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CB location (Q5), Target Diamond (A7)
Practice this TML pattern on your table until each one becomes a known and trustworthy shot.
Because of the almost full contact with the rail, the angle out increases. Because all the rails are with running English, the ball easily travels further to the pocket.
This is fairly obvious. If you are kicking to a ball near this corner, move the contact point in about 1/2 ball width. This will force the ball to contact the long rail and make a safer path.
Reverse spin pulls the ball back a lot. All of the spin (and about 1/3 of the energy) is absorbed by the 1st rail. By the time the ball gets to the 2nd rail, the ball is rolling normally.
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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