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How to Make the "Hustler Masse" Pool Trick Shot

Learn how to make the "Hustler Masse" 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. This is another shot made famous by the movie The Hustler. It was done in the movie, it was done by both Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman but it was really done by a great pool player by the name of Willie Mosconi. The set up is you have the cue ball and the one ball frozen or a little gap right here. The five ball out of the way up here. I'm gonna shoot the cue ball with a masse stroke. The cue ball is gonna go up, turn around, come back and make the five in. Again I have my cloth, my little scrap piece of cloth to protect the felt. There we go. And that's the shot from the movie The Hustler.

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