Masse Shots

Masse shots are ones where the cue ball is loaded up with lots of spin, deviates from its obvious straight line path and curves on its own without hitting a rail or an object ball. This includes pique shots which are very similar to masse shots, but the cue ball come backs against the directional stroke.
Masse-Jump shots are where the cue ball jumps over an obstruction and makes a curve around the object balls or other props on the table.

Double Rocket Masse

 

Florian Kohler invented this new shot back in 2010 I believe. This shot is quite spectacular to watch because your watching two cue balls racing to the pocket and you don't know which one will make it first. A very fun shot and one not many players can do in real life.

 

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The Take Off

 

This is one of the early combinations of 2 part trick shots. In between, you must get into position for the cue ball to jump through the rack because the cue ball must never stop rolling before making the hit. Be sure to use good enough masse power for the cue ball to get in the impact zone before it stops. Also, it must never touch a rail near the boxed area, otherwise the shot is no good.

 

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Stefano's Tricky Masse

 

This trick shot may need silicone spray in my opinion. Another thing, the cue ball must contact the long rail once the cue ball goes past the pocket. It's tricky, but I'm sure you can figure the shot out in a short period of time.

 

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Over & Out Masse

 

Tim Chin was the creator of this trick shot. The reason the rack is there because the cue ball must not rebound off the rack to come back and pocket the hanger ball frozen to the cue stick.  This one is featured on Tim Chin's website and it's a beautiful creation.

 

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Danno's Jump Masse

 

This is one I saw Paul Danno did at the 2013 Super Billiards Expo. It doesn't require a masse cue, but more of a jump cue that'll get the ball out and curve to the hanger ball blocked by the Delta rack. It's a great shot for beginners and a good one to use in competitions to start off a match.

 

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Venom's Running Masse

 

One of Florian's 2010 Trick Shot Magic Submissions. Instead of using a hanger ball, he used three small pool balls to make the shot more difficult. All the balls need to be pocketed or else the shot is no good. Watch the video to see what I mean.

 

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Double Upside Down Masse

 

A new creation I made with using two cue balls. It's like doing the upside down masse shot, but more of a mirrored image type of shot. The giant over-sized 8-ball is there as a blocker, and the cue ball must not hit it or the shot would be no good. You can add butt sticks to both side rails near the hanger ball for a higher percentage, but it's to your own discretion.

 

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Hockey Stick Masse

 

Another 2010 Trick Shot Magic Submission. The reason why I called it "Hockey Stick" because the cue ball path is like in a shape of it.  Also the shot must be done one-handed. I've never seen anyone do a shot like this one before, but I think it can be possible by any top-ranked player.

 

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 Masse Over Shaft

 

This shot was from TSM 2008 Semifinals where both Tom Rossman and Eric Yow! made this shot on their first attempts. I guess the stick isn't much of an obstacle to roll over to make the hanger right?

 

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Physics Masse

 

One of the hardest trick shots to date. Florian Kohler, Steve Markle, Matthew Webber, and I have done it before and let me tell you, this shot requires tons of spin on the cue ball to make it curve around the blocker balls. If you want to try it, be my guest. You might break your hand from doing this shot. Just kidding, lol. No wonder you only see it on YouTube and not much in competitions.

 

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