AzB Silver Member
i really only mentioned the masse for the more daring and it would depend on the particular lay out at the time. generally, if you can see at least 1/8 of the 8-ball, theres no reason to even try a curve as thinning it is easier and acoumplishes the same thing, but if less of the 8-ball is visible, the masse is a very viable alternitive to kicking, especially the length of the kick shot jds described. just the slightest amount of unintentional english or wrong speed can miss and give up ball in hand, and even if you do hit the 8-ball, the odds of leaving it strait in are like 90%. as far as a jump shot? no way. that hopes off the table with ease.