Prop, Novelty, & Special Arts Shots
The shots here are the ones that are least likely to come up in a regular game of pool. These shots require, a rack or a bridge as a prop, shooting a moving ball (wing shots), shooting one-handed, or even speed shots that involves shooting multiple balls in a set amount of time.
Joke shots don't really require a cue stick to perform with, but specific skill is still required.
This discipline is also known as the general amusement category.
Easy Alternate - Behind the Back
This has got to be the toughest version of the Easy Button I've ever done. Andy pulled this off to move into the finals of Trick Shot Magic 2013, but Gabi Visoiu wasn't so lucky because the cue ball bounced off the butt and hit the left tip of the corner pocket - robbery! Also, this shot was created by Andy Segal, no doubt.
Easy 8 in 1
Another one of Pavel's creations. Everything is clearly all the same for an old hat trick shot, but with a twist - a railroad rack. This is one Pavel's best creations by far, but watch the other version, on previous page, where I made 15 in 1.
Andy's Ball Tray Stop Shot
Andy Segal created this shot, but couldn't make it after the 1 ball during the World Cup of Trick Shots 2013. Somehow, Gabi pulled it off with ease. So here is the same shot from the tournament, and it can be easy to execute, and can be a way to show off to your friends at a party, and they be like, "What the heck are you doing?"
Quicker than Andy's Eye
The original shot has a concept of having a three ball gap between the object ball and the cue ball. Here is the stretch version of the shot. Push the cue stick through and you should have no problem. Keep in mind when you push it through, do it quick so it looks legal.
Pavel Paledno came up with this shot sometime earlier this year. It's so creative and pretty looking that I just had to put this up now. The cue ball hits the 1, goes into the pocket, but then, it hits the stick and the stick rolls down the bridge to hit the rack, pocketing the 5 ball. Try this shot, and you will be amazed on where did Pavel come up with shots like these.
This is one that you can find in Andy Segal's Cue Magic book. You hit the cue ball first and then shoot the 1 ball in mid air to follow it in. My version is the 1 ball beating the cue ball into the pocket. It came as a surprise for me because I didn't expect it to happen that way.
7 Ball Speed Shot *
This is a shot where you have to make 6 balls into the pocket before the 8 ball gets in. You can find this shot anywhere online especially in Andy Segal's Cue Magic book. Maybe, I should just make a 8 or 9 ball version just to make it a bigger challenge for me since this version is relatively easy. No doubt about it.
A simple trickshot where you shoot the 5 ball into the rack, bounce out and go into the opposite side pocket. The cue ball rolling into the rack is optional, but I like to finish it off pretty that way. Pavel is the one who created this shot so thank him for this shot; however, this shot will only work with a plastic rack.
3, 2, 1 - 1, 2, 3 *
A standard shot used in a lot of trick shot tournaments, but my best bet here is to do this on the spot line instead of frozen to the short rail. I decided to do it this way just for the heck of it. You see, hit 3, then 2, and then 1. Then 1 ball falls in and then 2 and then 3. So that's how the shot itself got its name.
Slalom Shot *
The shot was created by Nick Nikolaidis who his inspiration came from the Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010. He used this same shot here for the World Title of ESPN Trick Shot Magic in 2013, but Andy Segal stomped him and earned a one point lead. Some people may use a cuetec jump cue for this, but for some they use the "Dr. Popper" which is what I used here. Hey, Gabi used it at the WPA 2014, so why shouldn't I? Its best for us to use the "Dr Popper" that way right for fair game or no?