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.

Nick's Speed Demon

 

This here is a Nick Nikolaidis special trick shot where you have to make all the balls in before the cue ball follows it in. Fortunately enough for me, it seems I can actually make 12 balls in before the cue ball falls in if I had more room in the corner pocket. You'll love this shot, and I'm betting you'll try this shot on your own table if you know how to do it.

 

D.O.D 10

Double Juggle

 

Ok, I know it looks simple, but this is part of a partner shot from WCOTS 2013. Here I did Bruce Barthlette part on the shot, but there's suppose to be a part where the cue ball goes two rails and jump through the two racks to make the object ball in the side. However, it's too tough for me to do all the work, so this is the best I can do for one person to do this shot.

 

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Lightning and Thunder *

 

Andy Segal and Bruce Barthelette have created this one of a kind shot for the World Cup of Trick Shots, and it can be seen on MonkeySee.com and on their youtube channel as well. This was originally a two person shot where the second person will jump the cue ball over the high bar after contacting two rails and still rolling. So, I've proven that this shot is possible to be done by myself, and Andy Segal himself agrees with that. 

 

D.O.D 9

Drop Kick *

 

Jamey Gray invented this tricky timing shot back in 2010. He introduced the shot for the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour in Las Vegas, but hear this. This is by far one of the trickist shots you will ever see when executing because you have to quickly change position to strike the cue ball right after it hits the table. Try it so you can understand my point on why it's so tricky, but have fun.

 

D.O.D 10

Pitch & Batter *

 

Another partner shot by Andy and Bruce where Andy hops over the row of balls first and then Bruce slams it over to make the object ball in the corner pocket. They also used it against Team Europe in 2006 WCOTS which they succeeded, of course. Here, I made it without a need for a second person to fly the cue ball over the row of balls again. It's possible, so give it a go.

 

D.O.D 10

Rainbow Shots *

 

This is one of Jamey Gray's favorite shots from Cue Magic book, but this can also be seen on ESPN TSM 2011. For each shot you have to shoot the object ball into the long rail and catch it in the air with your hand. The tricky part here is you switch hands and alternate each time in order to complete the shot. Tricky I know, but you can get the hang of it.

 

D.O.D 10

Progression Chopsticks

 

A speed shot where I have to make all 6 object balls into the corner pocket before the cue ball stops spinning. I know there is no cue ball, but let's just pretend that there is one because this is part of another partner shot from WCOTS 2013 by Bruce and Jamey, The time limit I think is about 18, but here I made all of them within 12 seconds. Not bad for one with quick hands.

 

D.O.D 11

Bruce's Jump Hoops *

 

Bruce Barthelette's ever classic "Jump Hoops" shots are all here in one video! First one is the one from WCOTS 2009 where Andy bounces the cue ball into the lower hole and Bruce flys the second cue ball into the top hole. The second is from 2011 WCOTS where Bruce has to make two balls through the holes before the combination in the corner pocket. Finally, the third one is from WCOTS 2013 where Bruce has to jump three cue balls through the holes! (Update: 08/31/16) I managed to make a box prop to have the same diameter size holes and 6 inches off the table, but I couldn't do it the normal way. I did it instead like a dart jump because it gives me more air that way. I don't have a heavy hitter jump cue like Bruce to jump the normal way, but for right now I lived with what I have. So enjoy everyone!

 

D.O.D 9, 10, 11

Nick's 6-Pack Speed Shot

 

Another partner shot where Luke shoots the cue ball 5 rails and Nick has to make all 6 balls one handed into the corner before the cue ball is pocketed. For here, I did all the work except I jumped all 6 balls witha two handed closed air bridge. This is a very pretty shot overall, and I reccomend this to anyone who love a great challenge. Maybe next time, I will try to jump all 6 balls one handed before the cue ball gets in. It's possible, but I'll give it a shot next time.

 

D.O.D 10

Progression Speed Jump *

 

One of my all time favorite trick shots ever. The goal here is to make all 9 balls into the side in 18 seconds or less! Nick Nikolaidis did his on WCOTS 2013 where he made it with a fraction of a second to spare. Somehow, this took me a while to learn and figure out how to position your hands when switching and all, but once you figure out a shot you've always had trouble from the beginning like this one it'll be worth the payoff for you. :) Your time may not come yet, but once it comes, you know your going to be a pro artist sooner than you think.

 

D.O.D 11

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

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