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Safety Play in 9 Ball

Safety Play in 9 Ball

How would you play this safety shot in a game of 9 ball?


Safety Play in 9 Ball

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  1. quickshotdlabout on 11/3/2008 12:25:53 PM

    Quickshot, would love to reply but picture link is broke.


  2. quickshotMitch Alsup on 11/3/2008 1:29:40 PM

    I cannot see the image either.

  3. quickshotquickshot on 11/3/2008 4:04:15 PM

    I just found out that there is a problem with the link. Number 1 you need Adobe Shockwave to open it in another window, and # 2, I think there is a problem between the sites as far as usage goes.

  4. quickshotdlabout on 11/4/2008 9:12:30 AM

    Hey Quickshot! I signed up at Cuetable.com and loaded Shockwave on the work machine. I now see your link! woo hoo!

    So for all those who don't want to do all that. The 8-ball is frozen to the foot rail about 2 inches from center diamond. The 9-ball is on the first diamond on the head rail. the Cue ball is about at the 1-1 position, or to say on the first diamond down the right side in the kitchen and out about 1 diamond from the right corner pocket.

    There are a couple choices in this situation. You can come off the 8 ball at about a 45 degree angle and the cue ball and 8 ball will have mirror paths to the side rails. This will leave your opponent with a bank for the corner or side pocket. The other option would be to bank the 8 ball on a thicker angle to try and send it up to the head rail and leave the opponent down table hopefully stuck to a side rail. That shot is a little tougher because you have to put enough power into the 8 ball to make it travel off the side rail and hopefully stop on the head rail. If you get too much of the ball you may double kiss and leave the cue ball right in the same neighborhood. I prefer the 45 degree shot. It is more predictable and if you hit the angle the 2 balls will come off at the same speed and angle. Just don't hit it too hard and put both in line with the side pockets.

    There is my 2 cents. -Doug

  5. quickshotquickshot on 11/4/2008 10:43:11 AM

    My choice was the same as yours except that I would try to put the CB on the opposite rail below the side pocket. It would make for a much more difficult shot. I totally discounted the second option of putting the 8 ball down to the opposite rail where the 9 ball is. The reason: a lucky shot that might put the 9 ball in by accident.

    Thanks for the 2 cents. Jim

  6. quickshotallanpsand on 5/30/2009 11:21:39 AM

    Try this. It sets up a "temptation" shot that's hard to make. If your opponent attempts to shoot it, the odds are very good that he will leave you an easier shot.


  7. quickshotMitch Alsup on 5/30/2009 6:57:37 PM

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Safety Play in 9 Ball

  • Title: Safety Play in 9 Ball
  • Author: (Jim Walsh)
  • Published: 11/3/2008 8:28:24 AM