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At the angle into this rail the cueball is going to make contact with the rail just 1/2 tip left of center, acting like a brake this puts a natural half tip of right center english on the cueball so to make sure it continues in the natural direction it wants to travel USE 1/2 TIP OF RIGHT CENTER ENGLISH ON THE CUEBALL. Also a short bridge and very firm level stroke. Follow through level, following thru with the tip going down will cause the cueball to draw up short and following thru with the tip going up could cause the cueball to jump a little and miss it on the other side,  Practice all these shots a few times and your confidence will start to soar.

Let's pretend that these cueballs are all snookered on the 8 ball. We will shoot them all at the red ball, which represents double the distance to the middle of a ghost cueball against the 8 ball as if they were lined up straight in the corner...
1st. cueball on left, shoot softly with high right english at 1 o'clock, opposite of where the rail grabs it if you could see thru these cueballs..
2nd. (middle) cueball, shoot medium soft with extreme 1:30 english on the cueball...
3rd. cueball, shoot medium firm 1 tip of right center with a little running english toward 3 o'clock on the cueball...Practice this shot from these 3 different cueball locations and you'll soon get a feel for understanding kicking with different speeds...For instance, let's mess up on purpose.
Shooting the 1st. cueball firm w/ 1 tip of right center, we wouldn't even touch the 8 ball.
Shooting the 3rd. ball softly with high right english at 1 or medium speed with high right extreme english at 1:30, would cause the cueball to hit the bottom half of the 8 ball...

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FOR ALL 1 RAIL KICKS WITH OBLECT BALLS THAT ARE TOO FAR FROM RAIL TO USE YOUR FINGERS FOR THE CORRECT MEASUREMENT. WHEN KICKING RIGHT AND USING YOUR CUE TO MEASURE TO THE CONTACT POINT ON THAT OBJECT BALL. HOLD THE BUTT IN YOUR RIGHT HAND, KICKING LEFT HOLD THE BUTT OF YOUR CUE IN YOUR LEFT HAND.

UNLESS YOU'RE MEASURING THE DISTANCE FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE CUEBALL TO THE RAIL AND DOUBLING IT (Red Ball) 

DOUBLING THE DISTANCE!!! If there is an option to double the distance to the object ball or cueball, I prefer to use the object ball but they're both equally as good...

< Playing 8 ball, you don't want to make the 2 ball but you have to hit it to avoid giving your opponent ball in hand, hitting the 2 ball will probably win the game...Kicking at the seven would be easier to hit, but that would be foolish and could cost you the game...

So, I'm betting the game on hitting the 2 ball...I would love to play some from here... 
FOR THIS SHOT: Stand behind the left end rail. BUTT HELD IN LEFT HAND, just like the cueball is the object ball and the 2 ball is the cueball that you're kicking left ... Doing this allows you to easily see the line from the imaginary cueball to the 2 ball.

Next little trick I use is after putting my finger on the rail, from behind that rail looking back to the real cueball I see that by aiming at the right edge of the diamond I'll hit the rail where I have to.

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DOUBLING THE CUEBALL... Doubling the cueball to the rail - your first measurement is taken with the tip of your cue from the middle of the cueball to your finger at the rail rubber. 

After pulling the tip back to the rubber while keeping the finger in the same place on your shaft it was when you measured to the rail. Now simply aim from the doubled distance of your finger to the object ball just as if your finger is the middle of the cueball, because it is, and find the first rail contact point...
In the top example we would hit the cueball with 2 tips of right center toward toward 3 o'clock on the cueball. Use a sharp firm 4 inch level stroke... 
In the bottom example hit the cueball with 1/2 tip of right center english
Shoot medium firm with a short level 4 inch jab stroke...
Note; In this graphic, using the top cueball if you were to double the distance from the top rail to the 2 (blue ball), you would find the same line from the cueball as if the top white line were extended. It's a double check, try it both ways in practice.  Learn and Enjoy, Jimmy Reid

Here's the double the distance shot that I remember most, think the year was 1987... Playing Earl 'The Pearl' Strickland at The Byron Jones 9 ball bar table tournament in Tucker, Georgia...

Earl was ahead 8 - 1, he broke the balls, didn't make anything and left me safe. This is where I pushed out to knowing that if I made it the cueball would carom off the 1 ball and break up the 2 & 4 ball. Earl elected to have me shoot again... 

I did my usual double distance measurements from the middle of the ghost cueball against the one, shot medium speed hitting the cueball with english at 10:30 and a long smooth follow-thru, pocketed the 1 ball, hit the top left aide of the 2, and beat Earl ten in a row from there. Notice that if I hadn't made the 1 ball, too thin a hit could possibly get safe off the end rail and behind the 2 & 4, a hit too full could cause the cueball to pass above the 2 ball, and again get safe, I told Earl it was a free shot after he told me to shoot again...FINAL SCORE = 11 - 8 - me.