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How to Make the "Ultimate Trap" Advanced Pool Trick Shot

Learn how to make "Ultimate Trap" shot from pool trick shot champion Andy Segal in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Andy "the Magic Man" Segal. I'm here at Willow Billiards in Hoboken, New Jersey. Doing some trick shots and pool instruction. So if you're ready, let's get started. Alright, this is called the ultimate trap shot because the cue ball is really in a trap and when I say trap I mean safety, very difficult in nine ball. I have to hit the one ball first. So if I make the nine ball I win but, as you can see the cue ball here is frozen to the rail, frozen to the four, and being blocked by the six. And to make matters worse, we have this line of ball, these line of balls here. So what I'm gonna do is I"m gonna shoot into the cushion with high left english. Shooting into the cushion will get the cue ball to escape from the four, it'll bank out this way, but before it hits these balls, the high left english will cause it to curve around those balls to pocket the one, nine combination. And that's how you win a game of nine ball.

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