Here's most of the setup for this shot. I slide the cluster as far forward as I can in order to minimize the amount of follow needed on the cue ball. The 1, 2, and 3 balls are all frozen to each other.
The 1 and 2 balls are aligned to the short rail pocket point of the corner pocket to allow for throw.
I place the cue ball 3 ball widths out from the long rail, just behind the 3rd diamond, as shown in the first image. I aim >1/2 ball hit on the 1 ball, so I can be sure I hit it first, with max follow and a little right to throw the 3 in. You can hit this shot pretty softly and still get it to go.
Here's a shot I invented that's a slight variation on a classic. Normally, the cue ball would just shoot across the table to make a ball in the opposite side pocket, but I wanted to mix it up a little.
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