Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Thomas Plosk » Sat, 24 May 1997 04:00:00


The FAQ said to leave off the head ball.. so where exactly do you place the rack
of 14?  Are we supposed to imagine a head ball, and place it over the spot?  Or do
we rack it with one of those two front balls on the spot?

Also, where do you guys (and ladies) prefer to aim the cue when you're breaking
a setup like that?

-Tom

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by DBAllr » Sun, 25 May 1997 04:00:00

The rack outline is supposed to be marked on the cloth.  When reracking,
the rack is merely placed where the mark is.  Now about getting your
friendly proprietor to mark his table....

Dan Allred
OKC

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Bob Jewe » Sun, 25 May 1997 04:00:00

: The FAQ said to leave off the head ball.. so where exactly do you
: place the rack of 14?  Are we supposed to imagine a head ball, and
: place it over the spot?

If the outline is not drawn around the rack, as the rules require,
that's the way to do it.

: Also, where do you guys (and ladies) prefer to aim the cue when
: you're breaking a setup like that?

After the 14 balls come back onto the table, you nearly always try to
pocket the 15th ball which is away from the rack, and then get the cue
ball to smash into the cluster of 14.  Byrne, Mosconi, Fels, ... all
describe how to do this.  If you have never played straight pool
before, and you want to get better, you need to travel to a pool hall
where it's played and watch good players.  It would take you years to
learn shot selection and strategy on your own.

Bob Jewett

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Jari Kokk » Mon, 26 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> before, and you want to get better, you need to travel to a pool hall
> where it's played and watch good players.  It would take you years to
> learn shot selection and strategy on your own.

I like the Fels 'Friendly Four' strategy: works quite well and is simple
to describe: always try to hit one of the corner balls of the rack with
the cue ball. This will break up the rack in a good way and reduces the
chances of the cue ball staying glued to the rack after the shot. One
further thing I try to do is to leave about a half ball cut to pocket
the last ball: you don't need much force then, and the cut is still easy
enough so that you make it.

Jari Kokko
--
Would you like a little drink of apple-jack?

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Thomas Plosk » Thu, 29 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

>The FAQ said to leave off the head ball.. so where exactly do you place the rack
>of 14?  Are we supposed to imagine a head ball, and place it over the spot?  Or do
>we rack it with one of those two front balls on the spot?
>Also, where do you guys (and ladies) prefer to aim the cue when you're breaking
>a setup like that?
>-Tom

Augh!  I missed my own thread.  Can somebody email me a reply to my
previous questions up there?  It's much appreciated...

Thanks,
-Tom

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Jari Kokk » Fri, 30 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Augh!  I missed my own thread.  Can somebody email me a reply to my
> previous questions up there?  It's much appreciated...

Check out http://www.dejanews.com/

If you don't have a WWW browser, that is...

Jari Kokko
--
I never drink water, fish function in it.

 
 
 

Question on reracking in 14-1 ...

Post by Jari Kokk » Fri, 30 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Augh!  I missed my own thread.  Can somebody email me a reply to my
> previous questions up there?  It's much appreciated...

Check out www.dejanews.com, if you have a WWW browser, that is.

Jari Kokko
--
I never drink water, fish function in it.