Today I’m going to show you how to get Jump Shape. The cool thing about Jump Shape is that you don’t need to switch cues to use it. You can use this Jump Shape technique with your regular cue.
Imagine you’re shooting solids and you want to make a shot and get shape on the other end of the table but your object ball is blocked by two other striped balls. You don’t want to run into the striped balls because you might knock them down to the other end of the table, messing up your next shot. Jump Shape will get you out of this situation.
We’re going to get Jump Shape on the ball by elevating the butt end of my cue. Striking the ball with an elevated cue will cause the cue ball to hop slightly. Line up your shot exactly like you normally would, but the key difference is that you want to elevate the butt end of your cue 30 – 40 degrees higher than you normally would have it for a straight shot. Take your shot.