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Who Invented the Massé and Jump Shot?

Who Invented the Massé and Jump Shot?

Who invented the billiards jump shot? When?

Also, who invented the massé shot? When?

Who Invented the Massé and Jump Shot?

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  1. Dozerbilliardsforum on 5/25/2007 11:58:47 PM

    The inventor of the Masse Shot was Captain Francois Mingaud. (Captain Mingaud was also the inventor of the leather pool cue tip.)

    He invented the masse shot while a political prisoner in paris France in 1807.

    The inventor of the billiards jump shot is less clear. There is a self-proclaimed inventor of the jump shot, Charles Richard Cook. Cook says that in 1943, about 50 years ago, he invented the jump shot. This, unfortunately is not verified, and the jump shot was undoubtedly done before this.

    Here is a shot of Charles Richard Cook "bucktooth" as a kid...

    Apparently this dude was a legend.

  2. DozerRoni Rocket on 6/9/2008 1:31:38 PM

    I really loved watching the old timers shoot pool. That is where the beauty of trick shots and jump shots came from. Like Mr. Cook, a.k.a. Bucktooth. That man is truly amazing and born with a gift of control of the cue ball. I LOVE the game.

    And great site by the way. It covers every angle of the sport.

  3. DozerZorro on 1/17/2011 12:07:04 AM

    I went to high school with Chas Richard Cook and have known the family since the Cooks moved to Oakland CA from Fort Bragg in the early 1950s.

    Richrd Cook's uncle had a pool hall in Oakland, CA on 90th Ave and East 14th St and his dad owned Elmhurst Billiards on 95th and 14 Ave.

    I know back in the day when Richard was a teenager he was known as the best pool player around at that time.

    I went overseas and and saw the movie The Hustler and I am wondering if there is any relation to Fast Eddy Felton and Richard "Bucktooth" Cook?

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Who Invented the Massé and Jump Shot?

  • Title: Who Invented the Massé and Jump Shot?
  • Author: (Joseph Lombardozzi)
  • Published: 5/25/2007 8:06:13 PM