Jump Shots

Blur Jump *

 

Ok, so this is the book version from Andy Segal's Cue Magic book. What's different from the book is that I shoot the cue ball again to pocket the second row of balls and shoot the cue ball into the 8 before it stopped rolling. I found shooting the cue ball down the short rail and come back impossible because who can pocket all 14 balls while having the cue ball come back and forth?

 

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Contortion Jump *

 

Andy Segal came up with this shot for the 2009 ESPN World Cup of Trick Shots. It was originally suppose to be a four person shot where four of the team members have to pocket 1 or 2 balls each time of switching. So here's the shot, but keep in mind that you must not switch hands or the shot is no good. Give it a try and see how hard it is without switching.

 

D.O.D 10

Chopsticks *

 

Andy Segal used this in ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2010 where he was competing against Florian Kohler. 1-4 are going to be jumped right-handed, and the 5-8 are going to be jumped left-handed. This is a great shot created by Andy Segal, but maybe he should include having a timer on this shot in case if this shot is too easy for some of us.

 

D.O.D 10

Double Back Atcha *

 

This one of Andy's creations, but here is the version without the racks. This shot was done by Dave Nangle who executed this trick shot at the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour 2014 at Shooter's Billiards in Southington, CT. If possible, you can even swish them into the pocket like magic.

 

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Criss Cross Apple Sauce *

 

This is a shot Jamey Gray used against Andy Segal in ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2010. So, by him, he called it the "Crisscross Applesauce", and I have no idea why he called it that way at first. Here's this beautiful but difficult shot, but to make it even more difficult, why not get rid of the racks by the pockets instead? Next time, I will get a clip of making the shot without the racks,

 

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Chain Reaction Jump

 

Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman used this shot on ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2006. Here, there are combinations of two-balls. One on the slate, and one on a chalk. The cue ball hops over the blocker ball and sets off the chain reaction to pocket the 15. Highly reccomend that you use this shot for shows because this one is definitely a crowd pleaser.

 

D.O.D 8

 

Prison Jump *

 

Another Jamey Gray creation. The cue ball is surrounded inside the "prison", and you jump it out to pocket the object ball. A Dr. Popper is highly reccomended because of how high you need to jump the cue ball out. The lighter the jump stick the better, so try it if you have a light jump cue. :)

 

D.O.D 11

 

 

Leap Frog

 

Tim Chin invented this fun little shot, but I placed a rack on the table, trapping the balls inside. Same shot as planned but with the rack is a little add on by me. It's required to use a light jump stick because if you think that jumping with a cue shaft will make you feel comfortable, dream on. They would be considered as illegal jumps because you jump the balls with a cue shaft and no butt. Keep that in mind when practicing for competitions.

 

D.O.D 9

 

Jump Reverse plus 2 *

 

A shot from World Cup of Trick Shots 2013. The goal here is to make the shot in 16 seconds or less, but Andy and Florian couldn't pull it off because of rushing and trying to beat the clock when they had all the time in the world to pull it off. Anyways, here in the video, I pulled it off in 14 seconds if I think that's the accurate time it took me to execute this hard shot. As you can see, at the end, I was very tired after trying to beat the clock.

 

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Speed Demon on Steroids*

 

The Grand Finale! This is one Andy Segal where he pulled it off for the first time in competition on ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2010 against Jamey Gray. He was so thrilled that he thought the shot was impossible from the beginning. So here's the one with 9 balls where I barely have enough room for the cue ball to fall in. Enjoy! :D

 

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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.

* Shots that are featured in "Andy Segal's Cue Magic" book at andysegal.com

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