About The Shot

Two balls are stacked near the side pocket. The cue ball knocks the bottom ball in and then proceeds around the table 3 rails before knocking the second ball in the same side pocket.

Discipline: Bank & Kick

Difficulty: Intermediate

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals

Side Stack

Make This Shot

Here's the setup for the stacker ball. The edges of the ball are even with the near point of the side pocket. You can use a small washer to balance the balls if you don't have a stacker. (Figure 1)

I place the cue ball just behind the headstring, one diamond out from the long rail. I aim for a 1/4 ball hit on the stacking ball with about a tip of follow. You don't need any running english unless you come up long. Hit it pretty firm. If you come up short, add a jump cue butt near the side pocket to guide the cue ball, or hit with more follow. One some tables, you'll have to come really close to the corner pocket on the 2nd or 3rd rail hit.

Video: Side Stack

Video: Side Stack

Side Stack

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This is a shot I invented to use on the Ultimate Trick Shot Tour. It's gotten me more than a few points.