Yeah, not the shot I would shoot.
The thing I don't like about going behind the 12, is the reply shot is too easy. The opponent only has to nudge the 12 a little, and even if he somehow doesn't hit a rail, it puts the OP in a much worse spot than he is here.
Obviously being biased, but I like my kick behind the 11 and to possibly move the 2 ball as well. Now the opponent still has a relatively easy safe by playing off the 6 and putting you behind the 10 and 1, but that's much easier to get out of than if you were stuck behind the 12.
It's kind of hard to tell if it is possible, but if it is, I like hitting the 10, banking it one rail and rubbing the 11 towards the 14, whilst freezing the CB to the side of tthe 1, only allowing your opponent to see the 6.
1. I don't think hitting the 10 and attempting to freeze the CB to the 6 is gonna get a whole lotta movement on any balls in front of your opponent's pocket.
2. From behind the 6,the opponent will have any easy return shot by playing off the 5 and drawing back behind the 1, putting you in a similar conundrum to which you are now in..
Again, this is 100% dependent on being able to move the 11 with the 10. Moving the 11 prevents being able to combo the ball in front of the pocket with the 11.
If you can successfuly execute moving the 11 with the 10 AND freezing to the side of the 1, then your opponent will either need to take a foul by kicking down table, or will have to play off either the 1 or 6. I think any of these three options leaves you better off on the return shot than you are now. The 10 may back up slightly off the the 11 and get near the 8, effectively killing any possibility of a future 8-2 combo.
But What do I know? I'm a C player!!!
Short Bus Russ - C Player
Another few things to consider:
Hitting the 10 hard and freezing to the 6 means 1 of three things will occur-
1. The 10 hits slightly under the 11. This means the 10 will carom backwards off the 11 at high speed..towards the 8. The 8 will comes towards the 1/6. The balls you are hiding behind.. Yikes!
2. The 10 cuts the 11, which runs directly into the face of the 2. This will cause a double kiss that will essentially leave the 2 where it is now, whilst the double-kissed 11 exits stage right into parts unknown.. Possibly at high speed into the 8 or 6?
3. If you can manage to hit the 11 full with the 10 (which I don't think you can, and still freeze to the 6..), the 11 now "tucks under" the 2, and pretty much stays in the area, whilst the 2 banks one rail off the side of the 14... Again, heading toward the 8, possibly dislodging the CB.
When combined which the fact that you have to strike the 10 harder to get a decent result, and which a longer distance to move to freeze to the 6...
Well, let's just say... As a C player, I don't think I could execute it..
Short Bus Russ - C Player
Playing at Gomez's race to 6 for 50 clams. I left him this shot! He's got 2 balls up 2-0. Forgot to mention 4" pockets and the table plays perfect.