(S&D) Safety & Defense - Examples of the Bad Angle Safety

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

This is today's bit of advice from the book Safety Toolbox.

When you want to set up a bad angle for your opponent, these examples provide table layouts you want him to face as he comes to the table. If you happen to find yourself in this situation, play a defensive shot.

Examples of bad angle shots – from the corner

With the cue ball in the corner, all of these object ball locations can be considered "bad angles". If you don't like any of these layouts - what do you think your opponent will be thinking? These are all shots you want an opponent to face.

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Examples of bad angle shots – from the quarter table position

Here's the cue ball close to the long rail, and object ball locations - all bad angles. These are examples of shot problems you want for your opponent.

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Examples of bad angle shots - middle of the table

Here, the cue ball is in the middle of the table. These are all examples on layouts you want to prepare for your opponent.

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Examples of bad angle shots - short rail

Here are some more "pain in the butt" problems you can provide your opponent.

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