Here’s a great technique for how to properly draw the ball when you’re jacked up on the rail. There will be plenty of times when your cue will be up against the rail (jacked up) and you wont be able to get below the ball to draw it and you can’t get the shot using high English because you have traffic. So, what do you do? Focus on your cue ball.
Although it is contradictory to what you may have been taught over the years, this is one instance where you’ll want to bring your attention to your cue ball while preparing your shot. Before you can focus on your cue ball though, you need to change your grip a bit.
Ordinarily, when shooting pool you want to have a very loose wrist. For this particular shot, you want to have the opposite. You want to lock out your wrist. Don’t let it move freely. This will help you to get the angles correct when lining up your shot.
Now go back to your shot. Line it up like you normally do. When it’s time to actually hit the cue ball, shift your focus to the cue ball. I’m going to hit it low and my wrist is locked. That’s how you do it. Have fun!