About The Shot

Two balls are in line between the side pockets. I jump the cue ball over the object ball heading towards the side pocket, but before it gets there, I jump the object ball over the cue ball so it gets to the side pocket first.

Discipline: Jump

Difficulty: Advanced

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals


Make This Shot

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. (Figure 1) You can adjust this distance to see what works best for you, particularly if you're not comfortable jumping from so close.

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.

Video: Leapfrog

Video: Leapfrog


Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This is a shot that I invented. This will test how quickly and accurately you can jump.