About The Shot

The cue ball hits the five ball, sending it and the one ball across the table into the corner. The four ball caroms off the three into the near corner while the three ball banks all the way back up the table.

Discipline: Trick & Fancy

Difficulty: Beginner

Shot Compilations

Willie Jopling


Make This Shot

Start with placing the 1 and 3 balls as shown in Figure 1, frozen in line with each other one ball width from the short rail. The 1 ball is aligned with the first diamond, although this may need to be adjusted depending on the bank. The striped balls are in the picture just to show the spacing.

Freeze the 5 ball to the 3 ball so the tangent line goes straight through the center of the corner pocket (Figure 2). This is what puts spin on the 3 ball for the bank.

Freeze the 2 ball to the 5 ball so the tangent line is pointing at the base of the far side cushion (Figure 3). This ball may still end up hitting the short rail, so keep an eye out.

I place the cue ball just behind the second diamond, on the line between the 5 ball and corner pocket. I aim for about a half ball hit on the 5 ball with a medium stroke. This shot is speed sensitive, so be careful. Adjust the whole setup to the left or right to fix the long bank. You may also need to play around with the tangent line of the ball you hit to get it in the corner.

Video: Epiphany

Video: Epiphany


Figure 1


Figure 2


Figure 3

Tim's Tidbit

I first saw this shot in one of Willie Jopling's videos, but it wasn't until Paul Danno pulled this out at the 2009 Ultimate Trick Shot Tour Championships that I figured out how to do it! Luckily, I made it on my second attempt.