Hi damienlch, good topic raised here... for myself I also use the "mirror" method for 1 cushion escape coupled with visualisation of the actual cue ball travel path (based on whatever little memory/experience I have from previous escapes).
Originally Posted by damienlch
You can try extending this to 2 cushion escapes as I find that it works well for me. Instead of aiming for the "ball in the mirror", I'm actually deciding which point on the 2nd cushion to hit, coupled with the "180 degree rule" mentioned earlier in this thread and the above (visualise ball path + previous memory/experience)... but from what I have tried on the table I need some running side to make the 2 cushion escape, as somehow the final angle the cue ball comes off the 2nd cushion is always narrower than what I expect if I hit it plain ball. Not too sure why though. Maybe it's a 3D visual effect (if only you can view the table from plan view, that would surely make it easier!)
As for 3 or more cushions... I don't have any more methods! Erm just use some imagination or extension of the above methods, and hit and hope!
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