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05:26 Feb 15, 2005
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Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / subtitle
English term or phrase: bank masse
Scene description:

A billyard player was talking about his shot:

Double combo triple carom on 4-3-2-1-6 with a bank masse.

What is "bank masse"?
Yohanes Sutopo
Local time: 20:33
English translation:see explanation
Explanation:
A masse (e is accented) shot is one in which the cue ball is made to travel in a curve. It is effectuated by aiming the cue stick vertically at the cue ball. It requires a great deal of skill.

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-02-15 05:35:34 GMT)
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A bank masse is a masse shot that caroms of one of the cushions (banks).
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bigedsenior
Local time: 06:33
Grading comment
Thank you.
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Explanation:
A masse (e is accented) shot is one in which the cue ball is made to travel in a curve. It is effectuated by aiming the cue stick vertically at the cue ball. It requires a great deal of skill.

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Note added at 8 mins (2005-02-15 05:35:34 GMT)
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A bank masse is a masse shot that caroms of one of the cushions (banks).

bigedsenior
Local time: 06:33
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  James Calder: Willie Mosconi was a master of these shots
1 hr
  -> Thanks, James. You are right-and I met him while I tended a pool hall during my college days in Berkeley, many years ago. By the way, there was another Willie, Willie Hoppe, before Mosconi, who was also a master.
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