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Billiard and Pool Jump Shots


Billiard and Pool Jump Shots

I know that they generally aren't legal in tournament play but we're doing a tutorial at the moment that addresses proper jum shot techniques.

What do you all think about jump shots in casual play? Do you think people who use jump shots are lame, and just trying to show off?

Just looking for opinion

Billiard and Pool Jump Shots

Replies & Comments

  1. janakyle on 1/8/2007 7:39:46 PM

    If a jump shot is executed properly I don't have any problems with it, I'm not a huge fan of jump cues but they have become part of the game (especially 9 ball). Where is this tutorial and who's doing it.

  2. janajana on 1/8/2007 8:48:48 PM

    I am an editor with this site, and we're currently drafting the tutorial. I was just looking to guage how people perceived the shots.

  3. janathai_shooter on 11/28/2007 10:18:12 AM

    I like jump shots, and they usually not deemed illegal in thailand. I would like to see the tutorialand be more proficient at a top down jump shot.

  4. janaFenwick on 12/15/2007 9:57:19 PM

    I'm not sure if this is the answer to your query? I have not mastered the true jump shot yet and I might never get the chance. Reason being the house where I shoot does not allow jump or massay, spelling, shots. I do carry a large piece of pool table cloth and if I want to try jumping I will ask for permission and show that I will protect the table. They do not allow jump shots in their leagues or weekly tournaments. I think they are a legal shot but it's house rules. So if you can execute this shot without putting others in harms way I say go for it when allowed. I guess my vote if you're asking for it is I am in favor of using jump shots but when would I get to use it? No they are not lame or showing off.

  5. janaquickshot on 3/19/2008 10:01:08 PM

    I do not think jump shots are showing off. If anything it shows the shooter went to a lot of trouble to add another tool to his/her arsenal. I watch the womens pro league, and I often see them using jump shots. And usually very effectivly. Any pool tutorials would be an asset.

  6. janaJJFSTAR on 4/9/2008 12:26:53 PM

    I suggest putting in the forefront my Intro video to the jump shot. Most tutorials give you just the "bare bones" of the jump shot and don’t discuss why so many have so much trouble with jumping. Mine is the beginner's guide to getting the CB airborne. Here is the link

    Good luck on the tutorial if you need any more help let me know

  7. janabilliardsforum on 4/9/2008 11:07:29 PM

    Thats a good tutorial, thanks for posting. It actually got me going to allow for youtube URLs to be posted in the forum.

    You just need to use "youtube" in square brackets to open the tag, then paste the URL to the video, then close the tag with a closing "/youtube" in square brackets.

    Feel free to post more if you have them.

  8. janatreehumper on 4/13/2008 8:38:33 AM

    I am not at all proficient with a jump shot. Grew up playing snooker so it was never a shot used. I've started getting a handle on the masse but am far from good. While most places don't allow jump shots it would be good to learn.

  9. janaJJFSTAR on 4/13/2008 1:08:47 PM

    Treehumper you are here also thats cool hey did you play my instructional video? This will get you to jump over a full ball very quickly.

  10. janaquickshot on 4/16/2008 11:27:03 PM

    The way I see it, one piece of equipment should be mandatory for doing and practicing jump shots. Carry a spare piece of felt so you don't damage someones table.

    And I might add that due to a LOT of practice I am starting to get the hang of it. I am using a J/B cue that breaks down to about 40 inches.

  11. janatedmauro on 4/29/2008 12:09:42 AM

    The jump shot is legal in the BCA (Billiards Congress of America) and not in the APA (American Pool Players Association). We have a masters league for APA here in Pueblo where handy caps do not apply and the jump shot is allowed. Most major tournaments do allow the jump shot. A player is not allowed to scoop the ball. You must shoot down on the cue ball making it bounce up off of the slate. (bed) I ran a TAP (The Association for pool) league a few years back and the jump shot is allowed there as well.

    Nice video above.

    Has anyone watched the trick shot masters like Dr. Cue (Tom Rossman) or Mike Massey shoot those one handed jump shots one after the other? They are shooting a legal jump shot one handed and they do several shots with each hand. Talk about showing off. Those guys are awesome.

  12. janaThree Brothers Billiards on 4/15/2009 10:45:36 AM

    there's nothing wrong with a properly executed jump shot in my book

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Billiard and Pool Jump Shots

  • Title: Billiard and Pool Jump Shots
  • Author: (Jana Taylor)
  • Published: 1/7/2007 7:22:27 PM