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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (full table patterns) - Group 7, 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: 1:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 3 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.
    1:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, (1/2 ball hit), Medium 2 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - How to Train Your Analytical Mind

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Being able to make choices with successful outcomes requires a lot of brain work and practice. Among top players, pool has been compared to chess. A player must consider hundreds of options and choices before selecting a single shot. A poor decision in the early-game can cause a loss. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 6, 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: 12:00, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: Stun, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Soft 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 4, 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: 6:00, Medium 2 speed.
    1:30, Medium 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 6:00, Medium 1 speed.
    Stun, Medium 2 speed.

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

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

This can require the most work in learning cue ball control. It will provide the greatest rewards. (If you play straight pool, this dramatically increases your run average.)

Cue Ball Management - Connections to make the Cue Ball Draw (reverse spin)

Cue Ball Management - Draw (reverse spin)

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - Motivation to Focus Your Defensive Shots

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

Strength of will is not required to keep going when you continuously have thrilling successes and things always go your way. It either means you are playing your best ever (usually only that one time in a year), or you are beating up on beginners. Continue reading

(CBC) Cue Ball Control (half table patterns) - Group 1, set 2

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, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 2 speed.
    10:30, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 11:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 2 speed.
  • Cheat: 12:00, (1/2 ball hit), Soft 1 speed.

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

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.
    11:30, Medium 1 speed.
  • Cheat: 10:30, Medium 1 speed.
    6:00, Medium 2 speed.

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(S&D) Safety & Defense - The "Over-a-ball" Safety

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Safety Toolbox (Advanced)

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

To qualify as an over-a-ball safety type, the cue ball must be snuggled up to another object ball. It must force the shooter to bridge over the object ball in order to shoot the cue ball. It is another nasty shot that burns off brain energy. Continue reading