What are some good drills for practicing defensive safety play?
For more information, see: “VEPP – Part IX: Safety Drills,” (BD, December, 2012).
Here’s another safety drill from the Billiard University (BU) Instructional Series:
For more info, see “Billiard University (BU) – Part VIII: Safeties” (BD, March, 2014).
Here is a nice collection of safety shots to practice from Chris Tate.
Here is a fun Safety 8-ball Game for practicing safeties from Tony Mallama, et al.
from Tom Karsay (via e-mail suggestion):
Here’s a drill to practice the kind of vision needed for those fancy multi-rail escapes that come up in pool and snooker. Spread some balls more or less randomly on the table. Place the cueball somewhere, maybe in the kitchen. Try to move the cueball around the table, returning to its starting position, without hitting any balls. Then try to find another route, then another. It’s a separate game of its own.