To setup this shot, start with the 3 ball. It's half way between the 3rd diamond and the side pocket and 2-1/2 ball widths from the cushion. You can see the spacing I use for the cue ball here too; it's only about 1/2 inch, but this doesn't have to be too precise to make the shot successful.
Align the cue ball and object ball so they are set up straight into the side pocket. I put the blocker balls a half diamond on the other side of the pocket. You may want to try jumping over something smaller initially, like a shaft or a row of chalk cubes, if you're having trouble clearing a full ball.
I aim for a 1/2 ball hit on the 3 ball, to the left side. Then, I rotate my cue to hit with maximum right english and a 1/2 tip of top, with almost as much elevation as I feel comfortable with while keeping a pendulum stroke. You have to pop it hard. I like using my break cue for this shot, as long as I can get enough spin on it. Change your initial aim point by 1/2 tip widths (aim just less or just greater than a 1/2 ball) if you're going short or long.
This is a great stroke shot I adapted from one of Andy Segal's creations. It's a jump-fouette (or whip) shot. I think this is my new favorite type of shot!
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