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.
Andy's Look Alike
Andy chose this extreme jump shot during the final match of TSM 2014 against Kohler, and this was created by "Mr. Perfect" Gabi Visoui. Jump behind the back one-handed and then switch to the chopsticks jump and then behind the back one-handed again on the last ball through the rack. I am pretty good with jumping behind my back one-handed these days because the nature of improving my techniques brought me to jump the 1 ball that high. I think neither artist made the shot, but keep in mind that this is more difficult than you think.
Florian's Take Off
This is a Venom special trick shot. The goal is to knock the cue ball off and jump it through the rack to hit the rack that will knock in the 9-ball on the mini pool table. Florian pulled it off in TSM 2014, but Gabi, having a hard time with adjusting in between, managed to jump, but completely missed the mini pool table. I know it's hard, but just practice, it's the only way you can make the shot. The mini pool tables are not that cheap either. You can find it online for like $20 if you are on amazon. Anyhow, try it, and see what you think. :)
Original Jump & Reverse *
This is the original version of Andy's Jump & Reverse. It's set up is the same way that was seen on ESPN and National Geographic, but all in all, I felt pretty comfortable with this shot, and maybe I'll include my own add on for the shot like maybe other row of balls or maybe a timer, etc. So enjoy this shot, and remember, 15 seconds or less! :)
Double Jump Shot w/ Dressing
Abram Diaz is the original creator for this crazy jump shot. He made this recently back in June 2014 and it was also brought up by Andy Segal at the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour. This is the same way he set up the shot, so I went with his over Abram's. Abram's version includes a butt stick near the side pocket in order to make more room for the first two balls to roll into the side. I love this shot so much, and I bet you will to. Try it, it's such a beautiful shot.
Drop & Reverse
This is an updated version of a backwards jump that Andy Segal made for TSM 2014. He knocks off the 1 and 2 and has them slow roll to the wooden barrier so he could jump them over into the side. The other trick is to not knock over any of those balls placed on the wooden plank. If you are wondering how I made the plank for the balls to stay on. I can tell you later when you see me in the next tournament. :)
Jump & Follow
This was based on a set up Luke Szywala from 2009 World Cup of Trick Shots. He used a bottle for the cue ball to knock off the cap and swerve around to pocket the 9 ball. Here, I used an object ball for the cue ball to swerve around. I don't know which bottle he used in the tournament because I tried a lot of other bottles and they didn't work for me. Let me know if you know one that will work for this shot.
This is an oldie shot from 2008 where Eric "The Preacher" Yow created the shot for his show in Russia. It's like the basic shot of jumping the 9-ball over a row of balls, but with triangle racks in between. Once you jump the 9, you have to make the cue ball fly over the second rack in order for the shot to be complete. I've done this trickshot many times before in the past, but I never get old of it.
Gordon's Three Way Split Jump
This is a creation Gordon came up with back in 2012. He jumps three balls at the same time, but they go different directions into their designated pockets. How it's possible to do this shot? Ask Gordon Hedges on how to make the balls go their seperate ways. It didn't take long for me to figure out how it's done, but I bet you can learn this shot as well because it's the creativity that inspires others to learn the shot. Not only that, people are always looking for other artist to duplicate the same shot like others did before.
Jamey Gray pulled out this shot for the ESPN TSM 2011 competition. It's a lot like Andy's Swing shot, but you have to jump the cue ball a foot high, through the rack, and make the 5 ball. The Delta Rack is used to help guide the cue ball to make the object ball, but here, I had no trouble with the cue ball hitting the rack at all. So, it's used for a reason just in case. It's best to used a "Dr. Popper" because you can get the ball higher tha way, so take my advice and get one before you do this shot.
This is an update shot from Steve Markle's Viral Video "Amazing Pool Trick Shots". This time instead of bouncing the balls multiple times and whacking the cue ball to split the two, I added a version where I bounce the cue ball over the row of balls twice and then splitting the two into their designated pockets. It's a fun shot, but good luck learning. This shot was also featured in my "Asperger Documentary" on YouTube. So, enjoy!