In the shot program, the 5 ball can be placed anywhere along the headstring between the rail and the 8 ball. I like to put it 1/2 ball width towards the long rail from the first diamond. In Figure 1, the striped ball is on the headstring, 1 diamond from the long rail. You can also see the spacing of the cue ball.
The cue ball is aligned towards the right side of the opposite corner pocket .
I pick an aim point on the opposite long rail, usually between 2 and 2-1/2 diamonds up from the corner pocket where the 5 ball goes in. Use almost max draw and a 1/2 tip of right english. It is possible to over-draw this shot, so be careful with that.
This was played by Nick "Quick Nick" Nikolaidis and Jamey "Sharpshooter" Gray in ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2010.
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