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.

Andy's Swing *

 

This is on of Andy's most special trick shots that was invented by Nick Nikolaidis a few years ago. Andy used this shot multiple times on ESPN and in demonstration videos since 2006. For my version, I used four standard cues, a rubber band double wrapped around the tip shaft area to form a teepee top, and string to hang the rack and make it swing back and forth. Andy uses tent poles for this shot, but here, I made it possible for where you can use simple objects lying around the house, and if you have a pool table. Enjoy!

 

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Double Popper Jump w/ spin

 

This is one of those shots Florian Kohler uses in his Venom Trickshot II DVD. He jumps over a row of balls, spins around once, and then jumps over another row of balls to pocket the 8 in the corner. I have done this shot before, and I'm warning you, don't practice this shot often because you might get dizzy or possibly vertigo due to spinning so much from practice.

 

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One-Handed Speed Demon

 

This was a partner shot from WCOTS 2013 where Andy shoots the cue ball three rails, and Steve Markle jumps 1 - 5 into the corner before the cue ball is pocketed. They both failed on the shot, but somehow, I thought would it be possible to do it by myself? And wouldn't you know it, I've done it just by a hair. So here is the same shot from the tournament, and believe me it's pretty tough. 

 

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Triple Chopsticks *

 

This is more about me doing the chopsticks both lefty and righty. It was invented by Andy Segal for the Southeast Classic in Atlanta, Georgia back in 2010, but since then, this shot became an add on for ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2013. Before making this video, I couldn't do the chopsticks in my right hand, but now it became second nature for me.

 

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Double Jump Kick

 

This shot was done by Tom Rossman and Andy Segal in the Final of TSM 2008, but my version includes jumping the cue balls out of the rack and making both balls into the corner pockets. I think I may have created a jump version of this same shot, but I'm not quite sure. Anyhow, enjoy.

 

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Cue Ball Toast *

 

The shot was done by Tom Rossman from TSM 2008 when he was competing with Eric Yow "The Preacher" in the semi-finals. The only add on to this simple, but big trick shot is getting the cue ball high enough and have enough room to have it sink into the cup. Be quick or you might get hit in the face, so, for amatuers, practice with a guard mask on, ha ha ha.

 

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Mirror Shot *

 

I'm using Paul's (Ppooler's) name of the shot for this one. However, I used two delta rack for the two cue balls to jump over and pocket the opposite side balls. It's pretty to look at two balls going different directions, but I think Andy formatted this shot the same way he did it back in 2013 for the Allen Hopkin's Super Billiards Expo show in 2013.

 

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Bounce Jump

 

Andy Segal used this shot for the opening start of TSM 2009, and it's a fairly simple one. Bounce the ball onto the table, and then jump the object ball into the corner pocket. Do the same thing for the other ball, but let the ball bounce twice and it doesn't matter if you do it lefty or righty. It's a good simple one, and it's very makeable 90% of the time, in my opinion.

 

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Pop It Back *

 

This shot here was created by Luke Szywala of Poland, but this is one of those oldie shots that has been around since 2004 I believe. Here you shoot the cue ball at 6 o'clock and then have it hop over the bridge to make the object ball in the corner pocket. I think next time to update this shot, I will add another row of balls to make the cue ball bounce over. That's about as far as I coul think of for remaking a shot like this, but I will update it soon though.

 

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Multiple Jumps

 

This is a demonstration of some variations of jump shots you can do at home. It's done in the same way Pavel did back in 2007 when he had his 9 footer back then, but this isn't all that hard, but I will post some more variations of those kinds of shots soon because these days, people like Florian Kohler can do a speed jump shot where he switches positions every 3 balls he jumps and makes. So, for now, an oldie is a goldie at times, but this is quite an exception for amatuers to learn. :)

 

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

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