View Full Version : Jump-into-ball-then-bounce-over-other-balls shot.
Ok, here's another shot I learned this week, that I used in a match yesterday and surprised the hell out of my friend.
It's easier than I ever thought, and I'll probably use it alot more now that I know how easy it is.
Just instead of trying to follow or draw through the balls, jack up, and shoot the shot at the same place you normally would, except instead, JUMP the cueball so that it hits your object ball into the pocket, and the cueball bounces off your ball and goes even higher and bounces somewhere off the tangent line to the middle of the table. There is a way to use this shot in strait pool also to jump the cueball into the rack and spread them out. It's easy, and very worth knowing.
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12-25-2002, 11:26 AM
I use a similar set up to let players that think they can't jump.. show that they can.. you ought to see their faces when they make this shot.. and get shape on the 8 for an out.
12-25-2002, 12:05 PM
One of the local 1-hole players said that's the only jump style shot he uses in his game. It seemed comfortable to him, worked very well and made some good position back toward his hole while opening up the rack....sid
12-26-2002, 12:28 AM
I used this last week in a little gambling match and opened some eyes, but I am comfortable with these kind of shots. I had ball in hand on the 6 and was trying for an outside angle to the corner so the 9 wouldn't be in the way. I overran position on the 7 and the only hole it had was the corner the way the 9 was sitting. This shot came to mind and like I said I'm comfortable with it. The 9 never moved !
Practice things, you never know when they'll come up if you can remember to apply them.
PS And guess what, I didn't scoop it!!!!!(Private joke)
Also how about making the object ball jump? Check out this shot I used on a barbox in a local league match. START(
I had gotten out of whack on the 11 ball(I have cue ball problems on bar tables!!!) and I didn't see any safe, so I tried to kick it into the corner, rail first, and hold the rock on that corner of the table. Made the kick on the 11, but the cue ball came back to point A. With an opponent with 7 balls all over the table and one a hanger, I went to the old jump the object ball shot. What made it even sweeter was a guy on the other team sitting dead in line with the corner pocket and shaking his head no that it wouldn't go by the 5. Sure wouldn't, but it sure went up and over!!!! Some people think these are showboat shots, but if you practice them, and only use them when the application arises as your best or only option, give it a try. It's what the game is all about.
12-26-2002, 09:13 AM
Nice shot. Personally, I would play the CB off the side rail for po on the 2, due to the CB momentum after hitting the 1
Either way, I agree that this shot will bail you out once in awhile!
Eric >just another critic
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