More Kiss-back Shots

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Another standard application is given in Diagram 98. Again, remember to use low English. If the first ball were at a, it would be better to try a thin hit off the right side of the ball instead of a kiss-back. Not only is the thin hit (provided it isn’t too thin ) easier to judge, but the first ball is likely to end up in the vicinity of b, providing a good second shot.
There are other reasons for favoring the thin hit over the kiss-back when a choice os presented. The thin hit in this position requires less English, less chance of a miscue, and no need to estimate the curve of the cueball on its way to the frozen ball.