View Full Version : Whats the best shot you have ever seen/made?
12-03-2002, 07:44 PM
I was playing Tiffany Nelson one day in my first year of playing, and I made this. It was all luck but it looked real good!
What have you guys made/seen?
phil in sofla
12-03-2002, 10:26 PM
Outstanding shot! Was that a full masse, half masse, what? And, luck or no, you WERE intending that to happen, yes?
Below is the best shot I've seen in a while. My teammate Frank had run down to his last object ball in 8 ball, and got hooked. So he kicked at his stripe 3 rails, threading through traffic, to make the ball in the side, and had enough speed on the cue that he came down to position A on the 8 to complete his out. This was viewed with general disbelief and astonishment, and it was likely either do or die at that point, because the rack was so well spread had he turned over ball in hand on a foul, and getting safe on the one railer available to him was highly unlikely.
12-03-2002, 11:11 PM
I was ringside, at the World Championships, in Chicago a few years ago. Efren Reyes was snookered behind a cluster of balls, with the 3 next to the side pocket, next to the cluster. He jumped over the cluster, hit the opposite rail IN THE AIR. The Qball then bounced off of the rail, STILL AIRBORN, clearing a ball & pocketed the 3 without touching the table til after it knocked in the 3 ball. The place went ballistic & the little man just smiled, chalked up & banged in the 4...JER
phil in sofla
12-04-2002, 03:54 AM
Bata, the Magician. (How'd he get that name again?) If I weren't his same age, I'd want to grow up to be like him.
phil in sofla
12-04-2002, 04:08 AM
Corey Deuel was playing one pocket, and the opponent's out ball was in the jaws of his pocket. If Corey followed it in and scratched, it wouldn't count, but then the guy would have a spot shot to win. So Corey slow rolled the cue ball to lock up the ball, tied up and tight on the pocket facings (table was shimmed smaller than two balls' width).
12-04-2002, 04:35 AM
This is one of my more memorable shots. This game won my team a trip to the the Las Vegas Nationals.
The edge of the 1 ball blocked the 8 ball bank from going clean so I bank/jumped the 8 ball up to the 1 which jumped a second time over the edge of the 1 and into the pocket for the win.
12-04-2002, 06:33 AM
I'm not saying this is the best shot ever made. But I made this twice (two seperate games) in the same day against a guy playing one pocket. I had pocket A
12-04-2002, 10:36 AM
Jer, are you sure you weren't exposed to too much cocobola dust the day b4 this tournament?
That sounds impossible.
12-04-2002, 11:24 AM
I made this full table length jump shot with my playing cue in a local tournement one night. The cue ball stopped dead on the hit and the one fired into the pocket like a laser guided missile. A few people who happened to be around my table noticably froze in their tracks and started watching my game. After a couple of more turns at the table playing my regular speed however, my audience lost interest. /ccboard/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
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12-05-2002, 11:01 AM
The best shot I ever seen made I made. It was in 1964 we had a local pool show on TV. We were playing 50 points of straight pool, I was playing Dick McConnell of North Adams Mass. He missed and left me in the jaws of the right hand corner pocket at the foot of the table. There was a combo near the left side pocket that was straight into the upper rail but before the combo was a loose ball. I figured I could bounce the cueball off the combo and billiard that ball back into the left hand corner pocket. I chalked up, called the ball in the corner pocket and shot. It went in like it had eyes and the crowd went wild. Then I missed a shot and Dickie ran out on me and they cut the shot out of the match. Or I would have the shot on tape to prove it.####
12-05-2002, 11:53 AM
Went rail first to make the three off the four and followed the cueball for position on the combo on the nine. In the layout I show I don't know where all the rest of the balls really were. The cueball was on the rail and I could not do much with it. Was not a great shot but it was in a tournament against a good player on the hill and I was under a lot heat. I won the match as a result of the shot.
Here is one that amazed me at the time. We were playing golf and a fellow named Leon made the shot. Leon was a very strong snooker player. He was the first guy I saw run a rack. Leon had drinking problems and never really played that much. He was going for the out hole in a 4 or 5 handed game. His three rail path was blocked by another guy going to the same hole. Were on a 12 table with his ball on the spot and where the cue ball lay, here is what he did ---
I think I've either seen or made so many great shots that it's impossible to have a favorite.
