New Age Edit
New Age shot - With the advent of the new semester, we were greeted by the dawn of the new age. A new age shot is the canonical and representative shot of the New Age. First popularized byTyler Glass, the new age shot mirrors the initial spotted ball shot in that the player tries to bank their ball off the side cushion, and into the hole.
Graze D - Another revolutionary addition byKaighn Kevlin. If an opponent's ball is in a shootable position, but is hard to defend due to being so close to the hole, a player may elect a finesse shot known as the Graze D. The player shoots their ball lightly, and makes minimal side-contact with the opponent's ball, thus knocking it to the side and out of scoring position. However, the player's ball continues moving until coming to a light stop along the side cushion, and thus enters scoring position.
Old Age Edit
Setup shot - The classic shot. The player shoots a ball from its starting spot which bounces off the opponent's 2 o'clock cushion, and rolls into a position in the bumper cross which is hard to defend.
Lay up defense - A cheeky shot in which the player, in order to prevent their opponent from scoring a direct shot, will "lay up" their ball in front of their own hole, thus blocking the opponent's shot. This is a finesse shot that is liable to fail. When done successfully, it can change the momentum of the game.
Bump - A shot that bounces off the bumper and into the hole.
Jump - A jump shot over the bumper and bouncing into the hole.
Slam - A desperation defensive move in which the player has no clear way of defending an opponent's ball, so they just hit the ball as hard as possible and pray to the bumper gods that the outcome is favorable.
Viper shot - A truly revolutionary shot created by Kaighn Kevlin that occurs in one-on-one ball situations in the bumper cross. An opponent blocks a player's direct shot on goal, but leaves a tiny space in between the defensive and offensive balls. If the player tries to clear the defensive ball by striking it with the offensive ball, it's possible that the stroke of the cue stick will carry through, thus moving both the offensive and defensive balls into a bad position. Rather, the player dons the Viper, grabs the tail end of the cue stick with an underhanded grip, and practices quick strikes. With a firm strike and retraction, the offensive player can strike his ball into the defensive ball while keeping the position of the offensive ball unchanged.