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.
Tim's Stacker Jump
The shot was possibly created by Tim Chin who showed this shot at the Riveria Casino and Hotel back in 2011. It's a replacement of a shot originally from using bottles to stack the object ball on top. This time it's stack on racks for the safety of not having broken glass. The shot is a lot of fun to try and feel free to email me if you want to know how to set up the shot and how to execute it.
Swiping Speed Demon
This shot was created by me back in 2015 for the 2015 Masters Champion at Jamaica Joe's. I thought of the idea of swiping the balls off the coin wrappers and than later jumping them to beat the cue ball to the pocket. This is one I haven't used yet for shows, but it's one where I can say it's one of my best creations.
Jump and Catch
This is one of the first and easy variation of rail speed jump shots. Florian uses this technique in many of his shows, and he can go beyond by adding shot clocks and more pool balls to pocket. This was one of Jamey Gray's 2010 Trick Shot Magic submissions he also used in the finals against Andy Segal. It's a fun shot to learn if you are a beginner. Feel free to try it out, but just watch out for the windows nearby.
Florian Kohler presented this shot at the Riveria Casino and Hotel probably against Andy Segal I think. He and Steve Markle created this variation and it's one of the new classic shots to be added to the list. How fast can you jump before the cue ball falls in?
1 M Jump
A shot I've been trying to make for many many years until today. This shot was first seen in my Pavel Paledno's video back in 2007 where he made a transition to doing trick shot videos on a 9ft Pool Pride table. The key here is to use the jump cue shaft in order to jump the ball. Once the cue ball is moving, it will have a bigger advantage to jump very high and through the rack. I believe that's the highest anyone has ever got for jumping the cue ball, w'ell except for Florian, of course.
Mini Sting Shot
This shot was invented by Florian Kohler who invented this type of shot back in late 2000s. The key to this trick is to aim your cue tip to the cue ball and just dab the cue ball to the direction where the object ball needs to be pocketed. It's a shot that requires timing and accuracy within a very short time period. Best to have good hand eye coordiantion for a shot like this one.
The Sting Shot
A classic shot invented by Florian Kohler. They key here to this shot is to coordiante your cue tip to the flying cue ball and dabbing it to bounce and roll to the hanger ball. Be sure to watch out for the cue ball since it can cause some damage to your hand or even your head and body.
Table to Table
This was one where I had the cue ball be flying off the table to my 7ft table to pocket the ball in the side. This was one I did for fun, but it can be used in Trick Shot Magic if you have a small pool table like a toy version size.
Dan's Lag and Pop Ups
Dan Hosier "The Spearthrower" is the creator for this new variation in the video. It was used by Gabi Visoiu in the 2015 Trick Shot Magic tournament against Nick Nikolaidis and it's a great shot. It was the first shot shown in Dan's "Mostly Masse" video from a couple years ago and it wasn't used much in competitions yet. Hopefully someone will to make the matches a little more fierce. Great shot, Dan.
Rolling Speed Jumps
A shot created by Florian Kohler for his Venom Trickshot III video featuring a bikini model. I made it on my second attempt on ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2016, and my audience members loved seeing the shot in action as I jumped each ball into the corner pocket. Thanks Florian for creating this lovely speedy shot.