12-05-2002, 01:23 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote MaineEAck:</font><hr> What have you guys made/seen?
12-05-2002, 01:51 PM
I put enough english on whitey to counter the earth's rotation!!
You're asking for shots we personally witnessed. Here are some that I'm glad to be reminded of. This is my first try with the Wei table, my apologies if I don't set it up right.
Going by the standard of most of the players posting here, this first one is nothing spectacular, but it was thrilling for me when I made it precisely as planned. I was out of position on the eight, so bad that the nine blocked going for the near corner pocket. I two-railed the eight straight to the opposite corner, and the cue came off the end cushion for position on the nine.
2) My best shots have been defensive ones, probably due to leaving myself so far out of position. Here I was playing a fellow far better that me, and saw no option but a safety foul. There was no benefit in trying to hit the five; if I left an open table he would run out. I froze the seven against the six perfectly; the six couldn't be made. Even with BIH, he sold out trying to break out the six, and I ended up winning.
3) This is a shot that I saw a PH manager by the name of Hattori-san make. The five was blocked from both corner pockets, so he banked it end-to-end TWICE to pocket it in the same corner that it was origonally sitting next to.
Hattori-san, by the way, played bowliards for solitary practice, and I once stole a glance at his score sheet. He had six consecutive 300s written down. And in Japan, they don't give themselves BIH after the break when playing bowliards.
4) This is a brilliant and offensive safety that I saw Johnny Archer play, when he was playing challenge matches (for a fee to the PH ) on his way to the Japan Open. This was in a large PH in Nagoya, several years ago.
His opponent was a low-intermediate player, but part of the deal was the challenger got to break every time. After his challenger glanced off the one and scratched on the break, Archer had BIH, but a horrid cluster of balls. He hardly hesitated in playing this safety, which taught me that safeties can be aggressive.
He could have easily pocketed the one, but instead sent it back up-table, up into the pack, and besides that following the cue ball to roll so close to the ball by the corner pocket that getting a hit on the one was impossible. A is where the cue ball came to rest, almost frozen to the interfering ball, and also so close to the pocket that the poor fellow had to jack up just to contact whitey.
As soon as the challenger failed to make his attempted jump shot, Archer (with BIH again) reminded him that he had two fouls, and simply knocked the one back to it's initial position after the break, leaving whitey in the center of the poorly broken rack, at B. His opponent three-fouled out (what else could he do?). Safeties can be just as aggressive and crushing as making a super tough shot. Actually, maybe more so, because it shows you're smart, not just lucky.
If anyone knows what stroke Archer used for that 4a shot, I'd like to know. I was unable to see where he cued whitey from where I was standing.
12-08-2002, 10:35 AM
Hi, a bit offtopic: Why cant I see the tricks ur talking about ? All I see is something like this - START(
What should I see instead of crap ? Thnx
12-08-2002, 11:20 AM
How about these?
12-08-2002, 02:03 PM
Yeah thnx for the site. Nice story also and the shots u made...something to practise and try tomorrow /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif If u know any other sites where there are manuals or video clips of tricks or maybe just pro players playing..Id love to see them cuz where I live theres no pool-videos available nor books and no pool on tv. /ccboard/images/graemlins/frown.gif Well later.
Brent from Estonia
01-14-2003, 11:30 PM
Without a doubt Efren Reyes's double bank kick in shot against Earl Strickland on case game in the tournament finals in Reno. That shot won the tournament and Earl knew it. He raised Efren's hand in victory in a trememdous sign of good sportsmanship and admiration. Accustats has it by the way, that's how I saw it.
01-15-2003, 01:39 AM
The shot was illegal of course. This guy put whitey in the jaws of the corner pocket and placed a standard 8" powder bottle two ball in front of it. He takes out a shaft alone and shaft jumped the full bottle and then, picked it up and the cb reversed back into the corner pocket. I was floored.
A Massey trick shot where he puts a ball inside a rack, then jumps the cb from outside the rack to the ball inside the rack. The ob inside the rack then jumps from the rack into a pocket. I still can't believe it happened . . .
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