About The Shot

It's really pretty the way the cue ball hits the first object ball, jumps up, and lands between where the two balls on the coin wrappers have dropped. Then the cue ball spins back escorting the two balls in the side pocket.

Discipline: Special Arts

Difficulty: Advanced

Shot Compilations

Tim Chin Originals

Tubular Jump Draw

Make This Shot

I use coin wrappers as the tubes, one full length and another cut down to about 2-1/2 inches. The long tube is on the center spot. The shorter tube is set up so the ball on it is frozen to the ball on the top tube and in line with the side pockets. The object ball on the table is a half ball width back from the tube. Also place the hanging ball centered in the side pocket. (Figure 1)

I place the cue ball about two ball widths from the first object ball, as shown in the photo. This is just a straight jump-draw shot. You don't need more than 10-20 degrees of elevation. Hit it hard to get enough draw on it. You can see in the video that the cue ball actually catches up with one of the falling balls before escorting in. You usually don't have to worry about hitting it too hard. If the cue ball draws to the side, it's either in your alignment or your stroke, but I can't figure it out for you.

Video: Tubular Jump Draw

Video: Tubular Jump Draw

Tubular Jump Draw

Figure 1

Tim's Tidbit

I thought up this shot as yet another variation to the classic tube shot. This is just an addition to my Tubular Draw, but I use a jump-draw instead.