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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.

Ppooler's Funny Masse Shot


This shot is suppose to be funny if you get Ppooler's good humor. It has all of the same flare from Mr. Pavel on how he does them, and it's funny because of one thing. A toy car used to rev up and go to pocket the hanging ball. It may also be because of how everything all disappears in a short period of time. I don't know, you got to have dry humor to understand the just of this shot.


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Andy's Hustler Masse


Andy was on CBS Player Style FIles when he introduced one of his own creations which is this shot right here. It's like a hustler masse shot, but inverted where he has to get it around the shot glass and a 1/8th gap in between the cue ball and the yellow ball. I was kind of hoping that maybe this shot would be possible without silicone but these days, it is required regardless. Enjoy this shot, and have a go with it if you want.


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One-Handed Masse


Here's the same shot from earlier, but one-handed. Florian uses this shot as one of his opening shots for his international shows around the globe. The hard part about it is that you have to balance the masse cue before you masse the cue ball around. Give it a try to see if you got the balls to do it! 


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Behind The Back Masse


Florian Kohler is the creator of this simple masse. The trick here is you must masse the cue ball behind your back. I don't know anybody else that can do this technique like Florian, but I think this is one made for the next generation of pool trick shots. What I want to see is a No-Look Behind The Back Masse to make the shot even more impressive. Heck, I can't even do that shot because it would be impossible. Anyways, try this shot if you got what it takes.


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Abram's Running Masse-Jump


Abram "Too Tall" Diaz is the original creator of this version of the running masse shot. The cool part about this shot is you only have to go pass the second diamond and masse back to swish in the corner pocket. I love this shot so much that it became another one of my favorites on my list. Thanks, Abram, for introducing me to this shot!


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Around the World


It's been around for a few years, but recently, this shot was used as a partner shot for Florian and Gabi at the 2013 WCOTS. Florian masse's the cue ball around the blocker ball and then gabi shoots that blocker ball to split two balls in the corner pockets on the other side. Now that's how the shot goes with a partner, but this is how Florian does it usually for his shows. Watch the video to see how crazy this shot is.


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Double Masse (Original Version)


This shot is the first of many variations by Florian Kohler of massing two cue balls at the same time. I even played this shot in front of Andy Segal at the UTS 2015 on Long Island, NY. This is one that I can pull off flawlessly every time. For Andy, not so much because he's not use to these kinds of shots. It happened to him as well where he couldn't pull it off at the 2013 WCOTS. I love this shot so much that I had to learn this one because it's a B-e-a-utiful shot!


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Behind the Head - Machine Gun Masse


This version was also created by Florian Kohler himself when he started getting his name out. Sometimes it always best to start off small, but once you realize, "Hey, why not try shots like this one?" Just go for it. We are always looking for new players who are capable of doing crazy things for trick shots. Watch the video to see how it's done. I know you'll love it.


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Diagonal Masse


I saw this shot done by Bogdan Wolkowski from Poland on his website. The just of this shot is it's like a rocket masse shot, but more on an angle and curving around a row of balls. It's been in the old program of Artistic Pool one time, but was later removed as of 2009 when the format was completely changed to have more options for each shot within a discipline.


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Florian's Twin Masse


This shot was created by Florian Kohler and has been using this shot for numerous amounts of times for his shows. It's even been featured on ESPN Trick Shot Magic last year. I don't know how he came up with that shot, but it's one of the most creative shots I've seen in a long time. The mirroring image explains it all on why it's really creative.


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