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.
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This discipline is also known as the general amusement category.

Nick's Volley Juggle & Switch

 

This is more or less a speed shot where you have to juggle three balls, switch hands to pocket an object ball, and keep alternating until the first four balls are pocketed and juggle 5, 6, and 7 into the corner as well. This can be seen on ESPN TSM 2013 where Jamey and Nick both tried the shot, but failed due to the stressful nature of juggling and swithcing hands at the same time. For a start, try to start with not switching hands or maybe reduce the amount of balls to juggle and/or to pocket in afterwards.

 

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Bruce's Weave *

 

I think this was done by Andy and Bruce for the WCOTS 2006 competition, but this is suppose to be a partner shot with Bruce and Andy on either side to weave the cue ball back and forth around the object balls. Here in the video, I did all the work with one arm. Not too difficult, but to keep in mind that this shot may not be for the not-so-tall people.

 

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Lift*

 

I remember this shot from 2008 ESPN TSM where both Andy and Mike Massey performed this shot. Andy nailed it with ease, but Mike was able to get it in barely. The important requirements here is to make sure you grab the one ball quick enough to have room for the cue ball to make the combo and apply enough spin for the cue ball to reach the 2 ball.

 

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Corner to Corner Spin *

 

I don't think this has ever been done on video or on TV, but this can somehow be found in Andy's Cue Magic Book. Andy must have created the shot, but I'll figure it out later. The main focus here is to apply spin on the cue ball and hit the 10 ball from far away, and also it must not hit a rail. The second part is easy, pocket 4 balls in the side and then the rest in the corner. All of this has to be done before the cue ball stops spinning. Give it a try, and keep in mind, aiming is the key here for this shot. :)

 

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Chain Lift *

 

This is Andy's version of the lift shot, but with a chain reaction, and a different way of grabbing the 1-ball. You shoot the cue ball with a close bridge and then grab the 1 ball out of the way after hitting it. The cue ball will keep spinning until it hits the 2-ball and the rest is history. See how hard and difficult it is to do this shot? Why not give it a try if you are capable?

 

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Juggling *

 

In the video, I shoot four balls four times in a row before pocketing them in the corner pocket. The goal also is to not have any collision while juggling the balls and make sure that you keep up with the consistency of aiming each one on the same location point like say between 2nd or 3rd diamond from the corner pocket. For a start, try 3, and if your successful, then try four or maybe five. Steve Markle himself can juggle 7 balls at once, but I don't know how many times he hit them around three rails. I'll asked him next time I see him

 

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Gordon's Phantom

 

This is more of a add on version to the original phantom shot from the program book, and I executed this shot in front of Gordon Hedges for the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour 2014 at Shooter's. The add on part here is to make 1 - 7 into the side before rolling the 9 ball. Everything else is all the same. Don't forget, Gordon Hedges is the original creator for this difficult shot.

 

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Newton's Line *

 

This is a partner shot as well, but I did all work here like the previous ones before. This is one where it's like resembles a kinetic model of balls clinging back and forth - something you would see on an office desk. Here I only went back and forth once and it was kind of difficult, but maybe I should do it two more times just for the fun of it next time.

 

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Rebound *

 

I've seen this shot during the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour 2014 by Marty Carey and Andy Segal, but this can be done with two people or by yourself. My way of doing it as well as Andy's way is to use two jump cues and hit the two balls both at the same time to make them bounce off the 3 ball and go into the corner pocket. The 3 ball also falls into the side. One of my favorites here on this page, so check it out and see what I mean.

 

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Sextuple Combo Wing Shot

 

Last, but not least, is a trick shot I added on from the Quadruple Wing Combo created by Bruce Barthlette. I added on 2 balls, but that's by far now the maximum amount I can do unless I can find a way to go beyond 6 balls. Everything else is all the same for a standard wing shot, so enjoy this little creation of mine, and hopefully, I can master this in tournaments in the near future. If you want to try it, be my guest.

 

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