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.

The Sextuple Jump

 

Behold! The sextuple jump shot. It's where I jump 6 balls at one time into the corner pocket! Florian Kohler did a similar shot where the shafts were resting on his arm and fingers. For my version, I hold three jump cues in each hand to make the shot possible. Now, this makes me the second person in the world, along with Florian Kohler that can jump that many balls at once! Watch the impossible happen.

 

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Original Triple Jump*

 

Dave Nangle, a referee in Trick Shot Magic, invented the triple jump back in 2009 and I think that's how he got his nickname "Triple Jump". It was such a new shot back then that Andy had a hard time executing the shot. Nowadays, the difficult versions of this shot is used in competitions. It's pretty simple, but I one time was challenged by Gordon Hedges to jump all three without the racks. Watch to see how it's done.

 

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Gordon's Viagra *

 

This shot here was created by Gordon Hedges sometime back a while ago, but he pulled it out of his trick bag on me during the UTS tour in 2014. He made it with ease, but I had no idea how to do the shot because I wasn't prepared for it especially on how to hold the cues right. The cool thing here is the balls make a letter "V" while making their way to the corner pockets. It's a favorite of mine, but I consider reframing from making any sexual reference.

 

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Jamey's Quintuple Jump

 

Jamey Gray made the shot back in 2011 on ESPN where he jump all 5 balls into the corner pocket while Andy jumped double jumped two row of balls into the opposite side. He made the shot, and left Team Europe worried about their stucked position they are in because they never jumped that many balls before. Jamey's version was resting the shafts on his arm, but my version is the same position as Andy's with holding 4 jump cues but adding a fifth jump cue next to the fourth one. The impossible has now became possible.

 

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Original Double Jump *

 

The shot here was originated by Sammy Jones, a former player for the Men's Professional Billiard Tour. Andy used it first on ESPN back in 2006, and this shot has been a classic in the industry and has been used in many demostration videos by many trick shot artists. Here the video to see what it looks like. 

 

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One-Handed Jump Shot That Uses Both Hands *

 

A confusing title by Andy Segal himself. Anyways, the shot requires you to jump both balls one handed and into the side. It was difficult for me to do the shot back in 2006, when I was 14 years old, but now it's a no brainer to me. If you want to, I reccomend challenging yourself on making the balls without the racks.

 

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Stretch Through the Rack

 

Here's another variation of the shot that Andy Segal created. The tricky part here is to jump all three balls over while your hand is through the rack! You can not touch the rack while your jumping the balls also, so be prepared when Andy tries this shot on you.

 

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Stretch Timing Shot

 

Andy Segal added on a timer to his creation from ESPN 2013. The goal here is to slow roll the cue ball, then jump the 2 balls through the rack into the pocket, without touching it, before the cue ball. This is a brand new shot Andy Segal created, but I'm betting he might pull this shot on me next time I compete with him.

 

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Quick In & Out *

 

Here's the original verison of the "Quick In & Out" created by Steve Markle. He lives in the Phildelphia area close by New Jersey and has been making a name for himself ever since he started competing back in 2008. There is an earlier version on page 1 where I jump over a row of balls right after jumping the cue ball out of the Delta Rack. Here I just want to show the original version and with using a Marty Carey "Jump Q". Enjoy!

 

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Wide Chopsticks *

 

Andy Segal invented this crazy shot here for ESPN TSM 2013. After trying to figure out how to execute the shot properly, I might be able to use it against him because he succeeded on this one against me at the UTS in 2014. I failed to make the third row of balls and Andy easily made all four in on his first attempt. I got so bummed that I knew that I have to practice a ton on this shot before I see him again. Anyway's, here the video on how it's done, but after all the frustrations on learning this shot, I now consider it as another one of my favorite shots.

 

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