In part two of our Angles series, Jim Burke and Chris Coumbe look at some strokes published in 1934 by Newman Mond, who specialised in trick shots and exhibitions.
The card says to aim for an almost full ball contact. This proved somewhat difficult, a 1/4 ball contact obtained the required result. This contact meant that should the cannon be missed the in-off was a high possibility. Over time, as balls, cues and cloth change, maybe this results in strokes being played differently (from the 1930’s to now).