This blog series about TML introduces you to predictable kicking and banking patterns.
For information and more details about how the TML works, read "Table Map Library - Introduction"
CB location (I5), Target diamond (A3)
Practice this TML pattern on your table until each one becomes a known and trustworthy shot.
This is an interesting way to bring the cue ball from one side to the other side. For kicking, this covers almost 1/3 of the table area. When well-played, it can make your opponent a bit nervous.
The top spin still holds for a bit after it contact the first rail. This puts a slight curve on the bounce back and makes sure that you don't catch the side pocket corners.
If you are kicking to a ball along the corner to corner table area, this shot gives you two chances to make a legal hit.
Other Sized Tables
For 8 foot tables, the same type of pattern requires about 1-1/4 tips out from center to get the paths shown. For 7 foot tables, 1-1/2 tip out from center is necessary to follow the pattern. The distances on small tables are less, so when the cue ball travels around in a trapezoid pattern, the rail contacts are more distorted.
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