Jump Shots

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.

AS Jumping *

 

This is where you jump three balls over a row of balls into the pocket before the cue ball. Andy Segal orginally called it "The Original Speed Jump", but Ppooler called it "AS Jumping" which means Andy Segal, so let's go with that title. This is more of Ppooler's variation right here.

 

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Nick's Quick Juggle

 

One of Nick's famous signature trick shots that been around for some years and never gets old. Recently, this can be seen on ESPN TSM 2013 by Nick himself. The only problem here is, I didn't had my fingers on the table for each jump. If it matters in competitions then I guess I have to learn to jump with an open bridge in the near future. 

 

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Nick's 6-Pack Volley

 

New shot from ESPN TSM 2013! Nick Nikolaidis picked this variated shot against Andy Segal in the finals and made it in on the first attempt. He volley's the cue ball down to the long rail and before it comes back he has to jump and pocket an object ball and hit the cue ball again before it stops rolling. Plus, you have to pocket the cue ball in after all 6 balls. Nick made his in, but barely went in. Whew! What a relief.

 

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Off the Rail *

 

Andy Segal created a jump shot where you jump a cue ball off a rail and over a row of balls. You can find it in his "Cue Magic" book, but other than that, this is a very creative and original idea by Mr. Magic Man. Bravo!

 

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Field Goal *

 

Bruce Barthelette created this shot back in 2006 for ESPN TSM. So an oldie but goodie shot where it still looks pretty and never collects dust. This is one of those shots that's been around for years on the internet and I've seen artists like Ppooler and Eric Yow made it on video in their own setup style. 

 

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Rebounding Racks *

 

Matt MacPhail created a shot where you jump the cue ball out of the rack and rebound off the other rack. This video shows how it's possible, but just to let you know, it's better to use cheap wood triangles rather than Delta racks. The heavier they are the less force there is to push them. Take my advice, and you'll be glad you did. 

 

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Twin Bank Jump

 

This is more of an idea where I turn a simple two-handed jump shot into something a little more complex. I used two delta racks by the side pocket to give more room for both balls to bank off and go into the side. It can be tricky, but I'm sure some of us can do it with ease.

 

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Over, Under, and Over *

 

Bruce Barthelette made a combination of jump drawing a cue ball over and under the bridge, but then hop it over again after switching cues. This can be found in Andy Segal's Cue Magic Book, but it also can be tricky to do if you're not fast at switching from a playing cue to a jump cue.

 

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Nick's 6-Pack in less than 7 seconds! *

 

A special shot where I execute Nick's 6-pack shot and made all the balls in in less than 7 seconds. Overall, this is more of a challenge to see if I can beat Nick's record time. I think he would've made that shot as well in the same amount of time I took on making those balls in, but who knows. Maybe he already beat that record of mine.

 

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14 Foot Football Goal

 

A Jamey Gray special shot here. I shoot the cue ball off the table and soar it through the triangle gap down below and 14 feet away from the table. Jamey Gray pulled this shot out for ESPN TSM 2013 against Nick Nikolaidis, but they didn't have the momentum to make it pass the lower bar on their baseball diamond prop. Check the youtube videos of trick shots to see what that prop looks like. Other than that, the ball did go through, but it went so fast, you didn't even know it went through.

 

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