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Rules for Jumping Balls Properly

Rules for Jumping Balls Properly

I've read the rules regarding jumping balls. If the cue is elevated against the cue ball and i manage to bring it over the object ball cleanly and make contact with the target ball, it should be a proper jump shot. I also ensure that the cue is not digging under the cue ball. But I am faulted frequently by my pool buddy. One of the reasons is that the sound is not right. Another reason is that I made the jump shots with my playing cue not jump cue. So it seems like the rules for jump shot is not comprehensive and I am baffled.

This question relates to the following billiard rules:

Rules for Jumping Balls Properly

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  1. donaldchewquickshot on 11/3/2009 7:11:04 AM

    It would sound to me that your buddy has sour grapes going if he can not make the shot. The sound is not a factor in the shot and whether you use a jump cue or your regular cue makes no difference. Two of the main reasons they make break cues is to prevent damage to your shooting cue, and jump cues are usually shorter (about 40 inches) ..In essence, they are designed for the purpose of break and jump and can be adjusted accordingly.

    Many establishments will not allow jump shots because of the potential damage to the felt. Also, some leagues do not allow them. If you are hitting it right and making the intended shot the sound is not a factor. It is a shot I wish I could make.

  2. donaldchewGander on 2/11/2010 4:09:46 PM

    Can you post a video so I can see it done. Thanks.


  3. donaldchewMitch Alsup on 2/11/2010 8:17:21 PM

    If you use a legal stroke, contact the CB above the equator, jump over zero or more balls, and sink the called object ball (and comit no other fouls) it is a perfectly fine shot.

    Play cue, jump cue, break cue, maters not. If it looks like a cue, is at least 40" long, and less than 24 oz--its fine. Jumpped his ball, jumpped your ball, maters not. Just keep the CB on the bed and all is fine. Cue tip impacts cloth on table, maters not--but please try not to damage the cloth.

  4. donaldchewerinem2003 on 2/28/2011 6:25:27 AM

    Your pool buddy doesn't know what he's talking about. It sounds like you're making a legal jump shot to me.

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Rules for Jumping Balls Properly

  • Title: Rules for Jumping Balls Properly
  • Author: (Donald Chew)
  • Published: 11/3/2009 2:26:30 AM