About The Shot

The cue ball goes four rails, off the tray, and slides along the bottom rail to make the hanging ball in the corner.

Discipline: Bank & Kick

Difficulty: Beginner

Shot Compilations

Charlie Darling

Tray Cross Corner

Make This Shot

The angle of the tray is the most important part of this shot. Freeze one corner the long rail and one corner to the short rail. The side that the cue ball is going to hit should be aimed at the opposite second diamond, where the chalk is in the photo. Make sure the empty spots in the tray are away from this edge as well. (Figure 1)

If you're familiar with a 3 rail kick system, just aim to go long. Basically, you want your cue stick to be over the corner pocket and aiming at 1 to 1-1/2 diamonds on the opposite long rail. It needs some firmness since it'll lose some speed coming off the tray.

Video: Tray Cross Corner

Video: Tray Cross Corner

Tray Cross Corner

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This is a "Spitball" Charlie Darling special that he pulled out in an early Trick Shot Magic tournament.