What are some good proposition shots?
Many are described and demonstrated on on Vol. V of the Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS). Here’s one involving throw of a frozen ball down a rail (which is described and illustrated in “VEPS GEMS – Part XVII: Trick and Proposition Shots” – BD, May, 2011):
and here are some example “impossible” cut shots:
Several are described and illustrated in “Coin Proposition Shots” (BD, January, 2012). Here is a demonstration of the featured shot in the article, involving knocking a quarter off and away from a ball (e.g., off a dollar bill):
and here are some others, also described and illustrated in the article:
- HSV B.13 – Level cue follow shot hop over stacks of coins
- HSV B.17 – Coin hop off the rail into a glass trick shot
- “two balls” and a coin trick shot
Here’s a famous cross-side proposition bank shot made famous by Vernon Elliot:
- shot demonstration
- close-up slow-mo video showing the dramatic amount of bank angle change possible with cling: HSV A.142 – Vernon Elliott cross-side bank with chalk on the object ball to increase throw and spin transfer
Here’s an impressive frozen double-kiss bank that is a good proposition shot:
Other famous proposition shots can be found in the Mike Masséy trick shot collection video.
And here’s a good collection of bar bets, tricks, pranks, and gags:
from Bob Jewett (in AZB post):
Here is a very old proposition shot. The one and cue ball each go three cushions and the cue ball hits the nine in.