My thoughts on it are this. The guys runs out good. So do I.
He also does not play all that well post break when he does not get an open shot on the 1 with moderately easy position. He doesn't have a great break without the magic rack. Mine is much better.
By being forced to use the magic rack, my better break is negated, because the wing ball goes 90% of the time. He'll literally get out off the break almost every time.
This also negates any post-break play where decision making is involved.
No offense, but anyone who doesn't see problems with the magic rack negating skill either doesn't play good enough players, or aren't good enough themselves for it to make a difference.. :-D
Short Bus Russ
No worries Russ, you are correct. He should NOT have been allowed to use it. End of story. You could not have pulled out a measles cue ball and used, they would have freaked.
But you know you should have just accepted it and knocked him into the losers bracket. It should not have affected your game as much as it did. You know better