The follow Ticky-BY Robert Byrne
197 The follow Ticky
The combination is tough, and so is the standard ticky because the 6-ball is less than a ball width from the rail. There is a way out: Hit the rail well before the 6-ball and try to hit the 6 so full that the cueball will follow through in a straight line to the 9-ball. When struck properly, the 6-ball will follow the path indicated by solid line. From the more favorable cueball position g, the 6-ball will follow the dashed line.
The follow ticky is deceptively difficult if you’ve never tried it. Place the 6-ball two chalk widths from the cushion and see if you can make the 9-ball in your first five attempts from either starting point.