Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Jersey Red Shot

The famous Jersey Red shot -- Eddie Robin describes it in his excellent book, Winning One-Pocket. Red first shot this cool kick back in 1957, in a one-pocket match against James Evans. It was at the famous 7-11 pool room in New York City. Robin said it brought the house down. Red shot it for the last time on Nov. 3, 1997 -- 40 years later --- during a benefit event for Red shortly before his death. You can see it more clearly by clicking here. I've added a clip I found on youtube showing someone making the shot. It's ingenious -- the way it makes use of the kiss to knock the ball back into your pocket.

3 comments:

... said...

An absolutely fantastic shot. I'd love to see it on video, if you think anyone else could do that!

R.A. Dyer said...

Hey Mike,

The shot is fairly well known now, although it's always been attributed to Jersey Red. I've seen it described on instructional videos and have managed to pull it off myself, althouugh it's difficult. In response to your message, I've posted up a demonstration of the Jersey Red shot that I've found on YouTube.

Ace's Web World said...

Great shot. And great blog! I hope you don't mind, but I added it to my list of favorites at Ace's Pool Blog.