Jump shots are where a cue ball or an object ball leaves the table surface. For straight jump shots, it is usually done with a jump cue. It is shorter and lighter than a normal playing cue, and it requires a very hard special tip. Although jump shots are generally utilized to jump the cue ball over obstructing balls, including a stroke directly into an object ball, or into a cushion with jump action, they are usually sometimes executed with a normal playing cue.
Dave Nangle's 3 & 4
This shot was created by Dave Nangle, a referee in Trick Shot Magic, where he jumps 3 balls and then adds another jump cue to jump 4 over a barrier. It was part of his submission for past Trick Shot Magic events, and it's a pretty decent shot he created, so why not he do 4 & 5? I think he would be capable of jumping 5 balls possibly, but who knows. Not many people can jump that many balls in a row, but someday, in the near future a lot more artists are going to be capable of doing so. If you can do a shot like this, then, welcome to the club for jumping that many balls. :)
Allen's Bounce & Split
Whenever we're about to go to commerical from Trick Shot Magic events in the old days, Allen Hopkins would show us some tips on some easy shots for viewers to try them at home. This shot here is a good example. The cue ball in on the chalk and the racks are there as barriers for the cue ball to hop over. Send the cue ball into the air so it can bounce through the racks and split the two balls. Like how he quotes after making it, "These are some shots you can try at home."
Now normally, this was based on a partner shot by Nick Nikolaidis and Luke Szywala from World Cup of Trick Shots 2011. The objective is Luke rolls three balls down the table for Nick to jump them through the rack and into the pocket after they went underneath the rack. The shot was called Triple Disaster, but my version is where I do the work myself, but with two balls only. So, whatever the title says matches this kind of scenario.
Reverse Timing Jump
Another Dave Nangle creation where he added a timer after jump 3 balls backwards. The cue ball goes three rails and catches the rack to be designated to the side pocket. While that's happening, the three balls will be jumped out of the rack and pocketed backwards. Then, shoot the 8 ball into the side before the cue ball falls in. Short and sweet, but do you have the advantage of making it?
Three Rail Jump Shot
A not so hard jump shot by Team Europe who chose this shot from World Cup of Trick Shots 2011. The cue balls jumps over and goes two rails to make the 8 ball with help from the Delta Rack. It one a newcomer can learn and can be done in just a few attempts, but I don't know how Andy could miss a shot like this in the tournament. Anyways, the shot is plain dead on easy, and you should have no problem learning this one.
Nick's Back Timing Jump
This shot was used recently in Trick Shot Magic 2014 by Nick himself. All four balls roll down the table and guided back to jump them through the rack into the corner. Nick pulled it off with ease, but Andy got his work cut out when he tried to make it, but failed to jump them through the rack. Players may have their advatage towards other players, but the key here is to do shots you can do, but others can't like this shot here. Nick can make it easily, but Andy can't because it's one of his weak points possibly.
Gabi's Jump, Drop, & Split
This shot was created by "Mr. Perfect" Gabi Visoui from Burchast, Romania. He adds a coin wrapper underneath the cue ball where it's positioned to drop and split two other balls once the other cue ball flys through and splits the first two into the corner pockets. This is one of his submission shots for Trick Shot Magic, but I don't think it was ever seen on television, yet. Other than that, it may be a bit more interesting to see it be done one-handed or maybe add two balls on both sides of the cue ball to add a greater effect of more balls rolling in.
Progression Chopsticks with Bouncer
Andy Segal created this shot for the opening of WCOTS 2011. The goal is to bounce the ball and jump the object balls based on how many you are jumping. If you are jumping one then let the ball bounce, jump the object ball over the barrier, and then catch the bouncy ball in your opposite hand. If jumping two, then the ball bounces two times. If jumping three, w'ell you get the idea. The challenge here is to have your good hand do all the work for picking up the jump sticks and positioning them for jumping the balls and have your opposite hand just left alone for bouncing and catching the ball. So have fun learning this shot. :)
The hardest shot from World Cup of Trick Shots 2011 by Team Europe. The shots is a beautiful one, but my curiosity is is that, why did Team Europe picked that shot when it looked and felt like it's impossible to make? Maybe, they did it to prevent Team USA from gaining any points. More importantly, the way how it was done on ESPN, they used a 1 inch wooden barrier stacked on two pieces of chalk close to the 8 balls near the corner pocket with little room for the cue ball to travel 5 rails towards the corner pocket. That's impossible! In my version, however, I used a masse cue butt for the 8 balls to hop over and the cue ball positioned to the left of the spot on the table. This is easier that the one on television, so try this one instead.
4 Way Baseball Shot
This was a team shot created by Team USA for WCOTS 2011. Bruce shoots the cue ball through the goal 12 feet away and Tim Chin catches it with a baseball glove. Tim then vollies the cue ball back and forth two times while bouncing the ball before each hit. The cue ball hits the cue stick to make the 1 ball in the side. Jamey then places the cue ball in the prision and jumps it out to make the object ball in the corner pocket with some help from Tim Chin's oversized 8-ball. The cue ball is then placed with the other two balls nearby and Andy jumps all three balls one handed into the corner. That's how the shot goes, so if you got the skills to do it, have fun with it. :)