The setup for this shot is simple. I put the cue ball so its edge is even with the cut of the side pocket and then put the object ball (the 3 ball in the picture) one ball width away.
The cue ball has to get up and down quickly so you have time to jump the object ball over it. I think it's easier with a lighter jump cue. The second part of the shot is to jump the object ball back over the cue ball. I initially had problems with the object ball hitting the slate and then jumping out of the side pocket, so I went with the swish instead. You can see the different angle I have to take to make this jump and, since the cue is so light, it takes a bit more force too. It is possible to cheat the pocket so you don't have to jump over a full ball, but it looks more impressive if you can do it straight up.
This is a shot that I invented. This will test how quickly and accurately you can jump.
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