Where do you watch these pros play 8 ball? The IPT and the Bar Table Championships are the only places I see the pros playing 8 ball, outside of regional bar table tourneys.
That IS where I watch them...on video. I also attended the Galveston World Classic a couple years ago...they had professional 8-ball in that event. I don't know if I ever saw a single pro use the second ball break..as far as I can recollect.
My biggest gripe about the second ball break is when some yo-yo claims he has it down to an art...which he obviously doesn't.
If anyone has anything down to an art...it is the seasoned professionals...and they weren't using it in the matches I was watching.