He's playing the shot at a gentle pace without allowing for the throw of the cue ball. As he explains with the blacks he played into the corner pockets, the cue ball throws off line, comes back onto the line in an arc before striking the object ball. Even over a short distance the cue ball will come back onto the line when the shot is played at a gentle pace, hit it hard and it doesn't have time and will then miss to the other side of the pocket. It is possible to swerve the cue ball using side over a short distance, top players do it when partially snookered by a fraction of an inch to keep the break going. Some people mistakenly believe that when playing this shot that side is being transferred to the object ball which makes the object ball throw off the cue ball at a different angle to make the pot. They are wrong, the cue ball is in fact swerving very slightly around the snookering ball over a short distance.
Originally Posted by alabadi
Saw it written and I saw it say
Pink Moon is on its way
And none of you stand so tall
Pink Moon is gonna get you all