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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.

Quadruple Hustler


My pen pal "Ppooler" created one where three go into the corner pocket, we'll why not four? It may sound even more impossible than before back in 2007 with three, but four is now possible to make nowadays. Besides, I didn't design the shot I just came up with the idea of adding a fourth ball to the shot. Enough said, give this shot a try!


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Balloon Shot *


Andy Segal nailed the shot back in 2010 during Trick Shot Magic, but Luke Szywala invented this shot back in 2007 and he called it the "Double Great Escape". This is a very fun shot to play around with, but the hard part is getting the cue ball into the balloon. I reccomend that you practice learning how to get the cue ball into the balloon before executing the shot. Btw, my favorite color has always been yellow. :)


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Andy's Three Rails + Three Trays *


Andy Segal developed this one for the 2013 Masters Trick Shot Championships at the Allen Hopkins Super Billiards Expo. One ball tray seems a bit boring these days for trick shots, but with three, it makes the shot a lot more interesting because of the unlimited creativity you can come up with having more than one ball tray. This kind of example fits my reasoning here, and Andy should be credited for being creative outside the box for ball tray shots.


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15 in 1


My pen pal Pavel got a little creative on this shot, but this is one where it's practicable for possible tournaments, maybe... The shot requires a good picture memory in your mind where the balls are going to go during set-up and before executing the shot. If you can picture what's going to happen during this set-up shot, you can instantly make this shot almost every time. I guarantee it. :) 


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Changing Lanes


I saw a shot like this from 2011 World Cup of Trick Shots by both Teams (Team USA and Team Europe). Somehow, I kind of added in a part where the cue ball changes sides and pockets the opposite side balls. The whole shot can be done either left-handed, right-handed or even switch hands in between hitting the cue balls.  


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Double Slalom


A double trouble version of Nick's Slalom shot that I saw at the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour 2014. You volley both cue balls around the chalks and switch hands on both sides and then pocket them in the side. Jamey Gray was the first I've seen doing this shot, but later stated that it was his first time making this shot on his first attempt. Surprise Surpirse!


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MM 9 Ball Shot


I didn't know who created this shot, but after Pavel told me who created this shot, he said that it was invented by Mike Massey. So after six years of not knowing what MM stands for, I now know what those initals mean. I should have known that it was Mike Massey all along. Anyways, this shot is one of my favorites and it's very easy to execute if everything is set-up correctly. 


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Twisted Three Rail Juggle


This is a shot I saw Andy Segal do in his howcast trick shot video series. You juggle cue ball three rails eight times (equals 24 rails!) and you have to change your cue stick position after every hit you make on the cue ball. Left-handed, right-handed, under the leg left and right, behind the back, left and right, and then regular left hand and right hand making the nine ball. Hard I know, but it's possible to make if you give yourself time to change positions depending on how hard you hit the cue ball.


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Tidal Wave


For this special crowd pleasing shot, I saw this one on World Cup of Trick Shots 2013 by both Nick and Jamey. The whole part of this shot is the timing, if you time your shot correctly for each hit. The first hit makes the balls drop like a tidal wave, but the second is trying to make the cue ball go underneath to beat the current. Remember, you only need a stacker ball and regular printing paper as your props for this type of shot. Also, watch it in slow motion to see how the shot goes.


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Wing Shots *


This last video is a series of different wing shots that were used in past tournaments and new types of trick shots that were recently created by the top trick shot artists. We start off with the old classic ones, and soon, we get into the new shots that were created by Bruce Barthelette, Jamey Gray, and Andy Segal. The last one I made was 5 balls which I think has never been done before, but let me tell you, it's even possible to make sextuple combo wing shot. Someday, I will get it on video to show you proof that it's possible to make.


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

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