Steps. Start off with the 1-ball at the front of the rack. Make sure that the 8-ball is in the center of the rack. Make sure the bottom corner balls are a stripe and a solid. Place all the other balls at random. Line the apex (the first ball) up with the middle diamond on the side of the pool table.
To rack in 8-ball, locate the foot spot on the pool table and place the triangle rack over it. Next, place any ball other than the 8-ball inside the triangle at its apex, then place a solid ball at one of the far corners and a striped ball at the other far corner.
A rack (sometimes called a triangle) is a piece of equipment that is used to place billiard balls in their starting positions at the beginning of a pocket billiards game. Rack may also be used as a verb to describe the act of setting billiard balls in. Eight-ball. An aluminum rack set up for eight-ball, breaker's view. Note 1 ball
Most pocket billiard tables are marked with a white dot inside a black circle at either end of the table,. Place the triangle rack with its apex over the foot spot.