About The Shot

Two balls are propped in the air on coin wrappers. I shoot the cue ball into an object ball which takes out the coin wrappers and pots in the side pocket. The cue ball draws back, making the hanger, clearing the way for the two balls on the wrappers.

Discipline: Special Arts

Difficulty: Intermediate

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals

Tubular Draw

Make This Shot

Here's the setup for this shot without the cue ball. First, you need a couple tubes. I like to use coin wrappers. One is full length, the other is cut to about 2-1/2 inches long. The balls balanced on top of the tubes are frozen and directly in line with the side pockets. The first object ball is also in line with the side pockets near the tubes. I offset the ball hanging in the side pocket so the cue ball is sure to clear out of the way. I managed to horizontally flip the image during processing, so in the video I actually set the hanging ball up to the left side of the pocket. (Figure 1)

I'll place the cue ball about a diamond away from the first object ball. Shoot with a nice draw stroke and just aim the first object ball straight in the side pocket. The most difficult part might be bridging around the hanging object ball. You can adjust the hanging ball if you have a tendency to draw to one side or the other.

Video: Tubular Draw

Video: Tubular Draw

Tubular Draw

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

This is my adaptation of a classic tube shot.