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(S&D) Safety & Defense - How to Use Comfort & Chaos Zones

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

When pocketing balls, you (and every other player in the world) have shots that are within comfort zones and chaos zones. When a shot can be made 8 out of 10 times (80%), it is in your comfort zone. When your chances of pocketing the ball are around 3 or 4 times in 10 tries (30-40%) or less, it is within your chaos zone. At 50-60%, it is on the edges. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 10, 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: 3:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(CBC) About Cue Ball Control and How to make it work

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Cue Ball Control Cheat Sheets

I wrote this book to reveal how easy it is to control the cue ball and move it around the table. It is amazing how easy it is to get precise shape when you know how to use carefully applied cue ball spins and speeds. Control of the cue ball is really easy to learn – when you finally realize you need to know how to precisely hit it with your cue tip.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - About the Concept & the Book

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

Many players use a single approach to every shooting opportunity – the offensive mindset. They continuously attempt to pocket a ball, any ball - regardless of the table layout and playing conditions. They don’t consider the consequences of failure. That one-dimensional playing style is acceptable only if their opponents play the same way.

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(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)

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(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. Continue reading