The Long Way

Freeze the 1-ball and the 2-ball as shown. Hit the 1-ball from the given cueball position and watch what happens. The 2-ball is thrown into the rail and out again, but sometimes picks up enough sidespin to hit the right end rail and rebound into the upper-left corner pocket. Don’t bet on it.

At the bottom, the percentage is a little higher.  Both balls are one ball width from the cushion; which seems to rule out a bank shot. But the 3-ball can be banked with the help of sidespin transferred from the cueball.

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