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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 1, Set 8

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: 4:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 2 speed.
    12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed
  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 1 speed.
    6:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - "Scrape the Paint" Exercises

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

These exercises introduce the concept of grazing a target ball so thin that it barely moves. The closest offensive shooting example would be a very thin (85 to 89 degree angle) cut to pocket an object ball. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - Key Factors: Energy Transfer Calculations

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

When you decide that the best shot for the circumstances is a safety, there are a wide variety of factors to be evaluated. These considerations are necessary to help fine tune your options and select the most effective shot within your skills. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 8, 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: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat:12:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Hangers & Tactical Applications

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Hangers are object balls that, by accident or on purpose, sit in or very close to the jaws of any pocket (usually corner pockets and sometimes side pockets). These are common situations that occur in almost every game. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (video) - Group 2, 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: 10:30, Medium 1 speed.
    6:00, Hard 1 speed.
  • Cheat:

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