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The cue ball is struck off center with a cue stick held almost vertical. The ball curves greatly on its path, often with a sudden, dramatic change of speed in the middle of the shot.

The massé is a rare need in pool, used for desperation shots. Professionals mostly use the massé for trick shots, making the balls do amazing stunts that truly awe onlookers.

Pronunciation: Pronounced “mass-say”.
Also Known As: Swerve Shot
Billy hit a beautiful massé, with the cue ball going straight ahead before taking a complete right angle turn, without ever having struck another ball!
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