By Eric J. Yow
WPA Masse World Champion
This shot is an old favorite of mine. The first time I saw it was on a video where Mike Massey performed the shot effortlessly with his massive stroke. When I first saw it, due to the quality of the video, I was so perplexed as to what was actually happening. As in the diagram, you use a striped ball to shoot a cue ball into the far corner. Then, you use a second cue ball to shoot the striped ball straight up the table. When the striped ball hits the short rail, it shoots over to the left to pocket a ball in the side pocket. What the video didn’t reflect, due to the pixilation, is that the striped ball was spinning madly. So, when it strikes the far rail, it jerks over to the left.