the correct corner. They played it all night long, very popular game for them instead of common 8 or 9 ball. I never got into it, but seen it played.

ez

Interesting! I'll have to ask around about it next time I'm in Atlanta. Hooray for being (somewhat) bilingual!

ez2h8
10-17-2007, 01:57 PM
Yup, that's the only place I saw it played and at first, I thought it was a goofy practice game but my buddy explained a little to me and thus found out it was Chicago and played alot in the ATL area.

ez