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.

Backwards Easy Button

 

This is probably the 6th version of the Easy Button shot by Andy Segal. For this shot, you shoot the shot the same way as the regular Easy Button shot, but backwards. You have to be tall enough to get over and reach, but you might as well move the balls closer to you if you are under 5' 7". It's a fun one and one that Andy used against me in the UTS 2015 tournament in New York. Have fun learning this shot.

 

D.O.D 9

Reposition Wing Shot

 

Yet another wing shot has been created by Team USA for the World Cup of Trick Shots. The whole goal is to roll two object balls and place the cue ball for each object ball rolling into the designated area. After the first one, reposition again for the second object ball. This one is fun to learn and one of my favorites. Have fun with this shot.

 

D.O.D 10

Squeeze Combo Shot

 

This is one that I've came up recently when using the cue ball to hop over and make the combination on the object balls. It's a little bit more difficult than the one used in the book program for 2015, but it's nice to see some creative variations from shots that have been around long before I was born. Try it out!

 

D.O.D 9

Andrew's Quirky Split

 

I remember this shot from the media night I had in St. Charles, Il 2015 for the ASISCA Open tournament. Andrew "The Enigma" Sozio is really starting to get his creative juices flowing for creating his own shots, and it proves it right here. The yellow ball banks off the rail to hit the stick and fall in the pocket while the orange ball hits the rack and falls in the side. If you watch the media night link here, (Media Night) at the 34 minute mark, Andrew did his a little differently by accident and made a new shot instantly!

 

D.O.D 8

Opposite Hand Quick Baller

 

Another shot from the World Cup of Trick Shots submissions. It's like the regular speed shot from the old days of trick shots, but with my opposite hand. If you try this shot, I highly doubt you will have a tough time learning, but I can gaurantee that you will perfect this shot in a few months with practice on the other hand. 

 

D.O.D 10

Water Under Bridge

 

Now this is a shot that Team USA created for the World Cup of Trick Shots. It's like doing the Game of Jack shots created by Andy Segal, but you jump the moving cue balls over the bridges. I've seen this in practice sessions by Andy and Bruce Barthelette, and this is one that requires good hand eye coordination. Grab a partner and give this shot a try.

 

D.O.D 10 (Depending on how good your partner is with this shot)

Drop, Kick, and Bank

 

This shot was used by Tom Rossman as the opening shot for the finals of TSM 2008 (Trick Shot Magic). The key here is to have the cue ball come back properly and the two balls to stop bouncing in time for the combo hit. Make sure the balls on the coin wrappers are aligned to the corner pocket, and you will be sure to make this shot in three attempts. 

 

D.O.D 8

1, 2, 3 Bounce

 

A classic shot created by Andy Segal. He used this shot against Tom Rossman in the finals of 2008 TSM, but it's one that requires hand-eye coordination. If you a video gamer yourself, this is one that is definitely right up your alley. Bounce once, hit the 1, bounce twice, hit the 2, bounce three times, hit the 3. It's that simple, but use a good bouncing ball from your local toy store.

 

D.O.D 10

Wing Shot Switch

 

Another creation by Tom "Dr. Cue" Rossman. He used this shot in the 2008 Finals of Trick Shot Magic, and it's one where you have to keep the cue ball rolling until it comes to a stop before setting up for the other wing shots. Also, the cue ball cannot be scratched at all and the bowling pins must not fall down. Have fun with this great wing shot. 

 

D.O.D 9

Just Showing Off w/ Rolling Shaft

 

This is an add on shot Tom used in 2008 semifinal of Trick Shot Magic against Eric Yow! "The Preacher". A tip pik is used a roller for the shaft to move forward and pocket the 9-ball on the piece of chalk. You have to hit the cue ball hard or the shaft won't roll as far as you want it to knock off the 9-ball.

 

D.O.D 10

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