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Use any of the diamond two rail systems in actual play - 05-27-2019, 11:13 AM

Besides plain intuitiveness and the two cushion mid point system, do you guys use any of the diamond two rail systems in actual play?
  
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05-27-2019, 06:59 PM

All the time when the need arises and I also teach others how to employ it as a "guide".
At the least, you seldom, if ever, give your opponent ball in hand from missing the OB.
To not use it as a double check or as a aid for tough one rail and two rail kicks seems silly.
And I pocket quite a few balls using the diamond system so I've learned to trust it.


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05-27-2019, 11:17 PM

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All the time when the need arises and I also teach others how to employ it as a "guide".
At the least, you seldom, if ever, give your opponent ball in hand from missing the OB.
To not use it as a double check or as a aid for tough one rail and two rail kicks seems silly.
And I pocket quite a few balls using the diamond system so I've learned to trust it.

Which specific system(s) do you use?
  
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05-27-2019, 11:34 PM

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Besides plain intuitiveness and the two cushion mid point system, do you guys use any of the diamond two rail systems in actual play?
I dont know what others call it but I use:

5 to 5, 4 to 4, 3 to 3 diamond/tic mark.

Example:

3 diamonds up the long rail from foot rail and 1 diamond out of opposite corner at head rail is the #3 (3:3) trackline to the corner at foot end of table.

It works well and is very easy to execute.


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05-28-2019, 02:33 AM

I use this one quite a lot. I learned it many years ago from Jimmy Reid.
https://youtu.be/N-kSyLPoaeo
  
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05-28-2019, 04:17 AM

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Which specific system(s) do you use?
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I dont know what others call it but I use:

5 to 5, 4 to 4, 3 to 3 diamond/tic mark.

Example:

3 diamonds up the long rail from foot rail and 1 diamond out of opposite corner at head rail is the #3 (3:3) trackline to the corner at foot end of table.

It works well and is very easy to execute.
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I use this one quite a lot. I learned it many years ago from Jimmy Reid.
https://youtu.be/N-kSyLPoaeo
the billiard players call it the "plus 2 " system
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05-28-2019, 05:36 AM

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the two cushion mid point system
Do you mean the one cushion mid point system?

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05-28-2019, 07:25 AM

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Do you mean the one cushion mid point system?

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I think he meant the system for a two rail kick near a corner where you find the midpoint of a line between the CB and OB and then shoot parallel to a line from that point to the corner pocket. It is the same as a mirror system with two mirrors on the two rails.


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05-28-2019, 07:40 AM

I use the plus 2 system if I'm kicking 2 rails, short-rail-first, with OB near the long rail. Other than that it's feel.


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05-28-2019, 07:46 AM

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I think he meant the system for a two rail kick near a corner where you find the midpoint of a line between the CB and OB and then shoot parallel to a line from that point to the corner pocket. It is the same as a mirror system with two mirrors on the two rails.
Oh yeah... thanks.

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05-28-2019, 08:06 AM

I like to use what I call "banking lanes" - a visualization of the whole range of angles and first-rail contacts that work for a given kind of bank/kick. Here's a selection of those from Koehler's "Upscale One Pocket".

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05-28-2019, 08:33 AM

Yes - plus 2 system.
  
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Zero-x Tor simplifies it hit any spot on the rail .One and two rail kicks Certainly not the onlyone but very easy to learn.
  
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05-28-2019, 09:37 AM

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I like to use what I call "banking lanes" - a visualization of the whole range of angles and first-rail contacts that work for a given kind of bank/kick. Here's a selection of those from a one-pocket book (I forget which one - apologies to the author/publisher).

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Thanks, Larry.

I keep that pic in my phone for reference during practice.

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