About The Shot

Seemingly impossible, the cue ball squeezes out from between the two balls, then masse's back to pocket the 3 ball in the corner pocket.

Discipline: Masse

Difficulty: Advanced

Shot Compilations

Sebastian Giumelli

Straight Away Masse

Make This Shot

The setup is pretty simple for this shot. The cue ball is frozen to the short rail at the middle diamond. The two striped balls are frozen around the cue ball. I balance coins on top of these balls to prove that they don't move during the shot. (Figure 1)

It'll take some experimentation to find out where you need to hit this shot. It's very cue dependent. I find I have to hit around 6:30 or 7:00, relative to the short rail. I initially do a parallel shift and then pivot 1/2 - 1 tip to the right to get the right english.

Video: Straight Away Masse

Video: Straight Away Masse

Straight Away Masse

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This sneaky shot was invented by Sebastian Giumelli, but I took it all the way to the 2010 UTS Championship title. The cue ball is frozen between two object balls on the short rail. The object balls have coins balanced on top of them to prove they don't move.