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.
Catch & Release w/ Spin
The shot was invented by Bruce Barthelette and it was used for the many ESPN tournaments in the past. This is one of his many classics he can pull off easily because of his technique of adjusting speed dramtically from fast to slow. You can tell by how I switch from shooting the cue ball fast to slow rolling the 9-ball. Now I added a spin before I pocketed the cue ball which makes it more crowd pleasing in my opinion.
Moving High Jump
Florian Kohler uses this shot for a lot of his shows to amaze his friends, but I originally saw this shot back in 2007 by Pavel Paledno. His goal was to jump the cue ball a meter high and not break a window! That's impressive, but it's nearly impossible to jump that high on a regular basis. That's why this is the limit of how high I can go because it has more successful attempts for me to accomplish. The huge requirement that is needed for this trick shot is using a jump cue shaft only because you need to get the ball that high. Also, you can use a Marty Carey "Jump Q" for this shot, but never a "Dr. Popper" because it's too fragile to do shots like these.
The Double Double Jump
David Li'hou created this updated version of the original double jump shot by adding another cue ball to hop over after the first one was jumped. It can be difficult if you don't have the timing down on keeping on target with both cue balls as they roll, but it's best to say that it is possible to make because it's practicable for all different size pool tables. Try it if you can do the original shot.
16 Ball Speed Jump
This is a speed jump shot where I try to jump as many balls as I can in about 6 seconds or less! In this video, I jump 11 balls and pocket them in about 4 seconds! Now that is one that people will always dream of jumping that many balls in a short period of time. It's all about practicing guys because you won't get to jumping 11 balls until you learn to start off with 3 or 4 balls, and then slowly upgrade yourself whenever you are comfortable with jumping 4 or 5 balls everytime. It's always best to start slow before you can conquer the trick shots Florian has done in the past.
One-Handed Double Jump
This was one shot a lot of pros have been having trouble with during the UTS tournament I went to back in 2015. I double jump the cue ball to make the hanger ball, but all one-handed! I didn't create the shot, but David Li'hou did, and I thank him for creating a shot like this against Andy Segal. He couldn't pull it off either way, so he now knows he has to step up his game in the very near future if he wants to stay #1.
Abram Diaz was the one whom I believe created this shot. It's like the classic "Over & Under" trick shot with a bridge, but the cue ball curves around the blocker ball on the spot and draws back for the hanger ball. This is another impressive trick shot by Abram Diaz and he will continue to impress us with his stroke skills because he's the beast at those shots. I love this shot so much that it's now in my top 10 favorite stroke shots, and it's all thanks to Mr. "Too Tall".
This is an old shot Ppooler did back in 2006 when he had his 6ft. pool table. The goal is to jump the cue ball over a long barrier and split the three balls into their respective pockets. This shot has been done by many players in the past, and Florian was one of them when he featured this trick shot on his Venom Trickshot DVD back in 2009. If you want to give this shot a try, be my guest. "Be my guest, be my guest, put your skills to the test." Lol
Will's Escape Jump
This is a new variation that I created back in 2009 and this was one that Tim Chin made a demonstration video on his website blog just a while ago. The cue ball must not touch the racks at all, and it can bounce before it flys through the first rack. Try the original version first because this is a harder version of the same shot. If you feel confident in doing this shot, be my guest.
An updated trick shot from the Double Jump shot and is created by Florian Kohler himself. This is one of over 1,000 new shots he's created over the past few years since 2008. He jumps over not two, but three barriers to pocket the hanger ball. Lately, I've seen him jump over four barriers, but that will be another time for me to learn in the near future. Three barriers was hard at first, but many of us can accomplish it now, so four is one only few can perform because of how difficult it is.
Catch & Release 2 w/ Spin
The sequel to the the original Catch & Release shot by Bruce Barthelette and one he used for the World Cup of Trick Shots 2013. He couldn't make the shot even though it was his specialty on creating new speed shots and nails them every time flawlessly. Florian Kohler stepped in and slammed the door shut on him leaving Team Europe with a winning score of 5 to 3. In this version, I added a spin in between the two balls rolling and before pocketing the 1 ball before the 2 and 3 follow it in. This is a must to learn for all trick shot artists, so get practicing guys. ;)