About The Shot

Three balls are frozen to each other by the side pocket. Two go up the rail into the corner while one goes into the side pocket. Meanwhile, the cue ball arcs forward to pocket the hanging ball in the opposite corner.

Discipline: Follow

Difficulty: Beginner

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals

Cluster Follow

Make This Shot

Here's most of the setup for this shot. I slide the cluster as far forward as I can in order to minimize the amount of follow needed on the cue ball. The 1, 2, and 3 balls are all frozen to each other. (Figure 1)

The 1 and 2 balls are aligned to the short rail pocket point of the corner pocket to allow for throw. (Figure 2)

I place the cue ball 3 ball widths out from the long rail, just behind the 3rd diamond, as shown in the first image. I aim >1/2 ball hit on the 1 ball, so I can be sure I hit it first, with max follow and a little right to throw the 3 in. You can hit this shot pretty softly and still get it to go.

Video: Cluster Follow

Video: Cluster Follow

Cluster Follow

Figure 1

Cluster Follow

Figure 2

Tim's Tidbit

Here's a shot I invented that's a slight variation on a classic. Normally, the cue ball would just shoot across the table to make a ball in the opposite side pocket, but I wanted to mix it up a little.