What are the ten most famous trick shots of all time?

All ten are listed in “VEPS GEMS – Part XVII: Trick and Proposition Shots” (BD, May, 2011) and they are described and demonstrated on Vol. V of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS). Here’s shot diagrams for another Top 10 Trick Shots list:

Here’s the “Butterfly Shot” and the “Line of Four Balls” shot:

Others can be found here: shots from pool movies and in the Mike Masséy trick shot collection video, and in Bob Jewett’s March ’13 BD article.

Many proposition shots are also considered trick shots. Here are the Top 10 proposition shots:

Here’s a fun collection of famous trick shots, with some interesting twists in the 2nd video, applied to 9-ball winning shots:

Diagrams and demonstrations for many common trick and artistic shots can be found in the books: “Mike Massey’s World of Trick Shots,” “Byrne’s Treasury of Trick Shots in Pool and Billiards,” and “Trick and Fancy Pool Shots Exposed” (Hood, 1909!), and at the Trick Shot Tim’s compilation page.

For a large collection of trick shots, see the online video trick shot collection.

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