The Craps Coach

 

 

HARDWAY

 

1-1 Axis (Pro-7)

 

 

 
 
This is a 1-1 Axis (Pro-7) dice set.  To learn more about what this exactly means, take our dice setting class
 
This a a good dice set to use if you are new to controlled throwing.  This set has all of the hardway numbers facing outwards.  It does not matter which hardway number you set on top but you should make it a point to set them the same way each time.

What makes the hardway set a good one when you are starting out at being a controlled roller is the fact that a single die can roll one way in either direction without producing a seven.  If the dice stay on axis you only will get a seven if you double pitch one die.

 


If the Dice Roll or Pitch or Yaw one direction


You can also avoid the seven if the dice do this


If the Dice Roll and Yaw, or Roll and Picth or Pitch and Yaw:

 

 


However, if your dice start to double roll or double yaw you get the following:


And if the Dice stay on axis and double picth you get: 

  


If you can keep the dice on aixs, here are the 16 outcomes for this set when compared to a random roller

 

Dice outcomes

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Hardway

 

 

1

2

3

4

3

2

1

 

 

Random

1

2

3

4

5

6

5

4

3

2

1

 

Dice Outcome

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Hardway

 

 

6.3%

12.5%

18.8%

25.0%

18.8%

12.5%

6.3%

 

 

Random

2.8%

5.6%

8.3%

11.1%

13.9%

16.7%

13.9%

11.1%

8.3%

5.6%

2.8%

 

So for a beginner dice setter, the Hardway dice set is good for all the protection against the seven, however, if you are proficent at keeping the dice on aixs, there is about a 25% chance you will get a seven, when compared to a random roller.  The 3V dice set may work better for avoiding the seven.