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How to Do the "Rocket Masse" Advanced Pool Trick Shot

Learn how to make the "Rocket Masse" shot from pool trick shot champion Andy Segal in this Howcast video.


Hi! I am Andy the magic man Segal I am here at Willow Billiards in Hoboken at New Jersey, doing some trick shots and pool instruction. So if you are ready let us get started. For this shot here, I have the cue ball at the first diamond for about an inch off, same thing for the one ball about an inch gap and then I have the 5 and the 9 by the side pocket, where the nine ball is lined up outside the pocket, in fact the edge of the balls here is going to be lined up just past the pocket point. And this is called the Rocket Masse because the cue ball rockets back and hits those balls; I have a shorter Masse cue which is a little bit fatter at the tip than a normal shooting cue. I am going to get vertical on the cue ball and hit down on it. The one ball will be going here, cue ball will rocket back hit the 5 make the 5 here and make the 9 between those two arched cones up in the corner pocket. And then of course, I have my protective piece of cloth here, so I do not damage the table. There we go!

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