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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Dead Zone Tactics

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Dead zones are dangerous places to leave the object balls for your opponent to shoot. These are named "dead zones" because there are limited places on the table where you can put the cue ball so the object ball can be pocketed. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 9, 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: 1:30, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 6:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: Stun, Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Soft 3 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 11, 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: 1:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 3 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - The Confusion Safety Type

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

The confusion safety type can be a lot of fun. Confusion is created by complicating the table. It forces your opponent to discard any previous plans and ideas and requires him to recalculate his entire strategy. Anything that uses up brain energy helps you. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 11, Set 6

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 3 speed.
    6:00, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 6:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 10, 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: 4:30, Medium 2 speed
  • Cheat: 4:30, Medium 1 speed.
    (almost impossible to get a cue ball down table)

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - the Cluster Tactic

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Clusters occur when two or more balls are clumped together. A cluster can consist of only two balls, if they mutually interfere with each other. They create problems that often stop a run. To most players they are roadblocks to easy wins. Continue reading

(S&D) Safety & Defense - Player Personalities: Overview

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

The personality of your opponent can have an impact on your game, especially if you allow his individuality to control your playing style. If you find yourself playing differently than usual, you allowed him to infect your thinking. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 4, 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, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 6:00, Medium 2 speed.

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