There’s this particular trick-shot in pool that looks simply amazing yet impossible to do. And I’m approaching the conclusion that the balls used in this shot are rigged.
Anyway, I’ll try to describe how it goes: Two balls are placed side by side say, twelve inches directly behind the center pocket and the cue ball another six or so inches behind the pair. The player then proceeds to strike the cueball and it makes contact with the two balls (exactly where, I can’t remember, it happened too fast). So far so good? After the balls are struck they start spinning or orbitting around each other (like binary stars) still side by side and they continue to do so until they fall into the center pocket.
I think this is rigged somehow. The balls could be attached together and one may be slightly lighter than the other so to make the ‘spinning-around-each-other-whilst-moving-forward-on-a-straight-path’ possible.
So my question is this: Has anyone seen this shot done before? Is it physically possible to do without rigging the equipment? How?
If anyone’s still confused with my description please let me know.