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.
15 in 1
This is my pen pal's (Ppooler) creation here called "15 in 1". It's where I hit the cue ball and all the balls go into their designated pockets. Pavel's creation comes into play where the racks are used to hold the balls up, and when an object ball hits the rack, they all fall into the pocket with the object ball following with them. This I think is his best creation, yet. So, thank you, Pavel for showing off your creativity and being such an inspiration for me in trick shots.
Jamey's Juggle *
The shot here was created by no other than Jamey Gray. The goal here is to shoot the cue ball one-handed around three rails and pocket the one-ball, then shoot it again three rails, and pocket the two ball in, 3 rails again and this time pocket the 3 in the side, and shoot the cue ball within the 2 X 2 diamond zone to pocket the 5. All has to be done one-handed, so good luck learning this shot.
One that I saw from ESPN Trick Shot Magic 2013 by Nick and Andy. I shoot the 5-ball first, and then I have to swipe the balls out of the way for the 5-ball to roll into the side pocket. In this version, I hopped the 3-ball a little bit, but it went in. Hands down, this is a very creative shot.
The Twist *
This is a shot I saw from World Cup of Trick Shots 2013, and it was created by Tim Chin back in 2011. So here, I have to shoot the 2 ball, and then shoot the one-ball behind my back before the 2-ball falls in and so on, and so on, therefore, every ball has to be moving at every moment. Afterwards, I also said the same line Andy said after he made it on his first attempt, "Just by the hair of my chinney "Tim Chin"!"
This is a shot from Andy Segal's Howcast Trick Shot Series and also a new variation by Andy as well. So I shoot the cue ball three rails, but I have to pocket the 1-ball lefty, pocket the 2-ball righty, and so on, and so on. As you notice in the end, I was completely tired out from that shot because I was also learning how to execute the shot at the same time.
A Game of Jacks *
One of Andy's creations. I bounce the rubber ball once, shoot the 1-ball and catch the rubber ball. Before the 1-ball comes back, and after it passes under the bridge, I bounce the ball again once and hit the 1 to pocket it in the pocket and catch the rubber ball. 2-ball, bounce it twice, same shot and then 3-ball, three times, same shot. This is a shot for people who have really good hand-eye coordiantion.
The Phantom Shot *
This is a shot from the Artistic Pool Program called the Phantom. I shoot the cue ball three rails, then I pocket the 1-ball in the side, and finally I slowly roll the 5-ball into the corner. Before the 5-ball goes in, I shoot the cue ball in after coming around three rails. This is good one to start with for amateurs, so here, it's not so difficult.
A simple trickshot where I throw the cue ball into the air and have it bank back to pocket the object ball near me. Even though I saw this from Andy Segal's Cue Magic book, I find it easier to hit it one-handed instead of a two-handed closed bridge grip. Try it yourself and see if you got the balls to prove it.
Finish Your Drink *
Luke Szywala is the one for creating this nifty little shot. It's where you hit the glass with the proper speed to angle it a little bit and swerve around the blocker balls to pocket the 9-ball in the side. I find this to be easy if you get the speed down right, and be sure to aim a little to the left to twist the glass enough to swerve around the blocker balls.
One of the best and cool looking shots I've ever seen on a pool table. I hit the cue ball to the right of the 1-2 combination to give it enough room to bank off and hit the cue stick to pocket the 3 and 4. Then the cue ball hits off the Delta Rack, making the 5-ball, and spins over to the 6-ball on a piece of chalk, pocketing it in to where the 2-ball was pocketed. This is one of my favorites, and I will be using this mostly in future trick shot shows.