(S&D) Safety & Defense - Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun Control

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

For these exercises, you want to stun the cue ball and slide it down into the intended location using different speeds from slow to fast. There are a lot of hidden lessons built into this exercise. Learn them.

Cue Ball Stun (center ball)

Cue Ball Stun (center ball)

Stun control 1

Shoot the cue ball through the object ball to the target position (shadow ball locations). Use Post-It sheets as targets. Each shadow ball is a target position (about a half diamond apart). Stay on the line. Practice this with a thin and full hit.

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 1

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 1

Stun control 2

Keep practicing these. It may become boring, but it provides the skill to achieve square-inch positioning. Each shadow ball is a target position.

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 2

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 2

Stun control 3

Each stopping position requires gently increased speed (a minor amount of draw can help). Use different speeds. Each shadow ball is a target position.

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 3

Cue Ball Management Exercises - Stun, Example 3