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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 1, Set 7

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:30 (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat:

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 11, Set 5

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:30, Medium 2 speed.
    12:00, Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Soft 3 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Be the Safety Battle Warrior

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

A safety battle is an exchange of safeties, each shooter taking his turn at placing the balls in difficult or awkward locations. Such battles usually occur during the end-game when fewer balls are on the table and there is more room to move things around. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - Missing-on-Purpose Tactics

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

As you become more able to make good decisions, you are more able to consider consequences. There are situations where you don't want to pocket an easy shot. Doing so would force you to play a layout that you don't want to handle at that time. Since a delay would be better suited to the game conditions, you want to dog the shot. This would be a tactical miss. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 9, Set 1

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 1:30, Medium 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Medium 1 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 8, Set 10

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat:

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Different Safety Tactics

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

All defensive shots can be categorized into a small set of basic safety types. Every safety played in your entire lifetime is a variation of one or a combination of the types. Each of these, when wisely selected and carefully played, improves your chances to win. As you study and practice the various safety exercises; your knowledge, abilities, and confidence expands. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 8, Set 3

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 1 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 3, Set 10

Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

This is today's set of Cue Ball Cheats. These practice setups (and others in the book and blog) help you learn HOW to apply an exact speed and spin. That precision is how to get perfect shape on the second ball - and how to string a run together. For these layouts here are the Cheats for this post:

  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 1 speed.
    6:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 7:30, Soft 3 speed.
    2:00, Soft 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 2 speed.
    6:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 1:30, Soft 2 speed.
    6:00, Medium 1 speed.

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