About The Shot

The three balls in the cluster are all frozen together, with two of them frozen to the rail. One of the object balls pockets in the near corner, one in the opposite corner, while the cue ball runs three rails to catch the hanger in the far corner.

Discipline: Trick & Fancy

Difficulty: Beginner

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals

Tim\'s Twister

Make This Shot

The balls in the cluster are all frozen together. The cue ball and one of the object balls are frozen to the rail as well. I usually split these two around the second diamond, but these can be adjusted depending on how strong or weak the throw is for the third ball in the cluster. (Figure 1)

My stick is parallel to the line between the centers of the cue ball and object ball that goes to the far corner, but with plenty of left. I probably elevate about 45 or 50 degrees, so my stick is aiming about where the far corner object ball is touching the cloth. Then just stroke it good to load up the spin. Try to get the cue ball to come off the first rail as close to the corner pocket as possible. I've never had the cue ball beat the object ball around the corner, nor have I ever been long on the last ball. Maybe my stroke is weak.

Video: Tim's Twister

Video: Tim's Twister

Tim's Twister

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This was the very fist shot I invented. Al "The Coca-Cola Kid" Relf christened it Tim's Twister. Try it, you'll like it.