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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.