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Hi again, When a player makes the break ball without hitting the racked balls and scratches on that shot, does the made ball spot on the foot spot, frozen to the other balls, or on line behind the racked balls. Thanks again for your help.  Straight pool is still the best of all games.

Hi again Chase.

It gets placed at the apex of the rack--often players pull out the the triangle and re-rack to make it a complete and tight 15 ball rack without futzing with trying to snug it up on the already racked 14 balls.

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