Stroke, Draw & Follow Shots

Stroke shots, in particular, require good technique and control. It's where the cue ball is close to or even frozen to an object ball. Speed control and accuracy position shots would also be categorized in this discipline.
Draw shots require the cue ball to be hit below center giving it backspin, so when it hits an object ball, it will draw back along its inital path.
Follow shots are the opposite of draw, the cue ball is struck above center giving it top spin, so it continues along its initial path after it hits an object ball.

Markle's Close Draw

 

This is more like an extension of the original close draw shot that can be found in the book program. The first time I saw this shot was from Steve Markle when he competed in the 2013 Super Billiards Expo. So that's why Markle's name got into the title. The shot looked complex, so I decided to give it a try myself one day, and sure enough it became another one of my favorites. So, I favor this over the original shot from the book.

 

D.O.D 10

Follow The Kiss *

 

This one can be seen in today's trickshot book program, but it's not an easy follow shot. I think it's best for me to put shots like this one up here because the times are changing in the trickshot industry and people want to see more creative trick shots and go the distance on challenging ourselves to new new shots that are on the market. This is a good example of the kind of shots we typically use today.

 

D.O.D 10

 

 

 

Will's Hood Variation *

 

I'm known for creating very creative shots, but shots like these I can transform what is old and make it look brand new again. This shot here fits that category where I added a three ball and a coin wrapper with a cue butt near the short rail. This is probably going to be one of only very few shots that I've re-created or created on my own to be featured on my website. Other than that, enjoy.

 

D.O.D 9

Over & Around

 

This shot has been around for a few years, but this shot is always a classic to show and execute. Mainly, shots like these would get old and plain, but something about this shot just made me want to get it on film. Maybe because of the setup and look of it is what made me want to feature this shot on my website. All in all, this shot is never rusty or old in my opinion.

 

D.O.D 10

 

 

Tim's Twister Extreme

 

Tim Chin was the inventor of the "Tim's Twister" shot, but Gabi Visoiu made an extreme version like this one here where the three balls go scatter around the table and go into their designated pockets. It's like watching balls jumble around and then they disappear into the pockets. That's why this shot here is on my site because of that amazement factor it can deliver when people watch the balls, and then disappear into the pockets.

 

D.O.D 10

 

 

The Koufax Curve Shot

 

I first saw Tim Chin did this back in 2006, but Abram Diaz was the one who inspired me to go and into this shot even though it's a bit dated. Still, this shot is still worth watching and not something that collects dust on because of how the shot looks. This shot will be popular for years to come and like a classic movie, this one is timeless. :)

 

D.O.D 10

 

 

Check Mark

 

New Shot from World Cup of Trick Shots 2013! You stroke the cue ball into the 1, it goes around the 9, banks off the rail and rack to make the 5. Originally, the shot was suppose to be a "Quick "W"" where there are two versions of the same shot on both sides of the table. I think one side is good enough, but I will make a "Quick "W" soon in the near future, so this next on my list to shoot next time. 

 

D.O.D 10

Force It Back *

 

This shot can be seen in Andy's Cue Magic Book once again, but this one is also timeless because of it's originality. There is one where you just hit the three ball and the first two balls go in the corner and the 3 in the opposite corner. I thought, "no, let's go with this one instead." My goal here is to add some flare to a simple shot, and this video here proves it.

 

D.O.D 9

 

 

 

 

Andy's Juggle Drawback

 

New shot here created by "The Maigc Man" Andy Segal! The cue ball draws back on the 1 and then it hit again as it's moving on the 2 and then again on the 3 ball. I find it simple to setup but how the execution goes, I'd say that this is one that looks brand new to me, and it needs to be shown to fellow trick shot artists who may be interested in a challenge like this. If Andy can do it, can you?

 

D.O.D 9

Glanville's Timing Stroke

 

This massive shot here was created by Jimmy "The General" Glanville for the 2014 Ultimate Trick Shot Tour. Combining two trick shots into one can certainly set any trick shot artist's imagination on fire when applied in a whole new way. You see, this shot combines a classic stroke shot with a speed shot, and Bam! You get an irresistible recipie for a new flavor in trick shots. Enjoy it while it lasts. 

 

D.O.D 11

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

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