1/13/2023 - 110 tonight on a 7 foot Diamond Smart table. My first time of 100+ on any size table, besting my previous high run of 98 on a 9 foot table roughly 20 years ago. I did pull off one low percentage pack shot 3-4 racks in to the run.
I was certainly feeling the pressure the last couple racks and was so relieved when I hit 100 that I guess I lost focus and missed a relatively easy shot 2 shots from a perfect break shot which would have allowed me to keep going.
Now I plan to move on and see what I can do on a 9 foot table, as running 100+ on a 7’ table is a world of difference than reaching that number on a 9’ table.
Strange, but since my 110 run two weeks ago on our 7-foot Diamond, I’ve had absolutely no desire to try it again on the same table. I realize I was in some kind of zone on that particular run, and it’s very unlikely to be duplicated or beaten by me, even on that table.
Since then, I’ve tried a number of times on our 9-foot table with equivalent 4.5 “ corners, and I can’t get through the 3rd rack. I don’t think there’s any possible way to figure out what running 110 on a 7 foot Diamond equates to running on a 9 foot Diamond. It is just two completely different games on those two different sized table surfaces.
On the 7-foot table, once you figure out how to keep your cue ball out of traffic, particularly on the break shot, you face very few difficult shots, and it is so much easier to break up problem clusters. On a 9 foot table, seems like there are at least a few problems to solve and tough shots that come up for me every rack. And after all these years, I still haven’t figured out a break shot that results in routinely leaving myself a high percentage shot to continue my run.