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  1. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Good catch, Dan. I should have explained the 20% vs 40%. Since 3 of the 6 made shots were scratches, I didn't count them in my make percentage so it was 3 of 15 successful shots in my mind (20%). You have a good eye for detail. Thanks for your comments. Will
  2. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Great! It felt good, didn't it? Just don't bet the ranch on it.
  3. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Thanks for your kind remarks, Bob. I used a magic rack on some shots to ensure a tight rack. It would be interesting to see the effect on these shots under tournament conditions. Many of these shots may act differently due to reduced ball and cloth friction. E.g., for shots that experienced...
  4. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Thanks for your feedback, Robert. It's amazing how loaded with possibilities a full rack is. I enjoy the physics. If you discover new shots, please share. Will
  5. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    I like the "stick-holders" term.(y)
  6. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Interesting shot "As have I kicked into the second hall making a corner ball a few times". I'll have to give that a try.
  7. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Thanks
  8. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Thanks, Bob. This is very interesting.
  9. Will Maynard

    Full Rack Shots in 14.1

    Anyone who has played 14.1 Straight Pool knows that sooner or later you’ll be faced with a full 14 ball rack and no break ball, or none that will allow breaking the rack to continue a run. Most of us know several possible shots using just the full 14 ball rack but are unlikely to take these...
  10. Will Maynard

    Do tighter pockets favor the shotmaker?

    Thanks very much, Bob. Just what I was looking for. btw, great picture of you, You haven't changed a bit.
  11. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    Thanks for your comments. I like your point about pros of yesteryear looking at playing safe as a way to.... not keep the table, but rather keep "control" of the table. I was speaking of today's elite playing 14.1 where I've witnessed several occasions where an obviously low percentage shot...
  12. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    Thanks for the info about Jimmy Caras. I didn't know that.
  13. Will Maynard

    Do tighter pockets favor the shotmaker?

    Bob, I like your quantitative approach to shot difficulty. How do you adjust your difficulty number for long easy shots? E.g., CB to OB = 7, OB to pocket = 1 (difficulty =7x1 = 7). How does your computation change based on angles? Thanks.
  14. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    Bob, Is there a method for measuring cushion speed?
  15. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    I love this analysis, Bob. Thanks for this. I didn't realize you were a physics wizard. No surprise you and Dr. Dave A. have worked on projects together.
  16. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    I didn't realize that pro tables are getting tighter, though I've heard that Diamond tables are tough. I agree that today's pros would probably have a tough time with 60's conditions, but given that the 14.1 pros of old shot mostly high percentage shots, I doubt that tighter pockets would have...
  17. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    Do you think that today's equipment has any bearing on the frequency of safety play vs shooting away? In the Mosconi era and before the cloth was napped and slower and the balls didn't break up as easily as today.
  18. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    I'll be viewing that video again. I always thought Crane had no aversion to playing safe after short runs if he didn't have a high percentage shot. Maybe I'm wrong. This video is a good one. Thanks
  19. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    Nice discussion covering lots of the pros & cons of safety play vs taking a shot. Bob's comment "When you have been playing a lot of 99%+ shots, a shot you might miss one in three looks pretty scary" makes me realize how important it is for you to know your own shot percentages under match...
  20. Will Maynard

    14.1 Hail Mary Shots

    These comments make sense. Thanks
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