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CB location (M3), Target Diamond (O1)
Practice this TML pattern on your table until each one becomes a known and trustworthy shot.
The reverse spin shortens up the angle out of the 1st rail. It also absorbs about 1/3 of the ball's energy. This can be used to reach a target ball in the center of the table. To make this work, you will need a trustworthy reverse spin. Attempting the concept for the first time during a match will be doomed to failure.
The ball picks up running English on the 2nd and 3rd rails. This sends the ball into the corner. Coming into the 4th rail, the reverse spin slows down the ball a bit. It won't travel much further after the 5th rail hit.
Notice there isn't any different in the contact point for the 3rd rail for 12:00 or 1:30? This is because the extended angles of running English cancels out the difference. Try this out. It will be important to know the limitations.
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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