Instructional Video Clips - Pool and Billiards
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Video # 1:
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (quicktime 5) -- 700 kb
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (quicktime 6) -- 185 kb
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (qt 6, no sound) -- 100 kb

Putting an object ball between the cue-ball and the target object ball is a great basic safety. Here is an example of this shot.

Video # 2:
Defensive Safety (quicktime 5) -- 750 kb
Defensive Safety (quicktime 6) -- 190 kb
Defensive Safety (qt 6, no sound) -- 115 kb

An alternative to going for a difficult cut is to leave your opponent reaching for a difficult bank.

Video # 3:
Defensive Safety (quicktime 5) -- 900 kb
Defensive Safety (quicktime 6) -- 210 kb
Defensive Safety (qt 6, no sound) -- 130 kb

Another example of a difficult cut for you turning into a difficult bank for your opponent.

Video # 4:
Defensive Safety (quicktime 5) -- 900 kb
Defensive Safety (quicktime 6) -- 215 kb
Defensive Safety (qt 6, no sound) -- 135 kb

Next time you get stuck next to the side pocket and on the rail with the cue-ball giving you a terrible angle to bank or cut try this safety play. This will leave your opponent with a long shot on the ball and stuck to the rail.

Video # 5:
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (quicktime 5) -- 1.1 Mb
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (quicktime 6) -- 260 kb
Defensive Safety (9-ball) (qt 6, no sound) -- 160 kb

After the opening break, check for clusters of balls that you can use to hide either the cue-ball or the target object ball behind if positioning on the next highest ball seems difficult.

Video # 6:
Strong Rail Follow (quicktime 5) -- 1.2 Mb
Strong Rail Follow (quicktime 6) -- 255 kb
Strong Rail Follow (qt 6, no sound) -- 160 kb

This is a combination trick shot, 2 ball shot, positioning shot. Make sure to add this shot to your skills set, it actually comes up pretty often.


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